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Banana Oatbran Pancakes (‘Banoatcakes’)

What do you get when you combine banana oats and banana pancakes?

Banoatcakes, of course!


I woke up this morning craving banana pancakes, and so created this “hearty” recipe that combines two of my favorite breakfasts.  The result, filling pancakes that have a lot of “chew.”  This mixture was not super sweet, allowing it to pair perfectly with the berry topping I made.

The recipe made 4 pancakes but could easily feed 2 people.  As much as I wanted to eat more, I could only get through 2 of these babies.

In the mix:
  • 1/2 cup oatbran
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 TBS ground flaxseed (I used Bob’s Red Mill Whole Ground Flaxseed Meal)
  • 1  1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (okay, so in reality I just sprinkled cinnamon on the batter until it looked like a “good amount”. But I’m guessing it was around 1 tsp)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 packet of stevia (I used PureVia brand)
  • Milk (I used plain soy)
  • 1 banana (preferably with a bite taken out of it)

IMG_0416 When I make pancakes, I usually go by the tried and true method taught to me by my Dad.  That is – whisk together the dry ingredients, then add the egg, oil and just a little milk.  Mix and slowly add more milk until you get to the desired consistency.  You could add more or less depending on how thick you want your pancakes.  I usually just dump and stir until I get a batter that’s still slightly thick, but easy to pour (very precise cooking, I know).

IMG_0418 Let batter rest for a few minutes, then re-stir and pour onto greased griddle that has been preheated to 350 degrees (or over stove on medium-high heat) and then place banana slices on top of each pancake. Cook a few minutes until bottom is golden brown; flip and repeat!

IMG_0420 For the topping, I used: frozen mixed berries (that had been defrosted in the microwave), a heaping spoonful of Chobani Plain Greek Yogurt, and a little dollop of maple syrup; all mixed up and heated in the microwave for ~30 seconds.

IMG_0423 Plus this little guy on the side with a spread of Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter for a little variety (although I soon realized it tasted even better with BOTH toppings!).

IMG_0424 Finally, no breakfast would be complete with some iced coffee + cinnamon in my favorite oversized mug (thanks Brett!!).

IMG_0428 I make my iced coffee at home in a French Press (the best way to make coffee!!).  I just use 1/2 as much water with the same amount of grounds, so that it won’t taste watered down when I add the ice.

And now it’s time to wake up the lazy nugget and go for a walk on this beautiful day.  Happy Saturday!


12 Responses to Banana Oatbran Pancakes (‘Banoatcakes’)

  1. Wow what an amazing breakfast!!!
    .-= Katie @ Health for the Whole Self´s last blog ..Four Reasons =-.

  2. I have to admit, Lauren, I tried to say “Banoatcakes” out loud and got a funny look from my husband. A definite tongue-twister! 😛

    Also, I ALWAYS take a bite out of my banana before I slice it into my oatmeal. It’s the only way to do it :) Your pancakes look filling and delicious! Have a wonderful Sunday!

  3. The banoatcakes are so pretty! I love hearty, thick pancakes 😀
    .-= Danielle (Coffee Run)´s last blog ..Scatterbrained post =-.

  4. Oh my goodness those pancakes look so good! I wish I had your creativity when it came to making breakfast. Actually though, I need my cereal to function in the morning, but your banoatcakes look like they could make a delicious dinner! :-) And the pancake with chocolate peanut butter on it looks amazing! Lastly, Koli looks so big!!!! His legs are so long! Can’t wait to see him next month! :-)

  5. oh gosh those pancakes looks divine!!! loving the pink on top.. girlie pancakes <3 YUMMM. j'adore ur blog!

    • Thank you!!! I didn’t even think about the “girliness” of the pancakes! Haha…an added perk! 😉

      Thanks so much for reading…I’ll definitely be checking out your blog as well!

  6. Hey! Thank you for the comment on my blog. Your blog is so cute! And these pancakes look fantastic- especially with that topping!! Your dog is adorable- I love wrinkly dogs…I have an english bulldog.

    The boxes are from Williams Sonoma- they are awesome!

    • Thank you!! I LOVE english bulldogs (they’re my second favorite after boxers!) And thanks for letting me know about the boxes — I’m definitely going to have to check that out!

  7. I’m so glad you found my blog! Your little pup is ADORABLE. Our doggies really do look alike.

    Now, I must get to work scouring your blog for more boxer pictures. :)
    .-= Teri [a foodie stays fit]´s last blog ..The Weekender =-.

  8. thank you for your sweet comment. im glad u like my blog too.

    i just subscribed to urs so i’ll be back here for sure. xoxo
    .-= kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com´s last blog ..Race Results =-.

  9. I made these pancakes this morning and they are DELICIOUS! Nice recipe! Thank you!

  10. Yummy! Made these this morning and also modified another recipe. Great stuff! Thanks for sharing!

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