Pancakes made with rolled oats, flour, milk, eggs and fresh bananas topped with banana maple syrup is a delicious way to start the day.
Raise your hand if you love pancakes? Personally, I can take them or leave them. When I eat breakfast I prefer to eat more protein than carbs, like omelettes, as it keeps me fuller for a longer period of time.
However, every now and then I do love a good homemade pancake and these Oatmeal Banana Pancakes were delicious! Almost everyone in my house is home due to the quarantine 24/7; that is except for our oldest who works two days a week at the office.
It used to be just my husband and I home, but he stays in his office most of the day and I've taken over the dining room table. Our youngest is a Senior in high school and pretty much keeps to her room home schooling herself most of the time anyway.
With everyone home, I find myself cooking for everyone sometimes twice a day. Even though there are only four of us, it's exhausting!
Not to mention the food bills have gone through the roof. I guess I can't complain too much since other expenses like gas and eating out have practically come to a halt.
I've gotten my "cooking" days down to a science and will pick one day a week when it is nice outside. I cook three to five new recipes all at once; then photograph them all the same day.
Doing this saves a ton of time and the family likes to have a bunch of new recipes to try when the refrigerator is packed with new things. On the plus side, I am getting some extra help with the mess I make during this process.
I don't mind washing dishes, but I hate drying and putting away. I find that people generally have a preference don't you?
One morning I was looking at the recipes I wanted to make and since Mother's Day was coming up, I decided to try a new breakfast recipe for these Oatmeal Banana Pancakes.
How do you make Oatmeal Banana Pancakes?
For this recipe you'll need all purpose flour, quick rolled oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, a banana, milk, an egg, Canola oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract.
In a large bowl combine the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Puree the banana in a mini food processor or mash with the back of a fork.
Add the mashed bananas to a smaller bowl along with the milk, egg, oil, syrup and vanilla extract and let stand for 5 minutes.
Scoop out ¼ cup of batter per pancake onto the pan and cook 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until the pancakes are golden brown.
Turn over when the edges are slightly dry, the batter is bubbling and the bottoms are browned. Serve warm with the Banana Maple Syrup.
How do you make Banana Maple Syrup?
I'm not a huge syrup fan on my pancakes, just a little goes a long way. To make this syrup combine your favorite maple syrup, sliced bananas, ground cinnamon and vanilla extract to a small bowl. Mix well; pour on top of freshly cooked pancakes.
My family each got their own breakfast plate with these Oatmeal Banana Pancakes and fresh fruit that morning and they LOVED them! This recipe made twelve pancakes (3 per serving) and they wished I had made more.
The syrup on top really was the icing on the cake so to speak and even I really liked this recipe. Homemade pancakes are so much better than box mixes and they're so easy to make. Not to mention how light and fluffy these were. ~Enjoy!
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Oatmeal Banana Pancakes
For the Pancakes
For the Pancakes
- In a large bowl combine the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Puree the banana in a mini food processor or mash with the back of a fork. Add the mashed bananas to a smaller bowl along with the milk, egg, oil, syrup and vanilla extract. Let stand for 5 minutes; then add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk together until smooth.
- Heat a griddle or heavy skillet over medium heat and lightly grease with butter or cooking spray.
- Scoop out ¼ cup of batter per pancake onto the pan and cook 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until the pancakes are golden brown. (Turn over when the edges are slightly dry, the batter is bubbling and the bottoms are browned.)Serve warm topped with the prepared Banana Maple Syrup.
For the Banana Maple Syrup
- Add all ingredients to a small bowl and mix well.
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