Monday, January 17, 2011

Banana Oat Pancakes!

I was looking at recipes for banana muffins and I thought.. I'm going to challenge myself, I hould make fluffy-ish whole wheat pancakes with what I have on hand. I've also had a recent obsession with honey, YUM! So I've decided to have a decadent breakfast, without feeling too guilty. This variation on the classic pancake really is more dense (as are other whole wheat pancakes), to combat that, I made sure to add a little extra baking soda and powder. I think this recipe is full of flavor and really filling. :) Shall we begin??

Banana Oat Pancakes!
1 Cup of Whole Wheat Flour
1 tsp of Baking Powder
1/2 tsp of Baking Soda
1 tsp of Vanilla
1/4 cups of chopped Banans (about 1/3 of a large banana)
1 Egg (or vegan alternative, egg substitute)
1/4 cup of Unsweetened Almond Milk
2 tsp of Organic Blue Agave Nectar
2 tsp of Honey
1/4 cup of Toasted Rolled Oats (not instant!)

1. Toast your oats over medium heat for about 5-7 minutes, you'll be able to smell it!
2. Combine your dry ingredients (please try to do this, it'll end up lumpy and not really delicious!
3. Break out your food processor and coarsely blend up your oats. (you can use a blender if your kitchen is missing a food processor)
4. Make sure your oats are cooled, and mix them into your dry mix.
5. Add your eggs first, mix, then add your wet ingredients, including all you sweetners, make sure you don't over mix!
6. Add in your coarsely chopped bananas, mash some in and keep some pieces, it'll add some yummy texture! Your pancake batter might look like it has a LOAD go! of oats in there, but you won't be able to see it when you cook it up! Your pancakes will rise nicely :)
7. Preheat and grease up your pan with either pam, butter or whatever you choose :) Preheat your pan/skillet to medium heat.

There you go!
A tip to know when your pancakes will be ready: Your batter will begin to bubble on the edges and then you can flip! After probably 2 minutes, your pancakes will be ready.

Serve with you choice in topping, I chose the Canto way, peanut butter and a slight drizzle of condensed milk.

If you choose peanut butter, to keep the light healthyness going, I recommend "Better'n'Peanut butter" Spread, it's a lighter peanut butter alternative. It' really delicious and easy to spread. (refridgerate after use)
Finally, you can also use wholesome Agave Nectar to serve with and a pad of light margarine :)
Enjoy guys!

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