Banana Oat Pancakes
When I feel fancy, I make banana pancakes for breakfast while singing Banana Pancakes. You can make banana pancakes with just two ingredients (banana + eggs), but I much prefer them with added oats and baking powder for a hearty, fluffy texture. This is how I make banana oat pancakes.
I use this particular recipe for the following reasons:
- I only cook for myself. This recipe reliably produces 7 pancakes, which is 2 servings for me. If you are good at distributing pancake batter in a pan, you can fit all 7 pancakes in a large, flat pan.
- An extra serving of pancakes for later! This recipe makes 2 servings, so I can have a nice pancake breakfast and a nice pancake snack later.
- Sometimes, I forget about a banana. I don't like brown, spotty bananas, and this recipe uses up exactly 1 overripe banana.
- Minimal ingredients: banana, egg, oats, baking powder, butter. Measuring lots of ingredients when sleepy is difficult.
I hope you enjoy the pancakes! They're excellent served with nut butter (peanut, almond) and a hot mug of tea.
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 egg
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- ½ tablespoon of butter for cooking
- Oat flour is just oats (traditional or quick) blended up into a fine powder. I prep this ahead of time and keep a container in my pantry.
- With fork in a medium bowl: mash the banana. Beat in the egg. Add oat flour and baking powder.
- In a large, flat pan, heat the butter over medium heat, and distribute evenly in the pan.
- When the butter sizzles, you can start cooking.
- Use a spoon to add batter to the pan. 1 pancakes ~ 2 spoonfuls, and I get about 7 pancakes.
- Cook until edges start drying out. A pancake side is done when it's golden brown.
If you've never used baking powder before, know that it's a chemical leavening agent used to make foods fluffy. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda is likely interchangeable in this case. Here is the difference between baking soda and baking powder if you are curious. If you are feeling fancy and care about "rounding out the flavors", you can add a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of vanilla.
Additional flavoring agents you can add include:
- for a cozy, fall vibe: 1 teaspoon of cinnamon or pumpkin spice or apple pie spice
- mix-ins! 1/4 cup of chocolate chips or 1/4 cup of blueberries
Disclaimer: I had an eating disorder, and I strongly believe that calorie counting is awful and unnecessary in most cases. I include nutritional information so you can compare banana oat pancakes to other less tasty and less wholesome breakfast options. Serving size is 1/2 the recipe.
|Amount Per Serving|
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7.9g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Total Carbohydrates 41.4g
Dietary Fiber 5.7g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
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