Oatmeal Banana Pancakes

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Pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast foods, but they come with a fair amount of guilt.    I mean, they’re basically empty carb patties drenched in fat and sugar.  Oh, and they have like, zero nutrients.

While I’m not going to say that these pancakes are entirely guilt-free (hello white flour and maple syrup!) but I am saying that they’re an improvement on the classic.  Nutritionally, anyway.  And they taste pretty good, too.  Not as light and fluffy as good old buttermilk flapjacks, but but still delicious and satisfying.

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To make them, you’ll need:

1  1/2 cup milk (soy, cow, whatever)

1 cup rolled oats

2 bananas

1 cup flour

1/2 tsp salt

t tbsp plus 1 tsp baking powder

Blend the milk and oats until smooth.  Then add everything else and blend until smooth.  Let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, set up your skillet on high heat.  Give it a generous spritz of nonstick spray, and pour a 5-inch circle of batter.  Turn the heat down to medium-low, and cook for about 5 minutes.  Flip and cook for another 4.

They’re the perfect thing for a ladies brunch when you and the girls are all watching your figures.  This recipe is from Fitness Magazine (2012) so I know that you can have 2 pancakes for 235 calories… just in case you’re still sticking to your New Years Resolution.

 

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5 Responses to Oatmeal Banana Pancakes

  1. I love making pancakes for people, but not so much eating them (I’m more of a waffle gal), however the addition of the bananas in these sound super yummy!

  2. Rachel says:

    This makes my breakfast of Special K cereal seem lame today. I’m definitely making pancakes this weekend! Yum!

  3. AJ says:

    yummmm! However, I can only eat pancakes with blueberries or chocolate chips (preferably the later!) and with pure NY maple syrup. But I’m sure these would be amazing with both!!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

  4. YUMMY! I love pancakes — I made granola pancakes with whole wheat flour a few times and that made me feel a tiny bit less guilty about eating them.

    Stephanie

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