Healthy, Hearty Banana Pancakes

Jack Johnson says in his song, “We can sleep in, I’ll make you banana pancakes, and pretend it’s the weekend now.” This sentiment sums up the indulgent, over-the-top feeling I get when I sit down to a plate of pancakes.  It just feels sinful!  But, with this recipe, you can “indulge” while knowing that you are still feeding your body in a nourishing, won’t weigh you down all day, way. These pancakes are a great breakfast to eat before a day hike or training run.

Or, just because…

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Banana Pancakes

Ingredients:

3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour (all-purpose flour will work as well)
1/4 cup oat flour or ground rolled oats
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons  baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon  coconut or vegetable oil
1 tablespoon homemade apple butter or apple sauce
2 ripe bananas, mashed
Directions:
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1. In medium mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients.
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2. In another bowl thoroughly combine wet ingredients.
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3. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until just combined (don’t overmix or pancakes will be tough).
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4. Heat skillet to med and lightly oil.
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5. Add batter 1/4 cup at a time to skillet.
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6. When bubbles on top of pancake begin to pop.VLUU L210  / Samsung L210
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7. Flip and cook another minute or two.
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8. Transfer Cooked pancakes to serving plate and continue cooking with remaining batter.
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9. Serve immediatly.
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Note: To save left overs for easy, homemade toaster pancakes, place on cooling rack and freeze in single layer for 30 minutes. Then transfer to large ziploc and place in the freezer.
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2 Comments to “Healthy, Hearty Banana Pancakes”

  1. Made these for the kids this morning and they loved them. I did too! Great banana flavor and as you said, they don’t leave you feeling overly full like pancakes do.

    • Mara, I’m glad these turned out well and that they were kid-approved! Try throwing a few chocolate chips in on special occasions. Top with melted peanut butter and more banana– heaven. For serious days of play:).

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