While there are some pretty good store bought pancake mixes, I would much rather make my own because there's just something about making homemade pancakes from scratch! I have never made pancakes with bananas in the actual batter, but let me say that these pancakes are soooo good! Usually, we just add sliced bananas or other fruit on top of the pancakes. But, the banana in the batter adds a sweetness all on it's own, so you don't need to add a lot (if any) sugar to the recipe. And, I actually loved how these pancakes were thicker then regular pancakes. They are filling, healthy, and super easy to make. We ate them with blueberries and a little maple syrup, but I could see eating them plain as a snack as well. I hope you like them!
Makes 12 -4" pancakes (It was the perfect amount for me, my husband, and our two boys)
* 2/3C oats (or oat flour)
* 1 1/8C whole wheat flour
* 1 1/4tsp. baking powder
* 1/4tsp. salt
* 1tsp. cinnamon
* 1 flax egg (1Tbl. ground flax mixed with 3Tbl. water)
* 1Tbl. brown sugar (optional)
* 1 1/3C soymilk
* 1Tbl. applesauce
* 3/4tsp. vanilla extract
* 2 ripe bananas (the riper they are the sweeter the batter will be)
1. Blend oats in a blender until they resemble flour. Or, you can leave them as is.
2. In a large bowl mix together the oats, flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
3. In a separate bowl stir the eggs, milk, applesauce, and vanilla together. Mash the bananas and add them to the bowl.
4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
5. Let the batter stand for 5 minutes.
6. Pour by 1/4 cupfuls into a preheated skillet or pan.
7. Bake on one side until you see tiny bubbles appear, then flip and cook until done.