Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Whole Wheat Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Every Sunday morning we have a ritual at our house here on the farm. We start the day off with a big family breakfast, the gut filling, oh I ate so much that I don't want to move, kind of breakfast. It's a fun experience (the breakfast, not the overly full-ness) that our entire family takes part in, with often extended family coming around to eat and partake in the mornings festivities. Here is the recipe for one of our favorites.

Whole Wheat Banana Oatmeal Pancakes


3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk, divided
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar


Soak oats in 3/4 cup buttermilk 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl.

Stir banana, egg, butter, brown sugar, remaining 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk, and oat mixture into dry ingredients until just combined.

Heat a griddle over medium heat until hot and lightly brush with oil. Working in batches, pour 1/4 cup batter per pancake onto griddle and cook until bubbles appear on surface and undersides are golden-brown, about 1 minute. Flip with a spatula and cook other side, about 1 minute more. (Lightly oil griddle between batches.)

Here's to you and your family scarfing down some of this banana pancake delicious-ness!

And because technically I did make these, I'm linking up to a few places :)



Chana said...

I know what my hubby will be making for me this Mother's Day:)

Hypnotransformations said...

oh wow! Those looks sooo good!

The Paper Mama said...

I think I'll have to swap the bananas for apples... not really a banana fan :) But, this looks tasty!

By the way... I just sang the Gwen Stefani song in my head to remember how to spell bananas... :D


kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

holy cow those pancakes look good!