My hubby and my family have abandoned me this weekend - all off doing their own things, so its just me and the dog all alone all weekend! If you know me, you know that I get bored and lonely pretty fast when I'm all alone! So this morning I was feeling a tad sorry for myself and decided I would make myself a healthy, yet indulgent breakfast. So I surfed the net and came up with Cookie and Kate's blog - about Kate and her dog Cookie. On her blog she had a fantastic sounding recipe for gluten free banana oat pancakes. With a couple modifications due to personal preference, I was on my way! Boy were these delicious! I can't wait to make them again. Hope you enjoy as much as I did!
Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
Minimally adapted from Cookie & Kate
- 3 small ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
- juice of 1/2 a large lemon
- 2 tsp honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup oats - pulse 1/2 of them in your food processor to make oat flour and keep the other half whole (I like the texture of oats - if you think you won't like the texture, pulse all of the oats in your food processor)
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- In a medium bowl, combine mashed bananas and melted coconut oil. Stir well to combine. Then add remaining wet ingredients - lemon juice, honey, vanilla and eggs. Beat until well mixed.
- In another medium bowl, combine oat flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir until combined.
- Pour dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix until just moistened. Let batter stand for 10 minutes while you heat up your pan or your griddle over medium-low heat.
- Using a non-stick pan pour 1/4-1/2 cups of batter onto the pan and flatten with your measuring cup until it is about 1/2 inch thick. Allow to cook until edges are set and bottom is a beautiful golden brown. Flip and continue cooking until other side is golden brown and pancake is cooked through.
- Enjoy right away, topped with a dallop of honey flavoured greek yogurt and some fresh sliced strawberries.
These are super filling pancakes because of the oats in them - so while the batch looks small, it will actually feed 2-3 people quite comfortably. Mine made 3 1/2 cup sized pancakes and one pancake filled me up and kept me going til lunch time!
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. Happy Baking my Friends!