Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Banana Pancakes

Since we had a holiday yesterday and we didn't have to scarf down breakfast while running out the door, I decided to do something slightly more nutritious than cereal for breakfast.

I had some bananas rotting away on my counter so I set out to find a good recipe for some whole wheat banana pancakes. I had to go to AllRecipes.com first of course, and I found this terrific recipe.

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Banana Pancakes

1 cup uncooked rolled oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons dry milk powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 banana, mashed

Place the rolled oats into the jar of a blender and blend until the texture resembles coarse flour. Whisk together the blended oats, whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, dry milk powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl; set aside.

Whisk together the egg, milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla. Stir in the mashed banana. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and stir just until moistened. Let the batter stand for 5 minutes.
Heat a lightly oiled griddle over medium-high heat. Drop batter by large spoonfuls onto the griddle, and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry, about 2 minutes. Flip, and cook until browned on the other side. Repeat with remaining batter.

These pancakes were very fluffy and delicious. They had a definite whole wheat and banana taste. Next time I think I will make the recipe even a little healthier by replacing the oil with applesauce.

They were a big hit with the whole family and we had enough left over to freeze for breakfast today for two hungry boys on their way to school.

For more great recipes check out Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays. or Tuesdays at the Table.

Come back tomorrow to read all about the "adventure" portion of our East Coast vacation.


Sherrie said...

Those sound so YUMMY! Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!!


Kristen said...

That recipe sounds so good tasting that I doubt my kids would figure out they were good for them, too. Thanks for sharing.

Brenda said...

I would like to make these for my family, we love pancakes.

Cole said...

Pancakes are one of my all time favorite foods and yours look delicious!!

Thanks for sharing with TATT!

CZ said...

Just had them for Brinner (breakfast for dinner). Delicious and very filling!
Thanks for posting!

Christina M said...

These look really good. I will have to try them! I always look at your recipes because you cook with whole wheat and healthier ingredients a lot and I have been trying to do that. By the way, do you know why almost all whole wheat recipes also include white flour? Is it just for taste or will the recipe not turn out right if you use all whole wheat? Just wondering.