Oatmeal Banana Pancakes

7 07 2013

I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect pancake alternative, one that doesn’t have flour or extra sugar, and that is healthy for you. I recently tried a recipe that called for only bananas and eggs. Albeit a good try, the texture wasn’t exactly right so I didn’t feel like I was really eating a pancake. So I decided to try again…..hence today’s post! The addition of oatmeal makes a world of difference! It gives the pancake some texture and form, making it look and taste like a real pancake. And since we eat with our eyes first, I couldn’t wait to dig in…YUM!

Oatmeal Banana Pancakes

Oatmeal Banana Pancakes

The following serves 1 (makes 3 pancakes):

  • 1 ripe banana, slightly mashed
  • 1/2 cup old fashion oats
  • 3 egg whites
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon
  • Handful of fresh blueberries
  • I can’t believe it’s not butter spray

In a bowl, mash the banana slightly, then add the oatmeal and egg whites. Mix thoroughly together for a minute or so until the mixture starts to look like pancake batter. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon and a dash or so of vanilla (as much as you like).

Spray a large skillet with non-stick spray and heat to medium. Using a 1/3 cup, measure out pancake batter evenly in the skillet and cook until lightly browned on both sides.

I prefer some fresh berries on my pancakes, so I heated up a handful of blueberries in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. As the berries warm, slightly poke them and continually stir so that they let some of their juice out and start to form a sauce.

If you also like a little butter flavor on your pancakes, right before serving spray with a little I can’t believe it’s not butter spray, then top with the warmed berries.

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