When I got home for spring break, I found some browning bananas on my Dad’s kitchen counter. I personally think bananas taste best with about 10 little brown spots, but they turn to mush very quickly after that. Soon, it was time to find a use for banana mush! What I found was this recipe for Banana Pancakes for One, over on Chocolate Covered Katie. Looks good, but it didn’t have a good protein:carb ratio so I decided to add some oatmeal! And here is my delicious result:
Hmm, I really ought to have taken a picture after I poured syrup on top… but I wanted to eat them! Anyway, for your banana oatmeal pancakes, you’ll need 1/3 cup instant oats, 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/3 cup milk, half a brown banana, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, and a tiny bit of salt! (If you want them to be vegan, just use almond milk or another substitute)
First you’ll need to combine your oats, flour, baking powder and salt in one bowl.
Then mash that banana and add the milk and vanilla in another bowl!
Mix it all together and you’ll have a great pancake batter.
Mine was a little dry, I only used 1/4 cup milk at first, so I had to change the recipe to make it pancake consistency. Fry it up in a skillet or on a griddle…
That was the kinda dry pancake…
This one turned out much better! Top with butter (or not if you’re trying to keep it vegan), peanut butter or maple syrup and enjoy your pancakes!
- 1/3 cup instant oats
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- dash of salt
- half a brown banana, mashed
- 1/3 cup milk(almond milk or another dairy free sub should work well)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Combine the dry ingredients (oats, flour, baking powder and salt) in a bowl
- In a separate bowl, mash the banana, then add the milk and vanilla extract.
- Mix the wet ingredients into the dry.
- Cook your pancakes over medium heat and enjoy!
P.S. If you just want regular banana pancakes, check out Katie’s recipe, it’s probably good too!