7/20/2015

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Today I bring to you my go-to breakfast recipe. It is so easy, fast, healthy, and unique! And it tastes amazing! (Note: Gluten-free options available.)

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes, with a sandwich version illustrated. 

I am not a morning person. I never get up and make my own breakfast, but I have made these pancakes more times than I can recall. That tells you a lot about these pancakes! They make you get up and make them, but even then they don't take long, and for me, I make a batch and eat them over the next couple of days as well. 

Now, I did not come up with the original recipe, I found it on Pinterest. The original recipe can be found here. But I have changed the recipe somewhat and have completely done my own thing with the topping, making it into a pancake sandwich. But the original recipe looks amazing too! 

Here is what you will need to make your mornings a little brighter: 


-1 banana- preferably ripe to overripe
-2 eggs
-1 tbs of flour (optional. Flour substitutes suitable as well)
-1/8 tsp of cinnamon 
-1/4 cup of oats
- Cooking spray or butter for greasing the griddle (optional if your griddle is non-stick)
-1-2 tbs of peanut butter for sandwich filling. Other butters work as well. 
-Honey for drizzling 
-Granola for topping (or a Nature Valley granola bar if you don't have granola on hand, like me.) 
-3-4 strawberries for topping


Step One- 

Blend the banana, eggs, flour, and cinnamon in a blender, and make sure to blend it well! I add the flour because I think that it makes the texture a bit fluffier and less likely to stick to the pan when cooked, but I've also made these pancakes without the flour and they turned out good! 

For the cinnamon, I usually just sprinkle a little over the blender, but it evens out to around 1/8 to 1/4 a teaspoon, depending but on how much cinnamon I feel like that day. As you can tell, is is a customizable recipe! I have also added vanilla and brown sugar right here to add a bit of sweetness and flavor. Play around with it! 


Step Two-

Add the oats to the mixture and blend lightly. I like to have a bit of texture to my pancakes, so that is why I blend the oats after I blend the rest of the ingredients. If you want a smoother pancake, just add the oats with everything else. 


Step Three-

Warm up your griddle to medium/low and then grease it with cooking spray or butter. I don't always grease my pan, but I find that it ensures clean pancakes. Greasing it with a bit of butter also makes the edges of the pancakes crispy and increases the flavor! (Hint: to grease the pan with butter, take a cold stick and smear it around the pan. You then get just the right amount of butter!) 



Spoon out 1/4 of a cup (or less if you like small pancakes) of the batter onto the griddle. I usually cook about six pancakes. 

When the center gets bubbly and the edges look dry, flip them over. This usually takes a minute or two. And then cook them for about a minute on the other side. 


Step Five- 

While the pancakes cook, you can start slicing up your strawberries for the topping. I like to slice mine pretty thin so that I feel like I get more strawberries than I actually get! 

Step Six- 

Once the pancakes are finished cooking, grab two of them and spread peanut butter over one of the pancakes. Then place the other pancake on top of it to form a sandwich and repeat that on all of the pancakes leftover. 

Step Seven- 

Drizzle a generous amount of honey over your pancake sandwiches. I like how the honey makes the pretty stripe pattern, but soon no one will notice the honey! 

Step Eight-

Place your strawberries over the pancake sandwich. And then sprinkle the granola (or in my case crushed Nature Valley bars) on top of the strawberries.




And then dig in!

I like to eat these yummy sandwiches with a glass of milk and some additional fruit, but do what you prefer. Man, now I want to eat one! I hope that you want to eat one too, and if you make this recipe please tell me how it turned out! As I said before, these are customizable, so add some vanilla and brown sugar to the pancakes, blueberries instead of strawberries on the top, or honey roasted peanuts instead of granola to add a crunch.



Make your morning a little brighter and yummier by making these pancake sandwiches! But make it even more joyful by talking to Jesus!

Have a great week!

Princess Hannah 

10 comments:

  1. Um... YUM! I've been wanting to try oatmeal pancakes! And yours look amazing!

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    1. Thank you so much! And I would highly recommend them, obviously! :)

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  2. Mmmm! These look amazing. I'm definitely going to make some. Thanks! :)

    Oh, and I totally do that with my strawberries as well. And pretty much any other fruit.

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  3. Mhmm, very scrumptious! Pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast foods. I'm craving this right now, but it's nearly dinnertime, where I live. >.<

    xoxo Morning

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    1. Who says you can't eat pancakes for dinner????

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  4. Oh my, these look divine <3
    Thanks for posting this beautiful tutorial!

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    1. They taste even better!

      Thank you so much for the comment!

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  5. These look wonderful!! I should try them.

    xoxo
    Leah

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    1. Thank you for the comment! And if you make them, tell me how they work out!

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