These oatmeal banana pancakes only require a couple of simple ingredients, and are a healthy way to start the day!
Just a few days ago, pancakes flooded my instagram feed because it was #Pancakeday. Really, it was hard to miss anywhere on social media.
Now, I don’t need an excuse to make pancakes. I love pancakes!
And whether that’s a healthy version or not, I don’t need a special day to justify cooking some.
However, that morning, as I was slowly getting to my senses (pain always wakes me up before I’ve gotten enough sleep), S rolled over to me. When he realized it was Pancake Day, he said “If you really love me, you’ll make pancakes today”.
(And now, writing this, I realize that can seem really harsh. But we’re constantly
annoying teasing each other, so it’s just some good-natured banter. I hope.)
I have wanted to try out new recipes for the blog for some time, but it’s hard to find the energy. But that day, I made it a priority – and here you go: Oatmeal banana pancakes! Everyone wins.
The recipe uses oat flour, which you can make yourself with a blender and some oats. It doesn’t take more than 10 seconds. Alternatively you can buy oat flour ready to use.
As you can see on the pictures, I topped these pancakes with fresh banana and peanut butter (and some with syrup too, that’s not pictured though). Banana + nutella is one of the best combos out there, and I would have gone with nutella for these pancakes… if it wasn’t for the fact that the nutella jar is on the top shelf in our kitchen where I can’t reach it.
There’s so many options in terms of toppings. I’ve collected ideas for waffle topping here, and they will probably work great with pancakes too. Just in case you lack inspiration.
Oatmeal Banana Pancakes
- 3.5 dl rolled oats – 1.5 cup
- 3 eggs
- 1 medium banana
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Oil for cooking
- Make oat flour: Add oats to a blender, and blend until oats look very fine and powdery.
- Pour the oat flour into a bowl, and add baking powder.
- Add the banana and eggs to the blender. Blend until there’s no banana lumps left.
- Add the banana and egg-mix to the bowl with flour. Mix until smooth.
- Heat a pan to medium heat and add a bit of oil.
- Pour batter onto the pan (~0.5 dl per pancake), and let cook for about 2-3 minutes per side.
Here’s a couple of recipes you might want to try as well
What’s your favorite pancake topping? Let me know in the comments!