Monday, May 7, 2012

Banana Oat Pancakes

So today there is good news and bad news:

The good news: I have a lot to say today.
 (Of course that is debatable as to whether or not that is good news, but bear with me here.)

The bad news: I left the recipe for today's post and my water bottle at home. Hence, the lack of recipe (which I shall post later on tonight) and my extreme thirst.

So let's get started, shall we?


The little devils. They are tiny edible hypocrites. See the problem is, pancakes are universally accepted as a breakfast food. And that's great, you know? Pancakes for breakfast? Awesome. Whoever gets up early enough to make pancakes from scratch deserves a standing ovation in my book. Seriously. I will stand up and clap for you. But let's take a closer look: Pancakes= Pan + Cakes. In other words, little cakes that are made in a pan. How am I the only person in the world who has noticed this phenomenon. Listen, you want to have a piece of chocolate cake for breakfast, I will be the last person to stop you. But who in their right mind would call chocolate cake a breakfast food?! And yes, I am aware of the famous Bill Cosby rant on chocolate cake. But let's get real here. If you are going to blow your diet to the East River, please tell me you are fressing on cheese danishes and lattes?! Because really, as amazing as pancakes are- are they really worth it?
Wow, I did a really good job of selling you this recipe today, haven't I? The truth is, I love pancakes, but I never eat them! So instead, I lovingly prepare these delicious little hyprocrites for my darling Monkeys. Because thankfully they aren't counting carbs. And its slightly possible I snuck one, or two, or five. But that's only a slight possibility. If you've stayed with me this long, my point is: these are amazing. They taste like little banana muffins in pancake form. And in true Bill Cosby philosophy, they do contain eggs and milk, and that's gotta count for something, right!?

Banana Oat Pancakes
1 1/3 cups flour
3/4 cups instant oats
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 1/3 cup milk (rice or soy works too!)
1 cup mashed banana (approximately 3)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons oil

Combine the dry ingredients together in a small bowl and whisk together until evenly combined. In a separate bowl, add remaining ingredients. Mix together using a hand mixer or blender to ensure there are no chunks of bananas. (Unless you like banana chunks, then you can mix by hand.) Pour oil into a large frying pan, enough to coat the bottom of the pan, plus a little bit more. Heat oil for a few minutes until it is hot, but not burning. Drop batter by large spoonfuls. Lower heat to medium-low, and let cook until bubbles begin to form in the center of the pancakes. Carefully flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Serve with maple syrup. Fried pancakes freeze great! Just stick them in a ziploc bag and zap in the microwave when hunger overtakes you. Enjoy!


  1. I'm so glad I discovered your blog, because one after another they are hysterical!!!!

    1. Thanks so much :) A little dose of reality is always entertaining :) Love your blog too btw!

    2. yay, thanks! (though it's a funny time to be reading it - a friend challenged me to 30 days of blogging, and i am pulling things out of a hat! and i have company at the moment, and i don't want to write about him... it's been nuts!)

  2. Those pancakes are AMAZING !!! You should make them more often.

    Big D


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