Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Breakfast in our house is an important meal.  Not just because it'd the first meal of the day, but because it's one that the kids will actually eat.  Whether it's simple pancakes,the seasonal Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Nourishing Traditions' Breakfast Porridge with chia seeds, fresh ground flax seeds, egg, maples syrup, coconut, pecans, cinnamon, and coconut oil, or Yogurt and Blackberry Waffles, it's just about ALWAYS homemade.

Another family favorite breakfast is Banana Oatmeal Pancakes.  I found the recipe in the Azure Standard's Treasured Recipes book and tweaked it and have since added it to our family cookbook.  (Seriously, if you don't have this book, it's worth WAY more than the $5 they charge...get it!)  The kids love helping with this as they get to mash the banana.  I made it this morning with some favorite toppings and YUM-O! 


 

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Prep Time: 10 mins.
Cook Time: 10 mins.
Total Time: 20 mins.
Yields: 8-10 pancakes

Ingredients:
1 ¼ cup goat milk
1 cup rolled oats
1 banana, mashed
4 teaspoons EVCO (extra virgin coconut oil)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs, beaten
½ cup unbleached flour
1 Tbsp Rapadura
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
 EVCO for cooking

Directions:
1.       Mix milk and oats in a small bowl and let sit for 5 minutes while preparing the rest of the ingredients.
2.       Mix banana, oil, vanilla, and eggs in another bowl.  Combine the milk mixture and banana mixture then add in the dry ingredients.  Stir until all is moist, but don’t over mix.  Let sit 2-3 minutes.
3.       On a hot griddle add some EVCO and cook your pancakes until bubbles form and edges dry.  Turn once.  

Berry Maple Syrup Topping:
(Great idea from Kitchen Stewardship on how to stretch the dollar!):
1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
1 1/2 cups frozen unsweetened raspberries
1/2 cup real maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Heat until juicy and blend for a finer consistency.  Stores well in the refrigerator.  Serve warm or cold.

Homemade Whipped Cream:

Ingredients:
2 cups heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
Bit of maple syrup

Directions:
Beat cream in mixer or food processor until light and fluffy with soft folds.  Beat in vanilla and honey.  


I also topped mine with some fresh banana, chopped pecans and shredded coconut (which would've been even better toasted).

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