Friday, March 2, 2012

Oatmeal Banana Whole Wheat Vegan Pancakes

That recipe title is quite a mouthful.  Get it?  A mouthful?  I make myself laugh. You probably all think I'm weird.

In any case, I had a craving for pancakes last weekend.  The baby and I were on our own for the weekend while Jon went on a ski trip.  It was freezing cold and windy so we stayed cozy and warm inside the whole time.  Such occasions call for pancakes.  Unfortunately, we were out of eggs and I wanted to skip the butter (more on that to come).  I did a few google searches for ideas and came up with Oatmeal Banana Whole Wheat Vegan Pancakes.  Hardly more ingredients than a bowl of oatmeal, but so much better.  No added sugar or fat make these healthy pancakes perfect for any day.  Or every day, in my case. 

Oatmeal Banana Whole Wheat Vegan Pancakes
yield: 6 pancakes
I'll let you decide how many people that serves. 

3/4 cup milk (I used almond and rice milk- I've made these 4 times in the past week!)
Heaping 1/2 cup oats
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 banana

In a blender (I used my immersion blender and it worked very well for this), combine all ingredients.  Blend until well combined.
Cook on a griddle heated over medium heat about 3-5 minutes per side.  You'll know they are ready to flip when small bubbles form and the edges look dry.
Serve with maple syrup, peanut butter, or both.


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