Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Oatmeal Walnut Banana Pancakes

Oatmeal Walnut Banana Pancakes
From the Kitchen of Amy Day

OK, so I pinned a banana pancake recipe on Pinterest the other day.  It was just 1 ripe banana, 2 eggs, mix them together and cook like a pancake.  They were fantastic!
Since the kids loved them so much I decided to monkey with them a little bit over the past few days, and this morning I had one for my own breakfast, and it was delicious.  Here's what I did (this made 6 large pancakes):
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
4 eggs
tsp vanilla extract
tsp cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
1/4 cup of chopped walnuts
3/4 cup rolled/old-fashioned oats (uncooked - I am sure you can use instant, but probably not steel cut unless you've cooked them first)
tbsp of bisquik (can leave out, but I like the texture better)
Mix it all together and cook as you would a pancake (I used butter for the kids, nonstick spray for myself).  Depending on what portion you eat you can figure out your nutrition info, but for one very filling pancake this morning, mine came out to just 210 calories, with 11 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, and 350mg of potassium!  They don't need anything on them.  And it was both filling and delicious - and for my pancake fanatic children, who I will of course not give flour-based pancakes to on a daily basis, this makes all of us very happy :)  I'm going to continue experimenting with other nutritious additions I can sneak in there!

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