As I previously mentioned, Ben LOVES pancakes. He could and would eat them all day every day if I let him. I also really enjoy pancakes. When I went to the Netherlands a couple of years ago, I organized a trip on a pancake cruise in Rotterdam. It was a pretty epic event of all-you-can-eat pancakes and toppings. But,generally speaking, pancakes aren’t the greatest for you. I found a recipe for Oatmeal Pancakes on Pinterest, but was disappointed by the fact that there was vegetable oil and buttermilk in the batter. Then through some witchcraft and wizardry, I morphed the recipe into this delightful dish that contains NO oils and NO buttermilk. This recipe is only 185 calories per serving, less than 4 grams of fat, and very tasty.
Ben’s Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
Makes about 10 4″ pancakes
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup rolled oats (quick cooking)
1 medium banana, divided
1/4 cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
1/4 vanilla yogurt
1/2 skim milk
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
- Put all of the ingredients in a food processor except half of the banana. Puree until smooth.
- When the batter is smooth, slice up the rest of the banana into chunks and fold into the batter.
- Heat a griddle or large frying pan to medium-high heat. Pour the batter onto the griddle by the 1/4 cup full. Cook until golden brown on each side.