Sunday, January 25, 2015

BANANA OAT PANCAKES WITH PEANUT BUTTER MAPLE SYRUP


So, anybody that knows me at all, know that I am obsessed with pancakes.  I always have been.  I could eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner and I have.  I have, apparently, passed on my love of pancakes to my son, L.  He is so very picky so I am always trying to sneak in a little fruit or veggies because sometimes it is literally the only thing he will eat.  So, I have been toying with several recipes and came up with these and they are amazing!!! 

So, my favorite fruit has always been bananas.  I love them.  Add a little peanut butter and I am in snack heaven.  YUM!  So, of course, I had to incorporate both into my pancakes.  So, are ya'll ready?  Here we go:

BANANA OAT PANCAKES WITH PEANUT BUTTER MAPLE SYRUP


 
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
2 tsp lemon juice
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 Tbsp honey
2 eggs
1 cup oat flour (I make mine by blending quick oats in the blender or food processor)
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
Chopped pecans (optional)
1/8 cup chocolate chips (optional)
 
DIRECTIONS:

In a large bowl, combine the bananas, coconut oil, lemon juice, vanilla, honey and eggs and whisk until well combined. 

In a medium bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients.  Now, add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until combined.  Let it rest for at least 5 minutes.  Now you may add chocolate chips or nuts if you wish.  Very lightly fold them into batter. 

Heat your griddle or non-stick pan on low heat.

Pour a small amount of batter (about ¼ cup) onto the pan.  You may need to spread just a little with the back of a spoon because batter will be pretty thick.  Cook for 3-4 minutes until bubbles start to form around the edges of the pancake.

Flip it and cook for another 90 seconds or until golden brown on the bottom.

Continue with the remaining batter. 

Cover and refrigerate any leftovers for up to 4 days.
 
PEANUT BUTTER MAPLE SYRUP
As I said, I love bananas and peanut butter so I take a 3 Tbsp of pure maple syrup and 3 Tbsp of natural peanut butter.  Put in a small glass bowl and microwave about 10-15 seconds.  Stir until peanut butter is melted into the syrup and pour over pancakes. 
 
 
   They look so yummy!
 
 
Sorry.  I couldn't help myself.  MMMM!  So good!





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