Pancake Mornings

Banana PancakesSeriously, these days I feel a lot like a pancake machine.  They’re so easy to make, and thick syrupy goodness just seems right for a crisp Colorado morning.  Because I had a banana quickly seeing the other side of ripe – you know, the kind perfect for banana bread (?) – I decided to mash it up and stick it into some pancakes.  But, I plan to make these tomorrow without the banana –  *tear* (because that was my last one!) from all my pancake research, it seems that a banana binder isn’t exactly necessary in all occasions.  I’ll let you know.  Banana Pancakes

Anyone else love pancake mornings?

Banana Pancakes

1 banana, smashed
2 pinches salt
1/2 teaspoon sweetener
a few drops vanilla extract (around 1/4 teaspoon)
a pinch or two of ground nutmeg
a pinch or two of ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons oil
1 Tablespoon baking soda
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 and 1/2 cups “milk” (I used a vanilla soy milk, but feel free to use another kind)
1 cup flour (I used white whole wheat)
1/2 cup rolled oats

Directions: Smash banana in a large mixing bowl.  Stir in salt, sweetener, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, oil, and baking soda.  In a 2 cup measuring cup – or small bowl, combine vinegar and milk.  Allow to sit for 5 minutes to sour, and…

Pour the milk into the large mixing bowl home to the banana obliteration.  Stir, stir, stir – until combined.  Next, stir in flour and oats.

Now, you’re ready to cook.  Note – refuse to eat the pancakes until they’re cooled; their fluffy goodness will thank you later.

Place a skillet over medium heat.  Grease (as in, coat with cooking spray or some oil – maybe even a little vegan butter?) and drop pancake batter (to th pancake size of your liking).  When bubbles form on top and edges are slightly browned (or even appear a little dry), then – in one, foul swoop – FLIP!  And cook the opposing side until golden brown.  *Allow to cool*

Then, eat the entire batch plain, cover with sticky syrup, or share with some friends… because, sharing is caring.  Isn’t that a Bob Ross quote?  Eh…

Makes: Enough for 4 servings, unless your husband is really hungry and *nearly* eats the entire batch – except what’s on your plate.  Love that man. Banana Pancakes Banana Pancakes

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