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Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

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Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

If you are looking for something to make for dear ‘ol Dad this weekend, this is it.  Dad likes pancakes, right?  He’d be crazy not to love these pancakes.  They are fluffy, they have a delicious, cinnamony flavor, and there are bananas added in for good measure… because adding bananas to pancakes is the best idea ever in the entire history of ideas.  Well… I guess not exactly that extreme, but let’s just say that pancakes with bananas baked into them is a darn good idea. 

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe

I’ve always and forever for so many years… LOVED bananas cooked INTO my pancakes.  I don’t like them on top as much, but when they’re cooked into the pancake itself… that’s the way to get maximum enjoyment out of your pancake-banana combo.

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe from RecipeGirl.com

When the bananas are cooked right along with the batter, they have a chance to get slightly caramelized from the heat of the griddle.  That’s a very good thing indeed!

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe - RecipeGirl.com

Another bonus:  pretty much every bite you take from your stack of pancakes is likely to have a little bit of that caramelized banana in it.  The Dad in my house gives this recipe a million thumbs up (because I taught him to love banana pancakes just the way I do) 🙂

Happy Father’s Day weekend to the awesome Dads out there!

Yield: About 8 pancakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 4 minutes

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • sliced banana
  • maple syrup, warmed

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients (except banana) in a food processor (or powerful blender) and puree until smooth.
  2. Place a lightly buttered griddle or skillet over medium-high heat.  Spoon the batter (about 1/4 cup) onto the griddle.   Place a few banana slices on the batter. Watch for popping bubbles around the banana slices.  Flip and brown the other side.  Serve with warmed maple syrup.
SOURCE:  Adapted greatly from Allrecipes

Here are a few more banana pancake recipes you might enjoy:

 

9 Responses to “Banana Oatmeal Pancakes”

  1. postedJun 17, 2015 4:03 AM

    Yum! These pancakes look and sound absolutely wonderful! I love the bananas baked right in and on a positive note, I have all the ingredients on hand to recreate these!

  2. postedJun 17, 2015 4:48 AM

    Lori, I love the oats in these pancakes! They look like the perfect way to begin the day! 

  3. postedJun 17, 2015 6:48 AM

    I would love to start my day with a stack of these pancakes!

  4. postedJun 17, 2015 7:29 AM

    So delicious!  Perfect breakfast!

  5. postedJun 17, 2015 9:46 AM

    We love banana pancakes. Never tried them with oatmeal. Great idea.

  6. postedJun 17, 2015 10:07 AM

    I love banana pancakes, Lori, and I prefer my bananas cooked into them versus on top as well! This looks like a great recipe — healthy and tasty. And I love the oats! 

  7. postedJun 17, 2015 10:14 AM

    I agree; cooking the bananas alongside the batter like that is amazing! So much caramelization and banana goodness going on 🙂 This looks like a really simple and tasty way to make a great stack of fluffy pancakes. Thanks, Lori! 

  8. postedJun 17, 2015 12:25 PM

    These look perfect, Lori! Love the banana and oats! Wish I could start my day with a stack of these!

  9. postedJun 18, 2015 3:03 AM

    Banana pancakes are the bestest and these look yum!

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