iStock_pancakeswithbananaBananas have become one of my favorite ways to sweeten things these days. When baking they add just the right amount of sweet. I know that they are not necessarily universal in all applications but this is one that I now make on a weekly basis.

See I love pancakes. The problem with that is that my thighs like them too, and they tend to hold on to them every time I make them. I went on a quest to make a pancake that was much more healthy and nutritious than traditional pancakes, but that also nipped my craving for them in the butt.

Here is what I have settled on.

1 1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3 tablespoons flax meal
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups skim milk (if you use a non dairy milk, this recipe becomes vegan I believe!)
2 very ripe bananas


My method is really complicated. Here it goes. Put everything into a blender and blend until it is completely smooth. You don’t want to see any chunks of banana.

Heat your skillet. Spray lightly with a non stick spray. Pour your batter just like you would for traditional pancakes. You basically cook them exactly the same too. When the edges set and you see bubbles, it is time to flip them.

Top these with just a smidgen of syrup for a fantastically filling breakfast. Live the life of The King by spreading with some peanut butter first. Peanut butter and banana. Holy yummy, Batman!

And as always, this recipe has been approved by the toughest of critics, my children. They love them!–Stephanie Wright

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