Oatmeal and banana pancakes from my grandfather
Oatmeal and banana pancakes my grandpa's way
When I was young and I went to my grandparents, there were always good oatmeal and banana pancakes. The jar of pancakes was always "hidden" in one of the cupboards most accessible to small children. It was surely no coincidence ...
When there was no more, we weren't so embarrassed that we told my grandfather that he was due to make pancakes again! Especially when you saw that he had nice ripe bananas on the counter.
I modified the recipe a bit by swapping the sugar for honey, and the vegetable fat for oil. This is a recipe that takes a maximum of 10 minutes to make, and which is very good with children. On your aprons!
Ingredients (for a dozen pancakes)
1/2 t vegetable oil
1/2 cup honey
1 cup mashed bananas (2 large ripe bananas)
1 3/4 c oats
1 1/2 cup flour (we put half half unbleached flour and wheat flour)
1/2 tsp baking soda (soda)
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat the oven to 375°F. With an electric mixer, in a large bowl, combine the oil, honey, egg and mashed banana.
In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt.
Add to the banana mixture and mix well. Add the oatmeal and mix.
On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, place balls of dough. That should give you a dozen.
Bake 10-12 minutes, or a little longer, until a toothpick comes out clean and patties are firm to the touch.