Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

If you like your pancakes light and fluffy, overnight-soaked oats are probably not the way to go with your batter. But if you like thick, wholesome and nourishing pancakes, these banana oatmeal pancakes are warm, moist and tasty little parcels of all the many vitamin, mineral, soluble fat, fiber and protein benefits of soaked oats.

Banana Oatmeal PancakesBanana Oatmeal Pancakes
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Published on April 19, 2008

Warm and wholesome oatmeal and whole wheat pancakes with yogurt, bananas and spices

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  • 3/4 cup rolled or steel-cut oats
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup plain whole fat yogurt
  • 1 cup spring water
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 bananas
  • Stir the oats and flour into the yogurt and water in a large mixing bowl and leave to soak overnight at room temperature.

  • In the morning when you're ready to make the pancakes, stir in the baking powder, baking soda, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Break the egg and combine the peeled bananas into the mixture with a potato masher until well blended but slightly lumpy.

  • Lightly butter a large cast-iron skillet or frying pan and warm up on medium-low heat. At the same time, preheat an oven to 175°.

  • Drop in a 1/4 cup of the batter for each pancake and fry for 2 to 3 minutes before turning over and frying on the other side until the pancakes are golden brown on both sides. Remove from the pan and place on a plate in the oven to keep warm until all the batter has been used up for pancakes.

  • Serve the pancakes warm and pour over them some pure maple syrup. Top with a dab of butter and banana slices if desired.

Makes 12 four-inch pancakes
Banana Oatmeal Pancakes


zlamushka said...

Beautiful, I am comming over for breakfast ;-) I make mine in a very simple way (trying to stay away from eggs and additional calories). I only mix some whole grain flour with some oatmeals and raisins and soy milk (ratio 1:2). Sometimes I add a splash of yoghurt or mineral water to fluff them up.

test it comm said...

Those look good. I really like banana pancakes! I also like the sound of soaking some steel-cut oats overnight to go in them!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

The banana adds thats touch of sweetness that I enjoy even in my healthy pancakes. I would love to see a recipe for your dad's homemade maple syrup sometime:D...or does he tap his trees?

Lisa Turner said...

Val, my Dad does tap his own trees. I posted about the process last year. You can read about it here.

Lisa Turner said...

Zlamushka, I'd love to have you over for breakfast :)

Johanna GGG said...

I've just had my toast and juice for breakfast and now wish I had some of these luscious banana oat pancakes - that is definitely my sort of breakfast!

Chef Erik said...

Wow, looks great. I love strawberries with bananas. What do you think about cooking the bananas with the syrup?

Anonymous said...

I much prefer denser pancakes--and pancakes just happen to be my favorite breakfast food! These look perfect.

Spice Rack said...

These seem nice and hearty. I'll try them now that it's getting colder.

Vicci said...

We love pancakes and while I was searching for recipes, I found this one and realized that it has been ages since I looked at your wonderful blog! For good reasons, though, but now I'm back and will be checking in regularly. These pancakes look delicious, and I'm planning to give them a go this weekend! :)