These banana oatmeal pancakes whip up in 5 minutes and use only 3 basic ingredients that are probably in your kitchen right now: oatmeal, eggs, & banana. How easy is that?
When I was a kid, pancakes were our usual Saturday breakfast, and I loved them. My mother made the best buttermilk pancakes in the world… light, white, fluffy things that soaked up as much maple syrup as you could pour on. And we were taught to pour it over each pancake as we stacked, so as to get the maximum soakage possible. I think we went through a whole bottle of syrup every Saturday…
Hmm… yes… now I see the correlation between my Saturday morning pancake breakfast and my Saturday afternoon sloth-like tendencies as a teenager!
I did go through a period of “pancake aversion” due to my memories of post-pancake fogginess. However, I do really love them… they bring back memories of childhood and leisurely Saturday mornings… so it would be a shame to forgo them completely.
That’s why I adore this recipe… these pancakes are light, fluffy, and white enough for my kids to love. However, they contain no white flour (no flour at all, actually), no sugar, and no oil except what you cook them in. Aaannnd… they’re topped with a mixed berry compote rather than maple syrup. That means no blood sugar crash later. You’re welcome.
You can whip up the batter in 5 minutes with just mashed banana, egg whites, and oatmeal. Because of my heavy training of late, I also add half a scoop of protein powder per serving. But you don’t need to… a few tablespoons of coconut flour also does the trick.
But don’t forget the mixed berry compote. This simmers on the stove in 5 minutes whilst you’re flipping away, and it’s good on everything: your stack of pancakes, swirled into Greek yogurt, or poured over a bowl of vanilla bean ice cream.
When your day begins as healthy as this, the sky’s the limit. Enjoy, friends!