Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes

1 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 ounces, 1/4 cup, chopped walnuts, optional
3/4 cup sour cream
3/4 cup whole milk
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 really ripe bananas, mashed up
3/4 cup chocolate chips!
1/2 stick butter, 1/4 cup, melted, plus additional for buttering skillet
Maple syrup or honey, for drizzling

Here’s a great tip: if you cannot find really ripe bananas, just place them in the microwave for about 15 seconds and they will become soft enough for mashing.

Mix dry ingredients, the first 7, in a bowl. In another bowl, mix the wet ingredients, the next 4. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry until just combined, then fold in the mashed up bananas and the raisins (or chocolate chips). Stir in the melted butter.

Heat a griddle over medium heat and brush with additional melted butter (or Pam, if you are feeling healthy). Cook pancakes, each about 1/3 cup, until bubbles form on the top, then turn. Cakes will cook in about 2 minutes on each side. Keep pancakes tented with foil as they come off the griddle to keep them hot. Serve with drizzled honey or maple syrup over the top. (Seriously, these are yummy and sweet enough without anything on top!)


Brandon and Brittany said...

This is such an interesting idea...I can't wait to try them. My husband and kinds are sure to love them!

Greg and Gwen said...

I just made these this morning for breakfast and I have a couple of warnings to give:

1. Do not make these if you are trying to diet
2. Once you make these, you will never be satisfied with plain ol Krusteaz pancake mix again!

These were SOOOO good! They reminded me of banana bread. I split the recipe in half which was perfect for my family of four. It was a good thing I didn't make the full batch because we would have just kept eating them, they were that good!!!
Thanks for sharing Jandee, this one is a keeper for sure!!!

Greg and Gwen said...

oh yeah, I guess if you were trying to watch your weight you could leave out the chocolate chips, but why would you go to all that work and then leave out the best part??? But then again, Chocolate is my favorite food and if I can find a way to incorporate it into breakfast, All the better!