Saturday, March 8

Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes

This is an amazing recipe. We make these whenever we want a fun breakfast, and serve them with a little drizzle of maple syrup or applesauce on top (you don't need much more sweetness).
But honestly, I really prefer these pancakes as leftovers, after they've cooled down! They are a lot like a cookie. I always make sure we have extra, and the kids love it when I send them to school in their lunches instead of a sandwich. (Pancakes for lunch? How cool is that!?)

Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes

2 really ripe bananas, mashed up (microwave them for 10 seconds or so if you don't have ripe ones)
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup applesauce/yogurt/sour cream (I normally do plain applesauce but once I used greek yogurt and it was awesome.)
3/4 cup milk (I like skim.)
1/4 cup melted butter (I like to use coconut oil instead-- melt in the microwave at only 60% power. I've heard that ensures it retains it's healthy properties)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup old fashioned oats (I like mine blended into a powder first in a food processor or blender)
1 cup flour (sometimes I use part whole wheat flour to make it healthier)
3/4 cup raisins/dried cranberries/chocolate chips (I like raisins best, but dried cranberries are also good. I've never tried chocolate chips in these.)

Be aware that these cook a little strange. They are done on one side when they've started to bubble (and the bubbles pop) around the edges, BUT when you try to flip them, they are a little tricky. You have to be quick at getting the spatula under them, and you might think they aren't done. But once you get them turned over you'll see that they have indeed browned. I've never messed one up so badly that I didn't still want to eat it. :)


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