Our Saturday morning ritual pretty much goes like this... Kids wake up and come into our room, they jump on Hubby and ask if he's ready to make the pancakes. I always cringe and say can't we please have eggs? But Saturdays are for pancake making so Hubby and the Little Chefs head to the kitchen and make a huge mess while they throw together some pancakes (Sweet Girl is an awesome pancake flipper) and a fruit salad (Little Man is the best strawberry rinser ever!) And we sit down to them enjoying the pancakes and me well, I usually have an egg. UNLESS...we have special pancakes like these Cottage Cheese Pancakes (secretly full of protein) or the very special Flapjack Flapper's Flapjacks (dessert disguised as breakfast.) Well, last week I found the perfect pancake it is a combination of the two previous, it is an Oatmeal Cookie Pancake, a breakfast disguised as dessert and full of healthy stuff like oatmeal and bananas! I loved these pancakes and hope you will too Enjoy!!
What you need:
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 (I used Pecans)
3/4 cup sour cream
3/4 cup whole milk (I used 1%)
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 really ripe bananas, mashed up
3/4 cup raisins
1/2 stick butter, 1/4 cup, melted, plus additional for buttering skillet
Maple syrup or honey, for drizzling
What you do:
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. Stir in the melted butter.
Heat a griddle over medium heat and brush with additional melted butter. 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. I also topped them with a few more pecans.