Monday, August 8, 2011

Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes



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.



15 comments:

  1. These look delicious. Love the idea of adding bananas.

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  2. I love all the good, healthy ingredients in these pancakes, Danielle - and they look really delicious. I wonder if they could be frozen individually and then reheated for a quick breakfast before school?

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  3. These sound amazing. I am going to have to try them on Sunday at our family gathering. stopping by from Its comment day hop. Hope you hop on by.

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  4. Looks amazing -- I think that my pancakes are super boring compared to yours! I need to step it up!

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  5. I will ALWAYS take dessert for breakfast! Especially if it's healthy. these look great!

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  6. These look dangerously delicious. I think this will be a morning weekend treat for my boyfriend :)
    -Rachel

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  7. I have made banana nut pancakes before, but I've never thought to add oatmeal! I love pancakes and will definitely try these. Found you via 33 Shades of Green.

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  8. Can I feature this next week? I am going to do a breakfast theme and would love to use this!

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  9. Thanks so much for sharing with Momtrends for our Friday Food Linky. These pancakes look amazing. Have a great weekend.

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  10. Congratulations Danielle on your one year anniversary! Your Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes look so delicious. We would just love these pancakes. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    See you soon,
    Miz Helen

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  11. mmmmm, sounds delicious! thanks for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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  12. this looks incredible! Thanks for linking to Tasty Tuesday.
    http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/

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  13. I love pancake mornings, and this recipe definitely sounds like one that I'd love. I'm pretty sure I might be making this one soon! Thanks for participating in Saturdays with Rachael Ray!!

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  14. THANK YOU so much for sharing your recipe with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I'd like to invite you back this week.
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you again!

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  15. oh danielle...these look amazing...and i am a bit of a pancake snob :) your family must LOVE pancake mornings...i'll be there bright and early next saturday. thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club!

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