Pancakes. I cannot lie. They are a family compromise for us. My hubby and daughter love french toast. I really, really dislike french toast. Waffles. I'm all about waffles. And typically, that's what I make - but my waffle iron died a while back and Santa did not bring me one for Christmas. Mind you, that was my second waffle maker that died on me in 6 years. PANCAKES. That's our compromise. Have you ever seen The Family Guy skit on pancakes? HIL.AR.I.OUS. Our little guy loves pancakes - which is probably why that episode makes me laugh so much. Any how, back to the actual food . . . .
Pancakes - warm, buttery, comfort food all the way. But what about when your hubby decides to go low-carb? That's when you make these. I haven't run the recipe through a calorie counter, but I imagine the nutritional information is pretty amazing. At the very least, they TASTE amazing. I'm always skeptical on all these healthy recipes you see . . .especially when they contain banana. Not everyone loves banana or coconut people! Sheesh. But these pancakes, wow - I couldn't believe how good they were. They really tasted like pancakes. We ate them plain with a side of bacon. No butter. No syrup. They didn't even need them. They were that yummy without. I actually thought they would be good with a dollop of applesauce on top (but we were without any in the pantry). As well, they didn't even taste like banana or peanuty . . .just pancake-y!Give them a whirl, you won't be disappointed!
Makes approximately 24 Silver-Dollar sized Pancakes
1 Large Banana (or two small) - preferably very ripe
2 Large Eggs
1/2 Cup Oatmeal
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter
Step 1: In a bowl, mash up the banana. Add the eggs and mix well (I recommend using a fork).
Step 2: Add the remaining ingredients and thoroughly combine.
Step 3: Cook like a regular pancake on a hot griddle.
Step 4: Enjoy :)
Please note: You could easily make these using a food processor or blender. I used my mini-food processor and it ground up the oatmeal so fine that no one would even know that it was in there. Yum.