Kids love pancakes, and sometimes I feel pancakes are just empty calories. A whole bunch of flour, some eggs, milk and sugar.
But the best thing about pancakes is that you can hide lots of healthy stuff inside and voila, pancakes are now healthier.
I make a standard buttermilk pancake but I add mashed bananas, applesauce, and even ground oatmeal to my batter. You get a nice, moist pancake that is filling and delicious!
(This recipe makes about 8-10 pancakes)
1 cup flour
1/2 cup oat flour (you can grind some oatmeal)
1 cup buttermilk (if you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can easily make your own: add 1 tbsp of vinegar to 1 cup milk, let sit for 5 minutes)
2 tbsp sugar/honey
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp baking powder
1 mashed banana
1/2 cup applesauce
1/4 tsp vanilla (optional)
*You can thin the batter with additional water or milk
Note: You can swirl in some Nutella, add chocolate chips, nuts…the possibilities are endless!
- Whisk all the dry ingredients together, and then add the liquid ingredients.
- Whisk batter until everything is incorporated.
- Heat a pan and add a few drops of oil.
- Spoon 2 tbsp of batter per pancake. You can make them smaller or larger, as you wish.
- Wait until bubbles form, flip, wait 1-2 minutes then take them out.
- Finish with the rest of the batter.
- Serve with warm cream and maple syrup!