Note: I've made some changes to the original recipe. After making these a few more times I found them much better with the addition of an egg and the elimination of one banana. Still healthy - better texture.
Mmm...pancakes. I woke up with a sore tummy this morning and for some reason, when I feel like that, I crave pancakes. Mild flavor, fluffy, warm and comforting. This version is healthy and since you mix them in the blender, they're easy to make too. They contain whole wheat flour, oatmeal and are delicious - REALLY. I've made other whole wheat pancakes that are thick and dry and chewy. These are pancake heaven.
Banana Blender PancakesMakes 12 DVD sized pancakes
1 1/4 cups regular (not quick-cooking) oatmeal
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 teaspoons aluminum free baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1 1/2 cups milk (dairy, soy or almond)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 ripe banana
Put all dry ingredients in blender and blend to chop and combine. Whisk milk, egg and vanilla in a separate bowl, add to blender and process a few seconds until combined. Slice bananas into batter and process for another few seconds until smooth (you want minimal processing time for a more tender pancake). Allow to rest for a few minutes.
Heat griddle until medium-hot. Wipe with canola oil dampened paper towel. Pour batter into whatever size you fancy. Flip when bubbles appear on the top and the edges are dry (a few minutes for thorough cooking) and cook for another minute or two. Serve with butter and maple syrup (no need to skimp since the pancakes are so healthy.)