May 19, 2009

Oatmeal-Banana Pancakes

Oatmeal-Banana Pancakes

Makes about 9

1 large egg
3/4 cup milk
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil (I used sunflower )
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 large very ripe banana
1/2 cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats (don't use "instant")
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour (i used spelt)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. packed dark brown sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1. Preheat a griddle to 350ºF. Preheat oven to 200ºF. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, milk, oil and vanilla. Add banana and mash in well. Stir in oats.

2. In a large bowl, stir together both flours, brown sugar, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Add the banana mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just combined (do not overmix).

3. Mist griddle lightly with cooking spray. Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto griddle; use a spoon or bottom of measuring cup to gently spread batter out. Cook pancakes until the edges look dry and tiny bubbles appear. Flip pancakes; cook about 1 to 2 minutes longer, until bottoms are golden. Place pancakes on a plate and keep plate in warm oven while cooking remaining pancakes. Serve with maple syrup.

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