Whole Wheat, Oatmeal, and Banana Pancakes

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Andrea Meyers - Whole Wheat, Oatmeal, and Banana PancakesThe final weekend of Mardi Gras is approaching, which means Pancake Day (aka Pancake Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday) is next week. In our home one would think that it’s Pancake Day just about every Sunday morning since that’s our weekly ritual, though these pancakes were born on a snowy weekday morning this winter when the boys were trapped at home and schools were closed. The morning was much more relaxed than our usual rush to get everyone fed, dressed, and off to school on time. The boys played while I took my time making breakfast, then they eagerly asked for syrup and apple butter to top their plate of pancakes.The boys liked these so much that they asked for them every morning of that week we were snowed in. Thankfully we had heat to keep us warm with all that snow and ice piled up, and there were plenty of pancakes to go around.

WHOLE WHEAT, OATMEAL, AND BANANA PANCAKES

Makes 4 to 5 servings.
Time: about 30 minutes

Equipment

food processor
medium mixing bowl
small mixing bowl
griddle or skillet

Ingredients

1 cup (80 g) uncooked whole oats
1 cup (128 g) white whole wheat flour
3/4 cup (90 g) unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 cup (28 g) packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
2 cups (480 ml) buttermilk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 very ripe banana, mashed

SERVE WITH
maple syrup
apple butter
fried apples

Preparation


1. Process the rolled oats in a food processor until the texture resembles coarse flour. In the medium bowl, whisk together the oat flour, whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.

2. In the small bowl, whisk together the egg, buttermilk, and melted butter. Stir in the mashed banana. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and stir just until moistened. Let the batter stand for 5 minutes.

3. Warm a lightly oiled griddle over medium-high heat. Ladle the batter onto the hot griddle and cook until bubbles form and the edges turn dry, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook until browned on the other side. Keep warm on a covered plate while cooking the rest. Repeat with remaining batter.

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