Banana Blender Pancakes: A Healthy and DELICIOUS Twist on Breakfast!

Hey y’all! So glad your back for another read. Today I want to share a recipe with you that has really been a go-to for me.  This recipe fits into my lifestyle very well and I think it can do the same for you!

So about 5 months ago I started running my own business full-time as well as working on my family farm with my dad. Since making this lifestyle change my life has been CRAZY but definitely fun.  Something I struggle with on a daily basis is what to eat for breakfast. I wake up every morning super hungry because I am one of those people who absolutely must eat breakfast. And every morning I always struggle with the question of “What the heck am I going to fix that is quick, filling, and delicious?”  I am definitely what some what call a “foodie” because I love all things delicious and fattening! But I definitely love to experiment with my favorite recipes and form them into new, healthier, and just as delicious options.

My absolute favorite breakfast is by far pancakes.  Sweet syrup, butter, and nice stack of golden-brown, crispy-edged pancakes! I don’t know about you but these sweet clouds of goodness definitely don’t flatter my waistline. And in today’s world that is something that a lot of people, including myself, struggle with. So I came up with this recipe with lots of trial and error to try to make my favorite breakfast food still enjoyable, quick, and a little healthier. 1 copy.jpg

Prep time: 5 mins, Cook time: 10 mins, Total: 15 mins

A delicious, hearty, and energizing breakfast that will leave your taste buds hungry for more (pun intended)! 😉

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup milk (Dairy, almond, soy, coconut… whatever you prefer. I use dairy or almond.)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 – 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • a sprinkle of cinnamon (to taste, I LOVE cinnamon!)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • Your favorite toppings! (fruits, peanut butter, butter and maple syrup, whatever floats your boat and fills your tummy!)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Heat a large skillet or griddle on medium heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray or grease with coconut oil. Note: coconut oil is an amazing and healthier alternative to traditional cooking sprays.
  2. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. (Easy…I know!)banana pancakes
  3. Pour about 1/4 – 1/2 cup of mixture in skillet. I just pour straight from the blender and estimate the amount.  This avoids the extra dirty dishes that I don’t want to wash!
  4. Cook on medium heat for about 2-3 minutes or until batter starts to bubble on top. Flip!! Cook on second side for 1-2 minutes. Honestly, I don’t ever keep track of time while I cook these. This is just an estimate. I just cook them until each side is golden.
  5. Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

 

These pancakes are seriously my favorite; even my husband loves them! So easy and hassle free. I have also put the batter in the fridge and cooked them the next day when I didn’t cook them all at once. If you do that you may need to add a dash of milk and blend a time or 2 because the batter will thicken in the fridge.

They also freeze well if you don’t want to refrigerate the batter.  I just put 2 in a quart size freezer bag with a piece of parchment paper in-between them and pop in the freezer. They reheat nicely in the toaster. Freezing them makes for an even quicker breakfast or a hearty snack for those days when you get that afternoon comfort food craving!

My favorite part about these pancakes other than how delicious they are is the fact that I can easily get rid of any bananas that are to over-ripe for my liking.  I am one of those people who likes to eat the bananas while they are still partially green (weird, I know!) so as soon as I see a speck of brown this is what they become!

I have also heard of people making these with strawberries in them?? I haven’t tried this yet so if you add some strawberries or other fruit to the mixture let me know how it turns out.

Also these will probably work in waffle form as well, which I plan to try! So let me know if you try that too!

Comment to tell me how you liked these pancakes and any other creative ways you tried. Also let me know what other recipes or posts you’d like to see! Stay tuned for more.

Until next time,

The Farmers Daughter

 

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