Thursday, January 31, 2013

Banana Oat Pancakes

My grandpa grew up during The Depression. You didn't get a lot of bananas in Michigan during The Depression. Especially when your family could barely afford shoes.

But somehow, my grandpa developed a love for them (Bananas. And shoes, I suppose.). They were a part of his very big morning meal of cereal with half-and-half, toast with strawberry preserves, half a grapefruit, a soft-boiled egg, and a pot of black tea. It was a working man's breakfast, because that man worked hard.

I think he would have tried these healthy Banana Pancakes. I'm not sure he would have loved them, but they don't contain raisins, so he would have eaten them up and patted me on the head and told me I did a good job. Because that's how Grandpa Doc rolled.

Farm Girl Banana Oat Pancakes
1/2 cup oat flour*
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
2 T brown sugar
2 eggs
1 banana sliced very thinly
1/2 cup coconut milk (or your favorite milk)
A handful of chopped walnuts

*You can make oat flour by grinding oats in a food processor or grain grinder.

Mix dry ingredients and add eggs, sugar, bananas and milk, stirring until just combined. Gently mix in walnuts. Melt butter in a cast iron skillet and cook pancakes two at a time. Top with maple syrup.