Banana Pancakes

These pancakes are one of those rare breakfast items that are filling, flavorful, satisfying, and healthy! I developed this recipe in college and made the batter every Sunday my senior year so I could enjoy pancakes every morning. While the batter came to room temperature, I would make some french press coffee (I was too cheap to buy a coffee maker) and heat the skillet. In no time I would have an incredible breakfast waiting for me and off to class I would go. 

They have now become a treat I make when I am at my mom's house! The batter holds up for a week and is a total crowdpleaser. People will want seconds!

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Banana Pancakes
Healthy, hearty, and full of flavor, these pancakes will please a crowd! Batter needs to sit in fridge overnight so make the night before!
Ingredients
  • 1/2 C old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 C almond meal
  • 1 T flax seed meal
  • 1 T honey
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ripe banana
  • Coconut Oil
Instructions
1. In a food processor blend the oats, almond meal, and flax seed meal until finely ground.  2. Add the honey, eggs, and banana. Blend until banana is smooth. Scrape down sides and blend again.  3. Move batter to an airtight container and place in the fridge, batter will be thin. Leave in fridge overnight. 4. To cook: take batter out of fridge and leave out for a half hour to bring to room temperature. Heat two teaspoons of coconut oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.  5. When oil is hot, place a 1/4 cup of batter in the oil and cook until little bubbles appear, flip over and cook until browned.** 6. Cook 3 at a time. Serve immediately with syrup, berries, or whatever else floats your boat.  *The honey is optional but really helps add sweetness to these little guys. **This step can be difficult because the oil can't be too hot or cold or the pancakes will cook to quickly and burn or too slowly and not become crispy. I sometimes test a little batter to see if it reacts to the oil at all. It should lightly sizzle when dropped in the pan. 
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 9 pancakes

These are gluten free is you use gluten free oats or have no issue with oats.