Pancake Breakfast

I find it SO easy to get out of bed when the sun is already up and the air is warm. I woke up at 5:45 and hopped on my bike sometime after 6 to breeze around town for 13+ miles in about 50 minutes.

Today was a Sarah inspired breakfast. Oatmeal pancakes! I haven’t had these in ages and was in the mood for some pancake love.

I used:

1/2 c rolled oats
1/4 c whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 c organic 1% milk
1/2 smashed banana
1 Tbsp almond butter

Stirred up and into the olive oil sprayed pan they went. Flip once they start to bubble, just like regular pancakes.

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These were so sweet and moist from the banana and almond butter I didn’t even need syrup. They tasted just like banana bread! Although I’ll admit I smeared a little AB on the last few bites when I was out of banana slices. 😉

The girls smelled pancakes when they came downstairs and were excited about pancakes for breakfast too.

Now as much as I’d love to make them oatmeal pancakes, they won’t eat more than a bite of them. So I used a more traditional pancake recipe for with white flour, sugar, eggs and milk, but I compromise and sub some white flour with whole wheat flour, use less sugar than called for and sprinkle some rolled oats into the batter that they don’t even notice.

They picked their own cookie cutters for the shape of their pancakes. I find that they are more invested in breakfast (or any meal) when they have some control over food prep.

With some real maple syrup and fun shapes, what kid can resist healthier pancakes?

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Not mine!

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7 Responses

  1. Your pancake recipe sounds good. And I just love the pic of your girls eating breakfast… 🙂 Enjoy your day!

  2. Nice pancakes! I love your daughter’s face eating hers. Lol! So cute.

    I haven’t tried the oats yet. I have everything I need! I was going to make them tonight for breakfast tomorrow. I’ll let you know how they go! 🙂

  3. Those pancakes look good – I like to eat mine with my hands (I think because I saw Julia Roberts do this in “Pretty Woman” during my formative years) so it’s good to know you can have them sans syrup – less messy for my fingers!

    • Lynn, I watched that movie as a kid too but don’t remember that scene! Now I’ve got to go watch it again, it’s been a long time. 😉 That’s too funny.

      Thanks Andrea and Elizabeth! 😀

  4. Another breakfast recipe of Ali’s I’ll have to make.
    Yes, Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman…I too will eat pancakes like that. She was sitting at the table after first spending the night with Edward and he orders everything on the menu since he didn’t know what she liked. She sat there in her white robe with her gorgeous red hair all about.

  5. OMG, that picture of your little one shoveling had me cracking up!

  6. How cute are those little ones.. and how yum on the pancakes…

    We use Banana too for our pancakes…see here:

    http://www.vegmom.com/my_thoughts_and_your_opin/2008/07/vegan-pancake-concoction.html

    Hmmm? Maybe I know what we are having really soon!!

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