Oatmeal Pancakes

If you know nothing about me, please just know this important fact: I LOVE PANCAKES.  It’s true, it’s always been true.  I loved them growing up as a kid, I loved them in college, I love them today as a mom.  I look forward to the day when my boys wake me up on Sunday mornings begging for pancakes.  Of course, I’ll make them pancakes!  My favorite varieties include banana, chocolate chip, fresh/ in season blueberry, and really almost any other variety.

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Disney Pancakes 😀

Another important fact about me: I LOVE OATMEAL.  So, sometimes I combine the two into a delicious, filling, comforting everyday oatmeal pancake.  It’s super simple, nourishing, and satisfying.  It’s got all the important stuff: protein, carbs, fat, and fiber, so it keeps you full and happy.

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Mmm banana pancakes!

I’ve made this pancake numerous ways, and I mix it up all the time, adding this and that to satisfy whatever I’m in the mood for on that particular morning.  And almost all of the time, I top it with nut butter and sliced bananas, and sometimes a drizzle of real maple syrup.

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I got these DELICIOUS granola-nut pancakes on a road trip from OK to CT.  They were amazing!

Here’s the recipe I use most of the time…

  • 1/3 cup oats (I usually use old fashioned oats, but you could use the quick cook kind)
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/2 mashed banana OR 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 Tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 Tsp. vanilla extract or maple extract
  • 1 Tb. Almond milk (or any milk)
  • Dash of cinnamon and pinch of salt

Mix it all up real good.  Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes to allow the baking powder to work its magic.  Then pour it into a greased pan over low-medium heat.  Cook for about 5 minutes.  Flip.  Cook another 2 minutes.  Vuala!  Breakfast is served!

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Blueberry oatmeal pancakes topped with sunflower seed butter, sooooo good! 🙂

In other news, my boys have been sick this week 😦  Two weeks ago, my husband and I got the norovirus.  So not fun–diarrhea and vomiting for 24 hours straight while still caring for 2 infants.  Good times.  Then, this past Monday, I got a call while at work that baby boy A had a fever. By the time I picked him up and got him home, his temp was up to 104!  The next 3 days were constant crying, fussing, fevers, and an ear infection.  Then of course baby B got sick.  These poor babes 😦  Hopefully this week will bring health to this household.

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Baby A on the left; Baby B on the right

Alright ya’ll, have a beautiful and healthy week!  And cook some pancakes.

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