Who doesn’t love the sound of whole wheat banana oatmeal pancakes?? Oats get blended into a fine flour and snuck into this wholesome breakfast!

Breakfast. Not my strong suit… at least not during the school week that is. Give me a sunny Sunday morning and I’ll whip ya’s up something fierce. But during the week our breakfast menu usually rotates between oatmeal, toasty pb English muffins or whatever I can think of and/or have time for at 7:30 in the morning.

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But every now and then I make a large batch of good-for-you-pancakes and freeze them for a quick future breakfasts. Because let’s face it… when you have to make breakfast AND lunch for two kids before 8am, one of the meals should at least be easy.

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These pancakes are bursting at the seams with flavor. I like to leave the banana a little chunky so you get bites through out… and the banana with the pb maple syrup… incredible!

Oh yeah… and these are pretty darn healthy too. Score! You could easily swap out the all-purpose flour for an all-whole-wheat approach on these pancakes. And if you don’t have coconut oil, try it with {unsweetened} applesauce.

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Start by adding a cup of oats to a mini food processor.

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Blitz it until it resembles coarse flour.

Whole Wheat Banana Oatmeal Pancakes l SimplyScratch.com

Add in the whole wheat flour.

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The AP flour, salt, baking soda & powder,

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Add the dark brown sugar.

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Next, whisk to combine and set off to the side for a momento.

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Then into a measuring cup, crank an egg and add in 3/4 teaspoon of real vanilla extract.

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Next add in the coconut oil.

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aaaannnnddd then lastly, the milk.

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Next, mash up one banana with a fork.

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Then add it in to the pancake batter and heat up a griddle.

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Next, lightly oil your griddle with a little coconut oil and heated it up to 350-375°. I like to use a quarter cup measure to dole out the batter. Flip when the bubbles pop and don’t fill back in then repeat with the rest of the batter.

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Question.. have you ever thought to mix peanut butter with real maple syrup? no? Well DO IT! It’s crazy good! Remember when I made peanut butter? Remember when I said I was making two little lovely ladies pancakes? Well my friends, here’s the perfect way to put peanut butter to good use, not that there is a bad way to use it, it’s peanut butter after all, duh.

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Then measure out a quarter cup of pb, homemade or your favorite store bought.

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Then throw it in a small saucepan with the maple syrup, stir and heat over low to keep warm. Finally stir before pouring a little over the whole wheat banana oatmeal pancakes.

You honestly don’t need a ton of this liquid gold, it’s pretty darn rich.

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What’s that? You like to eat peanut butter covered bananas too?

Enjoy! And if you give these Whole Wheat Banana Oatmeal Pancakes a try, let me know by snapping a photo and tagging me on twitter or instagram!

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Whole Wheat Banana Oatmeal Pancakes with Peanut Butter Maple Syrup
Yield: serves 8, makes 16 pancakes

Whole Wheat Banana Oatmeal Pancakes with Peanut Butter Maple Syrup

Who doesn't love the sound of whole wheat banana oatmeal pancakes?? Oats get blended into a fine flour and snuck into this wholesome breakfast!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked rolled oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, plus more for griddle
  • 3/4 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • 1 whole banana, coarsely mashed

FOR THE SYRUP:

  • 1/2 cup real maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Place the rolled oats into a mini food processor or blender. Blend until the texture of coarse flour.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the ground oats, flours, brown sugar, salt, baking soda and powder. Set a side.
  3. In a large liquid measuring cup or bowl; whisk together the egg, vanilla, coconut oil. Mash the banana and add that in as well. Combine the we ingredients into the dry and stir to combine. Let the batter sit for a few minutes while the griddle heats up.
  4. Spread a little coconut oil over a hot griddle. Use a quarter cup to measure out pancake batter onto the preheated griddle. Flip once the bubble pop and no longer fill back in with batter. Keep warm and repeat with the rest of the batter.
  5. Over low heat; combine the peanut butter with the maple syrup. Stir and keep warm until ready to use.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 334 Total Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 29mg Sodium: 411mg Carbohydrates: 52g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 21g Protein: 9g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
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