Who does not love pancakes? They are absolutely delicious, but at the same time, they are absolutely horrible for you! We have a diet (or as we like to call it, a lifestyle) in our home where we eat very clean all week, and very bad on the weekends! We’re talking lean ground turkey, veggies, very little carbs during the week, and cheese fries, burgers, & pizza on the weekends. It’s a bit of a roller coaster, but absolutely works for us. It allows us to be guilt free when we eat poorly.
This blog post is about that middle ground where it’s mid week and you really want to be bad, but you also know that you will regret it as soon as you are done. You so badly want pancakes, but know you can’t do it. Now you can! When we first made this recipe, we couldn’t believe how good they were because how few calories they pack. When cooked correctly, you get a near pancake consistency and a delicious banana taste. They are so good that we literally also eat these on the weekends during our cheat time. You can’t get ground turkey or a plain chicken breast anywhere near us on the weekend, but this you sure can! Take a look at the recipe below:
2 ripe bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup quick oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1. Mash bananas in a large bowl until smooth. Mix in eggs and vanilla until well combined, then mix in oats and cinnamon.
2. Heat a skillet to medium and add in a scoop* of the pancake batter. Smooth out to form an even layer. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes until you start to see bubbles releasing from the top of the batter. Flip and cook until the other side is golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes.
3. Garnish your pancakes with your favorite toppings! (We have used all kinds of fruits.)
4. Serve with a dash of real maple syrup.
*Note: Use ½ cup for scooping the batter to yield 4 thicker pancakes; Use ⅓ cup to yield 6 smaller pancakes.