Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Quick & Easy Oatmeal Banana Pancakes
The October issue of Dash has an interesting recipe for Oatmeal Banana Pancakes that starts with a mix. As someone who hasn't used a pancake mix for years, I hesitated to try this but decided that, in a pinch, it might come in handy. IF it's tasty, that is. So I bought a small box of Hungry Jack Complete Pancake Mix and whipped up a batch.
My hungry Jack liked them so it's a keeper. They were light and fluffy. Just right.
Here's the recipe...the italics are my notes/adjustments/additions:
2 cups Hungry Jack complete pancake and waffle mix
1-1/3 cups water
1/2 cup uncooked quick oatmeal
1 large ripe mashed banana
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
Stir pancake mix with water until smooth. Add oatmeal, banana, vanilla extract, and walnuts. Fry pancakes on a greased, heated griddle until golden brown on both sides. Serve hot with maple syrup.
I added the vanilla to balance out the banana and enhance the flavor of the walnuts. I like bananas and I like them in baked goods but sometimes they're just a little too "banana-y", in my opinion. 1/2 teaspoon of the vanilla was just right, I think.
It would be interesting to try this with my old favorite Betty Crocker homemade pancake recipe...just throw in the oatmeal, banana and nuts.