Whole Grain Banana Waffles or Pancakes

DifficultyIntermediate

Love a hot breakfast, but want to feel good about what you ate? This batter can be used for pancakes on a griddle or baked in a waffle iron. The whole grain oats and wheat add fiber and protein, which slows digestion and makes them even more filling and satisfying! The banana adds natural sweetness, and a healthy dose of potassium. Using olive oil keeps the saturated fat low. Great for families trying to reduce constipation, cholesterol, or just looking for a healthier start to the day! Makes 12-16 waffles or pancakes

Yields12 Servings
 1 cup Old fashioned rolled oats
 1 cup Whole wheat flour
 1 tsp Baking Soda
 2 tsp Baking Powder
 2 Bananas
 1 cup Buttermilk
 2 Eggs
 1 tbsp Brown Sugar, Light
 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
 2 tbsp Olive Oil
1

In a food processor, process oats to a fine flour. Add whole wheat flour, baking soda and baking powder, and pulse a few times to mix.

2

In a separate bowl, mash bananas with a potato masher. Add buttermilk, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla, and olive oil.

3

Fold dry ingredients into wet banana mixture.

4

Drop by 1/3 cupfuls onto a hot waffle iron and bake 3-5 minutes until golden brown to make waffles. Drop by 1/3 cupfuls onto a skillet heated to medium to make panckes. Griddle 3-5 minutes, until golden brown, then flip and cook other side until golden brown.

5

Enjoy! Delicious with a scoop of plain yogurt on top and a drizzle of pure maple syrup!

Ingredients

 1 cup Old fashioned rolled oats
 1 cup Whole wheat flour
 1 tsp Baking Soda
 2 tsp Baking Powder
 2 Bananas
 1 cup Buttermilk
 2 Eggs
 1 tbsp Brown Sugar, Light
 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
 2 tbsp Olive Oil

Directions

1

In a food processor, process oats to a fine flour. Add whole wheat flour, baking soda and baking powder, and pulse a few times to mix.

2

In a separate bowl, mash bananas with a potato masher. Add buttermilk, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla, and olive oil.

3

Fold dry ingredients into wet banana mixture.

4

Drop by 1/3 cupfuls onto a hot waffle iron and bake 3-5 minutes until golden brown to make waffles. Drop by 1/3 cupfuls onto a skillet heated to medium to make panckes. Griddle 3-5 minutes, until golden brown, then flip and cook other side until golden brown.

5

Enjoy! Delicious with a scoop of plain yogurt on top and a drizzle of pure maple syrup!

Whole Grain Banana Waffles or Pancakes