When I make breakfast on weekends, I normally make the same thing: a sort of breakfast hash with potatoes, eggs and sausage. Recipe coming later. Maybe. I’ve been making it for years, and you can imagine we get tired of the same dish for that long!
I purchased a new blender on Amazon Prime Day, which was like six months ago now. It’s a Blendtec, and after my sister told me how much she loved hers, I had to try it out. I had been shopping around for a while on the Facebook market thing, and it’s like Amazon KNEW that I was searching for a blender. (Facebook knows everything.) *Insert The Twilight Zone theme music here*
A good, high speed blender will change your process in the kitchen. Seriously, guys. If you cook, bake, create and concoct as much as I do, your life will change once you grab one.
I first bought mine for smoothies, (it literally turns fruit and chia seeds into a pulp) but i’m using it more and more for other things like oat flour. I used a mini food processor before, but it just doesn’t grind up the oats into a true flour like the Blendtec.
High speed blenders are also great for batters. As I was creating this recipe, I was preparing to use my ol’ food processor, but then, I realized I could make the whole pancake batter in the blender and only have to clean one dish. Absolute game changer for me, guys. I think I hopped on the fancy blender train a bit late, but I. Have. Arrived.
Okay so pancakes. The pancake mix in a box is good. But these? They’re tasty, filling and healthy. I mean, a pancake with peanut butter and banana? You had me at pancake.
I’m assuming most of us like our pancakes nice and fluffy. The first few times I made these, they were flatter than a piece of paper. That’s the truth. I got smart by adding baking powder till I got it right. Look at these babies. (Oh, the first batch wasn’t as flat as paper. But, they were still pretty thin.)
Here are some of my best pancake tips that I’m passing to you before you get started.
- It’s okay if you’re batter is a bit lumpy, and it’s okay if it’s really smooth, too. I didn’t have any problems with either texture.
- I added a small amount of butter before each new pancake. It gives a great crust around the edges.
- This is exactly baking, so feel free to change the recipe per your preferences. But I can’t promise how they’ll turn out.
- Baking soda really is a must here. Don’t be shy with it, either .
- I like to use a slotted spatula to flip these, so I can see the bottom before I turn them over. You can also wait for the bubbles to appear on the top before you flip.
As always, let me know if you try these!
Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
- 3-4 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup oats
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- In a high speed blender, blend the oats until they turn into a flour consistency. Add flour, banana, Greek yogurt, egg, sugar, baking powder, peanut butter and vanilla until combined.
- Melt butter in a nonstick pan over medium to medium high heat. Using a 1/4 measuring cup, pour batter and wait 1-3 minutes until bubbles begin to form on top or until desired color is achieved. Flip and cook another 1-2 minutes.