Was anyone else craving a whole mess of pancakes this weekend or was it just me? This Sunday I was feeling a little over trained and a lot hungry! I just couldn’t eat enough! after eating a big plate of rice and veggies I decided I better just go take a nap. I put the baby to bed and let the toddler watch a movie on the laptop in bed with me. One extra hour of sleep, pure gold! Maybe just as priceless as that mid day nap was finding my toddler passed out in my bed next to me. Ever since the arrival of her baby bro she has been near impossible to get down for a nap. What is a mama to do with here precious alone time? Make pancakes that’s what! You heard me, I woke up with the undeniable urge to make fluffy delicious pancakes. I even had some overripe bananas begging to be used. So with the house to myself I cranked up some tunes and got to work creating these little gems. I don’t make pancakes often so when I do they better not disappoint! You better believe these bad boys hit the spot. And my little girl was very pleased to wake up to the smell of pancakes in the afternoon. I hope you enjoy these as much as we did!
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 Tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1 over ripe banana (about 2/3 cup) coarsely mashed
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 2 cups water
- 2 tsp vanilla
- Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl
- In a separate bowl combine wet ingredients
- Mix wet ingredients into dry until combined
- Heat frying pan on medium high heat
- Coat pan with coconut oil to prevent sticking
- Using a ¼ cup measuring cup spoon batter into frying pan
- Flip pancakes when bubbles appear on the surface
- Let cook about 1 minute on alternate side
- Enjoy hot topped with maple syrup, more fruit, or both!
Pro Tip: Make a double batch on the weekend. Cool left overs in the fridge before moving to the freezer. Now you have a healthy grab and go breakfast, even on those busy week day mornings.