This morning there were two over-ripe bananas (at least by my just-barely-yellow-banana-loving standards) in the fruit basket on the counter this morning just begging fruit flies to come make their home. Side note, where on earth do those things come from anyway? Do they live on fruit or just eat it? Usually I'd bake the bananas into some banana bread for S, but since Mamie Jayne is in town for one more day, baby M had a playmate to distract him long enough for me to make him some fresh pancakes for breakfast.
This recipe is similar to the pumpkin pancakes I made a couple weeks ago (and several times since). Just some fruit, oatmeal and an egg to hold it all together. They were a big hit with baby M and tasty with syrup for mummy!
Oatmeal, Flax & Banana Pancakes
3/4 c. oatmeal
3/4 c. ground flax
2 ripe bananas
handful of craisins
1. In a food processor with the blade attachment, process oatmeal into a powder
2. Add flax and pulse to combine
3. Add bananas and egg and process until smooth - consistency should be like brownie batter, if needed, add a little milk to thin or oatmeal to thicken
4. Throw in a handful of craisins and pulse until combined
5. Heat a skillet and spray with Pam
6. Drop by spoonfuls and flatten to pancakes, cook until golden on the first side, flip and cook until golden on the second side and pancake is cooked through
Serve with sliced bananas for baby and sliced bananas and syrup for mom