A basic whole-grain pancake to get you going in the morning. We also like to change it up a bit by adding 1/2 cup applesauce and 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon instead of the banana.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
12 pancakes
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the rolled oats into the jar of a blender and blend until the texture resembles coarse flour. Whisk together the blended oats, whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, dry milk powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl; set aside.

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  • Whisk together the egg, milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla. Stir in the mashed banana. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and stir just until moistened. Let the batter stand for 5 minutes.

  • Heat a lightly oiled griddle over medium-high heat. Drop batter by large spoonfuls onto the griddle, and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry, about 2 minutes. Flip, and cook until browned on the other side. Repeat with remaining batter.

Nutrition Facts

333 calories; protein 11g 22% DV; carbohydrates 54.7g 18% DV; fat 8.5g 13% DV; cholesterol 38mg 13% DV; sodium 524.4mg 21% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2010
Quick tips - I omitted powdered milk, no biggie - Used all whole wheat flour (no all-purpose), still great - Blended quick oats to a flour-like texture and that worked perfectly - Rather than mashing banana, I just threw the egg, milk, banana and vanilla in the blender, mixed it all up and added it to the flour mixture, worked great. I have never been a whole wheat fan, but as I'm getting older and realize how important nutrition really can be, expecially with diabetes in the family, I am trying to just make better choices when possible and using less white flour and sugar is one of the big ones. This was my first whole wheat baking experience and I have to say they were not only much better than I thought they would be, they were FANTASTIC! I will be makng these often. Next time I may add flax seeds and/or protein power to add a little extra umph...probably won't even be able to tell Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/26/2015
I thought this recipe was okay. The main photo looks fantastic. Mine did rise up because of the amount of baking powder but the browning was definitely not as perfect looking or the shape. However my real issue is I thought they were sort of doughy in the inside almost sort of still wet despite being done. That was not what I expected. Also something about the banana taste I did not love. I have tried plain and wheat pancakes from the site but these were just not my favorite. I believe a ripe or very ripe banana is not right for this recipe. The banana flavor is dominant and it needs a very fresh one unlike most baked recipes with banana. I gave it 4 stars because they are fairly healthy and I am also sure none will go to waste. They seem like they can be re-heated like most pancakes. They may even dry out a little by the next day. I made 1/2 recipe and got 5 med-large pancakes. Read More
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  • 2 star values: 3
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2010
Quick tips - I omitted powdered milk, no biggie - Used all whole wheat flour (no all-purpose), still great - Blended quick oats to a flour-like texture and that worked perfectly - Rather than mashing banana, I just threw the egg, milk, banana and vanilla in the blender, mixed it all up and added it to the flour mixture, worked great. I have never been a whole wheat fan, but as I'm getting older and realize how important nutrition really can be, expecially with diabetes in the family, I am trying to just make better choices when possible and using less white flour and sugar is one of the big ones. This was my first whole wheat baking experience and I have to say they were not only much better than I thought they would be, they were FANTASTIC! I will be makng these often. Next time I may add flax seeds and/or protein power to add a little extra umph...probably won't even be able to tell Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2009
I thought these were awesome! I made a half-recipe since I was just cooking for my boyfriend and myself and it yielded 8 pancakes, 1/4 cup of batter each. To make them more healthy I used (for 3 servings) one egg white instead of the egg, 1.5 Tbsp applesauce instead of the oil, and skim milk. As others mentioned I added cinnamon and used a very ripe banana for mashing. With my substitutions the caloric content is about 195 calories per pancake and only 1g of fat, not bad! Thanks for the great recipe! I will be making these again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2009
I made these according to recipe, only adding a little nutmeg and cinnamon and using lowfat buttermilk instead of plain milk. With most pancake recipes that use oatmeal, I let the batter sit on the counter for a bit before making the pancakes. My kids gobbled these up and asked for seconds! I didn't eat any myself, but they sure enjoyed them. I served them with Absolute Best Pancake Syrup, which is also from this site. There were a few leftover, so I froze them in freezer bags in two portions for my kids so all I have to do is heat them in the toaster the next morning. A+ recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2009
I was 1/2 asleep this am when I made these - and missed the whole grinding the oats step - yikes! Decided to forge ahead and make them anyhow - and WOW! They are so delicious! If you can mess up as much as I did and they still come out great - now that's a recipe!!! LOL! I didn't feel like dragging out the milk powder so skipped that.. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2009
Great recipe! The only changes I made here was to use quick cooking oats (didn't place in the blender) I added 2 bananas instead of 1 I also omitted the sugar and it was just perfect. I think that 1/4 cup of sugar would have been too sweet for our taste. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2009
A very good pancake. I recommend using less sugar and more banana. I liked it best with an additional egg some flax and chopped strawberries in the mix. It has a subtle oatty flavor which I really enjoyed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2009
YUM! These were delish and healthy! I added an extra banana and about a tsp of cinnamon and am glad I did. I think they may have been a little bland without this. I didn't have any of the dried milk powder on hand so I didn't add that and didn't miss it at all either. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2012
These turned out really well. I used three ripe bananas used less milk (less than a cup) and they were moist and yummy. I also added a tsp of cinnamon and a 1/4 nutmeg. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2009
These pancakes are FANTASTIC! My almost-one-year-old and I just gobbled them up for breakfast. What a terrific way to incorporate some additional nutrition into her (our) favorite breakfast. Thank you for posting this recipe- we will be sure to use it repeatedly. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/26/2015
I thought this recipe was okay. The main photo looks fantastic. Mine did rise up because of the amount of baking powder but the browning was definitely not as perfect looking or the shape. However my real issue is I thought they were sort of doughy in the inside almost sort of still wet despite being done. That was not what I expected. Also something about the banana taste I did not love. I have tried plain and wheat pancakes from the site but these were just not my favorite. I believe a ripe or very ripe banana is not right for this recipe. The banana flavor is dominant and it needs a very fresh one unlike most baked recipes with banana. I gave it 4 stars because they are fairly healthy and I am also sure none will go to waste. They seem like they can be re-heated like most pancakes. They may even dry out a little by the next day. I made 1/2 recipe and got 5 med-large pancakes. Read More
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