I recommend sifting the flour, it gives it a bit of air and helps the pancakes not get too dense. I used coconut oil to lube up the pan, but you could use whatever kind of oil you'd like. I usually use coconut oil or olive oil. I didn't want a fruity olive oil taste - so yummy coconut instead. These recipe doubles easily, in case you've got a really hungry family!
Whole Wheat Banana Flax Pancakes
Prep Time: < 5 minutes
Serves: 8 (1/4 cup) pancakes
- 1 cup organic whole wheat flour, sifted
- 1 tbsp organic ground flaxseed
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
- 1 ripe banana, mashed very well
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 egg whites (cage-free), beaten
- 1 tsp coconut oil (for pan) or use oil spray
- fresh banana slices (optional)
- pure maple syrup (optional)
- dairy-free whipped topping (optional)
Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
In a side bowl, add all of the dry ingredients. Mix well by hand. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mashed the banana very well with a fork. Then add the rest of the wet ingredients and stir well.
Gradually stir in the dry mixture to the wet mixture. Try to not over mix. The batter should be thick and lumpy.
Use about 1/3 of the oil - put it in the heated pan and distribute evenly.
Pour a 1/4 cup of the pancake batter into the pan, spreading the batter out slightly. Repeat this step until the pan has the max amount of pancakes it can hold.
Wait for the pancakes to slightly bubble on top (about 3 minutes) and then flip, to cook the other side. Cook for about 2 minutes or so. Remove from the pan and begin with the next batch of pancakes. Add a bit of remaining oil and proceed with adding the pancakes to the pan. Do this as many times as you need to finish off the batter.
Once the pancakes are done, serve warm. Top with fresh banana slices and a drizzle of pure maple syrup.
My cute petite pancake stack with a few banana slices and a drizzle of maple syrup.
My husband's pancake platter - he's so proud :). He added a bit of whipped topping on his.
Nutritional Info for 2 pancakes(not including optional ingredients):
Calories: 175 ; Fat: 3g ; Carbohydrate: 32g ; Fiber: 5g ; Sugar: 4g ; Protein: 7g