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Sunday Morning Treat: Banana-Oat Pancakes

Banana bread is one of my favorite quick breads. Creamy, sweet, crumbly — there’s nothing quite like it. This pancake recipe is reminiscent of freshly baked banana bread. Unlike most banana pancake recipes, where the bananas are sliced and topped onto the batter, here, the bananas are mashed right into the batter, resulting in a delicious sweetness.

From The King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking cookbook:

Banana-Oat Pancakes

3 small bananas, mashed

2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted

1 Tbsp. lemon juice

1 Tbsp. brown sugar

2 eggs

1 cup oat flour (you can order this from the King Arthur site)

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)

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1. Stir together the mashed bananas, butter, lemon juice and sugar in a medium bowl. Beat in the eggs.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oat flour, baking soda, salt and spices.

3. Slowly fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir in the walnuts. Let it sit for 10 minutes.

4. Heat up a griddle or skillet on medium-high heat. Spray generously with cooking oil.

5. Drop 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle or skillet until bubbles begin to form and then flip pancakes.

6. Serve warm!

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2008 in Breakfast

 

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Chocolate Banana Lunchbox Cake

Moist, chocolatey and crumbly, this is one of my favorite cakes. Unlike most cakes, which call for half a cup or more of butter, this one relies on vegetable oil alone. As a result, it’s not going to be quite like the rich cakes featured in fancy bakeries, but for an afternoon snack or a late dinner munch, it works just perfectly.

Chocolate Banana Lunchbox Cake

1 cup cake flour

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour

2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

2 very ripe bananas, mashed

3/4 cup buttermilk

2/3 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 honey or agave syrup

3 Tbsp. canola oil

1 egg + 1 egg white

1 Tbsp. vanilla extract

1/3 cup dark chocolate chips

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1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a bundt pan with cooking spray and set aside.

2. Combine the flours, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.

3. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the egg and egg white and add the mashed banana. Add the buttermilk, brown sugar, honey, vegetable oil and vanilla extract and whisk until well combined.

4. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and fold until just combined. Do not overmix! Fold in the chocolate chips and pour into the bundt pan.

5. Bake about 20-25 minutes or until a knife inserted in the cake comes out clean.

6. Let cool and then turn the cake out onto a plate. Dust with confectioner’s sugar and serve!

 
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Posted by on June 2, 2008 in Cupcakes and Cakes

 

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