The Easiest Banana Walnut Pancakes

The Easiest Banana Walnut Pancakes

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The first thing on my mind Saturday mornings is breakfast. I never have time to eat a true breakfast during the week which makes weekend mornings extra special.

Since I don't eat the standard American breakfast of eggs and bacon, I tend to lean towards the sweeter options, which usually happens to be pancakes. I've made some amazing pancakes from i am rorie before. My family's favorite are my Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes, which, yes, are fall focused but they're delicious year round, hands down.

If you're looking for something more savory, my Cheddar Sun-Dried Tomato Cornbread Muffins are get in my belly good and do not need to be reserved for breakfast only.

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I used to think making up recipes would require using extra ingredients or something special to make it different. I'm finally getting the hang of things and have come to my senses: you don't need much to make a delicious meal.

These pancakes have only six ingredients and a maximum five minute prep time. The most labor intensive part is mashing the banana. It's that simple.

So pile on the maple syrup and get ready for the best start to your weekend!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Bob's Red Mill Pancake Mix (Paleo or GF substitutions will work)
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup plant milk
  • 1 banana, perfectly ripe
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • chopped walnuts
  • Optional: banana slices
  1. In a medium sized mixing bowl, mash your banana until the juices are being released and has a goopy texture. Add the pancake mix, vegetable oil, plant milk, and cinnamon, mixing together with a spatula until the dry mixture is fully combined.
  2. Heat a medium sized pan over medium-low heat and lightly spray with nonstick spray. Pour about 2 tbsp of mixture for one pancake. Once the mixture starts to bubble a little, that's when you'll flip them to cook on the other side, giving it about a minute a half. Repeat this step until there's no batter left.
  3. Top the pancakes with the chopped walnuts, banana slices, maple syrup and vegan butter. Serve and enjoy!

Notes: If you're making a large batch, I recommend putting the pancakes on a baking sheet in a preheated oven to keep them warm until you're ready to serve

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