I don't know about y'all, but I'm a huge fan of Jack Johnson. There's just something about his music that makes me want to live seaside and spend my life relaxing on a hammock. I adore his voice. And just like it would be impossible to choose a favorite child, the same sentiment goes for choosing a favorite song of his...I just can't do it! I love them all so much! I swear this post isn't about Jack Johnson and his music, but I do want to throw this out there for your listening pleasure...
Banana Pancakes...such a great song!
And it also happens to be one of my most favorite breakfast dishes :)
And every time I whip up a batch of these flapjacks, this song always comes to mind. Banana Pancakes on repeat...both the song AND the dish....on repeat ALL DAY LONG :)
BANANA OATMEAL PANCAKES
recipe slightly altered via FIXATE cookbook, by Autumn Calabrese
1 C. almond milk (sweetened, unsweetened, or vanilla flavored...I used unsweetened)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 C. cooking oats (I use the old fashioned Quaker cooking oats)
Optional toppings: fresh berries, banana slices, maple syrup, nut butter, fresh whipped cream, etc.
Place all ingredients into a blender and pulse until well blended and smooth.
Spray a nonstick skillet with cooking spray or grease with coconut oil.
Pour 1/4 cup of the batter into the skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes and then flip and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes or until pancake is set.
Repeat as many times...or pancakes...as needed!
I personally like a lighter breakfast when I choose to eat three square meals a day, so I typically top mine with fresh fruit like raspberries and blueberries, but you can drown yours in syrup if you prefer ;) I know that's my personal preference, but my expanding waistline begs me to resist.
I can't begin to tell you how much I love these!! This quickly became a favorite breakfast for me AND my family. Shocking, I know! But y'all...they're so good! I typically have unsweetened almond milk on hand, but these would be AMAZING with vanilla flavored almond milk as well. Or go crazy and add the vanilla almond/coconut milk instead. YUM.
The longer the batter sits, the thicker the consistency will become, so you may need to add a couple of teaspoons of almond milk to the batter if you don't plan on cooking an entire batch right away :)
Now go make yourself some banana pancakes and don't forget to listen to Jack Johnson while you're at it.