I absolutely love eating pancakes for breakfast .
It's one of my favorite things .
That's why I love these oatmeal banana pancakes .
It's so healthy .
We're not using any flour and no granulated sugar whatsoever in this recipe .
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First thing we're gonna do is measure out one cup of oats .
Now it doesn't really matter what oats you use for this one .
You could even use instant oats if you wanted to .
I prefer these gluten free , old fashioned oats , uh gluten free because my wife is gluten free .
So I always want to make things that she can eat .
Of course .
So we're gonna measure out one cup , gonna dump it into a blender .
I was a little bit shy of one cup .
So let me help it .
Now , this next step , we are going to blend up the oats , which is essentially making what's called oat flour that's really just blended oats .
It's super simple .
I have made these pancakes in the past without uh making the oats into oat flour .
And I found that making oat flour is a much better version of this recipe .
So dump it in the blender and then we're just gonna do a couple of quick pulses here .
Come on , come and get a shot of this .
What we're looking for here is just for the oats to get into a more powdery type of texture and you're going to see them kind of mash up .
It's starting to get a little bit more powdery here leaving some chunks is totally fine .
So don't feel like you've got to make it all perfectly even powder .
Sometimes I even give it just like a little bit of shake just to kind of get the big chunks to the bottom .
Let's blend it up one more time .
All right .
That is the perfect texture .
Check out that oat flour .
All right .
So next , we're just gonna add the rest of our ingredients into the blender and blend it up .
We're gonna start with two eggs , not gonna do a one handed crack here .
I feel like sometimes I want to show off and do that , but I really don't want to get shells in the blender .
So I'm not gonna show off .
That's what's best for this video .
Oh Cool .
That's why you shouldn't show off .
Never get cocky when you're cooking or else something bad is gonna happen .
Literally happens to me every time .
Next , we're gonna add one teaspoon of baking powder and the baking powder is gonna give uh , these pancakes a nice fluffy rise , one teaspoon .
We're gonna add one banana .
It doesn't really matter if it's a big banana or a small banana .
If you love the taste of banana and you like sweetness .
Do a big banana .
If you don't like sweetness so much , you can do a smaller one .
One banana and I break it in half .
You don't need to , I think it fits better .
Next , we're gonna add one third cup of almond milk .
Uh If you don't love almond milk , but you do like regular milk .
You can use that too or you could use any of the other alternative milks .
Um My wife likes hemp milk .
I don't really like hemp milk .
She likes it .
You can use rice milk too .
However , just know this , that rice milk is the thinnest of all the milk .
So it tends to make things a little watery , but you can also use oat milk .
I really love oat milk .
Um , because it's a little thicker than any of the other alternative milks .
But al milk is a really great choice too .
Next , we're gonna add two tablespoons of maple syrup .
Maple syrup is such an important part of this recipe for the inside of the pancakes .
And I also love to use it as a garnish too .
Two tablespoons .
And finally , we're just gonna add a pinch of salt , do it a little bit more perfect .
And now all you have to do is give this a blend .
It doesn't have to be blended until perfectly smooth .
But you wanna get most of the big chunks out .
What's amazing about uh this batter that we're making is that it looks just like regular pancake batter and keep in mind that we haven't used any normal flour , just oat flour .
So check this out , can get a shot of this .
It's looking really good .
All right .
So I have taken the batter and I put it into this bowl here because I want to show you guys something .
Take a look at this .
So if you take a little spoon and you just kind of drizzle it here , you'll see that it's kind of nice and thick .
So what that's gonna give us are nice and fluffy pancakes .
If for example , you wanted to have a flatter , more crepe style pancake .
What I would do is add a little bit more almond milk or any milk that you want to , this mixture to water it down just a little bit and that's gonna give you a shorter flatter pancake .
So just , it completely depends on what kind of pancakes you guys like .
I also like putting um the mixture into a bowl because when it comes time to spooning the mixture into the pan , I like using a ladle to get my pancakes very consistent in their diameter .
First thing we're gonna do here is add a little bit of butter to the pan .
Let's just move it around a little bit .
So we get a nice coating .
You can use any kind of butter you want .
Um Some people really love vegan butter .
Not necessarily my thing .
I like normal butter .
Uh but you can also use which is clarified butter .
Now , I don't even know what clarified technically means .
I gotta look it up .
But if you guys know , please let me know in the comments below .
I always love learning right .
So now we're gonna uh , spoon up our pancakes into the pan .
I like my pancakes .
Uh , about four or five inch in diameter .
All right .
So we've let these pancakes cook for about 1 to 2 minutes on each side , then we're gonna flip them .
But let me give you a quick tip here the way that you know that they're ready to be flipped , you can do it two ways .
Uh Number one .
there's little tiny bubbles that come up to the surface when you're starting to see a couple of those bubbles .
That's when you know it's ready to be flipped and you can also just do a quick little peek with your spatula .
These are ready .
So let's do a quick little flip and it's really good when you're pouring in the mixture into the pan for the first time .
Give yourself a little bit of room to work because if you kind of pour them all too close together .
It's gonna be hard to get in there and give them a flip without disturbing and messing up the others .
They're nice and golden .
These pancakes are looking so delicious already .
I cannot wait to give them a try .
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Let's plate these up right to finish these pancakes off .
I am going to top them with a little bit of maple syrup and some fresh berries .
Oh , they look so good .
Let's give them a try .
Get some berries in the bait .
These oatmeal banana pancakes are so incredibly good and they're just the perfect amount of sweet .
I know you guys are gonna love these .
I hope you give them a try .
I'll see you in the next video .