• Ilana Hill

Banana Walnut Pancakes

One of my all-time favorite weekend treats is brunch. Because I always end up sleeping in so late anyways, brunch is pretty much the normal time for me to eat breakfast, but somehow it is always so much better on the weekends. Whether you're going out with friends to eat Eggs Benedict and drink mimosas or staying in with some coffee and a warm meal, brunch is always exciting to look forward to.


Although I used to opt for more savory meals, even ones off of the lunch menu, during brunch, I started to switch towards the sweeter side. Especially if you haven't let yourself indulge during the week, the weekend is the perfect time to do it!


Side note: You do NOT have to wait until the weekend to eat something you would consider an indulgent meal, and this recipe gives you enough energy and protein to feel satisfied throughout the day no matter if it's a weekday or weekend.


In college, I try not to eat out a lot, but trying to recreate my own favorite meals has been such an exciting task. For my first true weekend back up here, I tasked myself with coming up with my own pancake recipe after realizing I was almost fully out of my trusty pancake mix.


If you like bananas with walnut, stewed berries, cinnamon, or even want to try switching it up with other toppings and ingredients, you'll love to make this easy and super tasty pancake recipe that will leave you completely satisfied. I also paired my meal with two maple breakfast sausages from Trader Joe's for some additional protein.



Banana Walnut Pancakes


Ingredients


1/4 cup of Paleo Birch Benders Pancake Mix (or any other mix/flour)

1/4 cup of oat flour or blended oats

1 ripe banana

1 egg

2 spoonfuls of Greek or DF yogurt

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 handful of walnuts

Pinch of cinnamon


Directions


Mash your banana in a bowl, and then add the rest of your ingredients. If you don't want to use pancake mix, just use 1/2 cup of flour - blend your oats in a blender first. Cook on medium heat with some avocado oil. This made about three pancakes for me.


Additionally, if you want some stewed berries as your topping, take your desired amount of frozen berries and put them in a small pot on medium-low heat. Add some lemon juice and sugar (optional) to draw out the sweetness.



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