Food & Recipes

Banana-Oatmeal Pancakes

by Rosemary Black

Banana-Oatmeal Pancakes
Kid-Friendly Recipe Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook: 8-10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup wheat germ
  • 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 Tbs baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled and mashed
  • 3 Tbs maple syrup
  • 1Tbs canola oil, plus more for the skillet


  1. In a large bowl, stir flour, wheat germ, oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  2. In a bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Add milk, mashed banana, maple syrup, and 1 tablespoon canola oil and whisk thoroughly.
  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Lightly grease with canola oil. Pour 1/4 cup batter per pancake. Flip with spatula when tops bubble and edges look slightly dry. Cook until the other side is golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Use a cookie cutter to press out pancakes in any shape your kids like.
Kid-Friendly Recipe How kids can help: Measure ingredients..

Per serving: 422 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated), 365 mg sodium, 119 mg cholesterol.