I left this past Saturday for my family’s annual cottage retreat. We have been cottaging on Lake Huron for close to a decade now, and I look forward each year for our getaway. I am a city girl, loving the hustle and bustle of Toronto, but getting away from the smog and air pollution is much-needed every now and then. The energy on the lake is so positive and radiating, I always return home refreshed and rejuvenated. If you’re interested in where I cottage, check out my sister-in-law’s post about the town.
We have been living minimally this week, having not brought a ton of cooking ingredients with us. A few days ago, I whipped up several batches of pancakes I made from scratch using ingredients I found in our kitchen. I didn’t follow a recipe, yet they were a hit at the breakfast table. I knew I had to share these simple and quick pancakes with you. I made them again this morning for myself in under 20 minutes! They are super moist, sweet, and delicious. I topped them with blueberries and maple syrup for a wholesome breakfast.
I really like this recipe because of its versatility. If you don’t have quick or one-minute oats, you can use large flake oats, but the pancakes will come out a little denser and chewier. In turn, you can grind large flakes in a blender to create oat flour and use that instead. I also like to add dried fruit into the pancake mixture for a little more sweetness. My favourite additions are dates, but I’ve also tried adding dried apricots and figs. These pancakes really are that simple – only 3 main ingredients! How could you not give them a try?
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 1 egg
- ⅓ cup quick or one-minute oats
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- oil of choice
- In a bowl, combine mashed banana & egg.
- Add oats, cinnamon & salt & mix well.
- Heat a pan on medium-high heat & reduce to medium heat. Add a little oil & using a ladle or large spoon, form pancakes with the mixture in the pan.
- Cook until edges turn golden brown, about 2 minutes, flip & cook second side for another minute.
- Serve immediately with your choice of berries and maple syrup.