As always, I’m late to the party.
Yesterday was “National Banana Bread Day” and I didn’t celebrate. There were no banana shaped decorations. No banana themed games were played. I didn’t even eat anything banana flavored.
None of the other members of my family were too torn up about it.
Matty B doesn’t like banana bread. J Man doesn’t like bananas (this week) and Miss Rae doesn’t like eating…in her chair- she much prefers grabbing a bite here and there as she runs around terrorizing her brother.
But I like all of those things: eating, bananas, and banana bread. Do I need a whole loaf of banana bread to myself?
And so banana bread pancakes were born.
Look at these beautifully overripe bananas. I don’t throw away bananas for anything. I love them mashed into oatmeal, sliced on top of PB toast and if they are too far gone, I peel, freeze and smoothify them. Yes, smoothify is a word.
This recipe is as easy as they come because you just throw everything into a blender. Have I mentioned how much I love our Vitamix? I’m thinking of naming her. Maybe Genevieve.
As is tradition, some pancakes are made in the shape of letters. When J Man is 13, I’ll still be making shaped pancakes, but they’ll most likely be symbols from the periodic table…
The best banana bread has nuts and chocolate chips. I followed suit by topping my pancakes with more banana and a giant scoop of sunflower seed chocolate almond butter.
And today, history was made. Miss Rae sat in her seat and ate her whole breakfast without requesting “scoosed peas?” (Translation: May I be excused please?) after 5 minutes.
It might have been the jam on her pancakes.
No matter, I’m celebrating. I hereby dub February 24 “National Children Eat All Their Breakfast Day”.
Start planning for next year. It’s a momentous occasion.
Banana Bread Pancakes
3 cups soy milk
2 cups rolled oats
4 ripe bananas
1 cup WW pastry flour
1 tsp salt
2 TBS baking powder
Combine all ingredients in powerful blender. Purée until smooth. Cook pancakes over medium heat in an oiled pan.
P.S. this makes a lot of pancakes. 1/2 the recipe for a smaller batch.