Homemade Pancake Mix + Banana Ricotta Oatmeal Pancakes

PANCAKES. Why are they so delicious and perfect for breakfast? Let’s count the ways:

  • Can be topped with virtually anything
  • Loaded with protein and healthy fats
  • Enjoyed with maple syrup… yes.
  • Taste great with berries
  • Involve lots of tastes and textures
  • You can eat CAKE for breakfast. Healthy, sin-free CAKE!
  • So freaking easy that you don’t even need a recipe

Okay, I think I’ve justified this enough 😉

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Let’s get cracking! No, literally.

And whisk it up! One egg is perfect.

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Add some ricotta cheese: mine was left over from making a vegetable lasagna. Man, lasagnas with ricotta cheese are so good! I need to pick up the ingredients to make another one during reading week and freeze portions of it for those busy evenings. 🙂

Back to the pancakes! Whisk up the eggs (I think I already said that…) and add a big scoop of ricotta. Just do it to taste because you absolutely cannot go wrong with ricotta.

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A little texture is fine. Add some vanilla extract (about 1/8 tsp) and a little splash of milk or almond milk.

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Throw a banana in there, and mash mash mash! I like my banana slightly chunky.

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You’ll want to add some homemade pancake mix now.

Here’s what you’ll need for the mix:

  • 1 tbsp. baking soda
  • 2 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1-2 tbsp. cinnamon (to taste)
  • sprinkle of nutmeg (optional)
  • 5 cups spelt flour

You can sift it all if you’d like, but there is really no need. Just whisk all the dry ingredients together and throw ’em all into a jar like this one.

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Add enough of the mix to make a batter-like consistency, then fry the pancakes over medium heat with coconut oil. Flip when you see bubbles. Add toppings…

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PS: nut butter, berries, and hemp hearts/chia seeds and yogurt are my toppings of choice! With maple syrup, of course, but these banana-sweetened pancakes are glorious on their own.

And devour!

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Tell me:

  • Do you like pancakes?
  • Do you usually follow a recipe when you make food, or is it all by intuition? You know, a pinch of this and a dash of that?

5 thoughts on “Homemade Pancake Mix + Banana Ricotta Oatmeal Pancakes

  1. Wow wow wow, it looks so yummy! The blackberries are so fresh. I haven’t had fresh berries for a while. They are too expensive now. I like your brown sugar pancake recipe; I think I will make it for everyone’s breakfast next week. Thank you for sharing your recipes and good ideas.

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  2. How couldn’t anyone like pancakes?! Depending on the recipe you can enjoy them anyway! I love them with chocolate chips and tons of fruit and cinnamon! I’ve always wanted to try ricotta or cottage cheese pancakes!

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