Banana Pancakes

Written by Melanie


These pancakes have it all—fruit, veggies, flax (omega-3 and fiber), wheat bran, and a mouthful of delicious flavor. My picky eater loves breakfast, so this recipe allows me to sneak some nutritious ingredients into one of his favorite foods. My son and I make these pancakes together every Saturday morning. It gives us a chance to bond, and the leftovers allow him to enjoy a nutritious breakfast all week long!

1 cup whole-wheat pancake mix

3/4 cup milk

1 egg

1 tablespoon oil

2 tablespoons butternut squash puree*

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon sugar

2 tablespoons whole ground flaxseed meal

2 tablespoons wheat bran

Banana, sliced

Maple syrup 

*Refer to Puree 101.


Heat a skillet over low-medium heat or a lightly greased electric griddle to 375F. The skillet or griddle is ready when drips of water sizzle, then evaporate.

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl except the banana. Stir just until large lumps disappear. Add sliced banana.

Pour slightly less than 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto the skillet or griddle. Flip with a spatula when the pancakes bubble and the bottoms are golden brown.

Serve with maple syrup. Makes 10-12 pancakes.




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