I set off to try to find an acceptable alternative to my usual whole wheat, buttermilk, pancakes. I've tried four different recipes so far, one was so bad I poured out the batter, another was OK but a little on the bland side, plus flat, very, very flat. The corn cakes were a flop too, they were like eating little rubber discs. The final attempt was.................
I googled vegan pancakes and found this recipe. It was really simple, required ingredients that I already have on hand and only minor gluten free adjustments.
1 ripe banana, mashed
2 cups water
1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
vanilla extract, to taste (optional)
Mix together the mashed banana and water. Add the dry ingredients and mix, leaving lumps in the batter. Cook and enjoy.
The recipe above states it could be used for either pancakes or waffles. I had greater success on pancakes. I don't have any cooking spray to use on the waffle iron, I just use olive oil brushed on the plates, and with the banana in the mix they would not release well. I modified the above slightly, I actually used 1/2 water and 1/2 almond milk. I also used Bob's Red Mill multi purpose GF flour in place of the whole wheat flour. These were a huge hit! Both my boys ate seconds...and thirds....I'm really happy to find a pancake recipe that tastes and feels the same as before. They're light, fluffy and completely satisfying. We will definitely be seeing these again...and again....and again in our kitchen!