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Whole wheat banana walnut pancakes, yum! I woke up bright and early on Sunday morning and thought, why not make some pancakes. Then I realized we had some bananas that were overly ripped. I looked in my baking cabinet and had the difficult decision between pecans and walnuts. Walnuts won, though, and this breakfast was a huge hit!
How to make banana walnut pancakes?
These whole wheat banana pancakes were made from scratch. Say goodbye to Bisquick and Mix.
However, you most definitely can make these with a mix. You would just make it as it says on the box and then add two to four overly ripped bananas, which varies based on the number of pancakes you are planning on making.
Once you add in the ripe bananas, it is best to you a mixer to get the bananas in mashed more. They end up blending in more and if you have a picky eater as I do. This is the perfect disguise to get him to eat bananas.
Are banana walnut pancakes healthy?
It will vary on the flour you use and the syrup. I used whole wheat flour that has so many great nutrients in it. Bananas provide a considerable amount of potassium. Then we top these delicious pancakes off with some chopped up walnuts for high in omega-3 and have an abundance of antioxidant properties. For the final touch add some pure maple syrup.
What are the benefits of walnuts?
Below is a nice chart that I created to better share the benefits along with the adverse effects of walnuts. They are really packed with great nutritional value. All information was obtained from HealthLine.
Whole Wheat Banana Walnut Pancakes
- 3 Ripe Bananas
- 1/4 c Chopped Walnuts For the topping
- 2 c White Whole Wheat Flour Shhh... The kids will never know it is healthy.
- 4 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 2 tsp Sugar
- 2 Eggs Large
- 2 c Milk
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Cooking Spray
- Preheat your griddle on medium heat and spray with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
- Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Add wet ingredients to the mixing bowl including the bananas. Use the mixer until there are no more dry spots; don't over-mix.
- Pour about 1/4 cup of pancake batter onto the griddle. When the bubbles settle and the edges begin to set, flip the pancakes.
- Repeat with the remainder of the batter. Makes 14-16 pancakes
We enjoyed these pancakes so much and I hope you do as well. Don’t forget to pin and save for later.