Oats & Banana Pancake

It is a simple breakfast recipe with loads of fibre. Pancakes are prepared for breakfast whenever i wake up late 'coz it is quick to prepare and no other accompaniments / curries are needed. The addition of eggs makes the pancake slightly rich in calories. It can be adjusted according to one's requirement or the eggs can be completely avoided. I like to try variations of basic recipes and hence i have added oats and banana and spiced it up with cinnamon.

the recipe

whole wheat flour - 3/4 cup
oats - 1/2 cup
banana - 2 (i have used the green long ones)
egg - 2
milk - 3/4 cup
sugar - 3 tbsp
salt - 1/2 tsp
cinnamon - 1/4 - 1/2 tsp (cardamom powder is a good alternative)
oil / butter - to grease
baking powder (optional) - 1/4 tsp
water - 1/4 - 1/2 cup

the method

Take a bowl and whisk the eggs. Add salt and sugar. Whisk again. Add 1/4 cup milk and mix well. Add the wheat flour 1 tbsp at a time and continue mixing. Add 1/4 cup milk when the mixture starts to solidify and add the flour. When the wheat flour, milk and flour is completely added check consistency. Add water as required (the final batter should be in a pouring consistency yet not watery ). Add the oats. In another bowl mash the bananas. Add it to the flour mixture. Add cinnamon /cardamon powder. The amount of sugar in the recipe gives a moderate sweetness. It can be adjusted according to taste.

Heat a gridle. Grease it with oil or 1/4 tsp butter. Pour about 4 tbsp batter. Flatten it gently. Turn it when it is lightly browned on one side as shown in picture. Cook the other side same way. Serve it plain or drizzle some honey.