Morning glories got me thinking about what I've been cooking up for breakfast these past few weeks. I've been calling them my 'morning glory' because it is glorious... so warm, satisfying and delicious.
It's an oatmeal pancake for one.
Perfect for an early crisp, fall breakfast. Now that the seasons are changing, you're probably craving a different way to start your day. Me too.
I've been reading about these for awhile from some other bloggers. Their pictures look so good, and the recipe is very simple. I watched Kath's video over at katheats.com and knew I would make one the next morning. They are super easy, fast and nutritious. The first time I made this miracle on a plate, I knew I was hooked! I hope you will be too!
My new breakfast makeover
The recipe is really easy, it makes just enough for one giant pancake, so it's perfect for you.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
1/3 to a ½ cup of old fashioned oats or quick cook oats
1 egg or ¼ cup of egg beaters
1 banana, ½ mashed into pancake ½ added as a topping
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon baking powder*(optional but does make it fluffier)
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1. Combine the dry ingredients; oatmeal, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. Set aside.
2. In another small bowl, crack egg and whip up with a fork.
3. Mash ½ of banana and egg into oatmeal mixture. Stir to combine. Let sit for 5-10 minutes. (5 is fine if you are using quick cook oats, longer if you only have old fashioned oats)
4. Heat up a small skillet to medium-high heat. Spray with cooking spray or use a small dab of butter in the pan. Wait until pan is hot and ready to add pancake mix.
5. Pour pancake mixture onto skillet and help spread out the mixture with the back of a spoon.
6. Cook for 3-4 minutes and flip over, just like a normal pancake.
7. Brown on the other side for a few more minutes (watch closely: 2 minutes or so)
8. Remove from heat, place on a plate and top with the other half of banana, and any other additional fruit. Get ready to feel amazing. Enjoy!
Other suggested toppings: mixed berries, apple, yogurt, nut butter, honey, small amount of pure maple syrup, shredded coconut, chia seeds…the sky’s the limit…get creative!
Nutritional Info: Total Calories: 269 calories, 2 grams of fat, 11.3 grams of protein, and 5.6 grams of fiber.
Here's my raspberry edition...yummy!
Cooking away in the pan....look at all those oats!
Have a wonderful day everyone! What have you been making with oatmeal lately?
Have you made one of these before?