Healthy Whole Wheat Flax Seed Banana Pancakes

Now THAT’S a mouth full.

Literally AND Figuratively.

On a lovely walk with Hendrix Sunday morning Christopher and I found an amazing little place called “The Apple Market”. This place had great, locally grown produce, as well as a garden center and general grocery store area! So many local products like soups, salad dressings and syrups, some I had never seen before like Cherry and Apple!!! I found a pineapple so large that I needed to carry it with two hands for only $2.99, as well as GIANT organic Bananas for .99 cents a pound!!! This awesome market is open Monday through Sunday (unlike your typical market) and is right around the corner so I think I will try and buy my produce from here only from now on.

SO that is where I scooped up the bananas for these delicious and filling pancakes which Chris had asked for the night before. I couldn’t BELIEVE how filling they were, and so easy to make 🙂 Try them with the peanut butter syrup I whipped up 🙂

Healthy Homemade Banana Pancakes with fresh fruit and peanut butter syrup!

Healthy Homemade Banana Pancakes with fresh fruit and peanut butter syrup!

Healthy Whole Wheat Flax Seed Banana Pancakes

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup unbleached flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed mixed with 3 tablespoons water, let stand 5 minutes
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons apple sauce
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • Dash of pure vanilla extract
  • Ground cinnamon and fresh nutmeg to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • 2 ripe bananas mashed

OPTIONALS

  • Extra 1/4 ground flax seed
  • Toasted almonds or walnuts
  • 1/4 milk chocolate chips
  1. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and any extra ground flax seed you are using. In separate bowl mix together ground flax seed mixture, milk. apple sauce, bananas and extract.
  2. Stir flour mixture into banana mixture, batter should remain slightly lumpy and bumpy. If you are using any extras like chocolate chips or toasted nuts mix in until just incorporated at this point.
  3. Heat lightly oiled frying pans and spoon 1/4 cup out for each pancake. Cook on first side until you see air bubbles on top of pancakes, flip and cook until golden brown on other side.
  4. Enjoy with cut up fruit, or this delicious peanut butter syrup I made, recipe below.

NOTE: If you like thinner pancakes add more milk, thicker, add less!!!

Peanut Butter Syrup

  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • dash of pure vanilla extract
  • dash of maple extract
Thick whole wheat lumpy, bumpy banana batter

Thick whole wheat lumpy, bumpy banana batter

Almost ready to be flipped!

Almost ready to be flipped!

Healthy Banana Pancakes with fresh fruit topping and peanut butter syrup, ready to be enjoyed :)

Healthy Banana Pancakes with fresh fruit topping and peanut butter syrup, ready to be enjoyed 🙂

Yummy Peanut Butter, Butterscotch, Marshmallow Squares <3

So easy to make and turn out great EVERY TIME!

I made a makeshift double boiler to show you how it’s done if you don’t happen to have one! 🙂

I usually make a half batch in a glass bread pan since it’s so sweet..I can’t eat more than a tiny piece at a time! But I have provided the full recipe below!

Peanut Butter, Butterscotch, Marshmallow Squares

Peanut Butter, Butterscotch, Marshmallow Squares

Peanut Butter, Butterscotch, Marshmallow Squares

1/2 Cup Butter

1/2 Cup Peanut Butter

2 Cups or 12 oz. Butterscotch Chips

3 Cups Mini marshmallows

Buttered 9 X 9 Inch Glass Baking Dish

  1. In a double boiler mix Butter, Peanut Butter and Butterscotch Chips until JUST MELTED! REMOVE FROM HEAT.
  2. Fold in Mini Marshmallows and transfer to Buttered Dish and top with extra Marshmallows.
  3. Refrigerate for at least one hour. Cut and ENJOY with a big glass of milk 🙂

These always pop up around Christmas time. I used to love going anywhere for Christmas and pigging out on these delicious squares 🙂

Very few ingredients and Prep time :)

Very few ingredients and Prep time 🙂

Makeshift double boiler. A metal Bowl on top of a pot with a small amount of boiling water.

Makeshift double boiler. A metal Bowl on top of a pot with a small amount of boiling water.

Yummy Squares just like Grandma made<3

Yummy Squares just like Grandma made<3