But, Banana Bread Pancakes were on the menu for breakfast this morning!
Banana Bread Pancakes
1/2 c. oats
1/4th c. cottage cheese
1/2 ripe banana, mashed
A splash of milk (maybe 2 Tbsp?)
Cinnamon, to taste
Combine all ingredients in a blender, with a enough milk to get everything moving (add more as needed until a desired consistency is reached)
Pour batter into a hot, greased pan
Top with syrup and banana slices and enjoy!
I also added some Greek yogurt on top for “whipped cream”. Alright, there is no way that Greek yogurt will ever compare to a huge dollop of whipped cream on a pancake breakfast, but hey…at least this was a little healthier!
Why Would Jessica Eat This?: When you think ‘bananas’ the first nutrition-related thing that comes to mind is probably potassium, right? It is true that bananas are a great source of this nutrient, but they are also packed with tons of other great things! At just 110 calories for one medium-sized fruit, bananas are also a great source of B-vitamins and fiber. The National Academy of Sciences has shown that the potassium and fiber found in bananas may help reduce the risk of high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease. Love your heart and peel one open!