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Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

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Guess what today is y’all? (no I’m not Southern, I just love that word! ;))  That’s right.  Today is Tuesday.  Now, normally I would severely dislike this day.  You see, Tuesdays and I really don’t get along.  Tuesdays keep me from being close to Fridays and, thus, normally tend to make me a bit unhappy.  But this Tuesday is no ordinary Tuesday.  Nope, this Tuesday is National Oatmeal Day!

A year ago I would not have been all that excited about this day.  However, since I have discovered the great ways to utilize oats other than in hot oatmeal (I’m just not a fan), oatmeal and I have become bffs.  Oatmeal is amazing in overnight oats, and I have recently discovered that it makes some seriously rocking pancakes.  Add in some fresh fruit and I am over the moon with happiness.

Of course when it comes to fruit I don’t like to settle.  There is nothing worse than spending money on fresh fruit only to have it be flavorless and spoiled within a day.  As a result, I purchase organic fruit whenever possible and I stick with my favorite brand, Driscoll’s.  Let’s be honest, when it comes to berries they are doing something right.

At first I had a difficult time deciding which berries I wanted to buy for my pancakes.  I love their strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries, and am absolutely delighted when I have the rare chance to enjoy their golden raspberries.  But since I knew that I was including bananas in my pancakes, it only made sense for me to compliment them with Driscoll’s hand-picked sweet and juicy organic strawberries.

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I know that organic is generally more expensive, but the taste and naturalness is totally worth it!  Not to mention the fact that Driscoll’s does not genetically modify their berries – something that I truly appreciate.

Now that we have established that berries are amazing, especially Driscoll’s, let’s make some pancakes!

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Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Servings: Makes 4 pancakes (aka one serving for me!)

Ingredients

1/2 cup oat flour (pulse whole rolled oats in a food processor or blender until they resemble a flour consistency)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp fine sea salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 packet natural sweetener (I used Stevia)
1 very ripe banana, mashed
1 egg white
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/3 cup diced strawberries + more for topping
olive oil cooking spray.
2 to 3 TB strawberry preserves

Directions

1. Combine oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt, cinnamon, and sweetener in a large bowl.  Stir until well-combined.  Set aside.

2. Combine mashed banana, egg white, vanilla, and almond milk in a medium bowl.  Stir until well-combined.

3. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.

4. Stir in diced strawberries.

5. Heat a griddle pan over medium heat until hot.  Spray generously with cooking spray.

6. Pour the pancake batter onto the griddle pan to make four pancakes.  Each pancake should consist of between 1/3 cup to 1/4 cup of the batter.

7. Cook the pancakes for approximately 3 to 5 minutes, or until small bubbles start to form on the top and the bottom of the pancakes are golden brown.

8. Flip the pancakes and cook an additional 3 to 5 minutes.

9. While the pancakes are cooking, cut up some strawberries for topping and melt the strawberry preserves in the microwave (it should only take about 30-45 seconds to melt).

10. Once the pancakes are cooked, stack them up into a pretty pile and top them with the strawberries.

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11. Drizzle Pour the melted strawberry preserves onto the pancakes and strawberries.

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12. Marvel at how absolutely delicious and pretty your pancakes look.

But don’t stare at the pancakes for too long.  They will get cold.  Instead, grab a fork and drive right in.  And if you are anything like me, try not to be too sad when you get to the last bite.

Surprisingly, this was the first time that I made pancakes with berries in them, but you can bet that it won’t be the last.  Next time, I think I will add in some Driscoll’s blueberries.  Don’t blueberry banana pancakes sound heavenly?

Happy National Oatmeal Day everyone!

What is the best pancake combination that you have created with fresh berries?

Did you eat oatmeal today?  In what form?

I am eating overnight oats for today’s breakfast!

{Disclaimer: I was provided with coupons for free berries from Driscoll’s, but all thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.}

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  • Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies October 29, 2013, 7:31 am
    I didn't even know it was some kind of oatmeal day, but I just happened to eat oatmeal! I had slow cooker mocha oats and stirred in some PB -- seriously decadent breakfast day, I guess. Your pancakes look amazing! I'm not normally a fruit on my pancakes kind of lady, but I think you've sold me.
  • Nicole @ FruitnFitness October 29, 2013, 7:34 am
    What a perfect share for national oatmeal day! I didn't know it was national oatmeal day, I should have though as its my all time favorite breakfast! These pancakes sound really good. Nicole @ FruitnFitness recently posted...saving the best for lastMy Profile
  • Becky @ Olives n Wine October 29, 2013, 7:42 am
    Oooohhh these look berry delicious (bahahaha, I crack myself up ;) ) I think I'll have to double this recipe though or the hubs will be eating all of my pancakes! Becky @ Olives n Wine recently posted...#8 Treat Yourself Tuesday {TYT}My Profile
  • Elyse @ Lizzie Fit October 29, 2013, 8:33 am
    It's national oatmeal day?! The first day of the season I said I would get up early to make oatmeal, and slept too late so I had another smoothie, would be national oatmeal day. Wouldn't it? Lol Had I know I would have at least thrown 1/4 cup oats in the blender! The pancakes look to die for though :D Elyse @ Lizzie Fit recently posted...Witchcraft for the Common ColdMy Profile
  • Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl October 29, 2013, 8:42 am
    I can't wait to try this recipe... I love oatmeal pancakes and especially with organic strawberries! I'm having such a hard time finding them lately, though. Happy National Oatmeal Day, from one oatmeal lover to another!
  • Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 29, 2013, 9:32 am
    I had no idea it was National Oatmeal Day! Good thing I start pretty much every day with oatmeal ;) This morning it came in the form of a bowl of oats topped with nut butter, yogurt, and honey, buuuuut I really need to try this oat pancake thing -- I've never had them before! Amanda @ .running with spoons. recently posted.... gluten-free snickerdoodle truffles .My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 29, 2013, 1:47 pm
      Everyday is oatmeal day, right?? ;) And you should definitely try oats in pancakes. They are TASTY!
  • Julia October 29, 2013, 9:39 am
    Oatmeal pancakes are delicious, and your strawberry + banana idea is driving me bonkers! Love all the yummy flavor and health benefits, and this stack of yum looks soooo comforting and filling! Julia recently posted...Kale Salad with Salmon and Orange-Ginger Dressing + An Announcement!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 29, 2013, 1:48 pm
      Thanks so much!! Let me know if you try them!
  • meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles October 29, 2013, 9:56 am
    I didn't realize it was oatmeal day until after breakfast! I will be having oats for lunch though in a yogurt parfait so I will be celebrating. meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles recently posted...Three Tip Tuesday- Saving Money on Your Workout ApparelMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 29, 2013, 1:49 pm
      Oats are good for every single time of day!
  • Ashley October 29, 2013, 11:01 am
    I totally agree - organic berries taste so so much better and are completely worth it! These pancakes look delicious - I love that there is oatmeal in them! Ashley recently posted...Homemade Pumpkin Spice MarshmallowsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 29, 2013, 1:49 pm
      Isn't it crazy how versatile oatmeal is? Who knew oats could be so great in pancakes?
  • Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes October 29, 2013, 11:27 am
    Happy national oatmeal day!! :) :) Love the pancakes! Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes recently posted...Meatballs with Creamy Beef GravyMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 29, 2013, 1:50 pm
      Thanks so much!! It's a great day!
  • Katie @ running4cupcakes October 29, 2013, 12:16 pm
    I am totally making pancakes for dinner!!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 29, 2013, 1:50 pm
      Almost every time that I make pancakes it is for dinner time! Brinner is the best!
  • Miss Polkadot October 29, 2013, 12:31 pm
    National Oatmeal Day? Hey, if I join the celebration it's already International Oatmeal Day? Not like I wouldn't have had my breakfast-for-dinner oat bran in anyway but now it'll taste even better. Now I wish I had a little candle to stick into it to celebrate in style ;). These pancakes sound great though fresh strawberries aren't available anymore so maybe next year? Happy National Oatmeal Day! Miss Polkadot recently posted...Celebrating one marvelous year of bloggingMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 29, 2013, 1:51 pm
      No strawberries? Bummer!! Maybe you can use another type of berry?
  • Lucie@FitSwissChick October 29, 2013, 1:25 pm
    Oh these look so pretty and absolutely delicious!! I love loove berries in pancakes, especially blueberries! I am so sad that the berry season is almost over now here :-( Lucie@FitSwissChick recently posted...Let’s try again – Chocolate Apple Mini CakesMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 29, 2013, 1:52 pm
      Agreed! They are starting to get expensive now that it is fall. And yes, blueberries in pancakes sound taaaasty!
  • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats October 29, 2013, 2:59 pm
    This look amazing!! I'm saving them for a new breakfast option! Jan @ Sprouts n Squats recently posted...Trial Tuesdays – Making friends with my foam rollerMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 29, 2013, 7:22 pm
      Let me know if you try them out! I have a feeling you will like them! ;)
  • Ang @ Nutty for Life October 29, 2013, 3:19 pm
    Now why didn't I read this before breakfast today!? Then I would have known to eat oatmeal. These pancakes actually made my mouth water because I can't pass up ogling at strawberries, even in the fall. Ang @ Nutty for Life recently posted...Nola [Day 2]My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 29, 2013, 7:22 pm
      Same here!! Now if only they weren't getting so expensive during the Fall/Winter! :(
  • Katie @ Blonde Ambition October 29, 2013, 5:04 pm
    Oh my gosh, those strawberries and the preserves look too good! So bright and vivid! This is making me want some breakfast for dinner tonight :) Katie @ Blonde Ambition recently posted...Halloween Weekend in Photos (Part 1)My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 29, 2013, 7:23 pm
      Ahh, brinner is the best!! Especially when it involves pancakes!
  • laurie October 29, 2013, 6:27 pm
    Yum yum yum!! Thanks for a gluten free recipe. I can't wait to try it!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 29, 2013, 7:25 pm
      Gotta love g-free recipes!! Let me know what you think :).
  • Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies October 29, 2013, 7:43 pm
    Sometimes I say y'all, but somehow it never feels right. ;) I love pancakes, but pancakes with strawberries? Even better! Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies recently posted...Recipe | Meaty Mushroom Marinara SauceMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 29, 2013, 8:08 pm
      I know, right? I almost feel a bit phony when I say it, but I just LOVE it! ;)
  • Alexis @ Hummusapien October 29, 2013, 10:03 pm
    YUMMMY!!! I had oats for breakfast but these pancakes would have totally kicked my breakfast's butt. Love that you topped it with strawb preserves! Alexis @ Hummusapien recently posted...Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels SproutsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 30, 2013, 12:31 pm
      They were quite tasty...in fact, I am already thinking about needing to make them again! And yes, I have found that melting a little jelly/jam makes for the perfect topping for pancakes!
  • Jessie October 29, 2013, 10:16 pm
    This recipe sounds delicious. I totally wish I were able to try it out, however the prices of berries here in Kuwait are outrageous. I'm talking $15.00 for a small container. It's quite ridiculous. Until I make it back to the States next September, I suppose I'll just have to drool over yours & pretend that I've made some =) Jessie recently posted...WIAW: 10/29/13My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 30, 2013, 12:32 pm
      $15.00?? That is unreal and absolutely absurd!! I now feel bad for teasing you with this recipe! :(

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