Feb 262015

bananaoatpancakebatterI had to share this fantastic, easy, delicious recipe for banana and oat pancakes.  I found the recipe on Mountain Mama Cooks website and I tweaked it a little. The pictures are all mine!

Here is what I love about the recipe:

The banana oat pancakes are made with organic oats and almond milk and cooked in coconut oil…no white flour in sight.  It is also so easy to make.  You basically place all the ingredients in the blender and puree it up.  It also has some cinnamon in it.

Banana Oat PancakeCinnamon is a super spice! Cinnamon is rich in fiber and polyphenols (think anti-oxidants), is known to be an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. It also helps to control blood sugar levels, triglycerides, cholesterol, blot clots and heartburn. Sold yet? Here is the kicker…kids love these pancakes.  Make a batch and the whole family will be chewing down on them.  Put leftovers in the fridge and the family will want them for breakfast.


Banana – Oat Pancakes, from MountainMamaCooks.com


2 cups gluten free oats

1 1/4 cups vanilla almond milk
1 large ripe, organic banana
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 heaping tablespoon local honey
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 large organic egg
coconut oil or butter for cooking

Place all ingredients, except egg and coconut oil in the base of a blender and blend until smooth. Add egg and pulse a few times until egg is fully incorporated.
Heat a griddle or large saute pan over medium heat and melt a teaspoon or two of coconut oil. When hot, pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides (about 2-3 minutes per side) and serve hot with maple syrup.
*If batter becomes too thick to pour easily, add a tablespoon or two of almond milk to thin.

Moms Want To Know About Feeding Oatmeal to Baby

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Moms Want To Know About:

Feeding Oatmeal to their baby.

Mom Asks:

Is my 6 month old too young for oatmeal porridge?

Ruth says:

No, he’s not too young, you can start him on oatmeal Super Porridge, just make sure it’s very smooth so he won’t choke on any lumps.  Get the organic steel cut oats or just plain oatmeal flakes from the natural foods store or the part of the supermarket that has “health” foods.  Quick cook oatmeal or the brands processed with sugar aren’t as healthy as plain, unprocessed oatmeal.  It is perfectly normal and very common for babies to get constipated when they start eating solid foods, especially on whole grains because of the fiber.

Here’s what to do about constipation:  Feed him about 2 ounces of commercial jarred baby prunes with the oatmeal.  Only two ounces, though, or you’ll have poop up the back !  With each meal, offer your baby a few tablespoons of plain water in a cup.  Let him get used to and like drinking plain water, not juice.  Thanks for writing! 🙂