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Easy Banana Pecan Pancakes (Gluten Free)

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Enjoy conversation and the camaraderie of your family and friends as y’all gather around the breakfast table with a stack of these gluten free, cardamom spiced, Easy Banana Pecan Pancakes and steaming mugs of coffee with Hood Calorie Countdown.

Stack of 4 pecan banana pancakes
It’s hard for me to resist the lure of pancakes on a Saturday morning. TBH, it’s hard for me to resist the lure of pancakes – period.
From flattich Swedish Pancakes to fluffy American ones, from savory pancake sandwiches to stuffed and rolled up Sri Lankan coconut pancakes, I have yet to meet a pancake I didn’t love to chow down on!To me, pancakes are not only delicious, but their history is so fascinating. For example, did you know that way, way, back in the day, before yeast and baking soda came on the scene, freshly fallen snow (or the ammonia in it) was used to make pancakes light and soft?
Boiling water and ashes were used for a similar result. They (boiling water and ashes) were mixed together and after the ash settled, the liquid was used in the pancake batter.
Hood Calorie Countdown and other Ingredients For Making Banana Pecan Pancakes

While I might be a tad bit sceptic about using ash liquid or snow (no matter how fresh) in my pancakes these days, I don’t think twice about using Hood Calorie Countdown in them. I recently came across Hood Calorie Countdown in the dairy section at my neighborhood Walmart store, and decided to bring a couple of cartons of it home and use it in these Banana Pecan Pancakes.

Plate of Banana Pecan Pancakes with Hood Calorie Countdown and bowl of sliced bananas and whipped cream

If you are wondering what exactly is Hood Calorie Countdown?

Well, Hood Calorie Countdown is a milky smooth dairy beverage that has 42% fewer calories, 75% less sugar and 67% fewer carbohydrates than milk. It provides 25% of your Daily Value for calcium and 15% of your Daily Value for Vitamin D (based on a 2,000-calorie diet) per one cup. Creamy and delicious, Hood Calorie Countdown comes from Hood, which is a leader in high quality dairy products.
Hood Calorie Countdown comes in: Whole, 2%, Fat Free and chocolate and can be found at Walmart and other local retailers.

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If you would like to find out more about Hood Calorie Countdown, make sure to visit their website. For more recipe ideas and inspiration using Hood Calorie Countdown, check out this link. Also, make sure to follow Hood Calorie Countdown on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest!

Stack of Pecan Banana Pancakes with layers of bananas and whipped cream and Hood Calorie Countdown in the background

Now, getting back to these Banana Pecan Pancakes, they are an adapted version of these Oatmeal Pancakes. I simply added in some cardamom, mashed bananas and pecans for a flavor and texture boost. Fluffy yet filling, these pancakes were delicious with layers of fresh, sliced bananas and freshly whipped cream and steaming mugs of coffee.

Tips To Make Fluffier Pancakes:

• Use a whisk.
I have found that while blender pancakes can be so easy to make, the ones mixed up with a whisk tend to be fluffier.

• Let the batter rest.
While using ground up oats, I started letting the batter stick for a bit to make sure the batter was not runny. In the process, the resulting pancakes were quite a bit fluffier. So, I tried doing this with those pancakes I made with regular flour and the same applied.

• Check expiry dates.
If the baking powder you happen to be using has expired, your pancakes are going to be on the flatter side. Now this wouldn’t be an issue if you were making Sri Lankan coconut pancakes or Swedish pancakes, but might be a concern otherwise.

Stack of Pecan Banana Pancakes with layers of bananas and whipped cream

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Stack of Pecan Banana Pancakes with layers of bananas and whipped cream

Easy Banana Pecan Pancakes

Yield: 4 pancakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Enjoy conversation and the camaraderie of your family and friends as y'all gather around the breakfast table with a stack of these gluten free, cardamom spiced, Easy Banana Pecan Pancakes and steaming mugs of coffee.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats , ground up
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 3/4 cup Hood Calorie Countdown 2%
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 banana, mashed up
  • 1/4 cup pecan bits
  • 1 tbsp honey

Instructions

  1. First off, add the rolled oats to a blender and blend till they resemble a flour-like consistency. Then spoon them into a bowl
  2. Also to the bowl, add in the baking powder, salt, cardamom and whisk together. Then add in the Hood Calorie Countdown, honey  and egg and whisk till well incorporated. Fold in the mashed banana and pecan bits with a spoon and set mixture aside for 7-10 minutes to thicken up.
  3. While waiting, place a pan over a low-medium flame and let it warm.
  4. When pancake mixture is thickened, grease pan with butter and ladle 2-3 tablespoonfuls of mix onto pan, and cook 2-3 minutes on each side, till golden and that golden ring forms around the circumference of the pancake.
  5. Serve pancakes with whipped cream, sliced bananas, and golden syrup or maple syrup and enjoy!

Notes

*Nutrition info is for 2 pancakes, and does not include whipped cream, extra banana or honey/maple syrup drizzled on.

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size pancakes
Amount Per Serving Calories 402Saturated Fat 3.3gCholesterol 89mgSodium 389mgCarbohydrates 48.9gFiber 6.6gSugar 14.2gProtein 13g

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David @ Spiced

Thursday 24th of May 2018

Haha! I've never met a pancake that I didn't like either, Shashi! We occasionally get up on the weekends and make pancakes, and this post has totally inspired me to make a batch this weekend. And you know me and maple syrup...I can't wait to drizzle it over these amazing looking flapjacks! Seriously. These pancakes look like the perfect recipe. And thanks for sharing that info about Hood Calorie Countdown. I'll have to check it out next time I'm in the store! :-) Hope your week is going well so far, my friend!

allie @ Through Her Looking Glass

Monday 21st of May 2018

Girlfriend - If you decide to go the snow route for your pancakes, YOU KNOW WHERE TO COME GET IT!!!!! Ha ha. I am finally good for something. Snow, and lots of it. But you'll have to wait until next winter. Loved learning the history of pancakes, thanks. I knew nothing previously about Hood Calorie Countdown and since we are cutting down on carbs around here, this will be perfect. I will refrain from telling my fam it comes in CHOCOLATE, because though I'd like to point fingers at Charlie -- no joke - I am the one who can't resist the chocolate milk. I'd be nervous alone in the house with a full carton of that tempting deliciousness. Thanks for the great new product info. and another delicious pancake recipe. You and your banana pecan pancakes rock! Have a super week. XOXO

Asha Shivakumar

Monday 21st of May 2018

They look so good and what a stunning stack!!! LOve pancakes and this sure is a good looking one. xx