I love a special breakfast on the weekends. It doesn't have to be anything special. Even bacon and eggs is special enough. It's something more than cereal or toast. Not too long ago I made these pancakes. The oats add a touch of savoriness to the generally sweet pancake and they make them really hearty without messing with the fluffy texture. A great way to start a long day of yard work (which was our punishment du jour.)
Chocolate Banana Oat Pancakes
1 C pancake mix (I like Bisquick Heart Smart)
1 small/med egg, beaten
1/2 C milk (I used skim, any fat% works)
1/3 C quick oats
1/4 C chocolate chips
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 lrg banana, roughly chopped
Combine pancake mix, oats and chocolate chips. Make a well in the center. Add egg, milk and vanilla. Slowly work dry and wet together. Fold in banana pieces. Let batter sit at room temp for 10 minutes.
Scoop 1/4 of batter for each pancake. Cook in butter or margarine over medium/med-low heat. When little bubbles form in batter of cooking pancakes and first side is golden, flip. Cook second side until golden brown. It will be about 3 minutes per side.
Top with sugar, butter, honey, syrup, whatever you like.
Makes 4 big pancakes, serves 2.