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A stack of three pancakes topped with banana slices, blueberries, and a sprinkle of oats sits on a white plate. A fork is partially visible on the left side of the plate. These delectable ingredients are known as foods to help with morning sickness. The background is plain and white.

Banana-Bran Pancakes

  • Author: Nicole Avena, Ph. D.


Pancakes are great for any meal, and the leftovers make for a nutritious snack. Instead of mashed bananas, these pancakes have banana bits, adding texture and taste. Sifting might seem like a chore, but it will help ensure the pancakes are fluffy. This recipe makes about ten pancakes.


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  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup oats
  • 3/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup wheat bran
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup melted butter or margarine
  • 1 medium banana, cut into bite-size pieces


In a mixing bowl, pour the milk over the oats and let them stand for 5 minutes. Add the flour, wheat bran, baking powder, and salt. Mix in the eggs and butter, stirring with a spoon until combined. Ladle in batches onto a greased or nonstick griddle or frying pan over medium heat. Add banana pieces on top of the pancake, and cook until the tops are bubbly and the edges look cooked. Turn over and finish cooking the other side.