Smoothie & Pancakes

CHILDREN’S RECIPE: Oatmeal Fruit Smoothie

½ C. Oats
3 C. assorted frozen fruit (berries, mango, apple or anything available)
1 banana, fresh
1 C. yogurt, preferable Greek
1 C. milk
Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth

Method of Preparation:
Blend together.

FAMILY RECIPE: Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal Pancakes with Pecan Syrup

1 C. Oats
2 C. Flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
½ sugar
2 eggs
½ banana, smashed
1 ½ banana, sliced
3 T. Peanut Butter (or any other kind of nut butter)
¼ C. oil
2 C. Buttermilk
1 C. Pure Maple Syrup, not imitation
¼ C Pecans, coarsely chopped

Method of Preparation:
Place the oil, banana and the peanut butter in a bowl and mix until smooth and combined (a food processor can be used). Add remaining wet ingredients to that bowl. Combine all of the dry ingredients in another. Add the wet to the dry and stir until just combined, mix should still be lumpy. Do not over mix. Ladle mixture onto a hot griddle and add the remaining banana slices. Cook until air bubbles rise to the surface and the flip, cook for an additional 30 seconds.

Place the syrup and the pecans into a small pot and heat gently over medium low head. \Cook for 20 minutes, or until pecans are soft. Do not let boil. Syrup can be served with or with pecans in it.