Sep 20, 2010

Banana Nut Pancakes




Banana lovers will love these low fat pancakes. The flavor of banana nut bread in a pancake, made with whole wheat flour, potassium rich bananas and fiber rich walnuts, which are also high in omega 3 fatty acids. Delicious topped with agave or maple syrup (extra points). I've included the points with and without the nuts.



Banana Nut Pancakes
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 6 • Serving Size: 2 pancakes • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 145.7 • Fat: 4.0 g • Protein: 6.7 g • Carb: 22.1 g • Fiber: 3.1 g

WITHOUT NUTS:  
Servings: 6 • Serving Size: 2 pancakes • Points: 2 pts • Points+: 3 pts
Calories: 129.1 • Fat: 2.4 g • Protein: 6.3 g • Carb: 21.8 g • Fiber: 3.0 g
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder 
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 large banana, very ripe, mashed
  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp chopped walnuts (optional)
  • olive oil or butter flavor cooking spray

Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. Combine milk, egg white, oil, vanilla and mashed bananas in a bowl and mix until smooth. Combine wet ingredients with the dry and mix well with a spoon until there are no more dry spots. Don't over-mix.

Heat a large skillet on medium heat. Spray cooking spray to lightly coat and pour 1/4 cup of pancake batter. When the pancake starts to bubble and the edges begin to set, flip the pancakes. Repeat with the remainder of the batter.

Makes about 3 cups of batter which yields 12 pancakes.

110 comments :

  1. We have pancakes every weekend in our house - I can't wait to try these!

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  2. The kids will love these! For nut allergies, you can leave the nuts out.

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    1. Can I use normal vegetable oil spray instead? Dont have the other kind.. Also do the bananas HAVE to be ripe...really want to make this for brekky tomorrow because I'm watching the calories but sort of fed up of cereals!

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  3. Love that you used whole wheat!

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  4. Oh, these look soooo good. Can't wait to try them, thanks!

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  5. These look yummy! :)
    Thanks for posting.

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  6. You could not go wrong with this at my house!

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  7. Yummy! Bananas and pancakes are a good combo!

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  8. Can't wait to try this recipe out!

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  9. These look GREAT, Gina! I've been craving Banana Pancakes!

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  10. Enjoy them! I still have batter left for tommorow!

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  11. I really can't wait to try these! I was supposed to go out to breakfast with my friend, but I am thinking she just might have to come to my place instead!
    I do have a question for you... I normally make your whole wheat pancakes every weekend (per hubby's request!). They have all the same ingredients, minus the banana. The ww pancakes are almost 300 calories for 2 though? I just didn't understand the difference?

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    1. whole wheat has more fibre. Makes you feel full, decreases fat absorption and helps prevent colon cancer.

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  12. You'll love these! I know what your saying, I realized that too and I came to the conclusion that this makes 6 servings, because it's an extra cup of batter, so it's the pancakes, plus 2 pts for the banana, divided by 6.

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  13. Oh my gosh...wow...these look so yummy! I'd make them now if it wasn't 2am. Ha! I'll definitely be making these very soon. I can't wait!

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  14. My hubby loves to make banana pancakes on the weekends for us! I am thrilled to pass this along to him.

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  15. If one was using Skim milk, would the protioning need to be changed?

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  16. The only way to start a morning!

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  17. @Sarah, not sure if I undestand the question.

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  18. These look amazing, like they are smiling at me!

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  19. Can't wait to try these! Thanks Gina!!!!

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  20. These are so delicious!! I didn't have any walnuts so I added 2 T ground flax seed to the batter. Went over so well. This recipe is a KEEPER!!! thank you so much

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  21. Made these this morning, they passed the husband test, just like everything else on your site so far. lol. My only thing is mine looked a lot more "wheatier" and "fluffy" then your picture. Could I have done something wrong? They we're a delightful breakfast! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. These were ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!! My husband even loved them! Truly a WW treat with no guilt!!

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  23. I just tried these today and they were AMAZING. I used unsweetened almond milk instead of 1% and like my pancakes pretty thin, so I added 1/4 cup of water and only used 3/4 cup whole wheat flour. I only got 9 pancakes out of it, using 1/4 cup batter per pancake. With my adjustments I calculated each of my pancakes to be 70 calories.

    Great recipe I will be making all the time! Thanks!

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  24. I love these - tastes like you're having banana bread for breakfast! I had them with Aunt Jemima sugar-free syrup - delicious!

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  25. I love banana nut bread, never even thought about pancakes! How innovative!

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  26. @DeeelishByMish - I used white whole wheat flour, which may look less wheatie.

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  27. SO DELICIOUS!!!! i could eat this for any meal of the day. actually, just had some leftover batter for a snack. THANK YOU GINA! you have made my eating so much more fun!

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  28. Just made these for dinner tonight! (who doesn't love breakfast for dinner?!) I served them with sliced bananas and dusted them with powdered sugar. I also had some turkey bacon & my family had scrambled eggs as well. My 4 & 6 year old snarfed them down & the hubby didn't complain either! ;-) Thanks for another great low-point recipe!

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  29. oh - meant to say, you never say to add the vanilla or oil (i just mixed it with the wet) and i didn't use the 2 tsp of oil either. I thought at first the oil was for the pan & then I realized that you list off "butter flavored cooking spray" so it was probably supposed to be in the pancakes, right?

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  30. You're welcome Melissa!!

    Breakfast for dinner, love it! Oops, yes it should have goon in the batter. How did the pancakes come out without the oil?

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  31. hey it's melissa again! just made this recipe for the 2nd time. i was preparing it for breakfast tomorrow morning... but i couldn't resist! i had to make a mini pancake! LOVED IT! love your recipes so much!

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  32. These are my favorite pancakes :) Enjoy tomorrow!

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  33. Hey Gina! Another winner. Made these for breakfast this morning. My hubby loves that I've found your website and he gets to reap the rewards lol. Thanks again!

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  34. I made these this morning for breakfast. Delicious!! I topped mine with Splenda brown sugar. I have left over batter so I see if my boyfriend likes them tomorrow. I am sure he will love them! Just found your website. It looks great. Can't wait to explore.

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  35. These were great! I just calculated my calories using the labels on my own ingredients, and I came out with a total of 811.5 and 67.625 per pancake (without nuts). That is really different from your calculations. Could I be really off?

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  36. So you got 134 calories for 2 pancakes, that's not far off. My info is per serving (2 pancakes)

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  37. Ahhh I guess I should have kept reading to see how many pancakes made up a serving! Thanks!

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  38. I just found your site yesterday and have been copying all kinds of recipes. I made these this morning with a couple of minor tweaks. I cut the recipe in half and so used one whole egg instead of 3 egg whites and I only buy non-fat milk so I used that. I also made a banana's foster type topping with 1 Tablespoon Brummel & Brown Yogurt Spread (1 P+) and 1 Tablespoon Brown sugar and a few slices of banana. Total P+ was 6 and it made 2 good sized pancakes for a serving (I used 1/4 cup batter per pancake). I can't wait to try some of your other recipes.

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  39. Well, I made these this morning and used my 1/4 cup measure to make them....but only got 11...hope that doesn't mess up the calories too much. By my calculation 159 calories per serving...

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  40. I made these last night for dinner. They were so good! Thank you for the wonderful recipe. My husband even liked them and he rarely likes it when I cook with wheat flour. Thanks again!

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  41. I am sorry to say I was a little disappointed in these. They tasted very healthy, and there's certainly nothing wrong with that, but the banana flavor was very minimal and they were so not sweet that I had to add syrup to them (I usually dislike adding syrup to my pancakes.). I'm wondering if the banana I used wasn't ripe enough. I mean, it was plenty ripe by normal standards, and it mashed very easily, but it wasn't black or anything. If it had been riper, I bet the pancakes would have been sweeter/the banana flavor would have been more evident, but I didn't gather from this recipe that the banana needed to be almost black...

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    1. By very ripe, she does mean almost black. The more yellow the banana you use the more startch and less sugar the banana will have, thus making the banana flavor less noticable in the pancake.

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  42. Maybe adding more banana? One banana is not very much for 12 pancakes. But then I guess it wouldn't be low-calorie, would it? :(

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  43. Just made these this afternoon and they were AMAZING!!! They did not taste "diet" at all and I kept thinking that I was cheating! Thank you so much Gina for all of your recipes. I am new to WW and these have helped so much!

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  44. Question...the recipe calls for 2 tsp of oil AND cooking spray? Does the oil go in the batter or do you use it in the pan?

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  45. Sorry, I just updated. Thanks for catching my typo.

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  46. This may be a dumb question but would this work well as a waffle?

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  47. I think it would, but I finally bought a waffle maker and have not had a chance to play yet :) If you make it let me know how it turns out!

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  48. have you ever tried beating the whites until fluffy, and then folding them in at the end? that's the key in our family pancake recipe that my great grandma made up. It makes the pancakes soooo fluffy.

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  49. i halved the recipe and omitted the oil. I used one and a half mashed bananas i topped with splenda and sliced the other half of the banana . i used 1 large egg white and 2% lacataid milk instead and added 1/2 cup of pecans it was SUPER GOOOOD !
    thanks so much !!!

    kiki

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  50. These pancakes are very good. I made an entire batch and I froze them. I heat them up in the microwave some mornings along with a sausage and I've got breakfast. My 21 month old still won't try them though. I will keep trying.

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  51. ttaylortulsa8/14/11, 3:49 PM

    These were pretty good! I used almond milk (lactose intolerant) and subbed applesauce for the oil. Also added 2 tablespoons of wheat germ. Came out to 122 cals for two pancakes! Froze the leftovers, thinking they would be very good for breakfast sandwiches - bacon, egg and these yummy yummy nanner pancakes. Thanks Gina!

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  52. I made these for lunch today and my picky picky 3 year old ate two. I ate *blush* ate more than that. Thanks for the great recipe.

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  53. Wow they look so yummy! Can't wait to try them out :)

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  54. The only thing "wrong" with the recipe is that it doesn't say anywhere to put the vanilla in the mix. I figured it out though, and they were great! I think I'll try to have a more ripened banana next time though. Thanks for this, I'm going to pin it :)

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  55. i only got 8 pancakes out of the batter. if i ate 2 how much points would that be

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  56. Had these this morning! They were so awesome! Thank you Gina!!

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  57. Gina, love your site! I made these this morning and they came out great. But I only got 8 pancakes using my 1/4 cup... how does this affect the points? Aslo do they freeze/reheat well?

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  58. Can you use regular white flour? And if you do how does that affect the calories and points?

    Thanks Tacarra

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  59. Made these for breakfast yesterday and they were good but I too thought they would have more of a banana taste. Next time I think I'll add a little more. Also I was confused about the nuts - are they supposed to be added into the mix under "mix all dry ingredients" or are they supposed to just be sprinkled on top like the pic?

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  60. Tried this recipe this morning. The only change I made was to whip the eggs whites first and then fold them in. The pancakes were yummy, moist and fluffy!

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  61. oh my god Gina, these look so so soo good. I'm already trying to figure out when i can make these.

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  62. I made these this weekend and loved them !!! I had some last night for a quick dinner ... so yummy!! I will try what the others said about having it with sausage and eggs in the am. Nice weekend bfast !! thanks !!

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  63. I recently found your site and had to tell you that we have tried 3 of your recipes in as many days and all of them have been a huge hit. That says a lot when you take into account my 2 incredibly picky children! thank you so much for your recipes!

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  64. If I used regular flour and whole milk, will it still work?

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  65. This looks delicious I'm definitely trying this.

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  66. These are great! Easy to make and very tasty. Thanks

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  67. Wondering if anyone has tried as a waffle yet?! I'm going to do that today for my breakfast/lunch (I woke up so late!) so I guess I can post in a bit LOL!

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    1. Kylene Kendall3/14/12, 9:43 PM

      I forgot to come back and let y'all know!! It worked FABULOUS as a waffle!! I put two bananas in there because mine were kind of small. I also added a bit of splenda (just a few tablespoons) because my bananas weren't that ripe... but it was AWESOME!!

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    2. Kylene Kendall3/14/12, 9:45 PM

      OH! And according to my waffle maker, it was 1/3 cup of batter for each waffle, so a serving size (similar to Ginas points) would be 1.5 waffles... I didn't calculate the points otherwise :D

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  68. Made these for breakfast and they were delicious! I will never use anything but whole wheat flour for pancakes ever again! Thanks for the great recipe

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  69. So yummy! I used Almond milk instead and the points+ went down one so that was even better! Thank you for your delicious recipes!

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  70. Awesome! Even if your banana is very ripe, I'd suggest adding a little banana extract. It really pumps up the flavor :)

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  71. This recipe was great!!!!! I added powdered sugar on top and it was delicious

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  72. Gina! This was amazingly delicious, everytime i see the photo I took of the ones I made last night I just want to go home and make more! For some reason mine wouldn't stay in a circle though when poured onto the skillet, not sure why as I followed to recipe exactly. hmm. anyways, they were still great! i have a whole list of things from your website I need to make this summer!

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  73. These are great! I used skim milk instead of 1% and I mixed in 2 tablespoons fatfree sour cream.

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  74. I make this delicious recipe often and have good luck reheating leftovers in my toaster. I toast once on a lower setting. Then rotate and toast again at a higher heat. Served with low cal syrup, walnuts and sliced bananas - I feel like I'm eating a restaurant breakfast!

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  75. what are points+ when using unsweetened almond milk??

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  76. Just Made these....BEST PANCAKES EVER!!!

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  77. These were really good. I substituted buckwheat flour and fat free milk. It's hard to find good pancake recipes on ww! I will use this one again. Have you ever frozen them?

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  78. your website is great and everyone but HOW MANY PANCAKES IS 4 POINTS?!?!

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  79. nevermind...i figured it out. lol.

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  80. Just made these. I was surprise how sweet they were without any added sugar. Thanks!!

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  81. I just made these for breakfast....I forgot to add the oil to the batter...but they still turned out fantastic!! so delicious - thank you for this recipe :)

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  82. What low calorie syrup do I use if any?

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  83. Sorry didn't see the maple syrup in the post. I guess using a bit will be alright. thanks :)

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  84. Just made this and it is awesome! I did add maple syrup on top. I used half the regular serving size and it added 105 calories. But I'm happy with breakfast under 300 calories!

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  85. This was the first recipe i discovered off of your website in 2011. I was super excited to find a recipe that used whole wheat flour. I find that using recipes that require white flour and then substituting whole wheat doesn't work out quite so well. I've made these pancakes repeatedly since discovering the recipe. The only change i've made to it is that i use whole eggs and omit the oil. Today, i decided to branch out a bit. I omitted the banana and used 3/4 c of apple sauce and added 1/4 tsp of nutmeg. It's quite tasty. Since it's my first time modifying this recipe, if i were to make it again, i would use less apple sauce.

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  86. THESE ARE THE BEST PANCAKES IN THE WORLD!! They taste even better than my banana breads hands down. They were incredible, I could not believe I made them!!! I followed this recipe exactly, except I used soymilk because that was what I had, but everything else, I followed exactly. This recipe was so so simple and easy, and it tasted so amazing. My whole family loved it and we all loved the addition of the walnuts. Great recipe, thank you so much; I love your blog!!! *tears of joy*

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  87. I just made whole wheat banana walnut pancakes and they were delicious! A few slight differences, I added clove and topped with strawberries. You can see the whole process at www.soprettyisasprettydoes.com

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  88. DELICIOUS. I made a variation of "mango nut pancakes" YUM

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  90. Gina, I use a lot of your recipes, and love that a lot of your recipes are kid friendly. We had these tonight, with your baked oatmeal and Egg in a hole. It was a total win in our house. We did breakfast for dinner. My son devoured these pancakes, he is a very picky eater and said that these were the best pancakes he had ever had, and that made me happy because it's a lot more healthier then what he usually eats.

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  91. These were delicious! Thanks!

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  92. I made these on Sunday and they were great! Had the left over pancakes for breakfast yesterday. Almost as good as applesauce pancakes. Almost. Ha ha!

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  93. I made these this morning and they stuck to my ceramic pan. I followed the instructions, but used coconut oil instead of cooking spray. I couldn't even turn them.

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  94. These are amazing! I'm eating them right now! I put a cut up banana on top and used almond milk instead of regular. Thanks for another wonderful recipe.

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  95. I was really excited for these, but mine didn't turn out :( They were really gummy - they almost seemed like they were undercooked, but even the ones I accidentally burnt ended up like this. They were also very thin and not fluffy at all :( I followed all the instructions to a T and I didn't over mix. Anyone have an idea what could've gone wrong?

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    1. I was worried about them being thin also, but mine came out fluffy and yummy. I beat my egg whites, first, to add some fluff, before I added the other wet ingredients. Maybe thats the difference. My family loved them. Even my picky 4 year old asked for more. Maybe try that next time. Good Luck!

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  96. I made these for breakfast this morning. Wow! They are so good. I didn't even have very ripe bananas. I smashed them up then used the blender to smooth them out. This was really easy and very yummy. My family absolutely love them. Im adding this to my list of favorites

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  97. Is it okay to feature your recipe in my blog ? I'll give you full credit.

    I'm waiting for your reply.

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  98. Philippine pili nuts from the Bicol region in the Philippines is a great Filipino or Philippines food orsnack. Pili nuts are very healthy and nutritious indeed, being a source of energy, potassium and iron.They also have protein, dietary fiber / fibre, and calcium as well as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.  I know they have no cholesterol, no trans fat, and the unsalted ones have no sodium. What is great about the pili nut snack or treat is that they are so crisp, rich, and delicious.

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  99. Delicious!

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  100. Can I use whole eggs instead of egg whites?

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  101. Can I sub-statue Eggs for Apple sauce?

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