I am a huge fan of pancakes, and the bananas in these ones are the perfect way to wake up. These pancakes are light and fluffy, and not too sweet (so that you can drench them in as much syrup as you want). To get the most flavor from your vanilla bean, soak it in hot water for 5 minutes before removing the vanilla. If you do not want to deal with the hassle of using a vanilla bean, you can just substitute in 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract.
Banana Vanilla Bean Pancakes
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 Tablespoon ground flaxseeds
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
2 Tablespoons golden brown sugar
1 2/3 cup plain non-dairy milk
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 vanilla bean, cut in half and scraped on the inside to remove all seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1. Mix whole wheat flour, flaxseeds, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl. In a small bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Slowly whisk together the wet and dry ingredients in the large bowl.
2. Cook pancakes on an electric griddle, flipping once and cooking until both sides are golden.