Date and Oatmeal Pancakes

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2017 Kids Recipe Challenge Winning Recipe: 1st Place!  [Breakfast]

Durar, who’s in grade 5 in Ancaster, ON submitted this recipe.  Durar says that kids like to eat pancakes and the dates in this recipe not only make them healthy they add a hint of sweetness everyone will love. Make them on the weekend for an easy breakfast throughout the week.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 4 minutes per batch

Makes: 8


  1. Stack pancakes with parchment paper in between layer and freeze for up to 2 weeks. When you have a craving for pancakes, just take out what you need and warm up in the microwave.


Large flake oats

1 cup (250 mL)

Baking powder

1 tsp (5 mL) 

Baking soda

1/2 tsp (2 mL) 

Chopped pitted medjool dates

¼ cup (60 mL) 




½ cup (125 mL)

Ripe banana, mashed

1/2 unit 


  1. Grind oats in food processor until a fine, flour texture; place in a bowl. Whisk in baking powder and soda. Stir in dates; set aside.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together, egg, milk and stir in banana. Pour over oat mixture and stir until well moistened.
  3. Heat a large non-stick skillet or griddle and spray with cooking oil. Ladle out about 1/4 cup (60 mL) of batter for each pancake; let cook until bubbles start to appear. Flip pancake and cook for another 1 minute or until golden. Repeat with remaining batter. 

Nutrition Information per serving: 

Calories: 127 kcal

Protein: 4 g

Fat: 2 g

Carbohydrate: 26 g

Fibre: 3 g

Sodium: 127 mg

Iron: 1 mg

Calcium: 86 mg



Last Update – June 20, 2017

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