Place flaxseeds in a blender and grind until powdery. Add bananas, soymilk, vanilla, noney, and 1 tsp of the oil. Blend well.
Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt until well combined.
Heat the griddle, cast iron skillet, or large frying pan over medium heat. If it doesn’t have a nonstick surface, brush with remaining oil. Drop heaping tablespoons of batter onto the hot griddle and cook 1 and 1/2 minutes, or until the tops are bubbly and the edges are dry. Using a spatula, turn the pancakes over and cook another minute, or until the bottoms are brown.
Serve immediately with your favorite topping.
For a Change
Add 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts.
Use maple sugar or rice syrup instead of honey.
Replace soymilk with juice.
Add 2 eggs to blender with bananas for added protein [note from Writer’s Voice: this also made the pancakes spread easier in the pan.]
In this archived edition of Writer’s Voice, we podcast two interviews from June of 2006. We talk with David Sirota about HOSTILE TAKEOVER: How Big Money and Corruption Conquered Our Government–and How We Take It Back. It’s as relevant today as it was then.
Also, Bill MacLeish reads from UPHILL WITH ARCHIE, his memoir of his father, poet and playwright, Archibald MacLeish. Writer’s Voice host Francesca Rheannon recorded it at “Five Writers on a Sense of Place”, and event in March of 2007 put on by the Pioneer Valley Institute.