How do you feel about using the “L” word? Does it roll automatically off your lips when you are talking to anyone you care about, including your dog? Or do you reserve it for only the most intimate of situations? Maybe you don’t feel the need to say it at all. Whatever your approach, these Heart-Shaped Banana Oatmeal Pancakes are a sweet way to show someone you care, no words necessary.
I grew up in an “L” word family. My dad said “I love you” every time he left the house and at the end of every phone call, so I did too. Ending phone calls with “I love you” got to be such a habit, that, to my total mortification, I once said it to my friend’s mom when I’d called her house to ask about a school project. Remember when you used to have to call a friend’s landline to speak to him/her?
And Mrs. B, for what it’s worth, I still love you, even if I’d be more likely to text it to you now.
I’m still pretty comfortable with the “L” word. If anything, I should use it less and focus on my actions more. It’s easy for an “L” word user like me to tell my family and friends that I love them—to show them I love them is harder. Too often, I let the busyness of everyday life monopolize my day. I miss small opportunities to show my affection, whether it’s through a simple text to a friend, taking out the trash for Ben, or sending a birthday card.
These Banana Oatmeal Pancakes are a delicious reminder that showing someone you care doesn’t need to be complicated. This easy recipe is made right in your blender using healthy ingredients. Waking up to a fresh batch of these banana beauties would make anyone feel loved, indeed.
I adapted this easy oatmeal pancake recipe from my Blender Banana Oatmeal Muffins. Like the banana muffins, these Banana Oatmeal Pancakes contain no flour, no butter,