Posts Tagged ‘pancakes’

As much as I love sleeping in, I would rather spend that extra time in the morning relaxing with a hearty breakfast, a hot cup of tea, and the local paper’s crossword.  Whether I have a big day ahead of me or not, it is just that little time with myself that I really look forward to when I fall asleep at night.  That and what I have on the menu for daybreak!

I prefer to put something warm in my tummy, especially on cold winter mornings when the only source of light comes from the one you turn on above the breakfast table.  My go to is usually a warm bowl of oatmeal topped with goat yogurt, fruit and any nut butter or seed I find in my fridge and cupboard.  But we all know that change is very important, even if it’s something small like what’s in your breakfast bowl!

Lately I have been experimenting and revamping a pancake recipe that has been good each time but I think I have finally mastered it enough to share.  It can be made in one bowl, has few ingredients (which also happen to be nutrient rich,) and is really quick and simple to put together even if you don’t allot as much time as I do for breakfast in the morning.

The best part is that you can top it with as much or as little as you want depending on how hungry you are or what the day ahead of you looks like.


Single Serving Blueberry Banana Pancake Pancake

1/2 Banana
1 egg
1/4 cup gf rolled oats
1 packet stevia
1 tbsp. coconut flour
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. baking powder
2 tbsp. frozen blueberries
1/2 tsp. coconut oil

1. Mash the banana with a fork and then whisk in the egg. Stir in the oats, flour, stevia, cinnamon and baking powder. Fold in blueberries.

2. Grease a frying pan on medium heat with coconut oil. Pour the batter onto the pan in such a way that you form one big round pancake with it. When bubbles begin to form on the top it is time to flip. This usually takes about 5 minutes. It’s ready when it has nicely browned on each side.

3. Top with your favourite ingredients, or try a combination of my favourite!

Optional toppers
– goat yogurt
– fresh fruit
– nut butter
– chopped nuts
– raspberry puree
– dried fruit
– cacao nibs
– coconut flakes
– agave nectar
– granola
– coconut oil
– hemp hearts


The list is infinite. Open your taste buds. Be creative. Be the change. Enjoy.


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No Time Wastin’ Here

The thought of mixing together the wet ingredients and then folding them into the dry ones has a way of really turning off a craving, especially in the morning.  The reason I start like that is I can relate; recently I just really wanted pancakes.  But there was no way I wanted to dirty every dish in the kitchen nor was I about to start precisely measuring out ingredients.  I wanted pancakes, and I wanted them fast.  So I set out on a mission: to make pancakes for one in one bowl with one spoon and one pan.

Apple Oatcake For One

* Inspired by Kath’s oatmeal pancake

1/3 cup large old-fashioned oats

1 tbsp. kamut flour

1 large egg, just the whites

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 tbsp. unsweetened apple sauce

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. cinammon

1/2 tsp. nutmeg


1. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl.  Stir, stir, stir…The mix is quite wet at this point, but don’t fret. I promise you will have a pancake.

2. On medium heat, shape the pancake onto a lightly greased pan. Fry each side for about 5 minutes, or until they are golden brown and the house is smelling of cinnamon and sweet apples.

(My organically shaped pancake may have gotten a little more golden brown than I would have liked…)

3. Transfer to a plate and top with whatever your heart’s desire.  I put on a dollop of plain yogurt, some raisins, agave nectar, and a scoop of peanut butter for some extra oomph.

Eat and savour….

Who knew you could satisfy such a labour intensive craving in a 1/4 of the time.

What would you make more often if time wasn’t in the way?



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