Some mornings call for oatmeal, others call for muffins, but weekends, absolutely, require pancakes!
Weekends were always my favorite as a child. Waking up whenever I wanted to (which was ALWAYS early), watching Saturday morning cartoons (the ONLY time cartoons were on) and enjoying the smells coming from the kitchen as Mom was making our BIG family breakfast. Back then, that consisted of eggs, & bacon (neither of which I eat now) and best of all, Pancakes! Oh, how I love pancakes.
If you're new to the blog, then you've missed some other pretty sweet pancakes. Berry Smoothie Pancakes (simple to make, just mixed in your blender) Gluten-free Pumpkin Spice Pancakes (bringing in the flavors of the season), Chocolate Chip Brownie Waffles (it's an oldie on the site, but I included these because waffles are basically pancakes with syrup traps) & Banana Corn Pancakes (another gluten-free, naturally sweetened pancake).
For another delicious blender pancake, try these Flourless Carrot Cake Yogurt Pancakes from Cotter Crunch. They are gluten-free and if you have a dairy allergy, just use a coconut based yogurt like So Delicious.
This time, I want to share with you another pancake that you mix up in your blender, Fluffy Gluten-free Blender Pancakes.
What if I told you that making pancakes was as simple as making a smoothie, would you believe me?
Well, I surely wouldn't lie to you about this one.
Berry smoothies are one of my absolute favorite, post workout drinks. It's also my sons favorite breakfast options, so I was messing with an idea of starting with a smoothie then adding to it for a naturally sweet, allergy friendly (dairy, egg & nut free), filling breakfast. Then "tada" the Berry Smoothie Pancake was born!
Rarely is there a morning that I don't have to wake up early and get ready to be somewhere. But today, was one of those rare days and it was AWESOME!
Most days, I'm up by 6, making sure my oldest is awake and getting ready for school. Then by the time he leaves, my other 2 are waking and it starts all over again. On the weekends, its all about waking up early and getting my daughter off to tumbling and then Sunday mornings is filled with getting ready and going to church. But this week,,,,,,well I had today off simply because I went to church last night!
It was a pj wearing, pancake making, don't do your hair at all kinda of day (well, at least it was for the kids).
Most Saturdays our family is rushing out of the house and heading to the gym, but last night our two oldest children had friends spend the night so we got to take this morning a little more slowly. And of course, being the type of person I am, I just couldn't let them have cereal for breakfast. So I brought out my own cookbook/journal (basically where I place all the recipes that I came up with that were successful) and all the ingredients to make our favorite pancakes ever! And I mean EVER!