I’m so happy Friday is here.
This week has been challenging.
If you follow along on Instagram, you know we gave our foster pup up to her forever home. We had her for barely a week but the whole experience of pulling her off death row, finding her a home, having her returned to us, and then finding her forever home worn on our hearts. We actually would have been a #fosterfail had her adoption not worked out yesterday. You can read her whole story here.
This weekend I have plans to attend the UCF game with my girlfriends – thank you Kimberley for the invite! It’s a night game so the bulk of my Saturday will be spent preparing for the game, better known as tailgating.
I’m a big proponent of good eats while tailgating. It’s an absolute must. I think it’s important to have a good balanced breakfast before tailgating so that I don’t over do it with snacks. My favorite breakfast lately is 3-ingredient Protein Pancakes. Pancakes, made the real way, are obviously amazing. BUT, they are incredibly filling and often make me feel weighed down, not ideal when I have big food/drink plans for the day.
This version is much lighter and can be topped with your favorite nuts or seeds for even more protein. I love adding hemp hearts for a little crunch and pure maple syrup for sweetness. This version is made with cinnamon but swapping the cinnamon out for pumpkin spice would work (and let’s face it, everyone loves pumpkin spice).
- 1 banana
- 2 eggs
- Healthy sprinkle of cinnamon
- Coconut oil for cooking
- Combine banana, eggs and cinnamon in blender and puree.
- Heat a non stick skillet on medium.
- Melt coconut oil in skillet and pour small, silver-dollar sized pancakes.
- Use a flexible spatula to flip your pancakes when the edges begin to dry.
- Add more coconut oil as needed between batches.
- You'll need a really good nonstick ceramic pan and flexible spatula to make this work. The pancakes can be challenging to flip which is why keeping them small is recommended. Coconut helps with the flipping, so be generous!
Your turn: what is your favorite breakfast food? Are you a fan of pancakes?