After almost 3 months, I am finally home for the weekend! I couldn't be any more excited to see my family, my best friends, and my cats. There is something so calming about being home. The familiarity, knowing where you are driving on the streets, the best restaurants. All of the little things add up and make home wonderful! Massachusetts will always have my heart.
I stayed up way past my bed time last night. 1:30. Really Ashley? It's summer so 'oh well'. It was all for a good reason though. Catching up for hours with my best friends and reminiscing on high school memories could have us talking for days. But when I woke up, I was in some serious need for breakfast. I actually think it's possible to be addicted to breakfast. Sweet , sweet breakfast. I don't know how people function without it. I never skip it either, no matter how much time I have to get ready in the morning. There is always something quick that can be made. Trust me! When I am truly in a rush, I make a 1-minute coconut flour mug cake (I'll post that recipe soon). I will cut it in half and fill it with peanut butter and fruit, wrap it up, and then take it to go. On days like today, where I sleep in until 10 and have nothing to do until my dentist appointment later, I make myself a delicious breakfast. No interruptions either.
I planned on making plain banana pancakes (literally 1 egg, 1 banana, baking soda, and vanilla) until I opened the baking cabinet. My mom has coconut flour, almond meal, flaxseed meal, and tapioca starch. The holy grail of baking supplies. I couldn't make regular old banana pancakes when I had all of those options muwaha! SO this is what I came up with..
Banana Flaxseed Meal Pancakes
-1 banana, ripe and mashed
-2 tbsp flaxseed meal
-2 tbsp almond flour
-1/4 tsp baking soda
-1/2 tsp vanilla
-add sweeter if you like, but bananas are sweet enough for my taste buds.
*Flaxseed meal adds a nutty flavor to the pancakes, some extra fiber and a little crunch. I added some almond meal to thicken the batter up and give it some more flavor!
Cooking tip: Make sure that your pan is non-stick/add cooking spray or cook in coconut oil or butter. These lil guys will stick and they are kind of tricky to flip. You have been warned.
My first batch survived the flip! Yay.
I made 5 little pancakes with this recipe, probably enough for 2 people. They are quite filling. I always finish what I cook, but I was defeated by the banana flaxseed pancakes this morning. 2 was enough for me. They are SO moist and amazing.
I topped my pancakes off with some Justin's Maple Almond Butter (heaven in a jar) and some honey. Are you going to skip breakfast after reading this? Or seeing this?
Lol. iPhone quality pictures rock!!!!!...... You get the point though.
P.S.Hey mom, there was espresso in the cabinet. Can't go without coffee.