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Gluten Free Vegan Banana Pan-Crepes

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I’ve been having a hard time concentrating on things today for some reason. Maybe it’s the weather, maybe it’s just the fact that it’s Sunday. Sunday’s are usually lazy days. So we’ll just blame that. Anyways, I’ve been setting up a little clothing store to try to make some extra money and get rid of some things I never wore/no longer want. It took me hours to photograph everything and I only uploaded some of it so far. (Where are you concentration?!) But after doing that I figured I deserved something special.

And here it is.

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A while back I promised you guys a pancake recipe. I know it’s been a while, but I’ve stuck to that promise! I’ve only been into pancakes for the past year or so. I never really cared for them while I was growing up. I was more of a french toast fan. But I’ve completely ditched it and jumped over to the pancake side of things.

I don’t think there’s any going back now.

And if you’re not a pancake fan like my past self, then get yourself into the kitchen and get to work on a batch of these little guys.

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I debated on the name of these. Should I just go with the typical name, banana pancakes, or should I go with banana pan-crepes. I thought about it for a little bit while watching some football and browsing the World Wide Web. I even ran to the kitchen to make a smoothie. After all of that I finally decided. Pan-crepes obviously won for the sole fact that you can use these as crepes or pancakes.  Versatility. Two in one, a win-win!

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These pan-crepes are moist and airy with a hint of vanilla/banana flavoring. Which is perfect because they won’t leave you feeling overstuffed and unable to move for the next 3 hours like a typical “fluffy” pancake would. Pancake satisfaction and body satisfaction all on one plate.

The excitement is real today guys, so so real! And it’s about to get 10 times more exciting around here. I have an awesome surprise to share with you guys this upcoming week!

But until then, let’s pan-crepe!

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Banana Pan-Crepes

makes 10 pan-crepes

1 banana
1 cup gluten free all purpose flour (I use Bob’s)
1 cup coconut milk
1 flax egg (1 tablespoons flaxseed + 3 tablespoons water)
1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup fruit of choice (I used frozen blueberries)

Combine all ingredient and mix together. Preheat a greased pan on your stovetop at low-medium heat. Pour batter onto center of pan (about 1/4 cup) and cook until bubbles begin to form in the center of your pan-crepe. Flip over and cook until golden brown. Repeat that until all of your batter is used. Stack ’em up!
Heat fruit in your microwave for approximately 30 seconds or until warm. Time will depend on if you’re using fresh or frozen fruit, size of fruit, etc. Pour fruit over pan-crepe stack. Top with maple syrup or your favorite toppings. Serve, enjoy!

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Breakfast Ideas – August 2013

I love breakfast more than most things that occur in my days. I go to bed earlier than I plan on some nights just so that breakfast will come quicker. Seriously. That happens. How can some people not like breakfast?! That is one thing in life that I might not ever understand.

I decided that I’d share with you some of the best (well most photogenic) breakfasts (all vegan and gluten free!!) from this past month. I know there are still 2 days in August and they both have great potential for delicious breakfast’s, but I’m excited for this post. So I didn’t want to wait any longer 😀

I’ll give you a fair warning, you’ll be seeing more oatmeal than anything. But hey, quick, easy, and it’s my favorite so what else would you expect?!

Okay, here we go.

Smoothies

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Smoothies are great for August for so many reasons. What is better than waking up during the dog days of summer, throwing a bunch of yummy fruits and veggies into the blender, and starting your day off chilled off and full of energy? Not much, I can tell you that.

Pictured above is a Mango Blueberry Smoothie. You can find the recipe here.

And of course when it’s really scorching out and you feel like you’re in Jamaica but you look out the window to green grass instead of sandy beaches, you can always make the best of that situation! Which is why I say, “The best smoothies are served in a fresh pineapple.”

And I only speak the truth 😉

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Watermelon Pineapple Smoothie

1 cup watermelon
1 cup pineapple
1/2 cup almond milk
2 cups ice
1 empty pineapple

Blend together all ingredients except the empty pineapple, of course. Pour into pineapple. Stick one of those little umbrellas into your drink (optional) Enjoy!!

Pancakes
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Pancakes are great. I enjoy them on special occasions or weekends when I don’t feel rushed making them. I like to give them the love they deserve 🙂
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My pancakes are gluten free, vegan, and delicious. Sadly, I won’t be sharing the recipe at this moment. Someday though, someday!

But I’ll share with you the toppings I’ve included on both of the pictures above. Lets face it, that’s the next best thing 🙂

Pancake Topping Ideas

First picture:
Pineapple, agave, peanut butter, crushed almonds, and fresh pomegranate.

Second picture: Agave, peanut butter, chia seeds, cinnamon, blueberries, pomegranate, grapes, pineapple, and watermelon.

The topping ideas are truly endless. You can add anything you see in your fridge to your pancakes and they will be nutritious and delicious! (Even if they’re not that nutritious, hello chocolate, as long as they’re delicious; that’s what counts on pancake day.)

Oatmeal

Ah, the beloved oatmeal. The breakfast of all breakfast’s. The versatile and beneficial food to start off your morning.

Mmmm.

I use Bob’s Gluten Free Oats

There’s not really a recipe for my oatmeal. Just topping ideas cause anyone and everyone is able to make a bowl of the beloved breakfast food.

Morning Favorite Oatmeal

ImageAgave, chia seeds, crushed almonds, blueberries, dried pineapple, ground flax.

Summer Sunrise Oatmeal

ImageHomemade granola, dried apricots, fresh strawberries, and peanut butter.

Fig Frenzy Oatmeal

ImageFresh figs, chia seeds, ground flax, peanuts, and peanut butter.

This was my first breakfast with figs. Very exciting thing for me!

Morning Favorite Oatmeal Part 2

ImagePineapple, crushed almonds, blueberries, buckwheat groats, chia seeds, peanut butter. These are my favorite toppings and you’ll see a lot of them!

Pre-Fall Oatmeal

ImageApples, almonds, peanuts, and cinnamon.

I made this on the first day of school. I’m not in school, obviously, but I associate school with the start of fall and this is the result!

These are just some of the yummy breakfast’s that I’ve had over this past month. I love sharing photos with you guys, but I don’t want to bore you with single posts of “oatmeal toppings from today” or “this is what I put on my pancakes this week.” Maybe I’ll start making this a monthly thing? We’ll see what September brings!