breakfast recipe

Banana Pancakes!

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My daughter-in-law shared this recipe with me last week. It certainly is a hit with all the kids in our family so I wondered if you might be interested in giving it a try!

It couldn’t be easier!

Put 1 banana in the blender, then add:

1/4 cup oatmeal
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla

Blend and pour into a skillet or waffle iron. They are lightly sweet and really good with butter or coconut oil! Such a nice little breakfast or snack!

I’ve made them a few times, {Anna calls them “banana waddles”} and they are delightful. For myself, I add a few shakes of salt and a teaspoon of coconut oil in the blender too. Waffles work a little better with that oil in the batter, otherwise you have to grease the iron.

If you want to dress them up and serve them as a dessert, you could add real whipped cream sweetened with a little honey and sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg. You could cook them thin like a crepe and roll them with whipped cream, coconut cream, yogurt or cream cheese inside and add whatever fruit you like. Strawberries would really set off the banana flavor! Or maybe add those tiny chocolate chips to the batter…such possibilities!

Is this something your little ones would like? Let me know if you try them and what your people think.

I hope you are having a good week.

Remember that you are loved and appreciated!

Love,
Jacque

Simple and Smooth

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Ladies! A simple, healthy idea for you sent with much love and best wishes on this weekday morning…

First, the back story. I made Swiss Oats one evening to eat for breakfast the next day, but then found I wasn’t too thrilled to eat them the next morning…so I spooned them into an ice cube tray, put them in the freezer until they were solid, then transferred them to a zipping freezer bag. Since then I’ve experimented with putting two or three of them in my smoothies and I’m so pleased with the outcome!

I like the combination for a few reasons. One, they add stay-power. You feel fuller longer if your smoothie is your whole breakfast. Two, they add a subtle sour and cinnamon flavor that it really nice. And three, adding nice healthy bacteria to our food is good too!

The idea for Swiss oats is to let oatmeal sit overnight in yogurt, where the bacteria breaks them down a bit and they become more easily digestible.

They are simple to make, just 1 cup of yogurt + 1 cup of water will cover 2 cups of oatmeal + spices you like {1 tsp is good; I like cinnamon and nutmeg myself}. I then let mine sit on the counter overnight, but you could put it in the fridge if you want to. If you’re eating them as is, you can add a banana or applesauce or peaches and nuts or whatever you like for a nice breakfast.

Or, when you make your smoothie, you can add the fruits and vegetables and nuts and seeds then!

Here is a smoothie I make often:

1 cup almond milk
1 cup water
1 cup frozen spinach
1/2 cup frozen bananas1/2 cup frozen peaches or blueberries or cherries
1 Tbs flax seeds
1/4 cup almonds
1/8 cup natural peanut butter
1 Tbs cocoa
1 tsp plain gelatin
2-3 cubes of frozen Swiss oats

As my little granddaughter would say, “I hope you wike it!”

Have a wonderful day my friend! I wish you a day of health, both mind and body! Be well!

Love,
Jacque