A comforting and healthy way to surrender to the sweet cravings.
Beta-carotene/fiber plus goodness
I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth in each of these pancakes. Breakfast never tasted so good.With a sweet/tart topping of simmered strawberries and blueberries, my taste buds were super-delighted.
Look ye here! Look ye here! I’ve the main ingredients for banana and oatmeal pancakes over here! It’s nothing new; but for me, whenever I enjoy a dish, I’ve no qualms in a repeat performance.
To others, they may see a couple wilted bananas to be tossed. But, oh no! My taste buds and I are already salivating the sweetness and smooth taste of these potassium foods. I’ll mash them and sprinkle a generous amount of warm cinnamon to balance my glucose in my system.
I’ll add the sweet goodness to at the end after I assembly my wet ingredients of :
- beaten egg
- melted unsalted butter
- splash of vanilla
- couple tablespoons of honey
To my wet ingredients, I’ll add dry ingredients of:
- whole-wheat flour
- baking soda
- pinch of salt
- powdered ginger
- cinnamon (can’t have enough of this)
I’ll combine the wet and the dry ingredients and try not to overwork them. Then, I’ll gently fold in the mashed bananas sprinkled with the exotic cinnamon.
In a skillet, I’ll spray a little Pam and use a 1/4 measuring cup to input the batter. Then, I’ll top pancake with fresh blueberries and flip after bottom is set and cook.
When each pancake is all done and ready, I’ll ‘dig’ in to the succulent delights. I can’t wait to indulge. The roof of my palate will so excited to experience that pop of those tart and sweet blueberries. Oh, I’m salivating already; I can’t wait to indulge.
Easter Sunday morning found me in a perfect place. Started the day with fresh pineapple with blueberries. Had a few over-ripened bananas and decided to make a stack of pancakes.
To the batter, I also incorporated:-
- old-fashioned oats, whole-wheat flour,baking powder, olive oil, ground cinnamon and ginger, egg, and a pinch of salt.
All ingredients were combined and cooked in skillet until cooked. These were served with a drizzle of pancake syrup and topped with fresh grapes. I could not resist, I a few strips of crispy bacon on the side.
Delicious ripe banana pancakes were paired with freshly squeezed Florida (red) grapefruit juice.
I can never grow tired of one of my morning’s staples, oatmeal and berries. On this cool morning, had a comforting bowl to warm my stomach and nourish my body. In a stockpot, a combination of almond milk and water were added along with Quaker old-fashioned oats, a dash of vanilla, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Oatmeal was then sweetened with a little brown sugar. Topped my hearty bowl with a serving of fresh fiber-filled strawberries and blueberries. And as usual, I sprinkled added cinnamon for extra flavor and balance of the glucose level within.
My heart and I were happy.
Got a bit creative with my breakfast this morning. If you have been following my food blog, you know that I don’t toss. As a result, this morning was no different. You see, a couple of my ripe bananas got mushy and speckled.
Came up with the perfect ‘save’. I transformed my potassium fruits to warm and delicious pancakes. Some of the other ingredients added were:
- Oatmeal (1/4 cup)
- Cinnamon(1 teaspoon)
- Brown sugar (1 teaspoon)
- Olive oil(1 tablespoon)
- Ginger (powdered)(1/4 teaspoon)
- Whole-wheat flour (1 tablespoon)
- Baking soda (1/4 teaspoon)
I was happy.
I can never grow tired of this healthy and filling breakfast. Most days of the week, I try to indulge in a warm dish of whole grains in the form of oatmeal. I prefer the old-fashioned version because it has a little ‘bite’ to it.
Oatmeal is still relatively inexpensive and easy to cook. Moreover, I love that it’s a great source of fiber, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. And, based on the nutritional facts, its excellent for lowering the glucose and cholesterol levels in the body.
Earlier on this morning, it was no exception. I cooked up the hearty grains in some milk. I made sure to add a dash of vanilla and a generous sprinkle of cinnamon for added flavors. Under low heat, oatmeal came to desired consistency. Then, it was sweetened with a teaspoon of brown sugar.
Oatmeal was topped with the antioxidant and fiber foods of fresh and colorful strawberries and blueberries.
It was in a heart beat that I whipped up this healthy breakfast. I love oatmeal because of its whole grain properties that help to stave off the hungry pangs for an extended time. Moreover, I often try to select the coarser type (old-fashioned) over the quick and easy version as it gives a beautiful ‘bite’ to each spoon-full.
In a stockpot, 2% milk was added along with oatmeal, splash of vanilla, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. In addition, I tossed in a few raisins which gave my warm cereal an extra layer of sweetness and fiber. This was simmered on low heat for approximately eight minutes; stirring at interval to prevent sticking. When the right consistency was had, oatmeal was sweetened with a little sprinkle of brown sugar and a generous amount of cinnamon, my oatmeal was ‘kicking’.
I couldn’t complete same without the beautiful and fiber filled berries. Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries are still fixtures in the marketplace. So, I took the liberty to top my heart-healthy oatmeal with nature’s bounties. After consumption, my heart and palate were in a very happy mood.
I was still in a heart-healthy kind of mode this morning. They say “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. I’m no scientist; however, I do know that incorporating fresh fruits in my daily diet aid me tremendously when it comes to digestion. So, to ‘bump’ up the taste of my morning’s oatmeal, and to give my dish more fiber I decided to add a shredded apple.
In a small stockpot 2%whole milk was poured. Oatmeal was then added with a generous sprinkle of cinnamon and a splash of vanilla. This was simmered on low heat until a thick consistency was had. Then shredded apple was added. This was folded into oatmeal and allowed to simmer for another couple of minutes.
Apple oatmeal was sweetened with a couple teaspoon of dark sugar. This was then served in dish with a topping of blueberries formed in a heart-shape. And in between my blueberry heart, flax-seeds were sprinkled for more heart healthy properties. My heart and I were happy.