Summer Fruit Pancakes

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I woke up super early (for me) this morning so I could get a few things done. While I was drinking my coffee, I switched around the news channels. There was one story getting quite a bit of coverage on every network I saw. It was “breaking news.” The story was about how skipping breakfast correlates  to a higher risk of heart disease. You can read more about it below.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/07/23/204567839/SKIPPING-BREAKFAST-IS-RISKY?utm_source=NPR&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=20130722

Now, to celebrate these “new” developments, I have a little breakfast recipe! And, it’s good for ya. 🙂

Summer Fruit Pancakes

 I use blueberries and peaches in this recipe, but as the title indicates, you can use whatever you want.

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Here’s the line-up. Oatmeal, whole wheat flour, one egg, greek yogurt, one peach, cinnamon, baking powder and soda, and vanilla. (not pictured: skim milk and honey. 😉 )

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First, make your oatmeal into oat flour. I used a coffee grinder, worked great. A blender or food processor would work, too. Heck, you could go after them with a knife if ya had too!

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Combine all of your dry ingredients together: 1/4 cup oat flour, 1/4 cup whole wheat flour, 1/4 tsp each, cinnamon, baking soda, and baking powder. If you have a cool, old-fashioned Pyrex bowl like mine, use it. Feels nostalgic.

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In a separate bowl, crack one egg, 1/4 cup skim milk, 2 TBSP greek yogurt, and 1/4 tsp vanilla and whisk together. Now, dump those wet ingredients into the dry, and mix until just combined. Set aside for a minute.

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Take one, juicy, delicious, peach and give it a chop.

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Add about 2/3 of the chopped peaches, 1/4 cup blueberries, and drizzle 1 TBSP honey over the pancake batter. Fold it all together.

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Heat a non stick skillet over med-high high heat. Spray lightly with non-stick spray. Once heated, add your fruity batter. Cook until bubbly on top and browned on bottom.

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Take your leftover peaches and some blueberries, and add maple syrup to you liking. Give it about 45 seconds in the microwave. Now you have fruity syrup for your fruity pancakes.
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Seriously, these pancakes are so good. They are so soft and comforting, with a bright pop of flavor when you hit the fruit. They leave you full, without feeling sluggish, ya know? 🙂

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Summer Pancakes

Makes 4 medium pancakes

1/4 cup oat flour

1/4 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1 egg

2 TBSP greek yogurt

1/4 cup skim milk

1/4 tsp vanilla

1 ripe peach

1/ cup blueberries

1 TBSP honey

maple syrup

1. Grind oats into oat flour. Mix oat flour and next 4 ingredients together.

2. In a separate bowl, whisk egg and next 3 ingredients together. Add the wet to the dry, and just combine,

3. Now chop the peaches. Add 2/3 of the peaches, the blueberries, and 1 TBSP honey to batter and fold together. Cook in a skillet over med-high heat, using non stick spray.

4. While cooking, microwave leftover peaches, blueberries, and maple syrup for about 45 seconds. Serve ’em up hot and enjoy! 🙂

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On another topic, Gillian Flynn’s novel, Gone Girl, is coming to the big screen! 🙂 I know, I know, this isn’t exactly breaking news. However, I’m so pumped about it! Ben Affleck was casted fror the the role of Nick Dunne. Perfect.

Ok, that’s it. No more information about it, because you need to read this book. Need to. No spoiler alert here.

Before you go and see a book turned big screen, do you read the book first? Or just watch the movie?

-Growing up, I couldn’t  have cared less. However, my feelings have evolved, and now I feel strongly that you should always read the book first. By reading first, you get the author’s original idea. You read it before it has been edited, cut, and transformed into something different. Just my opinion, let me know yours! 🙂

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12 responses »

  1. If it’s a book I had ever wanted to read, or is supposed to be different or original or good by it’s own merit, I try to get the book read first. Otherwise I won’t force myself to spend time reading a book I don’t care about (when there’s so many on the list!) just to enjoy the movie.

  2. I try to read the book first, but it doesn’t always happen. Right now my literary goal is to make through BuzzFeed’s “14 Books To Read Before They Hit The Big Screen” list. We’ll see how that goes!

      • Ooooh that’s a good one and it’s on the list!
        I just finished up The Last Letter from Your Lover & The Handmaid’s Tale. I’m getting ready to start Horns by Joe Hill.

      • Yep! You should read them both. Neither involve teeth or dollhouses, so you should be good to read them at any time of the day. ha!

      • LIGHT READ? it’s about a cancer patient.

        but it is YA, and a quick easy one. i liked it a lot. i’ll be interested to see what they do with the movie.

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