Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Pancake toppings

My try it Tuesday is a tad lame this week, just getting back into the swing of things from being sick, and don't have a ton of food to pick from since I haven't made it to the store yet! Remember when I said planning was everything in my meal prep post? Yeah well, I need to practice what I preach! I'll be going to the store later today.

Anyway, nearly every morning Kallie asks for pancakes. I usually try to talk her into oatmeal, my go to breakfast. But every once in awhile, I give in. Luckily, we found this awesome mix from Costco called Kodiak cakes. They're protein pancakes so I figured they'd be gross and we'd have to soak them in syrup for her to eat them. But she loves them! She's even eating them with fruit now.

The syrup we use is from our local grocery store, it's just pure maple syrup. I use it for a lot of stuff, on top of my sweet potatoes, on oatmeal, pancakes of course, and random other stuff that needs to be sweetened. I'm getting sick of syrup though!

I read about microwaved frozen fruit the other day as syrup, and we tried it today. Delicious! Just put a cup of frozen raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, or a combination of those in a glass or microwavable bowl for 1 1/2 minutes, stirring after every 30 seconds. We loved it!
Oh here's a picture of the Kodiak cakes we get from Costco!

Another topping we tried today is skillet apples! I just cut an apple in bite sized pieces and seasoned it with cinnamon. I melted a teaspoon of coconut oil in the skillet and cooked the apple pieces on both sides until they were soft. 

We put 1/4 cup of plain greek yogurt on a pancake, the apples, and then drizzled some honey on top. They were my favorite!
You could use these apples just on yogurt with honey, on oatmeal, waffles, on a whole wheat tortilla with some ricotta cheese and honey, on cottage cheese, in a salad....

It was a little more time consuming of a breakfast than a normal day, but we all have happy tummies!

Needless to say, I might be making pancakes more often! These Kodiak pancakes are 1 yellow for 1 pancake.

Next time I want to try plain Greek yogurt, pineapple, and coconut! I could probably write a whole book on pancake toppings.



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