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Banana Oatmeal Blender Pancakes with Berry Compote

Banana oatmeal blender pancakes with berry compote.  Surprisingly, these are the first pancakes I’m sharing on the blog. Not that I’ve been blogging for very long, but I somehow made it over a year and a half without sharing a pancake recipe. Believe me, these were worth the wait!  Honestly, I’m not much of a pancakes for breakfast kind of person. I have a rotation of 3 different breakfasts that I eat week after week and rarely do I crave something different. Yes, I basically wake up every morning craving oatmeal or toast. However, sometimes I do change things up, usually when it’s a special occasion. It may not be because I want a change, but mostly because I feel a change would be appropriate for special occasions. For example…

Sugar-Free Caramelized Banana Oatmeal

Sugar-Free caramelized banana oatmeal. In other words, the best oatmeal I’ve ever had. My go-to oatmeal has always been my peanut butter banana oats. It’s easy, delicious and satisfying and I didn’t think anything could ever replace it as my favorite. That was until I made this caramelized banana oatmeal. I will admit, the fact that it requires one extra dish means I will continue to make my easy peanut butter oats more often, but these oats will be around over the weekends. I can at least guarantee that. Especially on a rainy weekend like we just had. That’s right, after the extreme cold we’ve had over the last few weeks, the temperature rose to 10°C last weekend and we had heavy rain from Friday to Saturday. Now, all of our snow…

15-Minute Blueberry Flax Oatmeal

Recently, my go-to breakfast has been this blueberry flax oatmeal. I’m taking full advantage of blueberry season! Truth: This was initially supposed to be an overnight oat recipe. I tried it a few times, but it never ended up the way I wanted. It was a just a little too liquid for my taste – I like my oatmeal on the thick side. while I could have reduced the amount of liquid a little more and figured it out, I decided that since fall is coming, warm comfort food wouldn’t be a bad thing. This bowl is a perfect blend of comfort and summer. Fresh blueberries + warm oats. Plus, I’ve been eating these oats for several months now, so why not share the recipe with you? The overnight oats may come later! I…

5-Minute Raw Granola Power Bowl

Mornings are busy for most of us. As much as I would love to start the day with a relaxing yoga routine, followed by a shower and a slow breakfast with coffee and a good book, that’s never the case. My mornings usually start at 5:45 am with a quick shower, 15 minutes of putting minimal makeup and trying to tame my curly hair (then giving up and wearing the same messy ponytail), dressing up in the same old clothes for work, then eating a quick breakfast while answering emails. I then pack a quick lunch, put my coffee in a thermos and run out the door by 7:00 am. It’s real life. These fast mornings don’t allow for complex breakfasts, such as pancakes, waffles, steel-cut oats, omelets or frittatas. No…

Cozy Carrot Cake Oatmeal

My new favorite breakfast? Carrot cake oatmeal.  If you love carrot cake or if you’re trying to incorporate more vegetables into your diet, you need to try this recipe! Actually, even if you’re just looking for a new breakfast idea, you need this recipe in your life. One bowl holds one whole carrot or half a cup of shredded carrots. See? You can add one serving of vegetables to your day by eating a delicious bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. Take that, green smoothie! Another thing I like about this recipe? Carrots add volume, which means more goodness without much more calories… I always have a big appetite in the morning, so the more, the better! On another note, how was your second week of 2017? Mine was very busy. I started the second…