Check out this awesome breakfast. Doesn’t it look like something you’d make on a lazy Sunday morning, not a harried Wednesday morning before rushing off to class/work?
So, how does one enjoy a weekend-style breakfast on a busy weekday? Make the batter beforehand. On Sunday, Matt and I made pancakes for breakfast… and I had some batter left over. Enough for one more portion (2 pancakes), to be exact.
Instead of just throwing it away, I decided to cover it and pop it in the fridge. Wednesday morning, after an elliptical and weights session at my apartment gym, I came back to make a quick breakfast before school. And I saw my little bowl of batter. Pancakes it was!
This was awesome because it was all the deliciousness of a leisurely weekend breakfast… without nearly as much work. No cracking eggs, no measuring flour, no nothing. Just pour the batter into a pan and that’s that!
The original batter was made using this great recipe on the side of the Bob’s Red Mill Whole Wheat Pastry Flour bag:
Yep — the pancakes are whole grain and oil-free, made with yogurt! :) I added in a few shakes of cinnamon, too.
I made one blueberry, and one banana:
And within 5 minutes flat, I had this.
Yes, please! Two perfect pancakes topped with some extra fresh berries (organic and on sale at the store the other day!), a drizzle of maple syrup, and a touch of butter.
Because every once in awhile you just need a little butter. And this was one of those times.
I enjoyed my pancakes with a small glass of milk for a little extra protein:
And with a gorgeous view of the beautiful trees pretending it’s spring and blooming outside my porch.
Seriously, is this not paradise? My patio is basically the happiest place ever right now. We are surrounded by pink blossoms!
Love that Carolina blue sky :)
What are your tips for enjoying a special breakfast on a weekday? I’m definitely going to start making double the batter anytime I make pancakes from now on! :)
I just went for a 3.5 mile-ish solo run around my neighborhood — it always feels so nice to start my day outside, get some fresh air, and have some time to think. Now it’s off to class! Have a wonderful day :)