Breakfast for Dinner
Every Saturday and every Sunday for the past few weeks I’ve been waking up wanting pancakes. I’m not a huge breakfast eater. A simple bowl of cereal or loaded fruit smoothie will do the trick but every once in a while, I just want something for breakfast that just screams “weekend!” But, our weekends have been rushed and leave little time to have a nice relaxing breakfast together.
And so my craving for pancakes continued. Until this past Saturday when instead of making pancakes for breakfast, I decided to make them for dinner, or should I say Brinner: Breakfast for Dinner!
We had one lone banana to use and I have some dates in the fridge. One of my favorite breakfast smoothies is a blend of banana, dates, cinnamon, chia, ice and almond milk, so I thought I’d try those ingredients in pancakes.
1 cup whole wheat pancake mix
1/2 cup almond milk
1 banana sliced
1 Tbsp chia seeds soaked in 3 Tbsp warm water to form a gel (in place of 1 egg)
2 dates, chopped
1 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp canola oil
Directions: Mix the pancake mix with milk, chia egg, oil, and cinnamon until it goes from dry to wet and there are no lumps or clumps. Add banana slices and date pieces. Scoop batter on hot skillet, cooking a few minutes on each side. Makes 6 pancakes. Top with pure maple syrup.
Fi-na-lly. My pancake craving was nipped in the bud with these. We only needed a little drizzle of syrup because the dates, cinnamon and bananas added great sweetness. What’s your favorite pancake flavor? Do you like them nutty? Chocolatey? Fruity? Or plain and simple with just some syrup or fruit topping?