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After another weekend full of lots of dinning out, I was so happy to just make breakfast for my husband and I this morning! Having company is great, but it can be exhausting and my poor tummy needs a serious break from it😦 Portland has some great places to eat and drink, but personally, I don’t prefer to eat out multiple times in a row!

This morning deserved a healthy, yet holiday worthy meal. I topped blueberry pancakes with strawberry-banana “ice cream”, more berries, almonds, and a light drizzle of agave nectar.

Blueberry-Oat Pancakes

Dry:

*1/3 cup whole wheat flour

*1/3 cup oat flour (oats ground in coffee grinder works)

* 2 teaspoons baking powder

*1/2 teaspoon sea salt

* 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional- I put cinnamon in almost everything sweet-ish that I make)

Wet:

* 1 egg

* 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed

*1/4 cup plain yogurt (I used fat free, but low fat or full fat are fine)

*1/2- 3/4 cup soymilk (use more for thinner pancakes)

*1 teaspoon agave nectar

* about 3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Directions: Heat skillet over medium heat. Coat with nonstick spray or coconut oil. Combine dry ingredients. Combine wet ingredients, leaving out the blueberries, and whisk into dry. Pour about 1/3 cup batter onto the skillet and top with blueberries. Makes 4, serves 2.

Frozen Strawberry-Banana “Ice cream”

*1 1/2 frozen bananas, sliced

*5 frozen strawberries

*1/4 teaspoon vanilla

*pinch of salt

*dash of agave (optional, may be necessary if bananas are under ripe.

*about 1/4 cup soymilk

Combine all ingredients in food processor and process until smooth and creamy.

(The possibilities for banana ice cream are endless- we eat it for dessert frequently dressed up with chocolate, peanut butter, or different fruits. )

Top pancakes with “ice cream,” additional berries, and sliced almonds. Drizzle with agave if you’re feeling extra fancy. BAM!

Double yum🙂

I hope all you Americans are having a good Fourth! Tonight we are making vegetable pizzas on the grill for the first time. Hope they turn out!

About lacocinaencantada

I live, work, study, and of course cook in Portland. I find nature continuously inspiring and love verdant pacific northwest for its lush and wild charm. I love cooking, baking, drawing, painting, photography, running, yoga, and spending time with people I care about. I believe in eating real food: minimally processed, no weird additives, heavy on the fresh produce and whole grains. I also believe in eating delicious food. Healthy food should be creative, inspiring, and yes taste good! While I strive to make healthful recipes, I never sacrifice taste for "low cal" or "low fat." Everything in moderation is key! I hope to share some of my recipes and thoughts on food or heath issues here. Enjoy :)

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