Nestle in, guys. Because this is the only post for this week! Get cozy, cause we’re about to cover a lot! And then, obviously, end with this fabulous recipe for Banana Oatmeal Coconut Pancakes. Which also happen to be gluten free. I didn’t really intend for them to be GF, but they just ended up that way, so here you go all my gluten free peeps! You’re welcome.
First off, I did have two recipes that are tested and ready for this week. However, a life storm, also known as a migraine, hit this weekend and that pretty much pushed my life back a post. Isn’t life funny like that? I’m simply cracking up inside.
Secondly, I asked all my people on Instagram to vote for a logo and I am overwhelmed by the amount of votes that came in. I ended up creating a spreadsheet so I could keep a tally of all the votes. Because, at the core of who I am, lies a very indecisive person. Also, at that core is a very retentive person who loves excel spreadsheets. Of course, it ended with a tie. At least the two that were neck-and-neck were both far-and-away the clear winners. However, they were both far-and-away different from each other. Of course, I had to be a big girl and make the choice for myself. In the end I picked the one you see there, at the top of the homepage. It just gave me a good feeling, like the world is filled with hope and flowers. And for those of you non-Spanish speaking folks out there, my last name translates to “flowers”. I mean, seriously, it’s written in the stars.
A big thank you to all who voted and made my decision less overwhelming!
Tomorrow is the start of Feast Portland! I cannot wait to get there and get my sneaky little hands on ALL THE FOOD. And, most importantly, take pictures of all the food. I get to stay up there with my good friend Ashley so I don’t have to commute back and forth the whole weekend. Who would have thought that at the ripe old age of 31 we would still be having sleepovers?
Make sure to follow along on Instagram for updates and all the fun shenanigans I’ll be getting myself into. Awkward handshakes and calling someone by their wrong name is where I THRIVE. You won’t want to miss the amazingness of Sunday night at the Secret, or, should I say, Not So Secret Supper. It’s going to be ethereal and an Instagram-licious event. Especially when the hosts are none other than Eva Kosmas Flores, Joy the Baker, Gather and Feast, Feed Me Dearly and Danielle Firle, (who is, probably the coolest person you will ever meet).
But once the Feast festivities are over, I’ll be definitely looking to detox off of all the highly addictive and caloric things. So, these Banana Oatmeal Coconut Pancakes will probably be on my list next week when I’m trying to get back into the normal swing of things. Exercise will be a must. Salads for dinner will be a given. But excuse me while I don’t compromise on my favorite meal of the day: Breakfast.
So the deal with this recipe is that you basically just dump all ingredients into a blender and that’s your batter. Then you sizzle them with some butter or coconut oil over the stove. You won’t even know that these puppies are free of gluten. You just won’t.
Hey! And bonus for you peeps who kinda like gluten and don’t have coconut flour at the ready, just sub out the coconut flour/milk and replace it with ½ cup all purpose flour. I’m gracious like that. I give any and all unsolicited problem solving advice.
I promise you that your morning will thank you. Think – you in an apron effortlessly flipping some healthy-ish pancakes while your kids wait patiently at the table for you. Your husband graces you with a steaming cup of coffee. The sun is beaming in from the windows and a faint hint of Rosemary Clooney is playing in the background. Sounds great, right? These pancakes will not manufacture that moment for you. But they’ll get you pretty close to it. PRETTY CLOSE.
Banana Oatmeal Coconut PancakesPrint Recipe
- 1 medium banana, ripe
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 2 eggs plus 2 egg whites
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 cup milk - coconut, almond, goat etc.
- coconut oil for frying
Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Heat coconut oil in a skillet over medium/high heat and pour pancakes with about 1/3 cup of batter each. Cook until the pancake is about cooked three quarters of the way through and flip. Continue to cook until cooked all the way through.