Pancake Pileup + Good News!

Hi! πŸ™‚

I hope you’re having a great week. I can’t believe it’s Thursday already – one more day until the weekend. This week just flew by for me! I think it’s because we had Monday off (Victoria Day). Can we have that every week?

As you know from this post, all of my blog’s photos have disappeared. Fortunately, I’ve been digging around my computer’s recycle bin to find them, and I’ve fixed a couple posts! It took me an hour last night to upload and match each photo to the right post, but it was so worth it. I can’t stand reading blogs without pictures.

Unfortunately, there are some posts that I just can NOT find the photos for. πŸ˜₯
Here I’ve linked you up to the re-done posts, with re-uploaded photos! (in no particular order)

Pancakes, beef stir-fry, noodles, homemade cranberry orange cake, baked banana oatmeal, salad, awesome ravioli

My number-one, all-time favourite, best ever blueberry muffin oatmeal

Lots of inspirational food photos from around the ‘net (okay, this post was AFTER the pics disappeared, but still!)

Pancakes, cheesy egg + avocado toast (Mmmm, this looks really good right now!), muffin on yogurt with berries (so does this! Wish I had a muffin.), and a Mom Meal with fried basa and veggies. Plus a sweet Chinese brownie cake for dessert!

Overnight oatmeal + Trip to America: Trader Joe’s and Olive Garden pasta lunch!

Pancakes, sushi, TJs brownie, salmon + squash, salad, Chinese noodle soup, more salad, and curry!

Food court food: stir-fry and Qoola (yogurt bar – check out my toppings overload!)

Lemon yogurt cake, amazing Mom Meal with braised chicken and stir-fry, berry oatmeal, goat cheese + berry + pecan salad, and more oatmeal

Mother’s Day: homemade pizza and yogurt-muffin-berry dessert

So there you have ’em! For the even earlier posts, I’m still working on reuploading the pictures. You’ll see them soon – when I’m done, I’ll link you up again.

Now… are you ready to drool over some pancakes?!

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Yes, I know I post pancakes on pretty much EVERY post, but that’s because I have them every week. Since I have so many pancake photos in my Blog folder on my desktop, I thought I would share them with you all at once.

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Why do I like pancakes so much? Easy-peasy – they look irresistable, they’re so quick to make (they take me about 20 minutes, decorating and all), taste HEAVENLY, and I don’t feel like I’m committing a “health crime” either. These are hearty, whole-grain, and bulked up with yogurt and fruit. Personally, I don’t see anything wrong with an egg + yogurt + whole wheat flour + baking soda. I don’t know why some people think pancakes have to be a failure in the health department. As long as you don’t drown them in butter and syrup, they should be fine! Oh, and I cook my pancakes in coconut oil. It doesn’t add much flavour, but I feel a lot better about using it, as opposed to butter. Plus, it doesn’t burn as quickly as butter – coconut oil has a very high smoke point.

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I also like to add mashed banana to the batter. It really bulks up the pancakes, and makes them so sweet without added sugar. Bananas also make the texture really, really tender. But watch out – you have to use a really ripe banana! Without those beautiful black spots, your pancakes won’t be as sweet. I hate green-tipped bananas! I also throw in some flax, chia, shredded coconut, and Greek yogurt blobs that taste AMAZING on the doughy p-cakes.

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Oh, and we can’t forget about nut butter! I think the reason I like pancakes so much is because four/five pancakes = four/five blobs of nut butter. Peanut, almond, sunflower, and Barney Butter – ALL for breakfast? On the same plate? Yes – SOLD!

By the way, that photo above is one of my favourite pancake photos of all time. Check out how round those p-cakes are! πŸ™‚ And yes, that’s FIVE different nut butters: Barney Butter (almond), natural almond butter, salted caramel peanut butter (OMG YES), regular peanut butter, and sunflower seed butter. I have no favourites – love ’em all equally.

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And I have no idea why I have two photos of scrambled eggs. On this day, I had them simply scrambled with cubed cheddar and topped with black pepper.

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Here, they’re scrambled with shredded spinach (warning: it waters down the eggs, even if you add cheese) and pepper. Banana-berry smoothie on the side.

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Anyways, back to pancakes. Strangely, I don’t like my pancakes in a stack. It seems like they’re gone way too quickly! Say it takes one minute to eat one pancake (believe me, it takes WAY longer than that!). That means it takes four minutes for me to devour all four. But when they’re all piled up, they’re demolished in a minute. I like to enjoy my food over as much time as possible!

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Plus, when you spread the pancakes out, you get more surface area for NUT BUTTER! πŸ™‚

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By the way, chia seeds used to freak me out. I thought they looked like gross little bugs (I’m terrified of fruit flies!). Now, I think they look gorgeous on the yogurt blobs and pancakes. I love how they pop out in pictures, not to mention their “bubbly” taste and ridiculously impressive health benefits. Go chia!

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Another thing about pancakes: they keep me full for HOURS. There’s carbs and fiber from the whole wheat flour, plus an egg for protein, and flax/chia for healthy fat. On top, I put nut butters and yogurt, which are essentially protein,Β more satiatingΒ fat, and dairy (yogurt). And I’ll ALWAYS have either a banana or some berries (both = even better!), for a serving of fruit.

Let’s just ignore the fact that I also need a big squirt of maple syrup.

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Here’s to the best breakfast ever?! Pancakes are probably #1 in my book, but they BAREEEEEEELY beat oatmeal.

It’s 2:30 now – we had an early dismissal today, woohoo! – and I’m going to be baking something after I’m done my math homework tonight! I’m so excited to make lemon poppyseed muffins. Mom bought a new muffin tray and I’m really looking forward to making big, fluffy, lemony muffins. Bye for now, and stay tuned for another great post. Hint: it involves a blender and lots of green. πŸ˜‰

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^ love that picture. Okay, so… bye… again…

15 thoughts on “Pancake Pileup + Good News!

    1. Yay! Good to know I’m not alone πŸ™‚
      Have you tried sweet potato pancakes? They’re incredible! Also I saw your blue blueberry pancakes – they look super yummy. We should do guest posts for each other! πŸ˜€

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      1. AHH I found the recipe and it looks glorious! How do you make such simple things look so delicious?!
        Also I’m kinda confused on something – are you in university? Saw your “eating healthy in a dining hall” post, and I thought you were in high school πŸ™‚
        YAY sounds good! Let’s do this! πŸ˜€


        how do guest posts actually work LOL
        would I write a post and send it to you with photos and vice versa? πŸ™‚ I’m so excited.

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      2. Thank you! I’m a junior in high school but at the end of last month I was on a Northwest college tour, so I did get to experience a bit of university life! I’ll definitely update you on how to write guest posts soon! πŸ˜€ So pumped too!

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      3. Aaah I see! For some reason I always thought you lived in Vancouver – I think you would like it in Vancity πŸ™‚ Grade 11 is such an important year so good for you for maintaining the blog, adequate sleep and exercise, and good health at the same time. It’s difficult!

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      4. Nope I’m a Cali gurl πŸ˜› except I hate the beach! I’ve actually been to Whistler and I love it! However, since my mother tore her ACL while skiing there we’ve stopped going to snowy places altogether. I really want to visit again soon–Vancouver is so beautiful! Where should I visit if I go? I know you live in Quebec, and how is it there?
        I love anything Canadian too, such as Degrassi, Nature’s Path, lululemon, and of course maple syrup! I have to make a sweet potato poutine recipe though. I’ve never tried it! What’s your favorite American brands, staples, people, food, etc.?
        You have no idea about junior year, it’s crazy! How was it for you? I still try my best to maintain this blog and a healthy lifestyle because a lot of health problems run in the family, and I think my passion for health and fitness will help my apps stand out! πŸ˜€
        Lastly, not sure if you saw this but I nominated you for the Creative Blogger awards! It’s super simple, just check out the rules on my latest post right here! Hope you do it! ❀
        https://superfitbabe.wordpress.com/2015/04/18/creative-blogger-award/

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      5. Hey! OMG I feel so bad for replying late but I was so mad the other day – I wrote the longest (seriously, it was like a page long) comment and then pressed CANCEL instead of REPLY. Then I thought I would just reply after my chemistry exam, hehehe!
        Vancouver is honestly such a wonderful city. You get the cool ocean breeze and nice warm weather in the summer, but it’s really rainy 60% of the time, which I can’t stand. If you come to Vancouver, you MUST get sushi! Vancity sushi is the best in the world IMO and you can’t miss out. Every single sushi joint here is so fresh. Do you like sushi?
        I actually live in Coquitlam, which is a suburb of Vancouver. It’s quiet and peaceful (not crowded like Vancouver). I lived in Quebec last summer, and I’ll be moving to Montreal in September for school πŸ™‚ So excited for that!

        Canadian stuff is amazing! Nature’s Path is delicious – have you tried their coconut chia granola? Yay for Lululemon… I wear it for skating, yoga, and silks all the time! You run, right? Maple syrup is my love. It’s my fave on oatmeal, pancakes, OMG and salmon with soy sauce! You should try that! Mmmm a sweet potato poutine would be so amazing! I think you should make one πŸ˜› It needs to involve maple syrup though!
        My #1 favourite American thing is Trader Joe’s! Do you have a TJs in California? I LOVE LOVE LOVE that place and could spend hours there. I love their sunflower butter the most. Oh, and those peanut butter pretzels. Yummmmmmmmy. Is Maranatha American? Because I’m addicted to their almond butter ❀
        YES it will definitely make your application special. Keep doing what you are doing – it will make you shine to all the universities you apply to. Especially if you're hoping to pursue a future in biology – food is very closely connected to bio – and that will be a huge advantage.
        Thanks so much for nominating me! That made my day. πŸ™‚ Can't wait to write up a post soon! THANKS AGAIN!

        *REPLY*, not CANCEL LOL πŸ™‚

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  1. […] Last but not least, I wanted to show you a sneak preview of the pumpkin pancakes I’ll be posting soon. I followed this recipe by Cookie and Kate. I halved the recipe, omitted ginger and cloves (don’t have any), and used almond milk and coconut oil. Oh! And added a teeny bit of brown sugar into the batter because I didn’t want it to err on the savoury side. These pancakes were pretty great – a bit “mushy” and soft from all of the pumpkin (I did add a bit more than half a cup). But they had a wonderful flavour and I think I’ll add even more cinnamon next time. You’ll see exactly what I did in an upcoming post. πŸ™‚ You know how much I ❀ pancakes! […]

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