Friday, June 8, 2012

A Celebratory Breakfast


After a very busy week of dance recitals, a family birthday and a school family fun night, the kids certainly welcomed the PA Day today.  Actually, my son always welcomes a break from school, whatever the reason.



Anyway, I decided to celebrate their day off today with a special breakfast. Blueberry and banana pancakes are always a hit around here, so that became the centre of our shared meal.

Plus, these pancakes lend themselves nicely to a colour scheme of blue and yellow, and I just happen to have a lot of blue and yellow dishes.

For our main plates, as well as our cups and saucers, I brought out our wedding china, Wedgwood Mistral. Normally, the kids don’t get to use it, but today I thought what the heck. I also used some of the wonderful blue dishes my parents have given me.

I had picked some wild daisies in a field a couple of days ago. Love the look. The smell, not so much.

The kids and I shared a pot of decaf green tea and also enjoyed orange juice mixed with cranberry juice.

The banana gives these pancakes a lovely sweet flavour and they require few ingredients. Serve with maple syrup or agave nectar. They are based on a recipe from my bible for vegan cooking, How it All Vegan.


Blueberry Banana Pancakes

by Joann MacDonald

Ingredients (14 medium size pancakes)
  • 1 cup light spelt flour (or regular flour if you prefer)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 banana
  • 1 1/4 cups non-dairy millk
  • 1 Tbsp ground flax
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Instructions

In a large bowl, sift the flour and baking powder together.

Stir in sugar.

In a blender, blend the banana with the milk.

Stir the banana mixture into the dry ingredients.

Stir in the ground flax.

Gently fold in the blueberries.

Cook on a well oiled or sprayed griddle to ensure the pancakes don't stick. If you find the pancakes really sticky, add a bit more flour to thicken the remaining batter.

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Linking up to: Thursday's Temptation at Two Yellow Birds Decor and Simply Sweet Home and Tatertots and Jello and Tasty Tuesdays at 33 Shades of Green and Tasty Tuesdays at Beauty and Bedlam

22 comments:

  1. Nice Pictures ♡
    The Margaritas/Daisy are beautiful :)

    Wish you a great Weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much! Have a great weekend too! Joann

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  2. Even though I always say that I never want to become a mother, if I ever do, I imagine myself to be a lot like you! I love decorating for simple reasons and making life seem full and joyous for others. Those pancakes and your table setting look amazing! Your kids are so cute too!

    PS- thank you for joining the link up! Don't worry about not having a full day of eats, I'm happy that you participated :D!

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    1. Thanks Cara, you are so sweet! That comment made me feel good. You have lots of time to think about whether you want children. :) It is definitely hard work, that's for sure. But it is also so rewarding.

      Thanks for hosting "Go Vegan Day." What a great idea!

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  3. Looks delicious! I LOVE fruit pancakes! My husband is the pancake maker here, and I have to BEG him to put fruit inside. He's a so-called pancake purist :)

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    1. That's interesting. Would he maybe make a fruit sauce to go on the top? ;)

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  4. Oh my goodness, your place settings are beautiful!! So summery sweet {love the flowers too}...and of course it all looks scrumptious!

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    1. Thanks Tabetha! I enjoyed getting some use out of the wedding china!

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  5. That table is so pretty- love the blue and yellow... makes me want breakfast!

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    1. I love blue and yellow, and my favourite combo is purple and yellow.

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  6. Such wonderful pictures - those pancakes look so lush! Id love you to cook for me =]

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    1. Thanks so much Hope! I don't mind making breakfast, if you make dinner. ;)

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  7. I don't know which I like best, your tableware or your blueberry, banana pancakes! ;-) It's easy to see the children definitely enjoyed the meal!

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    1. Yes, you can see that my son has no need of a knife! ;)

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  8. ohhh your blueberry/banana pancakes look scrummylicious! i am totally getting your recipe :) love your photos!

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  9. Those sound delicious! I love that there is banana in there as well as the blueberries! YUM!! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

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    1. Thanks Jill! The banana makes it one of my favourite pancakes!

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  10. This post is so gorgeous Jo! And now I am hungry too! I adore blue & yellow dishes too! Angie xo

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    1. Thanks so much Angie! You're a doll. Jo

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