There is something that has been helping me get through the blur and blah of pandemic quarantine- that is to mark the weekends with a special breakfast. Seems simple, but for me, it has a big impact. Making a special meal is fun and it feels like a celebration. It makes the weekend seem different than the week, even though lately it’s been like groundhog’s day!
Cooking brings me joy, plain and simple. And if I have learned anything during the past year it is that self-care equals making time to do the things that make me feel good.
Now as we are approaching the 1 year anniversary of COVID quarantine, I have been reflecting back on the past 12 months that somehow simutaneously seem like they went PAINFULLY SLOOOOOW and also so very fast… how is that possible?
I’ve had a few cycles of mild blah-ness, getting bogged down in the mundane stuck-at-home life, the challenges of homeschooling, keeping my art business afloat, being a mom, and on and on. Being everything for everybody, picking up the pieces, the laundry and the dishes, but still choosing to create time for myself, because if I don’t do that I run out of steam. Even though my meditation practice is almost non-existent these past few months, on the flip side, I have greatly increased my hiking and exercising. Moving my body and being active calms my mind. Being in nature feeds my heart.
Another challenge is my house mess and clutter (as I gaze up from computer it looms on the horizon), but Hunter and Benji are running around with their StarWars battleships having a blast. I take it in. It’s life. It’s challenging, far from perfect, and messy but there is beauty in it, in every moment. More time with the kids. More family pizza and movie nights. More converstation. More connection. More Love.
And more PANCAKES! These delicious fluffy and decadent Banana Pancakes are a quick and easy breakfast. Made in the blender with just a few ingredients and they taste divine. They are gluten free and super healthy as they are made with rolled oats, very little sugar, and no oil. Let me know what you think below!
If you love these pancakes you may also love some of my other gluten free pancake recipes such as my
Banana Oatmeal Pancakes- Gluten Free + Extra Fluffy
Super easy 5 minute Banana Oatmeal Pancakes made in a blender. Gluten Free, Healthy, and Extra Fluffy!
- ½ cup oat milk (can sub any other milk)
- 1 egg
- 2 egg whites
- 1 ½ cups rolled oats (gluten free)
- 1½ tbsp brown sugar (can sub coconut sugar)
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 banana
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth
Heat a non stick skillet on medium heat, can use a little cconut oil to grease the skillet if you'd like
Use a ladel to spoon the batter into the hot pan.
Cook 2-3 minuited each side or unitl golden brown in color.