Wow, how much can I get on today's title? I simply had to get both of them in today since they work together.
I wish I have been able to share with you more breakfast posts since they are the MOST important meal of the day for me and it should be for everyone! I usually get my fill of protein with black beans, egg scrambles and more. I was very much into tofu scrambles but I have not been able to stomach tofu so eggs have made it back into my life. I feel like they have given me the protein I have needed in the past few months.
But this most is not about eggs. It is about pancakes. Yummy delicious pancakes with mango all over the board. I mentioned last night that I bought 12 huge mangos for 3 bucks yesterday and I peeled them and cleaned them and let them refrigerate overnight. Not quite convinced how many cups to freeze. All I knew is that mangos were going to be part of my breakfast.
Several weeks ago, I was sent some snacks from Peeled Snacks. If you are not familiar with them, you probably have seen their products at Starbucks and some grocery stores. Well now their snacks are available at Costco in the Midwest. Their dried fruit snack company has NO added sugar, oil, or preservatives. They sent me a new snack called the Farmer's Market Trio which consists of dried apples, cherries and raisins. YUM. I also received some yummy dried mango and apricots. So do you see where I am going with this?
This morning though, I made some yummy pancakes inspired by Angela's recipe from Oh She Glows. My husband is not really a fan of whole grain pancakes and is all about the buttermilk pancakes, but he told me this morning that he would give them a try.
I added some dried mango in the pancake mix and then made a fresh mango and strawberry salsa to go on top of the pancakes. They were delicious and Ryan even liked them. He told me I was getting closer to making better pancakes. I don't know what that means but I like them and they were hearty.
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Mango Spelt Pancakes
adapted from Oh She Glows recipe
serves 2 (8 pancakes)
1 cup spelt flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch sea salt
2 teaspoons aluminum-free baking powder
1/4 teaspoon Navitas Naturals maca powder (optional)
1 Tablespoon Navitas Naturals lucuma powder (optional)
1- 1.4 ounce pack Peeled Snacks dried mango, chopped
1/2 c So Delicious original coconut milk (or milk of your choice)
Mix all dry ingredients together in a medium bowl.
Heat a non-stick skillet on medium while mixing the batter.
Add the milk to dry ingredients and stir well. Add the dried mango to the mix. Spray the skillet with non stick oil and spoon the batter onto the skillet on med-low temperature. Flip pancakes when bubbles pop and cook other side.
1 cup fresh mango, diced
1/2 cup strawberries, diced
1 Tablespoon maple syrup
5 mint leaves, chopped
splash of orange juice
Dice the fruit and place in a small bowl. Add the maple syrup, juice, and mint leaves and mix well. Place fruit on top of pancakes.