There is something really wonderful about a summer morning breakfast…The kind where you set up table outside, enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, and have a NO-RUSH kind of morning. Have you had one of those breakfasts yet this summer?
If not…I think you should try it! And might I suggest you whip up some simple homemade pancakes, and stir in some yummy tropical fruit? Then drizzle with a little coconut syrup…Mmmm
Just a couple of days before we left for our trip, I made these pancakes, using fresh papaya and bananas off our tree. I thought that blueberries would have been pretty fabulous in these as well. Or raspberries, or peaches…My boys suggested that chocolate chips would go really well too, but it’s usually best not to listen to them. They’re trrr-ouble.
You know what else is trouble? Running out of coconut syrup just before I took these pictures.
I mean, you can’t go wrong with real maple syrup, but I do think coconut goes the very best if you’re using tropical fruit.
My boys suggested nutella, but I try not to listen to them. They’re confused.
Do you have a favorite summertime breakfast?
What do you like to put in your pancakes?
Have you gotten outside for a family breakfast yet this summer?
With Aloha, from Southern California. 🙂
- (I double this for my family)
- 1¼ cup whole wheat flour
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 1 Tablespoon + 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 egg (or 2 egg whites)
- 1¼ milk of choice
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 2 medium sized bananas, thinly sliced
- ½ cup papaya, cubed into small pieces
- **other suggestions: ½-1 cup blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, peaches, or mango.
- Heat griddle or stovetop pan to medium high. Spray with cooking spray or use a little butter to grease pan.
- While it is heating, combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, mixing well.
- Carefully stir in the fresh fruit.
- Spoon the mix onto the griddle and watch for little bubbles to form. Then flip.
- When both sides are golden brown, remove from heat, spread with butter, then drizzle syrup on top.
- **Most tasty when eaten outdoors. 🙂 ENJOY!