Alarm Clocks + Pancakes

May 21, 2011

What goes better with Saturday morning than pancakes?


Certainly alarm clocks, but giving the sleeping issues of yesterday, we set one to get a jump start on the day and wake up as fresh as possible. It was nice to be up with the sunrise!

It’s a gorgeous one for sure!


Matt scavenged for breakfast


And we plopped the strawbs in a dry skillet to simmer. They release juices and cook themselves in them. He added a sprinkle of sugar too.


Kodiak cakes!!



Topped with the warm succulent strawberries, a wee bit of coconut, pecans and sunflower butter drizzle



And coffee #1!



I’m headed to the farmer’s market!! I haven’t been able to just leisurely walk there in weeks. Excited for a fun SUNNY Saturday!!

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1 Sarah@The Flying ONION May 21, 2011 at 7:19 am

Mmm…strawberries offer their own natural form of syrup and I love that about them. So juicy and delicious. 😀

Happy Saturday!


2 Sara @ lemony snippet May 21, 2011 at 7:21 am

It seems so simple but I’ve never thought of heating strawberries to put over pancakes. Love it!


3 Lindsey @ Morningstar Project May 21, 2011 at 10:29 am

I was thinking the same thing. Heating strawberries with a touch of sugar never crossed my mind!


4 Megan May 21, 2011 at 7:25 am

I love any nut or seed butter on my pancakes! Takes them to a whole new level.
They look absolutely perfect!


5 Jeannie May 21, 2011 at 7:26 am

SO YUMMY — No fresh berries in New England yet, but will keep this in mind for June! Just polished off a bowl of your banana whipped oatmeal – my favorite. Seriously keep me full for hours. Do you ever take on clients? Your story really resonated with me. I am 38 & have 3 incredible kids ages 2-8. Am ready to move beyond the child-bearing years and back to peak fitness, but am struggling to lose 40 pounds. I love your approach with real food.


6 KathEats May 21, 2011 at 7:30 am

Hey Jeannie,
I’m not taking on clients as an RD right now, but thanks for asking.


7 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 21, 2011 at 7:29 am

Gorgeous breakfast! Love you garden too – it’s so neat that you can walk out and pick parts of your breakfast. Have fun at the farmer’s market!


8 Hannah @ Sweetly Fresh May 21, 2011 at 7:35 am

Those pancakes look so delicious — looks like they have lots of wholesome goodness bursting inside. Plus, those fresh strawberries look to-die-for. NUM. Have fun at the Farmer’s Market and enjoy the sun!


9 Julie (Food & Other Things) May 21, 2011 at 7:38 am

I love having pancakes on a Saturday morning! I’ll have to try topping mine with nut butter and strawberries…it looks so delicious!


10 Stella May 21, 2011 at 7:41 am

it looks like something is sprinkled into the batter…what is it? like cinnamon?
i <3 strawberries
what do you like about kodiak pancakes…where do you buy the mix?


11 KathEats May 21, 2011 at 9:51 am

Chia + flax mixed in.

I like the Kodiak because you just have to add water, so they’re quick and great for days when we’re out of milk


12 KathEats May 21, 2011 at 9:51 am

I got mine from OpenSky, but I hear it’s popping up in mainstream stores too


13 Stella May 21, 2011 at 9:57 am

cool thanks alot :)


14 katie @KatieDid May 21, 2011 at 7:41 am

ah its been raining here for about 2 weeks, no exaggeration and today is the first sunny day also! Its such a relief and I finally feel motivated to do things with my day. enjoy the farmer’s market!


15 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out May 21, 2011 at 7:42 am

Those look amazing… We’re thinking about the Farmers Market today, too. I hope you have a lovely Saturday!


16 Lisa Fine May 21, 2011 at 7:52 am

I love fresh fruit for breakfast. As I’m writing this, my partner Steve is rearranging our strawberry plants, since we didn’t know they are like a weed and go crazy if they have too much space in the garden. So they’re getting their own little strawberry patch.

Can’t wait for a few weeks from now when I can try heating up strawberries too.


17 Laurie May 21, 2011 at 7:54 am

I am sitting here with my morning coffee..I want some of those pancakes to go with it!!!


18 Holly @ The Runny Egg May 21, 2011 at 8:00 am

Those pancakes look delicious — and warm strawberries? Sounds amazing. Enjoy your Saturday!


19 Gena May 21, 2011 at 8:02 am

I made some raw pancakes recently, but haven’t had cooked ones in ages. These look amazing and inspiring!


20 Liz @ Tip Top Shape May 21, 2011 at 8:05 am

Those pancakes look great!! Enjoy your Saturday 😀


21 Khushboo May 21, 2011 at 8:09 am

I always plan to have pancakes for breakfast but come morning, I change my mind. Breakfast out of a bowl is more satisfying for me!


22 Tori (Fresh Fruition) May 21, 2011 at 8:17 am

Yum! Warm strawberries are so good on pancakes! The ruby red color is perfect to perk you up in the morning :)


23 Molly @ RDexposed May 21, 2011 at 8:37 am

I had my 2 year old nephews eating Kodiak cakes yesterday. They were a hit.


24 Stephanie @ StephSnacks May 21, 2011 at 8:39 am

Your Saturday morning breakfast certainly beat mine! A little greek yogurt on my end, but hey, it works :)


25 Natalia - a side of simple May 21, 2011 at 8:45 am

Love warm strawberries :) But I love the farmer’s market EVEN more! Can’t wait for the ones around me to start opening up.


26 Lesley lifting life May 21, 2011 at 8:49 am

Wow that breakfast looks amazing!


27 Kristi @ KristiAteIt May 21, 2011 at 8:54 am

Just finished breakfast, and I’m wishing I made some warm strawberries! Those look delicious.


28 Kate May 21, 2011 at 8:55 am

Breakfast looks delightful I cant wait to get home and go to my farmers market… thank goodness for sun today its amazing how much more I appreciate it after a week of rain!


29 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food May 21, 2011 at 8:57 am

Yey for pancakes! I hope you have a wonderful day! :)


30 Beth@naturallyyoursbeth May 21, 2011 at 8:57 am

Sound like your weekend is off to an awesome start! Don’t you just love gorgeous Saturday and Sunday mornings! There is nothing like beautiful weather and a trip to the farmers market :)


31 kaila @ healthy helper! May 21, 2011 at 9:07 am

The pancakes look perfect but I actually don’t like cooked strawberries! gasp! There just to mushy for my taste!


32 Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen May 21, 2011 at 9:09 am

That looks like an incredible breakfast!!


33 staceyhealthylife May 21, 2011 at 9:11 am

I haven’t had Kodiak cakes in months. I ran out and haven’t restocked, those looks so good.


34 Jess (Sweet Potato) May 21, 2011 at 9:27 am

Your strawberries look amazing! Fresh berries are one of my favorite things about the summer


35 Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) May 21, 2011 at 9:51 am

Have fun at the farmers market. Looks like your morning is off to a great start.

The pink coffee mug is precious. Love it!

And those pancakes with nut butter and fresh berries….mmmmmmmm, good!


36 Katherine: Unemployed May 21, 2011 at 10:00 am

I mean I don’t know if you sing while cooking but some jack johnson is in order


37 Allie May 21, 2011 at 10:11 am

What a breakfast! Kodiak cakes and strawberries.. YUM :)

Have a great day Kath.


38 Lea @ Healthy Coconut May 21, 2011 at 10:19 am

Maybe Great Harvest should make whole grain/whole wheat pancake mix to sell since their special wheat mix creates such soft bread?


39 KathEats May 21, 2011 at 11:06 am

Done and done! And it’s FABULOUS too!!


40 Tessa @ Amazing Asset May 21, 2011 at 10:45 am

I really have to try Kodiak cakes, you make them look so so tasty! Have a great time at the farmer’s market, I wish it were sunny around here!


41 Keely (Sky Blue) May 21, 2011 at 10:50 am

These pancakes look amazing!!! I love the idea of simmering strawberries to use as a natural topping rather than with with all the added syrups and sugar. Looks yummyy–will definitely have to try soon!! Have a great Saturday!


42 Angel7 May 21, 2011 at 10:52 am

Your homegrown strawberries look awesome!

I have never had Kodiak cakes.


43 Ashley May 21, 2011 at 10:54 am

Yay farmers market!! Our’s doesn’t start til sometime in June. Kind of odd because there was a market all winter long and now there has been a big gap! At least I can still get my farm fresh eggs though!! :) Breakfast looks divine. Jealous of that garden!!! Have a fabulous day, friend!


44 Chloe (South Beach Girl) May 21, 2011 at 11:02 am

I also set an alarm for this morning (which I rarely do) to get my day going and use the entire day to it’s max! I just might have to start implementing this into my weekend routine 😉


45 Alaina May 21, 2011 at 11:44 am

It is such a gorgeous day up here in Boston!! Just came back from walking around Harvard Square. :-)

Those pancakes look unbelievable. I must make kodiak cakes soon!


46 lynn @ the actor's diet May 21, 2011 at 11:47 am

must be so fun to send matt out to pick berries. like hansel and gretel. without the scary witch/poverty part


47 Serena May 21, 2011 at 11:56 am

Love them strawbs! Kodiak cakes and sunflower buttah, mmm.


48 Abby May 21, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Mmm…what a tasty breakfast! Coffee #1–woo hoo Kath wins! 😛


49 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife May 21, 2011 at 2:54 pm

mmm what a delicious looking breakfast!


50 Melissa @ Journey to Marvelous May 21, 2011 at 3:25 pm

I’m going to check out the kodiak cake recipe! Hope your Saturday is great.


51 Justeen @ Blissful Baking May 21, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Wonderful Saturday morning breakfast! I woke up late, and didn’t want to be late to my first body pump class, so I just had a little Greek yogurt topped with mango and kiwi for breakfast, but I always associate weekend breakfast with pancakes. I’ll definitely be whipping up some pancakes tomorrow!


52 Hannah May 22, 2011 at 4:35 am

Can’t decide what I want to steal more – the pancakes or the pretty pink mug!


53 Jenna May 22, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Hey Kath! How do you melt your peanut butter?


54 KathEats May 22, 2011 at 1:06 pm

It’s not melted – that’s just how TJ’s Sunflower Butter is.


55 Jenna May 22, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Oh Gotchya! Well for other peanut butters that aren’t that drippy, how do you melt it?! This morning I had jif pb and just added a lil bit of water and heated it up in the micro and it seemed to work out well!


56 KathEats May 22, 2011 at 2:06 pm

I don’t melt them – the only way to melt them is to plop them on something hot.


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