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April 27, 2011

We are out of milk and bananas – crisis!!

Pancakes seemed like a nice solution ; ) Especially when made with Kodiak cakes, which just require water. [Lauri is giving some away this week!]

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To solve the mystery of the missing banana, I heated up some frozen berries (we only had about half a cup left) in a pot and served them on the side

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They immediately started eating away at my pancake!

Chomp chomp chomp

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All that time in the freezer must have left them famished!

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My cakes were made with half a cup of the whole grain buttermilk + honey mix (I think I do prefer the original mix..) topped with BISCOFF SPREAD (!!!) – my last single serve taste of it from the gift Biscoff sent me a year ago – chia seeds and coconut

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Rooibos

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Thankfully the berries left me just enough pancake to get my fill!

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1 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out April 27, 2011 at 8:08 am

Those look AMAZING! Biscoff Spread??!! Hello, how am I just now hearing about this???

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2 kalli April 27, 2011 at 8:09 am

wow i would die for a pancake right now! or some great harvest bread for that matter……i think i told you when i lived in reno, nevada my hubs and i died for the cinnamon chip scones they served…..mmmmmm will you be making those at your store?

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3 KathEats April 27, 2011 at 8:11 am

Yup!

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4 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) April 27, 2011 at 8:09 am

Biscoff spread – I LOVE that idea :)

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5 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday April 27, 2011 at 8:10 am

I’m always disappointed when I’m out of bananas at my house. I buy 10-12 each week! Matt and I love bananas

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6 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat April 27, 2011 at 8:11 am

Nice to see the return of the Kodiak cakes! Sounds like you had a fabulous breakfast. I’m kind of wishing I’d had time to make myself pancakes this morning too!

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7 AnneWF April 27, 2011 at 8:11 am

Beautiful plate. I love ginko trees. They are so lovely and so green and in the fall they turn a brilliant yellow.

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8 Lucy @ The Sweet Touch April 27, 2011 at 8:13 am

Mmmm, now I’m craving pancakes! I’ve never heard of Biscoff spread, but I love the cookies so I’m guessing the spread would rock my socks!

Thanks for sharing:)

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9 Kayla April 27, 2011 at 8:14 am

These look amazingpants! I love how you top your oatmeal with different flavours and textures. Too bad they don’t carry kodiak cakes here.

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10 stacey (the home-cooked vegan) April 27, 2011 at 8:17 am

yum! I hate when I’m out of fruit, especially at breakfast time! Glad you were able to find something to go with your pancakes :)

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11 Holly @ The Runny Egg April 27, 2011 at 8:17 am

I love making huge pancakes like that — then the middle stays kind of uncooked and gooey — just the way I like it!

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12 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) April 27, 2011 at 8:19 am

Pancakes are really such a great treat! I hope you have a great day and that the oven is coming along without too much trouble.

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13 Christine April 27, 2011 at 8:19 am

Out of milk and bananas!? You’d never know staples were missing looking at that breakfast though.

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14 Melissa April 27, 2011 at 8:20 am

Those frozen berries look so good! I always forget about using them for anything other than smoothies! Smart thinking, lady!

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15 Molly April 27, 2011 at 8:21 am

I think I’d like to see a picture of your nut butter/spread cupboard! Oh, how I’d drool!

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16 Faith @ lovelyascharged April 27, 2011 at 8:24 am

Running out of bananas is a total travesty! I’ve had days when I’m completely out of fruit period and have no idea what to do with myself…no lie!

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17 Kori April 27, 2011 at 8:25 am

Your breakfast looks delicious! Running out of bananas, though, is terrible! Eep. I also love your plate. Have a great day!

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18 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg April 27, 2011 at 8:32 am

No bananas is always a catastrophe in our house– we both eat one every morning, in some way, shape or form!

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19 Estela @ Weekly Bite April 27, 2011 at 8:35 am

I need to get my hand on some Biscoff spread!! I know I would love it :)

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20 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) April 27, 2011 at 8:37 am

I need some Biscoff spread in my life. That sounds soooo good!

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21 kate@ahealthypassion April 27, 2011 at 8:38 am

I love pancakes and usually make them once a week, yours look incredible and the spread+chia seeds looks delish!

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22 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food April 27, 2011 at 8:40 am

mmm now I”m craving pancakes! those look fab :)

good luck with all your work! :)

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23 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey April 27, 2011 at 8:40 am

I am currently waiting on a whole bunch of bananas on my counter to ripen! They were purchased last Friday, and haven’t made much progress. I think I might have gotten a bum bunch of previous green-frozen ones. Grr.
However, I pulled half of a frozen banana out of my green monster freezer stash last night to make overnight oats – and it worked beautifully!

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24 Karen April 27, 2011 at 9:44 am

Before you give up on this batch, try seperating each and place them in a small paper bag in a warm cupboard for a couple of days (if you do have one ripe banana it would help to add that to the bag, as it will initiate the ripening process.)

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25 Khushboo April 27, 2011 at 8:43 am

Gah I’ve become to my daily banana during breakfast!

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26 Khushboo April 27, 2011 at 8:43 am

Gah I’ve become accustomed to my daily banana during breakfast!

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27 megan @ blackberries for jam April 27, 2011 at 8:45 am

That pancake looks delicious! How the heck did you flap that guy without destroying him though? I usually have to divide my mixture into several small pancakes, otherwise I have a huge, ugly (but tasty) mess on my hands!

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28 KathEats April 27, 2011 at 8:52 am

I waited until I could shake him in the pan – then I knew it was safe to flip!

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29 Mary April 27, 2011 at 2:53 pm

That was my question, too! Glad you asked. I would have killed the poor pancake in the flip too.

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30 Joy April 27, 2011 at 8:49 am

LMAO, you are so cute, Kath. As soon as you said the berries were eating your pancake and you had the picture where it really looked like they were eating it, I imagined evil cartoon berries terrorizing you by eating your pancake, lol. Have a great day!

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31 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me April 27, 2011 at 8:50 am

omg I hate when I don’t have milk and bananas on hand. Those are two staples I always need in my house.

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32 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) April 27, 2011 at 8:50 am

I’m running low on fresh produce, too! I’m trying not to overbuy. It’s that time of year that it spoils much quicker.

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33 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 27, 2011 at 8:52 am

Cool plate! :)

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34 Katie April 27, 2011 at 8:54 am

I really need to make pancakes soon! I miss them!!

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35 Cait @ Beyond Bananas April 27, 2011 at 8:54 am

Love frozen berries with anything hot! I like to only let the heat of the dish defrost them – so they are still a tiny bit frozen.. gooey and frozen. Perfecto.

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36 Emily@SavoryandSavage April 27, 2011 at 8:56 am

A spread made of cookies? That sounds intriguing.

Your pancake looks yummy but I just can’t eat pancakes without maple syrup (the real kind).

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37 Marisa @ Loser for Life April 27, 2011 at 9:04 am

I gotta try that Kodiak pancake mix!

Find any more chia seeds in …ahem, interesting places ??? ;)

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38 KathEats April 27, 2011 at 9:23 am
39 lynn @ the actor's diet April 27, 2011 at 9:14 am

frozen berries are a must in my house – even though i can get 3 pints of organic strawberries for $5 all year round!

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40 Alaina April 27, 2011 at 9:17 am

What a cool plate! Where did you get it??

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41 KathEats April 27, 2011 at 9:23 am

Crate + Barrel, methinks

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42 Amy in WA (Texas transplant) April 27, 2011 at 9:19 am

Looooove Biscoff spread! Just had some on my morning toast. Found it at a local upscale grocer – pricey but delish, and it’s so indulgent that it a jar will last a very long time.

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43 Hope April 27, 2011 at 9:19 am

Those pancakes look incredible! I love the addition of the coconut on top! Biscoff spread?! I have never heard of it! I must find some. :)

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44 Justeen @ Blissful Baking April 27, 2011 at 9:20 am

Mmmm I’m dying to try the Biscoff spread!!

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45 Amanda April 27, 2011 at 9:22 am

These look so tasty! I love topping my waffles/pancakes with mixed berries! They add the perfect amount of sweetness on top! :)

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46 Beth @ DiningAndDishing April 27, 2011 at 9:22 am

pancakes are always one of my fave things to make when im running low on groceries. helps that they’re also super delicious! any excuse :).

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47 staceyhealthylife April 27, 2011 at 9:23 am

I’ve been out of Kodiak cake mix for a while. I do miss it and this is a good reminder that I need to restock.

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48 Selena April 27, 2011 at 9:23 am

I’m a new reader and LOVING your site. Just subscribed to the feed.

I’m working on healthier eating, it isn’t always easy with the crazy schedule…full time working mom of 3 little girls!

Selena

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49 Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) April 27, 2011 at 9:27 am

Love the pancakes! They come out so perfect, I think I need some pancake flipping classes :D

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50 MonsteRawr April 27, 2011 at 9:30 am

Mmmm…pancakes.

I am a little disappointed to see no smiley face in those pancakes, though. I think because I can almost see a smiley face in your toppings I feel there should be one for real.

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51 shannon April 27, 2011 at 9:44 am

Hi Kath,
I am a farily new follower and have seen you add Chai seeds to many of your meals. I searched your site for “chai seeds” and 6 posts came up, all with you adding them to your meals. What I am looking for is more info. on them. What are that? How are they “good”, do you eat them raw, cooked, do I find them at the health food store etc.
Thanks!
Shannon

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52 KathEats April 27, 2011 at 10:03 am

It’s actually “chia seeds” – like the chia pet! And here’s a bunch of info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_hispanica

They are nutritious and add amazing texture to smoothies and oats!

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53 shannon April 27, 2011 at 8:22 pm

awesome! thanks for your reply. I will look for these at my local health food store.
:)
S.

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54 Ashley @ Feeding Ashley April 27, 2011 at 10:05 am

I love that plate! You have the best dishes ever.

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55 Jessica @ Dishin' About Nutrition April 27, 2011 at 10:09 am

Great solution! I haven’t had pancakes in forever! Those berries look amazing!

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56 AShley April 27, 2011 at 10:11 am

That plate scares me. :) It looks like a sting ray!! haha I’m out of eggs AND kale and don’t know what to do. Actually, even Whole Foods is OUT of kale!! Bad weather in CA.

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57 Danielle @ weightsandmeasures April 27, 2011 at 10:14 am

They were out of kale at WF here in Texas last week too, but I found some at Sprout’s the next day.

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58 Danielle @ weightsandmeasures April 27, 2011 at 10:13 am

It is always a crisis situation when the bananas are gone… or the peanut butter… or the milk… or the chias. Currently I am out of 3 of those things. Luckily, breakfast this morning used the last of them.

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59 Hilary April 27, 2011 at 10:36 am

That is a very cool plate! And the pancakes look pretty and delicious as well!

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60 Emily G. April 27, 2011 at 10:37 am

Completely off subject..I just ordered the OpenSky Calibowl, but I have to ask..where did those placemats come from? I LOVVE THEM! Did you buy them or is it something they but together?

I can’t wait to get them in!! :)

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61 KathEats April 27, 2011 at 10:39 am

!!

They unfortunately were not my placemats – I don’t know where they came from :(

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62 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope April 27, 2011 at 10:39 am

Such a great breakfast in a pinch! I love your topping choices too!

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63 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 27, 2011 at 11:10 am

I actually can’t imagine a morning without milk and banana! Those two are staples for me!

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64 Laura Jane April 27, 2011 at 11:12 am

Mmm, the pancakes look delicious. I recently discovered a new pancake recipe made with oatmeal and cottage cheese in a blender. It sounded strange but they taste great and have tons Of protein.

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65 Laughter-Loving Stacy April 27, 2011 at 11:18 am

lol, yumm! I’ve had pancakes almost everyday this week- it just sounded really good!

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66 Kate April 27, 2011 at 11:20 am

I love Biscoff spread! They have a sample jar at my grocery store and there is always a crowd right near it because it is so good.

And I couldn’t live without bananas for too long.

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67 Natalia - a side of simple April 27, 2011 at 11:29 am

Whoa, KERF out of bananas? You MUST be busy! :)

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68 Carrie @ Nutrition By Carrie April 27, 2011 at 11:30 am

I love that plate! I love the Cali bowls too…and just ordered some. I am such a sucker for that color of blue. They might match the mugs I bought from IKEA a few months ago. That store is dangerous. Speaking of which, your new coffee table looks great!

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69 Emily @ Comfortable Home Life April 27, 2011 at 12:00 pm

I have that same mug, only mine is an E for my name! Love Anthropologie.

That pancake looks divine!

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70 Alaina Rose @ Sweetness Of Life April 27, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Oh my goodness that pancake looks like heaven! And that plate is fricken awesome!!! Is it supposed to be a Gingko leaf??? That is so cool :-)

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71 Kathy W. April 27, 2011 at 1:09 pm

I can see berries nibbling at pancakes in a children’s picture book. You are your mother’s daughter!

(OTOH, since it would be a kids’ book, you’d have to let the Berries (or is it Bearies, a la the Bears) escape their own breakfast fate & run free.)

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72 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 27, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Those looks great! ANd your plate is cool :)

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73 Melissa @ Journey to Marvelous April 27, 2011 at 2:20 pm

I love that plate! I really need to expand my dish collection…I get tired of using the same dishes all the time!

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74 Hannah April 27, 2011 at 6:27 pm

Anytime you get upset about bananas, just remember what I’ve been harping on about for months now – they cost at least $2.50 each in Aus right now!

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75 Molly April 27, 2011 at 7:21 pm

I can only find Kodiak brownie mix at the grocery store-so disappointing!

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76 Kat @ Cupcake Kat April 27, 2011 at 10:39 pm

Oh yum those pancakes look so good! I also had pancakes this morning they were coconut pancakes! Next time I’ll add some chia seeds, they sound like a great topping

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