Leftunderwhelmed

July 16, 2012

Leftovers bonus: Instant breakfast, no dishes to do!!!

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Leftovers drawback: they never taste as good. These pancakes, while made fresh yesterday, tasted like I pulled some frozen pancakes off the shelves and heated them up. I toasted them in my toaster oven too – but they had a mealy taste that lacked the sticky, batter texture of fresh.

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The peach was an incredible addition though! And the peanut butter, chia, coconut improved the flavor too. I added a few of the Spice Diva’s maple flakes for a touch of syrupy sweet.

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Iced coffee concentrate on the side

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And still thankful for no dishes : )

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Have a great Monday!

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1 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 16, 2012 at 8:18 am

I’m all for pancakes, but you’re right, leftovers are just never quite as good as fresh! I have these grand ideas about cooking up a big batch of pancakes on the weekend and eating them throughout the week, but underwhelmed is definitely the feeling I get after they’re defrosted. Your toppings look lovely though!

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2 Kelly Michele July 16, 2012 at 8:20 am

love the Mason jar linen! :) have a wonderful Monday Kath and baby!

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3 Jodi @ Jodi, Fat or Not July 16, 2012 at 8:22 am

I just bought some peaches from a farmers’ market yesterday…waiting for them to get ripe!

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4 Kelly July 16, 2012 at 8:22 am

Thanks for the tip on the coffee concentrate! I made my first batch last night and enjoyed a great cup of iced coffee this morning. For years I’d been experimenting with extra-strong coffee to make my iced coffee out of and it always tasted burnt! As usual, an excellent idea from you!

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5 Sarah (The Simple Dietitian) July 16, 2012 at 8:38 am

Such a pretty breakfast! :-) I love the sunlight gleaming in.

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6 Erica { EricaDHouse.com } July 16, 2012 at 8:48 am

I’ve never had enough restraint to leave pancakes for leftovers!

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7 Brie @ Coxswain Dilemma July 16, 2012 at 8:57 am

Reheated pancakes are always tough. I usually griddle mine. PS, just bought Sunbutter and love it!

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8 Erin Motz July 16, 2012 at 9:00 am

Oh boy – I made pancakes this morning that came out perfectly, but there’s about 6 of them left over. Guess we’re better off devouring them all this morning instead of saving them! ;)

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9 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries July 16, 2012 at 9:02 am

i agree, there are definitely pros and cons to leftovers! very rarely do they taste as good, but the lack of dishes sure is worth it sometimes. :)

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10 Khushboo July 16, 2012 at 9:03 am

Pizza is the exception to the leftovers downfall :)

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11 KathEats July 16, 2012 at 10:28 am

I disagree! I’ve never understood the obsession with cold pizza!

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12 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More July 16, 2012 at 9:04 am

Leftover pancakes can never be the same but they’re usually a good alternative for the morning you want the pancakes but not the dishes. And that peach looks delicious. Must get my hands on some!

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13 Elisabeth July 16, 2012 at 9:10 am

I just ate a delicious peach for breakfast, too! Tasty, but not quite as good as nectarines ;)

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14 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles July 16, 2012 at 9:13 am

Strangely enough, my youngest son claims eating pancakes the next day is even better! Go figure! I have been making blueberry pancakes for breakfast these past few weeks of summer as they are quick to whip up, reheat in the microwave the next day for my boys to ‘dine and dash’ before heading out to tennis lessons and volunteering at the pool.

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15 Rachel July 16, 2012 at 9:23 am

cold leftover pancakes are pretty much my favorite thing hahaha I always find myself snacking on them when my mom makes them ;)

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16 Cait's Plate July 16, 2012 at 9:34 am

I hear ya on the leftover wins and drawbacks…but ultimately I always figure, pancakes for breakfast on weekday with no dishes wins out :)

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17 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats July 16, 2012 at 9:43 am

a breakfast with no dishes is definitely a win! That only happens for me when I make overnight oats!

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18 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table July 16, 2012 at 9:51 am

I can’t do leftover pancakes either. Waffles tend to hold up a little better, but there’s nothing like having it fresh!

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19 Jessica July 16, 2012 at 9:51 am

Cute tea towel and how are the maple flakes? I was curious about those when you bought them!

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20 KathEats July 16, 2012 at 10:29 am

They are pretty strong and sweet… I think maybe better melted into something

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21 Liz @ Tip Top Shape July 16, 2012 at 10:10 am

Those pancakes may not have knocked your socks off, but they sure look delicious!!!

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22 Angel7 July 16, 2012 at 10:17 am

I wish I had some iced coffee now! It sounds really good!

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23 Jennifer July 16, 2012 at 10:26 am

Hi Kath! I love reading your blog and seeing all the wonderful things you eat, and colorful pictures you take. I was wondering how you enjoyed the maple flakes? I love having them on my oatmeal sometimes. If you ever get a chance you should try maple butter, it’s basically creamed maple syrup. It’s soooo good!

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24 KathEats July 16, 2012 at 10:30 am

I didn’t really taste them… I think they do need to be melted

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25 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See July 16, 2012 at 11:44 am

I just made a big batch of pancakes yesterday too! Hopefully they’ll unfreeze well :) And p.s. I loooove how pancakes are batter-y too! Kinda like my cookie dough addiction…

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26 Tiffany July 16, 2012 at 11:48 am

Hey Kath,

Im starting graduate school in the fall and I was curious as to how (if you were able) to work out, cook breakfast, get dressed and get to school on time. If you can share how you organized your time I would really appreciate it!! Thank you so much :)

As always, your pictures are beautiful!

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27 KathEats July 16, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I did it all those years, and I have no idea how!! I usually worked out at 5am and got into bed early so I could maximize my morning time for workout, shower, breakfast, BLOG, go. I always made my lunch the night before too!

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28 Averie @ Averie Cooks July 16, 2012 at 11:53 am

I guess I’ve become immune to leftovers not being as good – I just tell myself they are because they’re such a time saver :)

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29 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope July 16, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I think your breakfast still looks good. :) I love leftovers. Those are my favorite types of nights. So I don’t need to think about what to make for dinner.

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30 Emma July 16, 2012 at 9:21 pm

I hate when that happens to pancakes – they’re always better fresh, I’ve never been able to figure out how to freeze/refrigerate them so they taste as good the next day – any tips?

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31 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count July 17, 2012 at 4:30 am

But…breakfast didn’t include a lot of prep…always a plus!

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32 Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy July 17, 2012 at 1:09 pm

I’ve never actually thought to make extra pancakes to have for leftovers the next day. I will have to give it a go. I normally really like leftovers, and somethings taste even better the day after – like spicy food, as it has time to get spicier.

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33 Kristin at MommyPage July 19, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Instant breakfast is a great idea. That looks so easy to make and healthy. I love this dish!

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