Borrowed Banana Bread {Pancakes}

Hey hey my little broccoli bites!

I hope you guys are having a fantastically lazy Sunday afternoon! I’ve been super busy today! Super busy planting my rump on the couch that is! I do plan on getting up here soon so I can meet a friend at the gym for a little sweat sesh, but for now, I’m perfectly content sitting here with my lap top, sipping on my second cup of coffee…yes, I am having a cup of coffee in the middle of the afternoon, because it’s the weekend and everybody knows there aren’t any rules for the weekend! πŸ˜‰

While perusing some foodie blogs this morning, I stumbled across Kate’s “7 Links” post from earlier this week. Let me just say that I am absolutely LOVING seeing these posts around blogworld…it’s such a great way to catch up and learn more about some of my favorite bloggers!

If you didn’t catch my post, you can see it here!

Anywho!

As soon as I saw Kate’s link to her Banana Bread Protein Pancakes, I knew I had to make them for Pancake Sunday…plus, after last week’s creative flavor combo, my brain needed a little rest! Haha! πŸ˜‰

I followed her recipe exactly, but at the last minute decided to throw a few carob chips into the mix…

Only trouble is, with an oat-based pancake recipe, carob chips tend to make your final product look a little…er, well-done?

Well, nothing a little peanut butter drizzle, shredded coconut, and raspberries can’t fix!

Yeah, that’s much better! πŸ˜‰

From the moment the batter was stirred up, my mouth was watering…and THEN the entire kitchen started smelling like freshly baked banana bread as they were doing they’re thing in the skillet!

Obviously it didn’t take long for me to figure out what to do with them once they were on my plate!

I usually like my pancakes with more of a fluffy consistency that you can only get from using some sort of flour, but every now and then I can appreciate a little variety and these were definitely good enough to make again! Besides the perfectly sweet flavor from the bananas and chewy texture of the oats, these babies pack a nutrient punch with the addition of chia seeds and protein powder…they kept me full for four hours!

Well, I’m off to go snag a quick run before meeting my friend for Bodypump! Honestly I can’t decide if the motivation to run is coming from the itch of not running in the past few days, or because I scored these babies while shopping yesterday:

I’m actually a pretty die hard Asics fan, but after walking around the store in one of each for about 20 minutes, the New Balances stole my sole! <- Shameless pun…can’t help it! πŸ˜‰

I really REALLY needed a new pair of running shoes. Plus I figured since I got these during theΒ tax free weekend with TWO coupons…one for $10 off and one for 20% off, they’ll get me by until I can get my booty to Nashville and grab a pair of Β these!

Do you have a brand preference when it comes to running/cross-training shoes?

What deliciousness did YOU have for breakfast this morning?


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