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Our Favourite Combo

Before we get into today’s post, have you read yesterday’s post yet? No?!? Well, you probably should! It’s about an exercise and nutrition symposium that we attended on the weekend, and we talked about some of the points that a couple of the speakers made regarding the paleo diet, healthy living and weight loss. You should check it out! Now, to today’s post! 🙂

We have made it no secret in the past that our favourite flavour combinations are peanut butter chocolate, peanut butter banana, chocolate and banana, and peanut butter chocolate banana. There really isn’t anything better! We also have a friend who shares this opinion (the reason we’re friends, obviously :P), so back when he came to visit us for St. Patrick’s Day, we knew just what to make for post Sunday-Funday shenanigans – Pancakes!

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Peanut Butter pancakes…

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with vanilla-flavoured “ice cream” (aka banana soft-serve)….

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and a little bit of healthy chocolate sauce…

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try a lot of chocolate sauce! 🙂

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And a few peanuts on top for the crunch-factor!
Seriously, do we need to even finish this post?

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You see, we had a deal with said friend: He buys us a couple of drinks throughout the day, and we make him breakfast in the morning (though should the fact that we allowed him to tag along with us throughout the day and crash on our futon not be enough? Just kidding, Trev! 😉 ).

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Since he held up his end of the deal (perhaps too much) we obviously had to keep ours. But here at the Two Saucy Sisters house, when we promise someone breakfast, we don’t just make sure we have their favourite cereal and hand them a bowl and some milk, no sir! We came out firing on all cylinders – Peanut Butter Pancakes with Vanilla Banana Soft Serve and a healthy Chocolate Sauce.

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We think we did a pretty good job holding up our end of the deal, don’t you?

Peanut Butter Pancakes a La Mode

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Prep time: 10min
Cook time: 10min
Serves: 3

Ingredients:

For the Banana Soft Serve:

2 frozen bananas
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

For the Pancakes:

2/3 c. whole wheat flour
1/3 c. peanut flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
dash salt
2 tbsp peanut butter
1 whole egg
1 egg white
2 tbsp honey
1 c. milk of choice
1/2 tsp vanilla

For the Chocolate Sauce: (based off of Heather at Kiss My Broccoli)

3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla
4-5 tbsp water

Directions:

Slice your frozen bananas (if not already sliced) and add to food processor or high powered blender. Add vanilla and blend until smooth. Place in the freezer until everything else is ready to serve.

Pre-heat pancake griddle or frying pan.
In a medium sized bowl, combine all dry ingredients. In a smaller bowl, combine the wet. (Optional: separate egg whites and beat until they form a stiff peak and fold into batter after wet and dry have been mixed for a fluffier end result).
Pour wet into dry and mix until just combined.
Spoon batter onto griddle and flip once bubbles form on the surface and bottom of pancake is lightly browned, about 2-3 minutes per side.

Combine cocoa powder, maple syrup and vanilla. Add water a tablespoon at a time until it reaches the consistency that you desire!

Scoop banana soft serve and place over each person’s pancake stack. Top with chocolate sauce and peanuts, if desired.

~twosaucysisters

What food (breakfast or otherwise) do you make when you have a house guest?

A La Mode

And we’re back for our 2nd-ever What I Ate Wednesday!

And there is absolutely no fruit that epitomizes August in Niagara more than peaches!  Seriously, we don’t think we’ve ever had a peach out-of-season.  Every time we see them in the grocery store in the middle of winter, we get the temptation to pick up a pack, but then we come to our senses.  We just couldn’t do the peach such an injustice.  Truly, peaches are the Kings of summer.

And you know what else is not a summer staple, but a year-round must-have?  Pancakes!

Summer staple + year-round staple = peach pancakes.

But not just any peach pancakes. No, we decided to throw another summer staple into the mix- ice cream!

Yes, these pancakes were served A La Mode.

Ok, ok, we know that most health professionals will tell you to avoid anything smothered in ice cream, particularly at breakfast.  But we heartily disagree.  Mostly because topped with our peach-banana ice cream, these pancakes are actually super-healthy!

Seriously people, these pancakes were  decadently delicious!  In fact, we’d say these rival our blueberry banana pancakes– and that’s saying something!

They were fluffy and tender, and simply bursting with peach flavour!  And nothing beats a hot stack of pancakes topped with cool, creamy ice cream, melting all over the place and soaking into each layer, infusing your stack with even more peach flavour.

Pancakes demolished.

And in the spirit of What I Ate Wednesday,  here’s a little look into all the other peach-themed eats we’ve had in the past couple days…

Peach-Banana Ice Cream 

Peach Blondie Breakfast Parfait (recipe to come soon!)

And then of course there’s our baked oatmeal from a while back:

And of course peaches have found there way into several salads, sandwiches, and a host of other savoury and sweet dishes that remained un-photographed.

Anyways we won’t torture you any longer, so without further ado, peach pancakes a la mode!

Peach Pancakes A La Mode

Total Time: 15 min

Serves: 2-3

Ingredients:

1/2 c. chickpea flower

3/4 c. multigrain flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 peach, peeled and cut into chunks

1/2 c. milk

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 batch of peach-banana ice cream

Directions:

Heat large pan or pancake grill.

In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients.

Place peach chunks into food processor and process until crushed and fairly smooth.  Add all other ingredients to the food processor and blend until fully combined.

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Drop large spoonfuls of batter at a time onto the griddle and cook until bubbles begin to form, then flip and cook for a few more minute on the other side.

Stack your pancakes and layer with sliced peaches.  Top with ice cream and devour.

* separating your egg and whipping the white into stiff peaks will make your pancakes even thicker and fluffier.  We were going to do that but our yolk broke. Oops!

~twosaucysisters

ps- congratulations to Adam van Koeverden for his silver in kayaking, Mark Oldershaw for his bronze in canoeing, Ryan Cochrane for his silver in the 1500m freestyle swim, and Dereck Drouin for his bronze medal in high jump! Go Canada!

Do you like peaches? What is your favourite summer fruit?