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Oranges, Strawberries, Bananas and Good Friday

It looks like our springtime and sunshine recipes worked – it is absolutely GORGEOUS out today! A Good Friday Miracle perhaps?

There is a lot good about this Friday, too! It’s Easter weekend, so we don’t have class today and are home putting in some serious fam-jam time, there’s chocolate EVERYWHERE, it’s potentially the most beautiful day we’ve had since the fall, and we’re sticking to our promise and giving you more of our pancake-in-a-jar recipes!

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Orange Strawberry Banana.
This has been on of our favourite flavour combinations ever since our dad first brought home a carton of Orange Strawberry Banana Juice. Delicious!

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This pancake kind of fits in really well with the weather, it’s just so bright and colourful!

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Beautiful!

You know, though, there are a lot of other good things about today. Like our family members’ health, as well as the second year of our new Easter tradition. You see, last year, shortly before Easter weekend, our aunt fell down the stairs early in the morning and broke several bones, it was quite a mess! Seeing as she is the one who usually spear-heads our family meals, but was clearly going to be in no condition to cook, we had to change the plan. My Grandma suggested we just do soup and sandwich – everyone brings a soup and then my other aunt, who agreed to host, would provide sandwich fixings, and the two of us would make bread.  It turned out so well, that we decided why not do it again this year? Our aunt has fully healed from her accident, and out of her accident came a brand-new family tradition! 🙂

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Needless to say, we are spending partially outside enjoying the day, and partially inside baking several loaves of bread! What’s better than that?

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Of course, don’t worry –  we have something else in the oven too, just in time for Easter. 😉 But for now, we hope you enjoy your day off and that you make this pancake-in-a-jar! We promise you won’t be disappointed. 🙂

Happy Good Friday!

Orange Strawberry Banana Pancake in a Jar

Prep time: 10min
Cook time: 5 min
Serves: 2

Ingredients:

1 c. whole wheat flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 c. orange juice
1/2 c. milk of choice
zest of 1 orange
1 tbsp orange pulp
1 tbsp nut butter (almond or coconut would work well)

1 banana, chopped
1/2 c. chopped strawberries
2 tbsp orange pulp

Orange Syrup:

1/4 c. orange pulp
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp honey

Directions:

Chop up strawberries and banana and divide evenly into two medium sized mason jars.
Zest the orange, squeeze out the juice, and remove the pulp from the rind.
Divide 2 tbsp of the pulp evenly between the two mason jars, mixing with the strawberries and bananas.
In a medium sized bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Mix in orange juice, milk, zest and 1 tbsp of orange pulp.
Divide this mixture evenly between the two mason jars and then cook in the microwave for 5 minutes, or until firm to the touch.
For the syrup, combine the 1/4 c. of orange pulp and honey in a food processor or blender (we used our spice grinder), then add 1 tbsp of water at a time until you reach your desired consistency. Pour over the top of your pancake and enjoy!

~twosaucysisters

What’s good about your good friday?

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?