Happy April 1! This is NOT and April Fool’s joke, this is my breakfast. I’m such an oatmeal girl. I was surprised that I ACTUALLY made pancakes for breakfast. The best part (aside from the decadence of this breakfast) was that it took me less time to make than my beloved stove-top oats! Don’t worry this will NEVER replace my warm bowl of comfort, but at this point I have to admit, it is the next best thing. Every bite was heavenly and I was left extremely satisfied.
I recently received my purchase of Kodiak Cakes from Kath’s Open Sky deal. I have seen these pancakes (flapjacks?) on many blogs and had to give them a try for myself. WOW. I am beyond impressed. They were deliciously thick and cake like. I find that whole wheat pancakes can some times fall flat, or lack the consistency and flavor of the traditional buttermilk-style I grew up on. With Kodiak Cakes, I didn’t have to decide between nutrition and flavor; they were packed with both. Kodiak Cakes contain 10% whole grain wheat flour, 100% whole grain out flour, non-fat dry milk, honey, leavening, egg whites and salt. Each serving (1/3 cup) contains 130 calories, 7g of protein, 2g of sugar and are cholesterol free. Did I mention that all you have to do is add water? Why would you NOT make pancakes for breakfast?
I dreamed up these Chocolate-Cherry Pancakes last night at work. In the bakery we have a chocolate-cherry bread and recently I have oddly been craving my ALL TIME FAVORITE Ben and Jerry’s flavor: Cherries Jubilee. Sadly, this flavor has been discontinued 😦 but it was the ultimate mix of Brownie Batter and Cherry Garcia ice cream. Chocolate ice cream with brownie chunks and sweet cherries…YES PLEASE! I have actually written the company several times to resurrect this flavor from their graveyard. Don’t poke fun of me, ice cream is by far my favorite food.
Anyways, back to my breakfast. This baby contained: 1/3 cup Kodiak Mix, 1/2 TBS Hershey’s Natural Cacao Powder, cinnamon, 1/3 cup water. Cooked and topped with 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt, 1 medium banana, 1 TBS Almond Butter and POM sautéed sweet cherries.
POM sent me some samples a while ago, and I combined frozen sweet cherries in a small sauce pan with their 100% pomegranate juice. It was such a nice contrast with the cherries and the perfect “syrup” for these cakey flapjacks!
What is your favorite “indulgent” breakfast? Do you ever make it during the week or is it a weekend/special occassion dish?