I’m not big on New Years resolutions. Mostly because I no longer need to “start over” or do something drastic like I did in my dieting days. It’s awesome to feel in integrity with my goals and values daily, and not just in the first few months of the year.
However, I’ve noticed that some of my close friends like to have a word or phrase to use as their theme for the year, so this year I’ve decided to play along. One of the words for me this year is “fun” because honestly, I’ve been feeling a slight lack of fun lately in my life.
Don’t get me wrong, life with a tiny little one is awesome and amazing, but by the time he’s in bed, the dinner is cleaned up, and my writing and coaching is done, all I want to do is go to bed. So I’ve become kind of… well, boring. So I’ve decided to consciously add in more FUN to my daily life.
One way I’m doing this is by making more fun recipes. As you know, I’m not a big fan of “healthy treats” because I rarely find them satisfying, and I tend to crave more than I would if I just had the real thing. But there are occasions when I can make something that is both healthy and satisfying, (and fun!) and this is one of those occasions.
This recipe can be sugar free if you use a sugar substitute of your choice, can be gluten free if you use gluten free oats, and there’s a dairy free alternative listed below as well. Personally, I prefer to just use a small amount of sugar. It makes very little impact on the overall nutrition profile of the meal, and is a much better option for me than sugar substitutes, which tend to give me crazy cravings.
Serves 2-4 depending on appetite (makes 4 large or 8 small pancakes).