Smoothie bowls are all the rage right now. Well, at least according to my Instagram feed. I'm not really sure exactly when they began to become a "thing," but I do know that they are in fact a thing that many health and wellness influencers love to share gratuitous photos of (and of course, eat).
Like bacon, cereal or pancakes, scrambled eggs (at least to me) are a quintessential breakfast food. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that most of you would agree. Maybe, like for me, they're not your favorite breakfast dish, but still, you can admit they're a breakfast staple. And (as you'll soon learn from both Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson) breakfast is absolutely, most definitely the most important meal of the day.
*Editor's Note: This post was originally published on February 11, 2013. You are reading an updated version that more accurately reflects Hungry Runner standards. However, the recipe has not been altered in any way. Enjoy your oatmeal, Hungry Readers! Here it is. The moment you’ve all been waiting for. OK, I’m exaggerating a little. Not all of you have been waiting. Or at least you just didn’t know that you were waiting for this. But if you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know that this has been a highly requested recipe, and it’s been a long time coming. When I first started blogging, almost every morning I would post a photo of my breakfast on Instagram. Almost every morning it consisted of a big, gratuitously-topped bowl or jar of oatmeal. Almost every morning, at least one follower would leave a comment asking me for the recipe.
You guys, my boyfriend is a master chef. He took this banana pancake recipe from Jenn at Once Upon a Chef and adapted it on his own to make it better. Well, I can't truly attest to the fact that these were better because I've never tasted the original recipe, but the batch that Mark made using a few modifications were so fluffy and flavorful that I'd pretty much be willing to bet money on the fact that they are in fact superior.
What if told you these fluffy, vegan pancakes are so good that you could even enjoy them sans syrup? Well, at least that's how I enjoyed them this morning and I didn't even notice the absence of that sweet maple-y goodness.
Remember when I used to be obsessed with oatmeal? When I used to eat it for breakfast every single day, and every morning I would greet my Instagram feed with a decadently delicious-looking bowl of oats? You remember, don't you? I may have outgrown my Obsessed Over Oats stage, but just because I don't eat oatmeal for breakfast every morning anymore doesn't mean I can't still make a mean bowl. Proof: my breakfast yesterday morning (pictured above). I woke up in the mood for oats, and so that's what I made.
I really don’t have anything to say about this recipe besides, OH. MY. GOD! Party in my mouth! One night I was scrolling through Instagram before bed, and briefly caught a glimpse of someone’s photo that mentioned making French Toast but replacing the eggs with coconut oil. Well, I went to sleep dreaming of baked breakfast goods, then gave the idea a shot when I woke up the next morning. I didn’t look up any recipes or second guess it for one second. I just heated some coconut oil in a pan, and the rest is history. Delicious, delicious history.