WAIW: Gluten-Free Pancake Porn

Good morning, and happy Wednesday!

First of all, I just want to say that y’all are rocking my world with all your awesome comments on yesterday’s post. You people are freakin’ amazing! Seriously, folks, this is why I love blogging. Being able to pour my thoughts into a post is wonderful on its own, but it becomes exponentially more so when that post can be a source of shared connection for other people. You guys are awesome! πŸ™‚

And now, to quote my loves at Monty Python, for something completely different: What I Ate Wednesday! Thanks, as always, to the lovely Jenn over at Peas & Crayons for hosting this little cyber-potluck.

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Breakfasts

My breaky habits stay uber-consistent during the week: coffee and toast while writing, and then a green smoothie made with kale, spinach, Vega protein powder, frozen fruit (banana, strawberries, and mango), and almond milk.

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That said, though, things get fun on the weekends — that’s where I break from my routine and, y’know, go wild in the kitchen. (You know your grandma-status tendencies are being taken to new heights when “going wild” involves cooking on a Saturday morning.) This Saturday, I decided to cook one of my favorite breakfast treats: blueberry pancakes. I used King Arthur Flour’s GF pancake mix, almond milk, and egg whites, so these babies are both gluten- and dairy-free:

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One of my favorite bloggers referred to these as pancake porn, which a) is totally apropos, and b) made me laugh my tuchus off — so, to say the least, that’s what inspired the title of this post. Bow-chika-wow-wow, y’all.

Aaaaand, for the sake of posterity (bow-bow-chika-chika), one more pancake porn picture:

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Ooooookay, moving on…

Lunches & Snacks

Since I take my lunch with me to work each day, I’m pretty consistent about my foodstuffs. I always take a Pamela’s Whenever bar, Greek yogurt with Udi’s GF granola, an apple, and, because it’s preposterously easy, soup with added veggies. I recently discovered Quest Bars, too — and ehrmagherd, they’re just as awesome as everyone says. Win!

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Beverages for the day have stayed consistent too: half of my morning smoothie (I make a huge one and split it between breakfast and lunch), iced coffee, and the occasional Kombucha. Seriously, y’all, I need to win the lottery so I can afford to have Kombucha every day. I freakin’ love these things.

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As for snacks, I have some go-to faves: Trader Joe’s kale chips, GF pretzels, and GF granola. *Drools on self*

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Dinners

Aaah, dinner: my favorite meal of the day! I’m usually staaaar-viiiing by the time dinner rolls around, so I’ve been pretty stoked about these meals. The offerings have included black bean soup with roasted chipotle-spiced sweet potatoes, chicken with sage browned butter (I took tons of pictures of this, only to find that the camera’s memory card was still in my computer — gah!), and chicken with onions and cream of mushroom soup.

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Desserts

Need I even say it? Fro yo 4-evah, peepz. Gawd, I love this stuff.

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La Fin

Have a lovely day, y’all — and tell me:

What’s your favorite breakfast food?

Do you have a go-to dessert?

What’s your favorite meal of the day?

41 thoughts on “WAIW: Gluten-Free Pancake Porn

  1. HealthyDiva (@HealthyDiva31) May 22, 2013 / 7:28 am

    Those pancakes are porn, haha! YUM! They look so good! All your eats do and I am so happy you love quest bars! Me too πŸ˜‰

    Happy Wednesday!

    • Lillian @ Seize the Latte May 22, 2013 / 8:56 pm

      Quest Bars are the best! I had the Cinnamon Roll flavor today, and it rocked my world. πŸ™‚ I’m amazed by how delicious they are!

  2. jessielovestorun May 22, 2013 / 8:07 am

    I wish it were possible to jump through the computer screen into your kitchen… bc girl you better believe if it were you’d be whipping me up a stack of those pancakess!!!

    • Lillian @ Seize the Latte May 22, 2013 / 8:56 pm

      LOL – girl, if you could teleport through the computer screen, I’d make a metric ton of pancakes to celebrate that miracle! πŸ™‚

  3. Lisa May 22, 2013 / 8:11 am

    Those pancakes look DELICOUS!!!!

  4. Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness May 22, 2013 / 8:28 am

    High five for grandma status! you have no idea how much i love turning out the lights out at 10 on a friday and waking up early saturday morning to get stuff done. it makes me so happy. that pancake porn is amazing, it should have come with a NSFW clause. and i love kombucha too- i get the citrus flavor and its so tart and yummy. favorite meal- breakfast. favorite breakfast foods in no particular order: omelets, french toast, pancakes, waffles πŸ™‚ (you know its about time they make a smiley emoticon holding a fork)

    • Lillian @ Seize the Latte May 22, 2013 / 8:58 pm

      Right?! There are times when I just get really excited about being able to go to sleep…not kidding. That whole “32” parody of Taylor Swift’s 22? Totally legit. πŸ™‚

      And I love the NSFW warning for the pancake porn, too — avert your eyes! Hide the children! Healthy food corruption will ensue!

  5. chasingchels May 22, 2013 / 8:54 am

    Pancakes pancakes pancakes!! I plan to have them every day if i can swing it next week during my week off πŸ˜€ maybe i’ll even go crazy and make a waffle at some point too! My go to dessert is froyo, although I’ve started making little mug milkshakes this week using froyo, chocolate almond milk and any add ins i desire including crushed up jo-jos, dark chocolate craisins, coconut, and chocolate chips….soooo good! Need to get sprinkles though to really push it over the top! Oh and remember to mix in cookie butter and/or (ok let’s be honest…and) peanut butter….kicked myself for forgetting last night and had to have a big spoonful to make me feel better πŸ˜‰

    • Lillian @ Seize the Latte May 22, 2013 / 9:00 pm

      I LOVE your pancakes and waffles plan for your week of freedom — hooray! Also, the fro yo milkshakes sound freaking sublime. Chocolate almond milk plus fro yo and PB? Heaven. Next time you’re in DC, we’re having a fro yo party. I hereby mandate it. πŸ™‚

  6. Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama May 22, 2013 / 8:55 am

    Agree with Jessie. This post is absolutely drool worthy! Those pancakes look divine. Hmmm, I just referred to your pancake porn as divine. Maybe the better descriptor is sinful. Those pancakes look sinful! Favorite meal – hmmmm, is ALL of them an acceptable answer?

    • Lillian @ Seize the Latte May 22, 2013 / 9:02 pm

      LOL – sinful pancake porn is perfect! (*Cackles diabolically while reveling in new-found role as the purveyor of sinful breakfast food*) πŸ™‚ Also, your take on your favorite meal is a huge win. All of them, indeed!

  7. musingsoftheamusingmuse May 22, 2013 / 9:04 am

    I’ve been having spinach with two microwaved eggs and balsamic vinaigrette for breakfast the last week. VERY tasty. I’ll go back to my fruit smoothie soon enough though!

    • Lillian @ Seize the Latte May 22, 2013 / 9:03 pm

      Spinach and eggs is one of the best breakfast combinations known to man. Protein and veggies in the same dish always earns big points with me! πŸ™‚

  8. Alex @ therunwithin May 22, 2013 / 9:09 am

    oh gosh I haven’t had TCBY in ages! yummy. I am digging those kale chips however I haven’t had them in ages because I am no where near a TJ’s. You always have the coolest named bars, I mean i love Quest bars but never heard of Whenever bars

    • Lillian @ Seize the Latte May 22, 2013 / 9:03 pm

      I got the Whenever Bars on Amazon — they’re GF, so if you have an Amazon membership I highly recommend trying them out!

      • Alex @ therunwithin May 22, 2013 / 9:49 pm

        hmmmm I may have to check them out. I am in need of an amazon spree

  9. thepaceofitall May 22, 2013 / 9:15 am

    I keep hearing about kombucha, I need to try this. Those pancakes look delicious, and so do those chives on that potato lol!

    • Lillian @ Seize the Latte May 22, 2013 / 9:05 pm

      The chives make a huge difference (far more so than I thought they would)! There’s a weekly farmer’s market in my office, and I just happened to pick these up — and wouldn’t you know, they’ve lasted all week and have been the perfect garnish to almost every dish I’ve cooked. Who knew?!

  10. OneMotherofaDay May 22, 2013 / 9:35 am

    Those pancakes look so good! My favorite breakfast is french toast, yummm…My favorite meal I look forward to everyday is breakfast. I could eat breakfast any time of day!

    • Lillian @ Seize the Latte May 22, 2013 / 9:06 pm

      Breakfast food at any meal is awesome! My mom and I used to have breakfast for dinner as a special treat whenever my dad had to travel for work, and I loved it. I totally agree that I could happily eat breakfast food at any time of day! (And in fact, I just finished a bowl of cereal as I typed this…so, y’know, case in point.) πŸ™‚

  11. megbek May 22, 2013 / 9:43 am

    Totes pancake porn above this post. I mean, I had to avert my eyes in order to not be scarred. You should have warned us. πŸ™‚ Love those pancakes though, they look soooo good. I’m a sucker for any sort of pancake, but then you go and add blueberries? Extra deeeelight if you ask me. πŸ™‚ I must give these Quest bars a try that everyone is raving about… Hm. My go to dessert, is of course, fro yo. Any time, any where, right? Have a wonderful day pretty!

    • Lillian @ Seize the Latte May 22, 2013 / 9:08 pm

      Fro yo 4 LYFE! πŸ˜‰ Seriously, I don’t know what we’d all do without it, but it’d probably involve weeping and downward spirals into deep existential angst.

      And I hiiiiiiighly recommend the Quest Bars — I tried the Cinnamon Roll flavor today, and it pretty much rocked my world. πŸ™‚

  12. cookingfortheotherhalf May 22, 2013 / 10:29 am

    Omgz stop ittttttt those pancakes. I can’t handle them! They look SO GOOD. I packed such an unsatisfying lunch today and I just want to eat pancakes now. Sigh.

    • Lillian @ Seize the Latte May 22, 2013 / 9:10 pm

      Isn’t it the worst when you wind up being totally unsatisfied and uninterested in your lunch? I’ve done that a bajillion times before, and it’s always a bummer when I look into my lunch bag, sigh, and say “Meh. Maybe I should just to to CVS and buy some cereal?” πŸ™‚ Hope you had a good day!

  13. liveandbeawesome May 22, 2013 / 1:33 pm

    Pancakes are my weakness when it comes to meals. I could just eat and eat and eat and never get tired of them. Yours look delicious!

    • Lillian @ Seize the Latte May 22, 2013 / 9:11 pm

      Best. Weakness. Ever. Seriously, that’s awesome! We all have foods that render us powerless to resist (mine include fro yo and random things like Genoa salami and Monster Cookies), and it’s fantastic that pancakes are yours. They’re such a happy breakfast food! πŸ™‚

  14. Dana May 22, 2013 / 1:35 pm

    OK. I want all of your eats! That smoothie sounds amazing, too! I tend to keep light at breakfast during the workweek. Iced coffee or water til at least ten is the norm, unless I’m famished. Then I will have a healthy cereal, apple or a yogurt. Lunch is usually something small, too or leftovers from dinner. Dinner is also my fav meal of the day! It’s usually whatever I want!

    ” blinner” ( all of those meals) tend to be very different on weekends of course! My go to dessert is either a brownie/cookie/ or froyo!

    • Lillian @ Seize the Latte May 22, 2013 / 9:12 pm

      LOL – the concept of “blinner” is awesome! That’s a brilliant combination, as far as I’m concerned. πŸ™‚

    • Lillian @ Seize the Latte May 22, 2013 / 9:14 pm

      Oh. Em. Gee. Nutella pancakes?! That’s a fantastic idea, and they sound amazing! I’m definitely going to have to try those, because it’s impossible to go wrong with that combination. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the recipe!

  15. Liz @ The Girl on Fire Now May 22, 2013 / 5:26 pm

    Waffles, but I don’t get them often at all! Maybe I’ll make blueberry waffles on Saturday …

    NSA Raspberry Froyo from Sweet Frog

    • Lillian @ Seize the Latte May 22, 2013 / 9:15 pm

      Bwwwhahahahaha! (That’s supposed to sound diabolical, BTW) I’ve inspired pancake cravings: my work here is done! πŸ˜‰

  16. Melissa May 23, 2013 / 12:51 am

    Mmmm I sense a froyo excursion in my future. I’ve never tried kombucha, but a roommate I had years ago brewed it in our apartment! Slightly freaky stuff, let me tell you. That’s probably why I was so afraid to try it.

  17. Meredith May 23, 2013 / 8:21 am

    Those pancakes…yum! My fave breakfast food is definitely pancakes, go-to dessert is fro-yo, toppings and a cookie on the side : -)

  18. livliveslife May 23, 2013 / 8:58 am

    Yep, definitely pancake porn. They look delicious!! There’s something so special about blueberry pancakes. πŸ™‚

  19. Jorie May 23, 2013 / 9:06 am

    Your meals look healthy, satisfying, and yummy! Wish this was grade school and I could make a trade with you for some of that lunch! πŸ™‚

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