Mother’s Day is just a few days away make her smile and blush with these Pretty In Pink Pitaya Pancakes. Maybe even in bed, don’t forget the coffee!
Today is the last post in our Mother’s Day series pairing simple easy to make recipes little ones can make for mom and activities to pair with them. You don’t have to be a mom to enjoy any of these recipes and they are all mom approved! There is another giveaway as well so head to Instagram and check it out, as well as all the others posted this week including one for Pitaya Plus that makes this pancakes pretty pink! Shh there is one more coming tomorrow!
Being a mom is one a rewarding, often thankless “job” that pays not in money but in watching them grow up and all the smiles, love, hugs, and kisses! There are no days off and often long exhausting days. Starting the day getting them breakfast and of to school, then laundry, cleaning, dishes, volunteering at the school, work, running around after school to activities, school projects, soccer games, gymnastics, dance competitions, snacks, dinner, helping with homework, the list goes on.
Sometimes we just need a little break and Mother’s Day is often a day many moms get that little break sleeping in a little and the kids making mom breakfast. I’m going to be honest as much as I love my sleep when the girls are down making me breakfast and I’m told quietly to shh stay in bed all I want to do is go down and watch and join them in the kitchen fun. I love seeing what they come up with, A cutting fruit, and not sure what they made the last time I just remember the smiles on their faces and how happy and excited they were.
A, at 9 years old, is the queen of pancakes! Even S being older lets her sister make them and even make them for her friends when she has sleepovers. We use to eat pancakes often but then stopped making them as often we’ve tried mixes but the girls weren’t a fan of most and then S couldn’t have them due to the dairy so we would stick to homemade pancakes. Then we found Birch Benders and ever since pancakes happen all the time because the whole family loves them and they’re so easy A can make them.
So this year I’m requesting a big stack of Pretty In Pink Pitaya Pancakes because moms deserve pretty things on Mother’s Day with a lots of Georgia Grinders Maple Pecan Almond Butter, my latest nut butter obsession! Maybe even with blueberries because we’ve also made pitaya blueberry pancakes and they were delicious. I’m going to try to embrace the moment and take a little time to myself and then spend the day with my girls.
The activity we are pairing with this simple recipe for this last post is whatever brings mom joy!
A day at the spa or just pampering mom and her daughter’s painting her nails for her.
Yoga, barre, a run, a walk, a bike ride, kayaking, if it’s something active mom enjoys maybe join her, or if you’re a mom invite your kids to join you. Or if that’s your time enjoy it!
Read a book, catch a movie, go grab coffee, take mom out to lunch or dinner.
The list goes on and on and there is no right or wrong answer.
If you’re a mom do at least one thing that brings YOU joy!
|Prep Time||5 minutes|
|Cook Time||10 minutes|
- 1 1/2 c Birch Benders Classic Recipe Organic Pancake Mix (see notes for alternatives)
- 1 1/3 c water
- 3.5 oz frozen pitaya smoothie packet, thawed (Pitaya Plus)
- 1/2 c Georgia Grinders Maple Pecan Almond Butter
- 2 TBSP melted coconut oil
- 2 TBSP melted coconut oil
- Heat griddle over low-medium heat if you want to keep the pancakes bright, low and slow. Otherwise medium-high heat, they may just brown a little on top and bottom.
- Add pitaya packet to a liquid measuring cup and add water to reach 1 1/3 cup, blend if you don't want the darker seeds to spot pancakes. Stir liquid into pancake mix and let sit a couple of minutes. Add more water if needed.
- Lightly grease griddle, I use coconut oil spray.
- Pour batter on the griddle and cook until pancakes start to bubble and start to set around the edges, flip.
- When pancakes are done stack on a plate and top with desired toppings and embellishments.
- I like mine topped with nut butter and add a little coconut oil to thin the nut butter so we can pour it over our pancakes.
Birch Benders also has paleo and gluten free pancakes.
IF using another pancake mix use pitaya and add water to equal amount called for on package instructions.
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Whitney E. RD
These are so darn pretty! That’s so nice that your daughter enjoys cooking with you 🙂 Hope you have a lovely Mother’s Day!
Deborah @ Confessions of mother runner
You have had the most beautiful colorful foods lately!
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Kristina @ Love & Zest
Love a good stack of pancakes! I love how easy these are and I love the colors!
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