Most Wednesdays are “off-days” for us. My husband works every Saturday, so he gets Sundays and one random day off each week. We try to make sure it’s Wednesdays, since that’s the day I can easily take off too.
Our days off almost always start with a big breakfast, after sleeping very late. Today was no exception. We had eggs, pumpkin pancakes, and blueberries.
How do we eat pancakes without syrup, you ask? Well, let me tell you about a little trick that has made sugary syrup fade into our distant memories. I’m sure that many devoted paleo-people just chug down their flapjacks with a cold glass of coconut milk, but we need a little something sweet to top ours off with a creamy finish. Sauteed bananas are an amazing substitution.
I know, I know… it sounds a little too simple, right? Well, don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it. The heat from the stove totally caramelizes these little guys, and they basically melt in your mouth. Just dice them, throw them on the hot skillet just after you finish cooking your pancakes, flip them a few times, and serve hot and slightly browned. I like to smash them and spread them across my pancakes like syrup. Delicious!