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Quick and Healthy Summer Breakfasts

Quick and Healthy Summer Breakfasts

At The Original Pancake House in Denver, we often associate summer with relaxed mornings and leisurely summer breakfasts.  In reality, some summer days are quite rushed, scooting the kids off to camp, or getting up early to hit the trails before it gets too hot.  For those days, we have collected a few of our favorite make-at-home, easy-breezy summer breakfast recipes.

Here they are!

 

No-Bake Chocolate Energy Bites: We love these because they make a delicious and easy breakfast, or snack on the go!  Freeze them and save them for a day when you are short on time!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup no stir almond butter or creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Up to 4 tsp warm water , as needed
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats (raw)
  • 3/4 cup toasted or raw coconut
  • 1/2 cup flaxseed meal
  • 6 Tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, stir together almond butter, honey, vanilla and cocoa powder. If mixture seems too thick stir in 2 tsp warm water to thin. Add oats, coconut, flaxseed meal and chocolate chips and stir until evenly coated. At this point if mixture still doesn’t stick well, stir in up to 2 tsp water as needed. Transfer mixture to refrigerator or freezer and chill until nearly set and easier to handle.
  2. Remove from refrigerator and shape into 1-inch balls. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container.

 

Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie – this recipe wins points for being super easy (all you need is a blender!), and for using up the inevitable watermelon leftovers you’ll have after buying a whole melon.

 

 

Simply combine the following ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth:

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh watermelon, cubed (black seeds removed)
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 ripe banana previously peeled, chopped and frozen
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 Tbsp chia or hemp seeds (optional)

 

Overnight Blueberry Cobbler Oatmeal: Make this one the night before and it’s ready to eat for a morning on the run!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 plus cup plus 2 tablespoons quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup milk, I used almond but any milk will do
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar (I use 2 if I drizzle on extra honey)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • pecans, optional
  • honey, optional

 

Instructions:

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together oats, milk, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Fold in blueberries.
  2. Divide evenly between 2 small bowls and cover to refrigerate. Leave in the fridge for at least 5 hours or overnight. Enjoy with a drizzle of honey and your favorite nuts, if desired.

 

 

And for those days that you do have time for a leisurely summer breakfast, come in and join us at The Original Pancake House for breakfast in Denver!  We’ll take good care of you and your belly!  Happy Summer!

 

A Topping for Every Pancake

A Topping for Every Pancake

If you want pancakes for breakfast in Denver, look no further than the Original Pancake House! We are proud to say that we make the most perfect, golden brown pancakes you’ll ever have.  If you are a purist, we will always have our classic buttermilk pancakes topped with whipped butter and served with our warm… Continue Reading

Call ahead, we’ll save you a spot in line!

Call ahead, we’ll save you a spot in line!

Our holiday gift to you Denver – now you can call ahead and save a spot in line at The Original Pancake House in Denver!  Starting Monday, December 11th, you can now call ahead and we’ll put your name on the waiting list.   Its as easy as… Call when you are on your way!… Continue Reading

DIY: Breakfast Inspired Halloween Costumes!

DIY: Breakfast Inspired Halloween Costumes!

It’s crunch time – what to dress up as for Halloween?  We always opt for breakfast inspired costumes, here are a few of our favorite ideas for easy DIY Halloween costumes. French Toast – This cute costume idea is a great little play on words and is very easy to throw together!  First, find a striped,… Continue Reading

How To: Make Your Own Perfect Crispy Home Fries

How To: Make Your Own Perfect Crispy Home Fries

There is nothing better than crispy, flavorful home fries with a savory breakfast.  Home fries are one of our favorite breakfast staples at The Original Pancake House in Denver – dip them in a runny egg, enjoy them with hot sauce, or just eat them straight-up!  Though we can’t share our own secret recipe, we… Continue Reading

Back to School Breakfasts

Back to School Breakfasts

Here we go again!  The kids are heading back to school and suddenly the leisurely summer mornings are replaced with rush, rush, go, go, get to school on time!  But wait, we all need to eat something healthy and nutritious to give us energy for the day and to help our brains get ready to… Continue Reading

Peachy Keen!

Peachy Keen!

August is National Peach Month and we’re loving all the delicious peaches coming into Denver from Colorado’s western slope.  If you went peach picking in Palisade, or your local farmer’s market, you may be wondering how you can incorporate peaches into every meal, including breakfast! Here are a few of our favorite ideas for a… Continue Reading

On Cloud 9 With Cloud Eggs!

On Cloud 9 With Cloud Eggs!

We are loving the latest Instagram trend – Cloud Eggs!  Have you seen your (millennial) friends post pictures of beautiful cloud eggs for breakfast?  They are, in our opinion, some of the most photogenic eggs out there!  And they are very simple to make.   Here is the basic run down: Heat oven to 450°… Continue Reading

Refresh Your Breakfast!

Refresh Your Breakfast!

Though we like to eat a big breakfast of eggs or pancakes (or crepes or waffles!) most days of the week, sometimes we all need something light and refreshing for breakfast on a warm summer morning.  Here are a few ideas for a light and easy summer breakfast: Bagel & Fruit “Pizzas”* This is a… Continue Reading

My Breakfast ‘Tis of Thee…Patriotic Breakfasts

My Breakfast ‘Tis of Thee…Patriotic Breakfasts

With the 4th of July just around the corner, we see American flags and the red-white-and-blue just about everywhere we go!  For breakfast in Denver this 4th of July, try your hand at a patriotic start to the day.  Here are a few ideas to make your breakfast festive!   Patriotic Toast This is a… Continue Reading

 

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