Fresh Fig Chia Seed Pancakes with Coconut Rum Sauce

I’ve probably only mentioned a million and one times, that I’m trying to hold on to ever morsel of summer.

I know it’s September.

I know labour day has passed.

I know what Starbucks has done ( don’t even say it *cough – pumpkin spice latte * … stop it!)

But the sun is still so shiny, and I don’t want to wear super comfy-thick-cuddly sweaters …. Yet.

I want sunshine. I want ice cream. I want s’mores. I want flowy neon maxi skirts and I want beaches …

I’m a brat. I just saw it. I get it.

Can I convince you to continue reading, if I hoax you into justifying that rum is totally healthy breakfast food.

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Logic:

Pancakes = breakfast

Pancakes + chia seeds = healthy breakfast

pancakes+ chia seeds + fresh figs = super healthy breakfast with a does of gorgeous and can only be eaten with coconut rum syrup.

Geniusness.

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Fig Chia Seed Pancakes with Coconut Rum Syrup

(serves 2)

Pancakes

1 1/2 Cup Flour

1 Tbsp Baking Powder

1/4 Tsp Sea Salt

3 Tbsp Chia Seeds

1 Tsp Nutmeg

5 Fresh Crushed small Figs

1 Tbsp Vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups milk

1 Tsp Vinegar

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Coconut Rum Syrup

1 Can Coconut Milk (approximately 1 1/2 cups)

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

1 Tsp Sea Salt

1 Tbsp Coconut Rum ( or you can use extract)

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Pancake Directions:

In a large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients for your pancakes.

Add figs, vanilla, milk and vinegar. Stir until dry ingredients just begin to disappear – lumps are okay – you don’t want to over mix  ( it will give you still pancakes!!).

Allow to sit for 10 minutes ( this is the perfect time to make your syrup).

Over medium high heat, cook 1/2 cups of batter at a time. Note, this stuff is thick. Cook until small bubbles begin to form.

Flip and cook an extra 2 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.

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Coconut Rum Directions:

Over medium heat, add Coconut Milk, brown sugar, sea salt & coconut rum to a sauce pan. Bring to a rolling boil, stir until the brown sugar is completely dissolved. Lower the heat, and allow to simmer for 10 additional minutes.

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Plate your pancakes and make’em pretty!!

Let’s face it, if I can’t get to sunshine & beaches – I’m bringing it to me and what’s a beach without a little booze?

Double Chocolate Chip Nutella Guinness Bread

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Chocolate + Booze + the weekend.

This is my kinda paaarr-taaayy!!

Cheers to the weekend sweethearts …

After a long week of hustling through the rat race … all a girl wants to do is get reacquainted with some chocolate – a splash ( or two ) of alcohol doesn’t hurt and carbs make it all better.

Technically, I need this bread in my life. I don’t even know if I can call it a bread to be honest, it’s quite cake-like. But, I’m of course thinking ahead … if I call it bread, and due to the fact that I added oats … it’s TOTALLY breakfast food …. or something like that. Can I convince you it’s healthy ? pushing it? – sorry.

But breakfast, that works!! Oh yess …. chocolate and booze before 9:00 am. We got a deal :)

I originally made this bread for St. Patty’s day … and then I had to make it twice since. Can I let you in on a little secret ? – Papa LTSL is like a chocolate Hoover Vacuum … he sniffs it out, and consumes it in the blink of an eye. Truth is, I love that man – – I suggest I keep him around for a while.

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My dad and I we have a pretty good thing going, I bake … experiment to my hearts desire and he eats. Even the unsuccessful recipes, he’ll at least try. I remember when I was a lot younger, I burnt scrambled eggs ( yes it’s possible … stop laughing) and he ate every bit of it. I’m sure it was the most disgusting thing ever … but he did. If that doesn’t qualify for him to be my superhero … I don’t know what will.

So, shall we get a slice on what all the jazz is about? – Let’s bake!!

Double Chocolate Chip Nutella Guinness Bread

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2 1/4 Cups Flour

1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder

1/2 Tsp Sea Salt

4 Tsp Baking Powder

1/4 Cup Quick Oats + 1 Tbsp ( keep separate)

2/3 Cups Brown Sugar

1 1/2 Cups Dark Guinness

1/4 Cup Nutella

1/2 Cup White Chocolate Chips

1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 oc – prepare loaf pan.

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In a large bowl sift together flour, cocoa powder, sea salt, 1/4 cup of oats and brown sugar.

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In a small bowl, whisk together Guinness and Nutella.

Add your Guinness mixture to your dry ingredients. Mix well.

Add both kinds of chocolate chips. Fill prepared pan, top with 1 tbsp Oats and bake for 45 minuets.

Allow to cool and enjoy!!

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Have a fantastic weekend Ladies and Gents – – stay sweet

xox