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.
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.
Fig Chia Seed Pancakes with Coconut Rum Syrup
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
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)
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.
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.
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?