Sweet Potato Pancakes & WIAW

15 May

Having all this extra time on our hands is kind of dangerous. So dangerous, we had enough time to make pancakes. And not just ordinary, plain old pancakes. We made sweet potato pancakes! No worries WIAW readers, we are here to share the details with you. Inspired by Grace over at www.wholesomeandnutritious.blogspot.com, we decided we needed to take our love for sweet potatoes to the next step. What is even better than sweet potato pancakes?! The fact that these babies are 100% vegan! We have complete respect for all those vegans out there, and if it wasn’t for our love of greek yogurt we would probably be with ya!

Sweet Potato Pancakes
Serves 1

Ingredients:
1/2 cup oat flour
2 tsp baking powder
large pinch of cinnamon
1/2 cooked sweet potato, mashed
1/2 cup milk of choice (we prefer unsweetened almond milk)
coconut oil, for cooking purposes

Directions:
1. Mix all dry ingredients together. Then add in mashed sweet potato and milk.
2. Cook pancakes on medium heat in coconut oil or other oil of choice. Then layer pancakes with fruit of choice.

Enjoyed with a large cup of coffee mixed with truvia and International Delight sugar free coffee creamer. We finally finished off our peppermint creamer, and are out of luck until we can grab another bottle when it debuts again around the holidays. We spread raspberry preserves in between the pancakes and tipped them with a sliced banana and buckwheat groats. They were good but next time we would definitely spread some sun butter or peanut butter on top instead!

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They were so filling we actually did not even finish the last few bites! We will definitely be making these again soon. Although we are big Greek yogurt and oatmeal fans it is fun to change up breakfast every once in a while.

The morning was filled with a trip to the grocery store! We love grocery shopping together. The best thing about our eating habits is that we both love 99% of the same foods. It makes grocery shopping so easy because we both want the same things! Grocery shopping with a friend is a great way to make good purchases. Next time you go grocery shopping bring a long a friend to support each other with choosing healthy things to put in your grocery cart!

Another important grocery shopping tip is to never grocery shop hungry. We curbed our mid-morning hunger with a PB filled date.

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If you have not tried this easy snack yet, we think you ought to give it a try!

After grocery shopping we made a huge salad with some of our grocery store purchases. This yummy salad had leftover turkey (thanks mom), cherry tomatoes, strawberries, brussels sprouts, mozzarella cheese, and Maple Grove Farms Raspberry Balsamic. This dressing is a little on the sweet side, but we love our balsamic so we thought we would give it a try.

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We also re-stocked our fridge with cottage cheese! We are obsessed and were craving some ASAP. We decided our afternoon snack needed to be cottage cheese topped with a little bit of all the fresh fruit we picked up today. Mango, Grapes, Cantaloupe, Strawberries, and almonds!

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Dinner was consumed on the go for Devon at work and at home for Kayla! Recently people have asked us why we always eat the same things and wondered if there was anything that one of us liked that the other did not. We usually eat the same things because it is so easy to make two of everything. Another reason we eat the same things a lot is because a lot of things come in pairs of two! Have you ever noticed that before? We do not always 100% of the time eat the same things. Kayla hates chocolate, but sometimes Devon makes her smoothies with chocolate soy milk instead of plain or vanilla. Just one example of how we mix it up without others even knowing it!

Anyways, we made a sandwich with the rest of our brussels sprouts, a slice of harvati cheese, leftover hummus, and power greens!

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Paired with a bowl of our homemade soup! We cleaned out our refrigerator last night by making this soup. Making your own soup is a lot easier than you think! Just follow this simple calculation: protein + vegetables + spinach + spices = a healthy homemade soup!

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You can add in whatever you want! In our soup, we had turkey, canary beans, carrots, zucchini, onion, spinach, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper! Then when people notice how good your lunch smells in the lunchroom, you can brag about how you made it, yourself, with your own recipe!

Our evening snack was whenever either of us felt hungry. More of our favorite things. Yogurt, granola, and fruit! We picked up a box of Ezekiel almond cereal at the store and are loving it on top of our yogurt parfaits! The best part is that it is a complete protein in itself!

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Beautiful food is just so fun to photograph! Who agrees with us?

We love to update every Wednesday to join the fun over at Pea’s and Crayons, and hope to keep the updates going all summer long! Be sure to check out what everyone else is posting about over on Jen’s blog, located here. Last week so many different bloggers linked up to share! If you are new to the blog world, feel free to link up and join in on the fun!

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Speaking of the blog world, we have some news to share with you! We have been making some few changes to improve our blog! We now have our own double take love twitter account! Be sure to keep up with all of our updates and healthy tips by following us at @doubletakelove!

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8 Responses to “Sweet Potato Pancakes & WIAW”

  1. Jan @ Sprouts n Squats May 15, 2013 at 11:52 am #

    Those Sweet Potato Pancakes sound good!

    I’ve never thought of filling a date with PB like that but it sounds good!

    • doubletakelove May 16, 2013 at 12:31 am #

      Peanut butter filled dates are awesome especially frozen too! Once you try it we’re sure you will be hooked πŸ™‚ You will have to let us know what you think if you try them this way!

  2. Eating 4 Balance May 15, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

    Those pancakes turned out looking great! That’s awesome that they are vegan as well. Perfect for many different diets πŸ™‚

    I make my own homemade soup everyday. Yours sounds delicious.

    Congrats on your blogging twitter account. Exciting!

    • doubletakelove May 16, 2013 at 12:32 am #

      Thank you!! Homemade soup is totally the way to go! Who needs cans anyway? πŸ˜‰

    • Brittany @ FreckledNettles May 16, 2013 at 2:40 am #

      I couldn’t agree more that beautiful food is fun to photograph! I actually just said something along the lines of that in my post today. πŸ™‚

      Your sweet potato ‘cakes look divine! I’ll definitely follow you on Twitter. Welcome aboard!

  3. liftsleepeat May 16, 2013 at 7:05 am #

    oh yum a pb filled date sounds so good – its been agessss since ive had dates. I used to love them as well.

  4. Kaitlin May 22, 2013 at 4:07 am #

    wow a PB filled date, that’s genious. I have a whole tub of dates and have no clue what to do with them!

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