I don’t know when it happened. I’m not sure how it happened. But it definitely happened! What now seems like a lifetime ago, I was a culprit of religiously calculating my sleep. I would work out, down to the minute, how long I was able to sleep in for, allowing the exact amount of time to get ready and out of the house. All the while, I was staying up later and later, calculating the disappearing minutes as I readied an outfit for the next day, watched an extra few episodes, got lost in an all-consuming Facebook session, and you know, continued to do whatever else I could find to do.
It was plain and simple, I was a night person. I am sure most teenagers can relate to being night people. To me, the thought of morning was not only unpleasant, it was utterly horrifying! Going to sleep meant leaving the joys of my leisurely evening to cross over into a cold, dark morning of exhaustion. It may sound dramatic, but you night people know exactly what I’m talking about ;) Sad to say, whilst in that exhausted state, breakfast was barely a consideration of mine, merely another thing to check off my morning to-do list. I would stand at the bench and eat my weetbix. 2 minutes. It was gone. [I now cringe at the thought of all those wasted opportunities. Imagine how oh-so-amazing those breakfasts could have been!]
Somewhere along the line, in the last few years, there must have been a moment that transpired to change all this. Mornings became less horrifying. With full time work, I became used to it. Days became busier. Night time calculations withered. And thus, mornings became more inspiring. Imagine what my 16 year old self would think hearing those words – mornings are inspiring! But it happened. I am now a morning person! Now let’s not get ahead of ourselves. There’ll be none of those 6am starts. No, no, that is still a few life stages away. But instead of dreading the morning, I look forward to it. To the peaceful slumber and, the best bit, what awaits on the other side – a delicious breakfast!!
The night before is really when my morning routine begins. Whether it is preparing my oats to soak overnight ready for the start of a working day, or mentally preparing the pancakes I will cook up the following morning. Enjoying delicious breakfast with Robbie and some quiet time really is a blissful way to start the day. Suffice to say, I am very content that I have turned my mornings around…
The pancakes I have been dreaming about most of late are these you see here. They are the fluffiest, guilt-free, all-round delicious classic pancake you will find. I urge you to add these to your morning routine. They may just be the motivation you need to jump right out of bed :)
The Classic Pancake
Coconut oil for frying
Combine milk with vinegar in a medium bowl and set aside for 5 minutes to “sour.” Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk egg and yogurt into “soured” milk. Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and whisk until lumps are gone.
Low FODMAP | wheat free | fructose friendly | low lactose | low sugar