All posts tagged: breakfast

Hemp Milk Latte

I’m a BIG coffee person. Or, latte person, to be more specific. So, when I started eliminating dairy in my diet, my morning latte was one area where I was unwilling to sacrifice on taste and quality. Soy is great, but I started to get tired of it after a while, so I tried almond milk, then coconut milk. Both are delicious in other things, like smoothies, etc., but they tasted really watery to me in a latte. I just couldn’t. Nope. Not gonna work. Someone suggested hemp milk, and I resisted for a while—it just sounded to hippie-ish or something, which was a dumb and total non-reason not to try it And when I finally did, that was it. There was no going back. It was thick, creamy, had a very neutral taste, and–most importantly—made great foam.  Hemp milk was everything this latte addict could have ever dreamed of. If you haven’t tried it yet, you must. My favorite brand is Pacific, and I usually go for the unsweetened vanilla. I use an espresso machine to whip it all …

Apple-Cinnamon French Toast Pancakes

Yes,  you read that correctly. Cooked pancakes are dipped in an egg batter in a very French toast-y way, and sent back to the skillet for a couple more minutes. I’ve been doing a lot of pancakes on this blog because I’ve discovered delicious ways to do them grain free (which I’m trying to do for most of my meals), but the funny thing is, I’m actually a French toast girl at heart. I was reminiscing about my French toast days last weekend when I had a brainstorm: what’s to stop me from giving those pancakes the same treatment I’d give slices of bread? Nothing. Nothing at all! And I must say, the result is simply amazing. Remember how good the frozen yogurt was on that one episode of Seinfeld? These pancakes are that good. (I apologize for the salty language.) The egg batter makes them a lot heartier, which is a quality that grain-free baked items can often use a boost of. And the cinnamon cashew cream with sautéed apples make this a total treat of a …