Things to make your Friday fun:
-discovering Starbucks toffee nut lattes. A big thank you to this girl for that!
-deciding to take an impromptu rest day even though you’ve been sporting your spandex running capris all day long.
-a Home Depot date night to buy $600 worth of cabinets for a rental unit when the ones you’re replacing are only 1.5 years old. <sarcasm>
-discovering the amazing 70s CD left in your husband’s truck from the previous owner with classics like “I Can See Clearly Now,” “Lean on Me” and “Dust in the Wind” and then imagining your parents high as a kite jamming out to those tunes back in the day.
–this sloth video. Omg. I can’t even think about it without crying hysterically from laughter.
-pancake battered pineapple rings.
I look at a lot of food porn during the week. I hate that term, not even sure why I used it here but there it is, let’s roll with it.
This week these caught my eye. I don’t have an apple corer, but I did have an almost too ripe pineapple on the counter.
They’re basically a pancake surrounding an entire pineapple slice. A healthy baked pineapple fritter almost.
They’re also basically heaven in your mouth. Sweet, sweet tropical heaven. Coconut pancake batter, slightly warmed pineapple, it’s what my tropical vacation that I’m not going on this winter tastes like.
Things that don’t make your Friday fun:
-eating an entire half a pineapple and feeling like your stomach might explode.
Pancake Battered Pineapple Rings
These pancake battered pineapple rings are a fun breakfast to change things up from your normal pancake routine.
- 1 pineapple, sliced into rings about 1/2 inch thick
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
- 1 cup coconut milk (from a carton, not canned)
- Heat pancake griddle or skillet on medium high heat.
- Combine all ingredients (except pineapple) in a medium bowl and whisk together. Add milk as needed to get a good "drippy" consistency. You want it to be able to stick to the pineapple but still allow the excess to drip off.
- Once griddle is heated, grease with butter or spray and dip one slice of pineapple into the batter and then place on griddle.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes and then flip. You might want to sear the sides too depending on how thick your slices are.
- Repeat for remaining slices.
- Serve immediately, top with maple syrup.