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April 3, 2013 by Leanne Vogel November 30, 2018
I managed to attract many a sleaze bucket back in the day. But Kevin? He was a gentleman from the very beginning with a charming swagger and hunger for life that I just couldn’t not fall in love with.
We courted. Like, really courted. For months. I got flowers, real dates – tickets to shows, fancy dinners and trips to the mountains, spa days even.
One of my favorite memories of our first few months together were the Sunday breakfasts we had. He’d come over to my house bright and early Sunday morning with a bag of fresh fruit, two extra large coffees (back then I was a heavy smoker and coffee drinker, couldn’t get started without it) and a hungry belly.
He’d sit at my kitchen table chatting away with me while I made us pancakes. Always pancakes. He had 3, I had 2. He had loads of maple syrup on his, I had almond butter and jam.
I wrote the recipe on a little sticky note that very first day that he came over for breakfast all those 5 years ago and stuck it to the inside of the pantry door. Since then, the sticky note has traveled with us from our condo in downtown Calgary, to the home we built out of the city, to the little duplex we now call home in Montreal. Still stuck to the inside of the pantry door, still followed every Sunday, still 5 pancakes, maple syrup, almond butter and jam.
This is that recipe… I hope you enjoy it as much as we have over the years!
To view, print or text this recipe, click here.
This is what the top of the pancake should look like before you flip it, and then this is what it should look like after it’s flipped.
If you oil the pan slightly, there will be bubbles on the top of the pancake, as you see below. If you do not oil the pan, there will be no bubbles (as you see with the main pictures of the recipe).
The reason I made this recipe with 0 sugars, sweeteners or unrefined sugars was so that Kevin and I could add our own flavors on top of our personal stack of pancakes. Often times we pour sugar on top of pancakes anyways – in the form of maple syrup, jams, butters, that I figured the sugar in the actual pancake wouldn’t be missed at all.
If you’re following a sugar-free diet, these babies are great with melted coconut butter and coconut oil on top. The coconut adds a lot of natural sweetness!
Or you could just add a bunch of maple syrup… as Kevin does.
Okay, now it’s your turn – I want to hear about YOUR love stories…
What’s the craziest date you’ve ever been on? It can be crazy good, crazy bad, crazy romantic… whatever!
Breakfast in bed – do you dig it?
HI! I’M LEANNE
Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.