Skinny Blueberry and Pear Pancakes – Happy 2015!!!

Aaaaah: 2015 is really upon us! I appreciate that I’ve joined the new years train a little late buuuuut…isn’t it better to be late than never? Here’s to an amazing year, stacked with good fortune and drizzled in maple syrup.

Skinny Blueberry and Pear Pancakes - Low fat, made with yogurt and NO added sugar or oil! Happy 2015!!! Drizzle your year in maple syrup.

How are we all doing on new years resolutions?  I’ve already kind of disappointed myself by already breaking half of the resolutions I set this year. But whatever. That yucky assignment which felt like an oversized splinter in the head (srsly) during this entire holiday period has finally been submitted, and the remaining essay feels like a piece of cake in comparison. RELIEF.

And HEY. While we’re nearly-but-not-really on the topic of cake…

Pancake(s), anyone?!

I knew you would.

Skinny Blueberry and Pear Pancakes - Low fat, made with yogurt and NO added sugar or oil! Happy 2015!!!

 

And while I do still have a stack of brunch-themed reviews and photographs to post for all of you hungry Londoners, I figured that these pancakes were godly enough to queue jump…

What d’ya say?

These light and fluffy pancakies were whipped up with little more than a dollop or two of natural yogurt, and infused with blueberries and pear. I kind of shocked myself with my ‘adventurousness’ here. Normally I like my pancakes pretty dense and plain (with bananas at the very most), and basically just piled  sky-high under curtains of drizzly golden maple syrup, and maybe some vanilla cream for the naughtiest days…But yesterday brunch-time was different and 100% worth the upgrade.

Skinny Blueberry and Pear Pancakes - Low fat, made with yogurt and NO added sugar or oil! Happy 2015!!!

But you know what I love about *healthy pancakes*? It’s that you genuinely feel good after eating them – inside and out. They don’t weigh you down, taste strange, or induce a premature sugar coma; they actually make you feel more energized afterwards than they do sluggish. Maybe it’s the protein? The bonus of no added sugar (yes really!), or substituting yogurt for cream? Whatever – these pancakes contain the feel good factor and, dannnnng are they good for either breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Plus, you can basically eat a full stack and not feel guilty because 6 pancakes is their legitimate serving size. Srsly.

Pancakes will never not be exciting, and a brand new bottle of maple syrup will never cease to be liberating. #LifesLittlestPleasures.

Skinny Blueberry and Pear Pancakes - Low fat, made with yogurt and NO added sugar or oil! Happy 2015!!!

So, although I’m not the greatest setter of resolutions, there does happen to be one motto that I’m bringing into 2015 with me…

According to my new years ‘mission statement’ (which has become official ever since I inked it down in swirly black italics on the first page the new thick-ass journal I treated myself to…), anything can happen, at any time. That’s why this year, and every other year after this one, is going to be magical. After all, isn’t making this wish come true is only a matter of accepting the possibility of it into our own worlds?  2015 is merely where this adventure starts.

And sure, while I might reach the end of this year having procrastinated through the best part of summer planning, missing every opportunity that came my way, having made the wrong choice of birthday cake, and just feeling pretty ripped off by all of the excitement that bubbled away so early on in 2k15… its all just a matter of shifting priorities, right?  Everyone in the world has something to look forward to this year. We’ve just got to remember that the desires we have in our heads for things to ‘be a certain way’ are not the realities we actually have to go out and live with. Still, if you take a closer look, happy things really are scattered all over the place and a little mindfulness goes a long way in filling the breaks between the extremes. The sooner we suss this out, then the longer we have left to be happy.

There is no right/wrong way for things to turn out. Ultimately, life will unfold whether you think you’re ready or not, and you can make the most out of it simply by being awake and following your thoughts, or just by being aware that the best moment of your life could happen at any given moment, simply because: why not?

As for now though, I’m off to boil the kettle for what must be by 5th mug of Roobios tea today and continue weeping at the spot where the Christmas tree once stood. Time is flyinggggggggg!

Happy New Year to you all! Please do let me in on your resolutions and I hope you enjoy a well deserved and relaxed weekend! X

Ingredients (Serves 1-2): 

1/2 C white flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 egg

1 medium pear, cooked and mashed.

1 x handful of blueberries

1 tbsp apple sauce (in place of oil/butter)

1/4 C natural yogurt (any kind)

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon (lightweights), or 1 tbsp (hardcores).

Oil/butter for frying

Jugs of maple syrup.

Heat your greased pan/skillet on high|Combine the dry ingredients together|Add the cooked/mashed pear + blueberries + yogurt & apple sauce <For chunky pancakes, keep the batter thick + spoonable>|Add the egg + beat well|Fry until bubbles appear on one side|Flip|Serve with extra yogurt and fruit and of course; a large mug of milky, milky breakfast tea.

Skinny Blueberry and Pear Pancakes - Low fat, made with yogurt and NO added sugar or oil! Happy 2015!!!

#BreakfastPerfection

& If it can’t be Christmas every day, then…

#IWishThisCouldBeBreakfastEveryday

Skinny Blueberry and Pear Pancakes - Low fat, made with yogurt and NO added sugar or oil! Happy 2015!!!

“Everyone runs around trying to find a place where they still serve breakfast because eating breakfast – even if it’s 5 o’clock in the afternoon, is a sign that the day has just begun and good things can still happen. Having lunch is like throwing in the towel.”– Jonathan Goldstein

  • http://www.odyssie.wordpress.com Jessie

    OMG I LOVE THESE SO MUCH <3 & glad to see you're on the #eatcleaner bandwagon too! Yayyyyyy :)

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      You inspired me into it. #foodenvy
      xxx

  • http://www.savorthebaking.com Chineka @ Savor The Baking

    That combination of blueberry and pear sounds really good. You can never go wrong with a good pancake!

  • http://evaetsandra.com Eva

    I wish you a very nice 2015 ! A lot of love, healthy and the good things for the new year!
    Your pancakes looks gorgeous :)

  • http://www.losetheroad.blogspot.ca Renee

    Omg they look soo delicious! I never thought of adding pear to my pancakes before!

  • http://bakeeatrepeat.ca Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    Those definitely look healthier than the ones I generally make! Love the addition of pear and yogurt, what a great idea!

  • http://www.pumpkinnspice.com Gayle @ Pumpkin ‘N Spice

    Tash, these pancakes look incredible! I love the combination of blueberries and pears, so fun! Definitely a great breakfast, thanks for sharing!

  • https://plus.google.com/u/0/115079320309386065448/ June Burns

    Ah those sound delicious! The perfect way to ring in the new year :)

  • http://mirandasnotebook.com/ Miranda | Miranda’s Notebook

    Wow, those look incredible!! Such a beautiful stack of pancakes! I love the idea of using pear too. Congrats on getting that essay handed in and good luck with the other one! xxx

  • http://the.pyreflies.org Jessica

    These so good! I hope you have an amazing, fun and adventurous 2015 :)

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

  • http://www.inspirationkitchen.com Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen

    I think starting the new year drizzled with maple syrup is a perfect idea! I can’t think of a better way to bring in the new year and new opportunities! So glad to have found your blog – you’re going to have an amazing year – I can just feel it!

  • http://www.lifeoutofthenest.com Lauren

    Mmm these look so good!!! Happy New Years!!!

  • http://skinnedcartree.com Corinne

    You always know it’s a winner if it’s allowed to queue jump 😉

    They look delicious. And you’re right – time is going too fast. And unfolding too much. Too much too fast all over the place. Help.

    Happy 2015 :)

    Corinne x

  • http://whiskandshout.com Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    Yay for healthy pancakes! Regardless of the precise nutritional value, it’s great when food makes you feel great :) These look awesome!

  • http://suzysocialworkermeetsbettycrocker.blogspot.com/ Marci Johnson

    Happy 2015!!! And what a beautiful stack of pancakes!!!

  • http://meandmr.com Melanie

    These pancakes look unreal! I would love some right now!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  • http://theemotionalbaker.com Megan – The Emotional Baker

    These pancakes look so awesome! I could eat a batch every single day! Happy New Year :)

  • http://www.chefsavvy.com/ Kelley @ Chef Savvy

    Wow these pancakes look amazing! I love the combo of blueberry and pear!

  • http://runagnessrun.com Agness

    Having pancakes for my breakfast is just the best part of my morning!!!! Your recipe absolutely rocks!!!! Omomomomo!