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Chocolate Covered Cherry Pancakes

chocolate covered cherry pancakes | my skinny sweet tooth

Cherries are in season!! Woohoo! Such an exciting time of the year since cherries can be used with anything; breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert (Dip them in brownie batter dip: you’re welcome! 😉 )

This morning I was craving chocolate … for breakfast. Nothing unusual around here. So I whipped up your typical pancakes:

CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRY PANCAKES … with almond maple cream.

The addition of almond extract gives these pancakes that classic candy flavor! Oh, my. Another heathy, dessert-style breakfast in the books. It’s filling (added protein!) and so scrumptious! Any chocolate covered cherry lover will drool over these pancakes.

Yep, I think I just drooled on the keyboard while reminiscing my breakfast. Whoops …

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rosemary raisin pancakes

rosemary raisin pancakes | my skinny sweet tooth

I’m absolutely obsessed with this flavor combination: rosemary & raisin. It all started with these. I always have a box in my pantry. If you’re near a Trader Joe’s and you haven’t tried these yet, put them on your grocery list. NOW. You can thank me later. 🙂

But on to breakfast …
I’ve been wanting to put those two flavors together for a while now. As I was looking in my pantry this morning trying to figure out what kind of pancakes to have, I spotted the raisins. Then, I remembered there was fresh rosemary in the fridge from when I wanted to make something (not sure what yet 😉 ). So, 10 minutes later, rosemary raisin pancakes were born and it was a moment I’ll cherish forever. Ha! They are really that good. Topped with some maple cream and they were a memorable breakfast. Can’t wait to make these for my mom. (She loves those crisps, too) Continue reading “rosemary raisin pancakes”

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almond joy pancakes

almond joy pancakes | my skinny sweet tooth

Dessert for breakfast. One of my favorite things. Another favorite thing? When it’s healthier and guilt-free. Boom & boom!

With the weather warming up, I’ll be using a lot of coconut in my dishes. It’s a light, tropical taste that packs big flavor with minimal points (if used the right way 😉 ). I just recently made skinny almond joy bars, and as I knew it would, they didn’t last long. I may have a bar or two left, but they probably wouldn’t be the best breakfast choice. So, pancakes it is! Chocolate (protein!) pancakes topped with coconut maple cream, shredded coconut & sliced almonds … I know, right?! Candy Pancakes for breakfast!! Continue reading “almond joy pancakes”

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derby pie pancakes (with bourbon vanilla cream)

derby pie pancakes | my skinny sweet tooth

It’s Derby day here in the good ‘ol state of Kentucky! My husband and I live in derby trifecta, but we don’t usually  partake in derby festivities (besides placing a bet here and there. Go Intense Holiday!) However, the derby food scene is incredible. Mint Juleps, Hot Browns, and the oh so delicious Derby Pie: filled with chocolate, pecans, and BOURBON. Nothing like some booze in your pie.  Or in this case, first thing in the morning pancake style 😉

Even though I didn’t use actual bourbon in the recipe, I found a pure bourbon vanilla extract at Trader Joes. I’ve used it in my egg mixture for french toast and many other things. If you can, get you some! I hear it’s great in cookies, too 😉

These pancakes may look and taste fancy, but it’s nothing of the sorts. (I may or may not have wanted to put on a fascinator or luxe derby hat while I ate these) 😉  It has minimal ingredients and so easy to throw together. And here’s how I did it.

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