Zucchini Bread Pancakes

Zucchini Bread Pancakes

Before I talk about these pancakes (which are fluffy and flavorsome and oh-so-delicious), I have an announcement to make.

A terrifying, horrifying announcement: I am old.

Zucchini Bread Pancakes

Zucchini Bread Pancakes

How did I discover my apparent elderliness? It started a few weeks ago when a twelve-year-old assured me that “life is over by twenty-five.”

What?! I thought fifty was the new forty which was the new thirty…

A week later I overhead some teenagers talking, and honest-to-God I couldn’t understand a word of what they were saying. Worse, they were using hashtags in their sentences! Literally, they’d be all “Blah, blah, blah, hashtag awkward.”

What?! I remember when “#” was called the pound sign or the number sign!

I don’t drive very often, but when I do I always turn on the radio – that’s right, I listen to the radio rather than connecting my iPhone or whatever it is that people do now. Anyway, I decided to do the unthinkable: Switch from AM news radio to the FM side.

Big mistake. All I could think was, “Who are these bands?”. Sure, I’d heard of this One Direction group, but I’d never come across Bastille. And who or what are 5 Seconds of Summer?

Yeesh, I remember when everyone was talking about ‘N Sync. And I only just realized that ‘N Sync hasn’t been around in over a decade! Oh dear.

And, uh, is it true that young people today don’t have newspaper subscriptions or freak out when they’re out of raisins?

Zucchini Bread Pancakes

Needless to say this quote from The Simpsons suddenly makes a lot more sense to me:

I used to be with it, but then they changed what ‘it’ was. Now, what I’m with isn’t it, and what’s ‘it’ seems weird and scary

Oh well, as long as I’ve got some comfy slippers and a box of raisins, I think I’ll survive the next few decades of old age…. 

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Gluten Free Bread Rounds (Vegan)

Gluten-Free Bread Rounds (Vegan)

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Apricot and Almond Muesli

Apricot and Almond Muesli

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Pumpkin Pie (There’s No Cream!)

Before anyone asks: No, I haven’t lost my calendar and woke up thinking its November. And my guess is that you haven’t fallen into a time machine and emerged three months into the future. But realistically, I can’t be 100% certain that you’re not a time traveler. So why am I making a pumpkin pie… 

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Raspberry Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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Polenta Scramble (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

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Fluffy Funfetti Pancakes

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Chocolate Cake Batter Smoothie

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Totally Exciting PB Oatmeal

First off, I’m going to have to say something about these photos. Clearly the bananas didn’t get the memo that they’re fruit, and not reflector shields. Moving on from the weirdness of my banana slices, this is honestly one of my favorite oatmeals in the whole world. And I’m someone who eats a ton of… 

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Cornbread Mini Loaves (GF, Vegan)

I own a ridiculous number of baking pans. Often I’ll find myself standing in the middle of my kitchen, surrounded by cabinets that refuse to close and thinking, “Why do I have so many freaking pans!?” But then I look at these adorable cornbread mini loaves and forget about the exploding kitchen cabinets. Look at those… 

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Carrot Cake Smoothie

Carrot Cake Smoothie

First of all, I just created The Breakfast Drama Queen Facebook page! As you can imagine, I’d be forever grateful if you wouldn’t mind ‘Liking’ my page I have many obsessions – baking, crosswords, hot chocolates, purchasing cookbooks… and the list goes on. While I move on from some of my obsessions (there was a time long… 

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