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Corn Carrot Pancakes

Breakfast, Pancakes

I spent this past weekend making homemade huaraches. I had some a few weeks ago and came home determined to make them by myself.

If you’re not familiar with them, let me lure you in. They’re made with an easy mixture of corn flour (masa), warm water and a dash of salt. After the dough rests you roll it into a cigar-like shape and create a cavity. THEN you spoon a bit of refried beans into the center and roll them out. Throw them on the griddle until brown and then finish them in some hot oil. They’re like this crispy, refried bean fried tortilla. The topping opportunities are endless; everything from carnitas to sauteed vegetables. Hi deliciousness!

Now that I’ve convinced you they’re awesome, I’ll let you know that there’s no huaraches recipe today.(SAD!) But I did have a bunch of corn flour leftover and figure I’d throw some in a batch of pancakes.

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Five Minute Breakfast Ideas!


I dig breakfast more than most. I’m the girl that wakes up early to make pancakes on a random Wednesday morning. But, you know, sometimes I need it to be fast and delicious…super fast.

I also don’t want it to create a mess or dishes. That’s for pie and cake. When I make a pie and make a mess, that’s expected. Dishes aren’t appropriate for a Monday morning breakfast.

So…I wanted to share with you a few of the things I’ve been eating for breakfast during the week. No pancakes, no elaborate egg sandwiches, just a few ideas that’ll take you five minutes or so.

The first one is my new obsession: Quinoa Oatmeal.  I’ll make a big batch of quinoa and put it in a tupperware in the fridge.

When I’m ready for breakfast, all I do is heat it up with a splash of almond milk, spoonful of honey, dash of vanilla and cinnamon and top it off with some fruit and yogurt. Delicious. Warm. Crunchy. I’m in luuurve! Carrot and Grapefruit Juice

Carrot and Grapefruit Juice!! All sorts of delicious. And surprisingly filling. Citrusy, sweet carroty, and healthy, obvi.

Broiled Grapefruit with brown sugar and a teeny-tiny bit of ground ginger. It’d been wanting to try it ever since Joy posted it.  This week I finally got around to it. It’s a little citrusy, a little spicy and whole lot of sweet…all in a good way. 

This doesn’t take five minutes–it takes two minutes…if even that. Muesli with almond milk and raspberries. Totally not a recipe.

I’m digging muesli way more than granola these days–it’s less sweet and apparently a bit healthier?  P.S. I totally eat this for dinner, too.

Peach and Banana Yogurt Smoothie. I did a really bad job with selling the peach part in that picture, didn’t I?

But you can see it peaking through the almond milk at the very bottom.  Do you see the orange?! Barely, right…sorry! But it’s there. It tasted peachy, and all banana like.

I think a scoop of protein shake would make this a total winner.

What’s your fav fast breakfast meals?



P.S. I included a few loose recipes after the jump!

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