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Strawberry Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce


      I am guilty of wanting to make a difference…of wanting to live a life that matters…in my parenting, my work, my relationships, my finances, through my blog…I like to see results…am I being a good parent? a good friend? …Am I alone in this? or do you find yourself echoing my thoughts?

     How do I make a difference? What defines a life that matters? Can the constant search for performance results lead to the compromise of ethics and values down the road? For example, my day job involves a bit of “image manipulation”, of removing scars, zits, restoring hairlines, slimming faces, we cater to a lot of businesses that request these manipulations and no – they are not just models and actors/actresses. Is it right for the public to be led to believe what they see in print is real? I think we all know the answer to that…but, what would you do if your livelihood depended on it?

     I make it a point to not buy fashion/beauty magazines, and explain to my daughter what is manipulated in the ones we see on store shelves and whats not (there aren’t a lot that isn’t) – but is that enough? As a single parent, I am always looking for guidance that will help my daughter not be results driven – but character driven – of making the choice to be ethical and not conform to the pressures of this world.

Home Run

    I found the guidance I was looking for and more, in this deeply insightful book, titled “Home Run” by Kevin Myers and John Maxwell.

Kevin Myers is the senior pastor at a church I go to, and after his own personal and professional struggles, he came up with a plan that helps direct us to live a truly “fulfilling life”. Even though I am NOT a baseball fan – and I was skeptical bout this whole baseball analogy; I was taken in by his description of covering the four bases (connecting with God, character, community, competence) according to God’s order and not that of the world’s.
This book, with it humility and honesty is a must read for anyone searching…for anyone wanting to “win from within” and, “with God’s help, hit a home run”! More in-depth, profound reviews for this book can be found here.

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Speaking of Home runs, these Strawberry Pancakes with chocolate sauce were a home run at our home…

These pancakes are gluten free and lactose free…chock full of strawberries, each bite will be a partay in your mouth! They are very similar to my Oatmeal pancakes : only (after some trial and error) I added some rice flour to offset the juiciness of the strawberries…As soon as the pictures were taken, my daughter scarfed hers down quicker than our dog jumps off the deck after a squirrel!

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strawberrypancakes with chocolate sauce

0-20 seconds flat – That’s gotta be some record! Are you hungry yet? 

Happy Monday Yall! I hope yall had a wonderful weekend – no questions today, but would love your thoughts on my ramblings…this recipe…the book…the weather…You choose…

Strawberry Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce

Strawberry Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce


For Pancakes

  • 3/4 cup ground oats, I used my blender
  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 1 egg
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup chopped strawberries
  • More sliced strawberries to enjoy on the side, drenched with chocolate

For chocolate sauce

  • Handful of dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil


For the pancakes

  1. Mix all the pancake ingredients together
  2. Ladle 2-3 spoonfuls of mix onto a greased pan on medium heat, and cook 2-3 minutes on each side, till golden.

For the Chocolate Sauce

  1. Melt the coconut oil and then add the chocolate chips and whisk till melted
  2. Drizzle on pancakes and face plant into!

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Friday 28th of February 2014

I'd love these but my family can't eat them. One of my son's is allergic to strawberries. I love the chocolate sauce though. :)

Louisa Mercado

Wednesday 26th of February 2014

Those pancakes look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!


Thursday 27th of February 2014

You are so welcome - thank YOU :)

Amber @ Joydare

Wednesday 26th of February 2014

My girls would LOVE these :) Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe!


Thursday 27th of February 2014

Your so welcome - thanks for stopping by


Wednesday 26th of February 2014

Yummy, I love strawberries and chocolate. Thank you for sharing.


Thursday 27th of February 2014

Thank You Dawn

Nannette and The Sweetheart

Tuesday 25th of February 2014

Wonderful advice! And those pancakes? Delicious! Thanks for sharing.


Thursday 27th of February 2014

Thank you so much for a sweet compliment and stopping by