Summer is definitely here in Miami. It is HOT and HUMID. I went to the beach yesterday morning with some girls I recently met through a running club I joined around here and the heat was unbearable. We were pretty dumb not to bring an umbrella! It has been quite difficult adjusting to this weather. Going out for a run at 6:30pm when it is still very hot is difficult, so we have had to adjust. Sunday we went on an amazing bike ride down A1A which is the road that goes along the beach and we left the house at 7:30am. It was amazing. The wind was still cool, the temperature was perfect, and we even got a little bit of rain. Life in Florida is the opposite of the North East. We have about 9 months of the year during which the weather is perfect, while these next 3 months are unbearable. But we adjust and we enjoy the humidity and hot temperatures as much as we can. The evenings are still pretty cool and its the most amazing time while sun is setting, the skies are magnificent. I was making dinner the other night and look at one of the shots I was able to take. Just look at that amazing sky. The colors were unbelievable. You had yellows combined with pink and red, and the colors kept on changing into other shades as the sun kept on setting in the horizon.
Sometimes I wake up in the morning craving a delicious breakfast, and this time it was pancakes. I had bought Maple Syrup not so long ago and decided that this morning was the day to use it. We also had some bananas and blueberries so we made Fluffy Blueberry Banana Pancakes, and they were FLUFFY! These have been the fluffiest pancakes I have ever made.
Fluffy Blueberry Banana Pancakes
Adapted from All Recipes
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1 banana
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- cooking spray
- Combine milk with vinegar in a medium bowl and set aside for 5 minutes to “sour”.
- Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, banana, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk egg and butter into “soured” milk. Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and whisk until lumps are gone.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the skillet, add a few blueberries to every pancake, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side.
- We like to serve it with cottage cheese, plain yogurt, and/or maple syrup.