These easy and healthy banana pancakes taste just like banana bread in a whole wheat pancake form! They freeze well and will make mornings delicious!
Weekday mornings are hectic at my house. We live a good 20 minutes from school, so we have to get an early start in the morning to make it there on time (or to the bus, depending on the day). I get the kids up, dressed, fed, and out the door in 30 minutes flat. No exceptions, ’cause I’m not the type to be late. Seriously. N threw up in the car on the way to school today (the day I’m writing this…) and we still got E to school on time. Thank you, Ziploc bag in my purse and baby wipes. And coffee. THANK YOU COFFEE.
We put clothes out the night before, and the kids are dressed with clean teeth and combed hair before we even come downstairs for breakfast.
Healthy Banana pancakes get pulled outta the freezer and put into the toaster oven before I go upstairs to drag them outta bed. Backpacks and lunches ready to go the night before. Coffee ready — all ya gotta do is hit the “on” button in the morning.
For me, workout clothes out and ready so I can knock that out at 5am when I’d really rather be sleeping. Protein powder is sitting next to a clean shaker cup ready to go. I have a short Rachel Cooks to-do list to knock out in the morning between working out/showering and waking them up.
We’re a well-oiled machine and it works for us. I wake them up between 6:30 and 6:45 (depending on the day and the school schedule), and I refuse to make them get up any earlier than that. Or maybe I should rephrase that I refuse to make myself wake them up any earlier than that…because, UGH.
Truth be told, life is all-around pretty hectic and it’s not just limited to mornings. As a high school principal, Ben works at minimum 12 hours a day. That doesn’t include evening events (at least two nights a week until 9 or sometimes later) or weekends. So, this momma has a lot to do at home between running my business, raising my kids and maintaining our household (not necessarily in that order). It works for us and we figure out ways to get most everything done. When I heard about Shipt coming to our neighborhood (we live in farm country – we don’t ever get stuff like this!), I couldn’t have been any happier. Okay, I got even a little happier when they asked me to partner with them to try out the service and share my experience with you guys.