Monday, 14 November 2011

Breakfast Club #16 - Stars and Stripes - the round up

This month's Breakfast Club challenge was a Stars and Stripes affair; the brief was to create and blog about an American inspired breakfast are the entries and thanks to everyone who cooked/blitzed/baked/blogged and took part by making American themed goodies. (please shout out if you have entered and have been missed off!)

My own entry from 'A Little Bit of Heaven on a Plate' was a simple and delicious stack of Banana and 
Cinnamon pancakes (served with maple syrup and bacon...yum!).

A smooth guy, with a smooth approach to food (and a gorgeous new kitchen too!); Dom from 'Belleau Kitchen' inspired us with a 'Smoothie Operator' - a gorgeous pink strawberry, pear and banana smoothie, the perfect breakfast for the warmer autumnal weather we have enjoyed, I'm sure you'll agree? 

Next is from Miss Cakebaker at 'What I Baked This Weekend' gave us (man flu) inspired 'Healthyish Pancakes' recipe; a lovely stack of pancakes smothered in forest fruits...she had made these for hubby who was poorly with flu; worth getting the flu for? I think so!

Karen from 'Lavender and Lovage', who is currently on the European leg of her world tour (she didn't make it to Lancashire, 'claiming' she was ill with the flu; I'm not bitter Karen chicken, but maybe next time!) enticed us with the truly authentic (she had help from an American to make these mind!) 'Bobby's Homestyle Pancakes'. 
There's nothing like the real thing baby, when it comes to pancakes!

A Vegetarian Walnut Cake next from 'Karu's Delicacies'. I love homemade walnut cake and a walnut traybake cake for breakfast may just be one of my guilty pleasures! Looking scrummy and packed with good things!

Ramya from 'Hot from My Oven''s recipe was for Muesli Pancakes with a Peanut Sauce. Would never have thought of combining muesli with pancakes, but why ever not and what could you not like about these, imagine the crunch, combined with the nuttiness of the sauce...mmm.

Liz at 'Mealtime Meltdown' (love the name of that blog, it sounds like our house too!) entered her FIRST bloggers challenge after finding #breakfastclub on 'Belleau Kitchen'...good for you Liz for taking the plunge, and we hope you take part in many more. Liz's contribution was inspired by her American hubby and is a lovely looking Stuffed French toast with blueberry sauce.

Helen from 'Fuss Free Flavours' (the inspiration behind #breakfastclub) came up with a Pumpkin and Cranberry Smoothie...seasonal, fresh and packed full of goodness. Helen commented in her post 'how do you make a smoothie look photogenic?' but I think its fine as it is, with a colour like this it shouts autumn and well as drink me!

Another seasonal breakfast recipe came from 'Sharky Oven Gloves' blog with Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Muffins, these started life as pancakes believe it or not! You have to check out the other pictures of these on the blog as these lovelies have a cream cheese centre and taste like pumpkin pie! Thanks Mel!

Finally Ren from 'Fabulicious Food's' contribution are the very lovely Buckwheat and Buttermilk Pancakes (with Pears and Maple Syrup). I love the photography capturing these in all their fruit laden glory...I have never tried pears in pancakes but will be on my 'noted list' now.

Thanks to everyone who took part this time, the next host of  #breakfastclub will be announced by Helen very please keep watching...


  1. We are indeed Dom!

    Especially the wonderful host.

  2. What a wonderful round-up full of delicious ideas…!

  3. Ooh I'm so glad I left it until breakfast-time to look through all of these - I would have gone to bed salivating otherwise. A delightful round-up, thank you so much for hosting x

  4. Very late - sorry! I baked on time, but failed with the blogging...



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