My friend Abigail is visiting Seoul for a week and is staying with me in my mini studio apt. We met in college but got so much closer when she spent a year teaching English here a while ago. Now she teaches in Thailand, but is just here for a short trip. It’s just so nice to have someone around who knew me from my college days (all of my college friends are in the US), and who is familiar with that part of my life. She has also been vegetarian for a while and went vegan about a year ago (?) and even started a blog which you should check out. :)
It’s so great having a guest over because now I get to cook for two! Usually when it’s just me, I really don’t try that hard, especially when it comes to breakfasts… some fruit, a bowl of oatmeal, sometimes just a cup of coffee, blah blah blah… But when I have friends over, cooking and eating becomes more enjoyable, and I also just want to be a good host and feed them well. So this morning, we woke up and made banana oatmeal pancakes!
I got the recipe from this blog and I have to say, these just might be my new favorite pancakes ever. Since they are mostly made of oatmeal and a little bit of whole wheat flour, and don’t include any added oil or sugar, they are super healthy. I feel like I’m eating my regular bowl of oatmeal, except in pancake form. The original recipe serves 4, so we just halved it for the two of us. Came out perfecto. We overcooked the first few pancakes so they’re much darker at the bottom of the stack, but we eventually got the heat-setting right and they came out deliciously golden brown.
Kiwi and Korean yellow melons which are in season right now. Fresh cherry tomatoes in a separate bowl. It’s hard to beat a breakfast of banana pancakes with fruit and coffee, all while basking in the morning sunshine on the patio.
Aiights, that’s all for today~~ Happy long-weekend everyone in Korea!