flourless banana pancakes

How to say "I love you" In Food

There’s nothing that says β€œI love you” quite like homemade breakfast in bed, especially when it’s in the shape of a heart. Here are our top 5 favorite heart-healthy (literally) breakfasts for Valentine's day:

1. Heart-Shaped Sunny Side Up Toast

For the Valentine's Day version of "egg in a hole", use a ~3 inch cookie cutter, and cut out a heart into the center of a piece of whole grain bread (save the hearts for the next recipe!). Lightly toast both sides of the bread. Next, place the empty heart toast in the center of a pan and carefully crack an egg into the empty heart. Place the lid on the pan and cook for about 3-4 minutes until egg is fried. Pair with some berries to add more color to the plate! 

2. Love Toasts

Using a few slices of multigrain toast and your heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out a few hearts. Now get creative! You can go the traditional avocado-toast route with chili flakes, or try spreading peanut butter and bananas. If you’re feeling fancy, try a layer of ricotta cheese and sprinkle with pistachio nuts and honey.

3. Flourless Love Stack

Use your heart shaped cookie cutter on the griddle! Using our flourless banana pancake recipe, simply pour the batter into the cookie cutter to maintain the shape of the heart.

4. Egg Love You

Crack 2 eggs into bowl and whisk. Pour into heart-shaped skillet (we promise you will use this again). Add veggies of choice and allow to cook through on low heat.

5. Heart Smoothie Bowl

Turn a standard strawberry-banana smoothie into a V-day treat. Add 1 frozen banana, 5 large strawberries, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and a pinch of cinnamon into blender. Blend until all ingredients are evenly distributed with that nice pink color. Pour into bowl and use topping of choice to form a heart! Some topping ideas include: goji berries, coconut flakes, hemp seeds, chia seeds.

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Flourless Banana Pancakes

We all love a good short stack, but between the white flour, butter, and powdered sugar, we would be lying if we said we eat them feeling guilt-free. We believe that your diet shouldn't be about sacrifice, but instead should revolve around balance and moderation. In this case, we decided to modify one of our favorite breakfasts by swapping out the refined sugars and adding healthy ingredients. These flour-free, protein-packed, banana pancakes are a Tovita breakfast staple and will make you feel good about starting your day. 

paleo pancakes

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Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 2 bananas
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp chia or flax seeds
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil for cooking
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • Optional: blueberries to add to batter, coconut flakes to sprinkle on top

Directions:

1. Mix bananas, eggs, vanilla extract, chia seeds, and cinnamon in blender until batter-like consistency.

2. Heat pan on medium-low with coconut oil. Add handful of blueberries to batter.

3. Cook 2-3 pancakes at a time to avoid breaking. These are less dense than regular pancakes!

4. Drizzle maple syrup on top and sprinkle coconut flakes for decoration.

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