a simple breakfast: Vanilla Bean Pancakes & White Hot Chocolate
Breakfast is quite beautiful. Or maybe I should say… breakfast is quite capable of beauty. It is often neglected, even by myself, you see. A speedy bowl of corn flakes cereal? Instant peaches & cream oats? Perhaps… nothing at all? These are the typical morning meals. We all encounter them regularly, to be sure. But, oh, there is so, so much potential! Breakfast— a kind of art. Sizzling pancake batter, dotted with visible specks of vanilla bean? A generous drizzle of maple syrup atop said (vanilla bean!) pancakes? And the addition of chopped pecans, for good measure?
Now, that is a beautiful breakfast. Utterly easy to prepare, I might add.
Mornings are – to put it straightforwardly – hectic. Frenzied. Busy. Crazy. There is certainly no use in denying it, I shan’t pretend my Monday-through-Friday morns are relaxed, serene, or peaceful. I have two younger brothers. Quiet moments are literally nonexistent.
Fortunately, they tend to avoid our itty bitty kitchen. On the rare occasion I have a smidgen of time to spare… pancakes happen. If I’m feeling particularly fancy: vanilla beans also happen. Maybe even… white hot chocolate? A very good thing.
I believe I am one of the few people that much prefers white chocolate over its dark & milk counterparts… oh and yes, I am aware that white chocolate is not technically chocolate at all. ‘Real’ chocolate or not… it is entirely delicious.
Despite my love for white chocolate, not until recently had I attempted to prepare white hot chocolate. So, so simple – that is the theme of today’s post, after all. Merely two ingredients are required.
Pair a steaming mug of this heavenly beverage with the aforementioned vanilla bean pancakes.
Partake in the best simple breakfast.