Delicious Dreaming

Last night I had a dream about pancakes.

In my dream, I was in Hawaii and there was a very large and extensive breakfast buffet at our fabulous hotel on the ocean. The pancakes were beautiful large creations, studded with toasted macadamia nuts and topped with golden flaked coconut and warm maple syrup.

Does that make you all warm and fuzzy?

Needless to say, when I woke up and realized I was not actually in Honolulu but rather in my little hole in Northern California, I grew sad.

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But, I made amends the best I could. Screen shot 2010-04-16 at 6.43.30 AM.png  

A girl can dream, right?

This would be a large pancake made with kodiak mix and topped with a fried egg, berries and raspberry syrup. It tasted delicious but now I think I am destined to go to Honolulu and find these pancakes of my dream.

I have trouble letting go of things.

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  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    April 20, 2010 at 7:37 am

    MMMM pancakes. I made some yesterday with greek yogurt, almond butter, bananas, and dried cherries on top that were incredible. First time I had pancakes in ages! Love the broken mug. 🙂

  • Meghan@traveleatlove
    April 20, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Your pancakes look pretty dreamy themselves!

  • Debbie
    April 20, 2010 at 7:40 am

    You need to keep that mug FOREVER….seriously! 😉

  • Jin
    April 20, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Wow the pancakes look amazing! Surely some macademia nuts would make them all the more divine but gotta work with what we’ve got,right? Meaning another bowl of overnight oats for me this morning:) have a great day jenna!

  • rebecca
    April 20, 2010 at 7:41 am

    Hi Jenna,

    Random question: How do you clean your yoga mat? And how often do you clean it? If you haven’t cleaned it in awhile, how would you recommend cleaning it? (I’ve heard you can put it in the bathtub but don’t love the thought of using detergent)

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    April 20, 2010 at 7:43 am

    I think that is a very admirable and decent attempt to make your dream a breakfast reality! Those pancakes look gorgeous! Sorry the weather is lame.

    I broke my favorite coffee mug not too long ago as well. It was very difficult parting ways with it. 🙁

  • Chandra H
    April 20, 2010 at 7:45 am

    hehe! wow, that sounds like quite the dream. believe it or not i’ve actually experienced something similar in real life – i was in honolulu a few years ago and we went for the breakfast buffet at The Royal Hawaiian ‘Pink’ Hotel – if you ever make it out to hawaii you mUST go here, it’s the best of the best. i’m going back next month [my dad lives out there], & i’m so stoked!
    … now if I could only learn to make pancakes on my own that look as delicious as yours 😉

    have a beautiful day! <3

  • Jocelyn
    April 20, 2010 at 7:46 am

    drewelllll pancakesssssss

  • Ingrid
    April 20, 2010 at 7:52 am

    i lived in hawaii for 3 years and you have to have banana pancakes at anna millers in pearl city. BEST. EVER. make it happen, you won’t regret it.

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    April 20, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Sounds like a great dream to me! Yummmm pancakes.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet
    April 20, 2010 at 7:53 am

    I dream of food, too. Those are the best ones!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    April 20, 2010 at 7:54 am

    I love food dreams…except that I always wake up hungry!

    Lovely pancakes, and I wouldn’t get rid of that mug either– one of my favorite spoons has part of the handle broken off of it! 🙂 Some things are just worth keeping around!

  • brandi
    April 20, 2010 at 7:57 am

    Eggs on pancakes are one of my very favorite things. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, it’s perfect.

  • Kelly
    April 20, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Wow I wish I could have dreams that good haha

  • Becky
    April 20, 2010 at 8:06 am

    I’ve never tried putting a fried egg on pancakes and underneath syrup, but it sounds like it might work!

  • Katy ( The Balanced Foodie)
    April 20, 2010 at 8:10 am

    Wow, you had me drooling with those dreamy pancakes. The real life version looked pretty phenom is you ask me. The weather, not so much. But pretty soon you will have the most perfect weather!! Beginning of May last year, Adam and I went for our honeymoon and it was gorgeous! You’re going to have a beautiful summer. 🙂

  • jennifer (take the day off)
    April 20, 2010 at 8:10 am

    There is nothing in the world quite as wonderful as a scrumptious and extensive breakfast buffet. Pure bliss, and certainly dream worthy.

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    April 20, 2010 at 8:13 am

    YUM…i too need to go to Hawaii for the pancake of my dreams! not sure, but that might just be one of the prettiest pancakes i’ve seen all year… 🙂

  • Sarah R
    April 20, 2010 at 8:15 am

    That poor mug–you think you could glue the handle back on? When you find those pancakes you were dreaming of, I want to know. Although the ones you made look pretty tasty as well.

  • Carolyn @ lovinlosing
    April 20, 2010 at 8:15 am

    If it makes you feel any better it’s probably raining in Hawaii, too! I was there a few years ago for work and it rained every day (kind’ve like Florida). 🙂

  • Tiina
    April 20, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Try Gorilla Glue to glue the handle back on-it works on everything!

  • Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle
    April 20, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Even if it wasn’t in Hawaii, the pancakes look dream-worthy. The forecast looks similarly dreary here and possible SNOW or winter mix on the weekend! Hawaii would be great!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    April 20, 2010 at 8:20 am

    These look amazing! Dreaming of food are the best dreams!

  • LindseyAnn
    April 20, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Oh my goodness… both sets of pancakes (dreamcakes and actualcakes) sound amazing!
    I hold on to broken mugs, too. Several just became small bowls, and one with a giant crack that rendered it useless for holding liquids became a pencil/pen jar (until my well meaning parents, when helping me move out of a dorm room, threw it away).

  • Liz
    April 20, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Ha, don’t we all? I have this one coat that literally has ripped at the seams (internally, of course, I’m not walking around with big gaping holes in my coat, haha) and I refuse to toss it. What can I say, it’s a good coat, lol.

    By the way, love your blog! And as for others who earlier said that you were being insensitive in your posts-not true. Your posts were amusing and different. In a sea of sometimes dry fitness blogs (not referring to yours, of course) it was refreshing to see something a bit punchier!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    April 20, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Gah, I hate food dreams where you realise the food isn’t really there, waiting for you! The worst ones though are dreams where someone makes you angry, and you wake up with a MAJOR grudge, yet don’t know why – I’vehad lots of them!

  • eatmovelove
    April 20, 2010 at 8:26 am

    It is my actual DREAM to go to Hawaii…Honolulu, Maui, wherever!! I just want to go – and stay there forever…with fresh fish and pineapples and a laid-back life style luau’ing on the beach…
    and a few pancakes wouldn’t hurt either 😉

  • Teri [a foodie stays fit]
    April 20, 2010 at 8:27 am

    fried egg on a pancake? really?? I’m scared. 🙂

  • Laura Georgina
    April 20, 2010 at 8:28 am

    OK, I’m definitely feeling the pancake love! And good thing, too, since I ran out of good oatmeal and just have quick oats (blech) left….

    When my dog broke my favorite mug, I used it for hot tea anyway, with a potholder, until he finished the job and smashed it to bits. Nothing wrong with treasuring your favorite mug, no shame in that 🙂

  • Sarah-Mae @ Eat, Run, Knit
    April 20, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Sigh, overcast and rain here too… and I live on an island. There’s no escaping it today! A delicious looking valiant attempt to counteract the grey though!!!

  • Michelle Hisae
    April 20, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Northern CA is comparable to Hawaii in my book. It’s so gorgeous up there!

  • Michelle Hisae
    April 20, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Northern CA is comparable to Hawaii in my book. It’s so gorgeous up there!

  • rachael
    April 20, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Haha, I have trouble letting go of things too:)
    Very pretty pancakes . . . and Hawaii sounds wonderful.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    April 20, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Both your real pancakes and your dream pancakes sound amazing!

  • runnerforever
    April 20, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Those pancakes look pretty dream like to me! I love kodiak pancake mix. Have your tried any of their other products, I want to.

  • Laughter-Loving Stacy
    April 20, 2010 at 8:37 am

    1. both those pancakes sound ridiculously delicious
    3. I have a Harry Potter mug I absolutely love. I dropped it a few months ago and the handle broke 🙁 All well, I still have it!

  • Caitlin
    April 20, 2010 at 8:37 am

    they look yummy!
    my parents were in Hawaii a month ago and brough back coconut syrup which reminds me that I need to try it!

  • adrienmelaine
    April 20, 2010 at 8:39 am

    your pancakes look wonderful- don’t worry it’s raining in the pacific northwest too- you’re not missing much up here

  • Stephanie
    April 20, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Oh wow the mug cracks me up. I would totally keep something like that. Love it.

  • Ann @ Appalachian Appetites
    April 20, 2010 at 8:40 am

    It’s chilly in the moutains of NC today too 🙁 But your breakfast looks DELISH!

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    April 20, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Hahaha I died at the last line. “I have trouble letting go of things.” True in so many senses.

    I need a damn pancake now. Thanks.

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    April 20, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Those pancakes look incredible. I really need to find this Kodiak mix — I’ve just been making TJ’s pumpkin pancakes and they are delicious every single time.

  • kate
    April 20, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Topping pancakes iwth an egg is such a different idea! Sounds tasty!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    April 20, 2010 at 9:11 am

    mmm…big berry pancakes on a Tuesday – yes please! although, coconut macadamia nut ‘cakes sound enticing too.

  • Marie
    April 20, 2010 at 9:12 am

    I love your mug 🙂 I’d keep it, too, if I were you!

  • Jennie
    April 20, 2010 at 9:12 am

    I have been reading your blog for almost a year now and I think this is the first time I have posted something. I have always wondered how you could manage to eat as much as you do and still look so great! Well, I started Weight Watchers last week and realized you just make the right choices about what you eat most of the time. I am definitely going to have to try these this breakfast!

  • Kacy
    April 20, 2010 at 9:22 am

    I’ve been to Hawaii, and had pancakes there, and they really are worth dreaming about.
    Yours look almost as dreamy though.

  • Liz
    April 20, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Once at a waffle house I tried the Hawaiian Waffle… and yes it was heaven. Very similar to your dreamy pancake. And the best part? The coconut maple syrup. yum.

  • Jil
    April 20, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Aww, your poor little mug. 🙂 Just don’t cut yourself and it’s all good! And those dream pancakes sound amazing, but the ones you make in reality sound delicious, too!!

  • Jaime
    April 20, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Fried egg with fruit? Hmmm… not sure! But I do love pancakes! 😛

  • MMiller
    April 20, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Great…now I want to go to Hawaii too!

    And Thank You so much for introducing me to Kodiak cakes! I had them for breakfast for the last 3 days! My husband now loves them too! As do my kids! But I am out of their raspberry sauce/syrup! It is divine! And I made their cookies last week and they were awesome too! Next will have to buy the brownie mix!

    Sorry you have rain this week, but you will find a way to enjoy it…you always do! I love how you are using your broken mug!

  • Kait
    April 20, 2010 at 10:56 am

    awww, what a sad looking mug…good thing it went along with a beautiful breakfast. Sorry about the not to Hawaii like weather, we have rain here today too.

  • Rachel
    April 20, 2010 at 11:12 am

    First of all, pancakes, eggs, and fruit is something I would never have thought to combine but it sounds so delicious!!! I haven’t eaten eggs in months though, I wonder how my system would handle them after so long?

    Second, I was really sorry to see all those negative comments on one of your last posts. My boyfriend is black and I didn’t think you were being racist with the Kunta Kinte thing. And the Russian thing, I don’t know, it didn’t even occur to me that it may be racist! Keep on, I look forward to reading your posts!

  • Sarah (Oc2Seattle)
    April 20, 2010 at 11:36 am

    I agree, you must go to Hawaii in search of those pancakes!

  • Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    April 20, 2010 at 11:45 am

    omg that looks dreamy! haha

  • Amanda@thgrainsofparadise
    April 20, 2010 at 11:46 am

    I used to have vivid dreams about Hawaii all the time when I lived in Northern Cal. Now that I live in Hawaii I have moments of longing for the Wine Country….go figure. 🙂

  • Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    April 20, 2010 at 11:46 am

    omg that looks dreamy! haha

  • AnneW
    April 20, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Here’s the deal on the best macadamia nut pancakes of MY LIFE: go to The Gazebo at Napili Bay on Maui. It’s right on the ocean, open air, and the pancakes are to die for. yum yum yummm

  • Kellie@obsessivelyhealthy
    April 20, 2010 at 11:50 am

    I couldn’t decide what to make for lunch today, but now it is for sure going to be pancakes…looks so good.

  • Nora@LiveLifeEatRight
    April 20, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    ugh I WISH I made a pancake this morning! I’m having a random foods day and my stomach is hating me for it….you know those days where you just cant decide what to have and throw together lots of random things hoping it will satisfy…which of course it never does. Eh such is life.

  • Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness
    April 20, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Those pancakes look incredible… they may not be Hawaiian or served ocean-side on location, however HOLY YUM. I need pancakes.

    And LOL your mug! I have a couple severely chipped mugs that I refuse to throw away, ironically one of them I purchased as a souvenir on vacation in Hawaii. Hmm…

  • Stacey
    April 20, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    That’s an awesome breakfast. I love the combo.

  • Kelly
    April 20, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    I had the same thing for breakfast yesterday 😉 Oh, and I’ve had the breakfast in your dream, in Maui, only with coconut syrup rather than maple. It’s TASTY!

  • Pure2raw twins
    April 20, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    I wish I was in Hawaii eating pancakes!!
    Your pancakes look so good!

  • Emilee
    April 21, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Before I went to Hawaii, I had a dream that I smelled the most wonderful, delicious scent I ever smelled. I don’t remember dreaming of “smelling” before or after that. When I finally did go to Hawaii, I smelled that exact intoxicating scent as soon as I stepped off the plane. It was amazing! I don’t even know what it was. Maybe you’ll be going there soon.