Barely Banana Protein Pancakes + Rise & Shine Cookbook {Podcast Episode #296}

Over the years, we’ve made more batches of pancakes than we can remember. From pumpkin to blueberry to apple, fluffy pancakes are always greeted with a smile in our households. Now, thanks to these moist and mouthwatering Barely Banana Protein Pancakes (with 4 Little Ingredients), we have a new recipe to add to the mix.

Barely Banana Protein Pancakes via MealMakeoverMoms.com/kitchen #breakfast

On this week’s Cooking with the Moms podcast, we welcome Katie Sullivan Morford to the show to dish about this recipe and her new cookbook, Rise & Shine: Better Breakfasts for Busy Mornings (Roost Books, 2016) and to talk about easy ways to boost the flavor, variety, and nutrition of your family’s morning meal.

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Rise & Shine cookbook via MealMakeoverMoms.com/kitchen

The last thing any of us needs is a breakfast recipe that’s fussy. But after a good night’s sleep, the first thing we all need is nourishment, especially protein. Eating breakfast is good for your body weight, your grades (if you’re in school!), and certainly your mood. To the rescue is Katie’s new book, filled with 75 easy and interesting recipes. We have one copy of Rise & Shine between us, and right now we’re fighting for custody of the book 🙂

Rise & Shine cookbook via MealMakeoverMoms.com/kitchen #breakfast

We love the idea of adding veggies to breakfast and turning quesadillas into something kids would want to devour in the morning.

Rise & Shine cookbook via MealMakeoverMoms.com/kitchen #breakfast

And speaking of green, Katie’s green smoothie gets its sweetness naturally from pineapple, banana, and an orange, and we agree that even our kids would love it too.

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When we tried Katie’s banana pancakes, we topped them with maple syrup, but you can certainly use homemade jam instead.

4.8 from 44 reviews
Barely Banana Protein Pancakes
 
The batter for these protein-packed, gluten-free, pint-sized pancakes gets whirled together in one fell swoop in a blender, which doubles as the perfect pouring vessel. They are smaller and thinner than typical pancakes—think silver dollars—with a mild banana flavor that favors a swipe of tangy jam over the traditional drizzle of maple syrup. They taste best when you cook them thoroughly; they are supremely moist, so it’s hard to overdo it. (Reprinted with permission from Roost Books)
Author:
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 40 silver-dollar pancakes; 3 or 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1⅓ cups cottage cheese
  • 1 small ripe banana
  • Oil or butter for greasing the skillet
  • Favorite jam for serving
Instructions
  1. Put the eggs, oats, cottage cheese, and banana into a blender. Blend until the oats are pulverized, the cottage cheese is blended, and the batter is smooth.
  2. Set a skillet over medium heat. Add about a teaspoon of oil and swirl the pan to coat the bottom. Pour about 1 tablespoon of batter into the pan for each pancake, making as many as will fit without crowding. Cook until bubbles appear across the surface and the bottom is deeply brown.
  3. Use a spatula to flip the pancake and cook until firm to the touch, another 1 to 2 minutes. Serve hot out of the pan with a thin layer of jam.

It’s Giveaway time – GIVEAWAY CLOSED

Win a free copy of Rise & Shine by Katie Sullivan Morford and a Ninja® Blender System with Auto-iQ™ Technology

What you’ll win:

Rise and Shine: A cookbook featuring 75 breakfast recipes that are entry-level-easy. The recipes are doable and delicious, and they’re tailor-made for busy families and their whirlwind mornings.
Ninja® Blender System with Auto-iQ™ Technology: A blender with pre-programmed settings with unique blending patterns that delivers smooth, consistent results, with no guesswork required. Available at all major retailers nationwide, starting at $249.99

TO ENTER post a comment here and tell us why you’d like to win the book and blender and/or your favorite family breakfast recipe. We will pick one winner at random on December 28, 2016. (U.S. only please)

We will enter you into the giveaway additional times if you …

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Good luck!

 

250 responses to “Barely Banana Protein Pancakes + Rise & Shine Cookbook {Podcast Episode #296}”

  1. Sarah Borisky says:

    I would like to win as I teach cooking classes at our local food bank and would like to use this tool there and try out some of these recipes 🙂

  2. Tabathia B says:

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  4. Deanna says:

    I would love to make healthier breakfast and I really need a new blender!!

  5. Sonya Morris says:

    I would love to win so I can make delicious smoothies for my family. Our favorite breakfast is a ham and cheese quiche.

  6. Sonya Morris says:

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  9. Carla S says:

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  10. Carla S says:

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  11. Carla S says:

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  12. Melissa N. says:

    I’d like to win because I want my children to see that eating healthy doesn’t need to be hard! I hope they will continue to use the skills I’ve given them and continue when they’re on their own.

  13. Melissa N. says:

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  14. Melissa N. says:

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  15. Jessica says:

    Breakfast food is my favorite, both to cook and to eat! I am always trying to get my husband and daughter to eat breakfast and get something.in their bellies to start the day. A favorite breakfast thing to cook when I have time and one of their favorite things to eat is cinnamon applesauce pancakes. The ninja would be perfect for us as we are often too rushed for a sit down breakfast, we make breakfast smoothies almost every day.

  16. Jessica says:

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  18. Kara Strahan says:

    We have the same thing every morning for breakfast. Eggs, a banana, and toast. I need help!!

  19. Melissa B says:

    I am always looking for quick and easy ways to add more veggies and protein to breakfast! The cookbook looks great and I would love the blender. 🙂

  20. Kelly D says:

    I would like to win so I can cook more recipes for my family. We like french toast for breakfast.

  21. Michelle Simmons says:

    I would love to win because I enjoy cooking healthy meals for my family, and I am always looking for new recipes.

  22. Ramona says:

    Honestly, my kids deserve my giving them something much better than a piggle stick or a breakfast pocket…. .

  23. Katheryn says:

    I would like to win because my family loves smoothies, and my blender is the worst.

  24. Lauren D. says:

    Ive been wanting both of these great items to cook healthy breakfasts for my family.

  25. Kelley chiang says:

    I need new healthy ideas for breakfast and I don’t have a blender

  26. Kelley chiang says:

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  27. Kelley chiang says:

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  28. Kelley chiang says:

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  29. Heather says:

    Breakfast is often the only meal of the day my husband and I can sit down to enjoy together. Would love to amp them up with new recipes and a shiny new blender! Thanks!

  30. Heather says:

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  31. Heather says:

    Follow on Pinterest as well!

  32. Judith says:

    i’d love to win this! we make great ricotta pancakes

  33. Lisa says:

    I would love a new blender! We enjoy your Greek yogurt pancakes and mini chocolate chip banana muffins. I also follow you on Pinterest. Keep up the great work!

  34. Tarissa says:

    My family and I are trying to start our days out healthier. We’re really wanting to have smoothies more often, and it would help if we had a new blender!

  35. Melissa Thompson says:

    I would love a great blender and new ideas for healthy, non processed breakfasts for my children. Whole wheat blueberry pancakes are a favorite in my house.

  36. Julia says:

    Our breakfasts need a serious makeover!! I’d love to win this to help the kids move away from sugary breakfast options

  37. Steph says:

    We love peanut butter smoothies!

  38. Steph says:

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  40. Jenna Aery says:

    My husband just built a learning tower for my daughter, and she is starting to love watching/helping us cook, I would love to win so we can keep cooking up great stuff together!

  41. Adrien Peralta says:

    I’d like to win because we are in a major breakfast rut! I have another child starting school next year and I need healthy ideas!

  42. Carly Williams says:

    Our favorite breakfast recipe is strawberry banana smoothies.

  43. Kenia says:

    I’m always running of ideas of what to do for breakfast, this cookbook is just what I need. The blender would be a life saver. Thanks for the chance!

  44. michele says:

    I would love to win the book because breakfast food is my favorite and I am always looking for new healthy recipes to try. Also, I have been wanting the blender for awhile but it is too pricey. Our favorite breakfast lately has been egg and vegetable burritos with a side of fruit and coffee.

  45. DAWN SCHMIDT says:

    I would love to win because I need some ideas and inspiration to make healthier meals for my family.

  46. DAWN SCHMIDT says:

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  47. DAWN SCHMIDT says:

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  48. Brenda Haines says:

    I would love the cookbook for more breakfast ideas and the blender to make them! 🙂 Thanks for the chance!

  49. Brenda Haines says:

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  50. Brenda Haines says:

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  52. Brenda Haines says:

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  53. Amy Gibby says:

    I would love to win this for more recipes to try with my kids. They are so darn picky! And i’ve wasted so much money trying to find a reasonably priced good blender! I need a decent one so bad. I love making egg breakfast muffins 🙂

  54. Edye says:

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  55. Edye says:

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  56. Ally says:

    We love skillet potatoes with lots of veggies and a fruit smoothie on the side!

  57. Deanna Kile says:

    I heard the episode. Anxious to read the cookbook and find new ideas for breakfast. Seems to be the meal that my kids are the most picky. The blender would be awesome. I’ve never incorporated smoothies into our diet!

  58. Deanna Kile says:

    I follow Pinterest.

  59. Deanna Kile says:

    Shared on Facebook

  60. Rachel B says:

    Would love to win the book because I make the same smoothie almost daily…definitely could use some recipe inspiration! Would love to win the Ninja because I recently wore out our old one and haven’t had the $ to replace it yet.

  61. Rachel B says:

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  62. Rachel B says:

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  63. Bonnie Hodgkins says:

    For some reason, breakfast for me is an issue. The recipes I love, prepare and prefer to share are all loaded with fat and serious carbs (think bacon, eggs, bacon, bread, bacon, breakfast casseroles with lots of cheese, and did I mention bacon?). 2017 has to be different and this looks like an excellent start. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  64. Susan Christy says:

    I love cookbooks and my blender is shot! My favorite family breakfast is baked blueberry french toast.

  65. Susan Christy says:

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  66. Jeffrey says:

    Breakfast is my favorite meal, we have brinner (breakfast for dinner) once a week! Our favorite family recipe is my buttermilk pancakes. I use a combination of white and wheat flours along with browning the butter. Both of those items add nice flavor and texture to the cakes.

  67. Jeffrey says:

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  68. Jeffrey says:

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  69. Chantelle Walker says:

    I’m always looking for healthier options and I’m old fashion in that I still like actual cookbooks 🙂

  70. Chantelle Walker says:

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  71. Elle says:

    I would love to win because I would make great use of the blender and I personally love breakfast food and am always up for new, easy to make dishes to serve for breakfast or really any time of the day.

  72. Elle says:

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  73. Jess says:

    We (read: my husband) have a hard time thinking of good healthy weekend breakfasts that are fast. We (he) needs help. And I’ve dreamed of a blender that breaks down kale all of the way. Not a fan of kale bits in our smoothies.

  74. Patty Hancock says:

    I am always looking for new and healthy recipes for my family and this book and blender combined would help me to accomplish new healthy meal ideas.

  75. Tammy Allen says:

    I’d love to win the blender to gift it to my son, as I already have a VitaMix. My favorite breakfast is smashed avocado on toast with a poached egg on top, accompanied by a nutritious smoothie.

  76. Patty Hancock says:

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  77. Patty Hancock says:

    I followed you on Pinterest

  78. Lori S says:

    I would love a new blender and new recipes to try for healthy breakfasts!

  79. Lori Thorn says:

    I love these simple recipes as I’m a single person now and sort of picky 🙂

  80. Patty Hancock says:

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  81. Kimberly says:

    I love making smoothies but my current blender just can’t cut it! A new blender would help me out so much!

  82. Patty Hancock says:

    I followed you on Twitter

  83. Laurie C says:

    In a breakfast rut and my kids deserve better

  84. Janine Malone says:

    I was just talking with my son this morning about how we could incorporate more fruits and vegetables into his diet and had the idea to start making smoothies for breakfast. This would be ideal as we don’t have a blender. Getting kids involved in the cooking process makes them more willing to try new things and the new recipes will help to get a healthy and delicious start to our day. Thanks!!

  85. Laurie C says:

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  86. Laurie C says:

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  87. Angela Williams says:

    My mom would love a blender!

  88. Dana says:

    I’d love to win this beautiful cookbook and blender. I try to prepare healthy meals everyday and this cookbook would help me along the way. I also am in need of a new blender for lots of green smoothies!

  89. Rebecca Couper says:

    I love cookbooks!! And always wanted a ninja 🙂

  90. Leah says:

    We love eggs on toast, and I’m often looking for ways to shake it up 🙂

  91. Shelby says:

    I love the sausage egg casserole my mom makes on Christmas Morning but our favorite simple weekend breakfast is eggs, toast and bacon. Yummy!

  92. Amy Jo Drown says:

    Love breakfast, Buttermilk pancakes are one of my favorite, I would love to win I could use the new blender

  93. Amy Kubal says:

    As a registered dietitian, this book and blender would definitely be focal points in my cooking and nutrition education classes!!

  94. Dawn Gilbert says:

    Would love it to make egg and sausage bake for breakfast

  95. Dale says:

    I could use a good heavy duty Blender. I also like making healthy smoothies for my family. Thanks, Dale

  96. Crystal W Smith says:

    I would love to make pancakes for my family and I think that they would like smoothies.

  97. Holli says:

    Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day!

  98. Angela Green says:

    I would love to have that blender because I want to start making my VERY picky eaters some smoothies!

  99. Heather says:

    I love making a big veggie & egg scramble on the weekend, then wrapping up the leftovers in a tortilla for quick weekday lunches

  100. Lynette says:

    I’d like the book because I’m tired of thinking of new breakfast recipes and would like to have more variety for that meal. Our family’s favorite breakfast meal is beignets. Not nutritious but oh so yummy!

  101. Demetra Matsis says:

    I would like my kids to eat something other than cereal for breakfast.

  102. Amy Samuel says:

    Would love to try some of the warm breakfast ideas! Cold smoothies don’t cut it in our Alaskan winters!

  103. Mindy Zeigler says:

    I would love to make our favorite blender pancakes with a new blender!

  104. Mindy Zeigler says:

    I follow you on pinterest

  105. Karen Perkins says:

    Pancakes looks good. I’ll have to try them soon. My son is into sports, you name he is or have played. A new Ninja blender would be so helpful providing healthy protein packed smoothies for his breakfast on school days. He travels on public transportation from San Leandro, Ca to San Francisco, Ca daily.

  106. Lisa says:

    Another way to add nutrients to our diets.

  107. Liz Crissey says:

    I LOVE breakfast. One of our family’s favorite recipes is frittatas.

  108. Lori Bates says:

    My family needs to lose weight and eat healthier. This would be perfect to help us get started.

  109. Caroline M Lewis says:

    Frankly, I’m pooped trying to make sure my kids eat a healthy breakfast! It makes me too tired to eat! A new cookbook and blender would be thrilling, especially if they’ll drink the smoothie!

  110. alice meade says:

    Would love the blender for smoothies!

  111. Nanci says:

    I would love to use this Ninja blender to provide nutritious smoothies for my daughter who is always on the go. My hubby and I love to make a sunny side up egg a inside of half an avocado. We top it with a little plain Greek yogurt and some salsa.

  112. Jennifer Noble says:

    I would love to win that blender! I make smoothies every morning and it would be a huge upgrade to what I have now. 🙂

  113. Viviannette says:

    I am always looking for new nutritious breakfast ideas. I would lhave ve to win the blender to try to do my own nut butters.

  114. Eyad says:

    Would make a fantastic gift for my spouse

  115. Becky says:

    I would love to win your cookbook!!! It looks healthy and easy!! What a positive way to start 2017.

  116. Sarah Chon says:

    I really need simple breakfast recipes for the 2 kids and husband. I always look for quick healthy recipes. I enjoy listening to your podcast and have looked into your website for recipes. My kids enjoy cooking and baking with me. I also love kitchen gadgets that help me make things from scratch. If I could stop buying processed food, I would. If gadgets help me make things faster even better.

  117. Sarah Chon says:

    I followed your pinterest from a long time ago.

  118. Angela Hendricks says:

    I would love to win this book and blender because my goal for 2017 is to eat more fresh veggies and I would love to make more smoothies and soups! I could easily do it with this blender!

  119. Angela Hendricks says:

    I follow on Pinterest! My user name is @Kitty_Kad

  120. Angela Hendricks says:

    I follow you on Facebook as Angela Hendricks and on twitter as @KittieKad

  121. Kelly Wach says:

    I am trying to eat healthier for the new year this would be a great way to start

  122. Abigail says:

    My kids and I are in a breakfast rut. I would love to win the cookbook to gain new nutritious ideas to start our days of on the right foot. We’d love to make more nutrient-packed smoothies with the Ninja blender!

  123. Abigail says:

    Following on Pinterest

  124. Katrina Brooks says:

    Hi! I have 3 kids and a couple of them are fairly picky and would love to get new ideas on how to make kid friendly meals that are healthy at the same time. I’m not a great cook so a recipe book would be very helpful Thank you!!!

  125. Katrina Brooks says:

    Following on Pinterest

  126. Marci says:

    I like to win the book and blender because it would make great breafast smoothies. My favorite breakfast smoothie is bananas and pineapple

  127. Shellbells15 says:

    I would love to win this cookbook as I need new “entry level” ideas for my picky little eaters! I’ve heard great things about the Ninja so that would be an added bonus to winning the book!

  128. Jan Johnson says:

    I was introduced to LT360 eleven months ago. It is a healthy way to lose weight and maintain it cellarly. Your recipes are very helpful, and owning a Ninja blender would be a dream come true for me! Thank you for giving someone this exceptional gift!!

  129. betsy cortez says:

    I would like to win because I love breakfast and cookbooks. I need a new cookbook especially one with healthy breakfast ideas. My husband and I are trying to move toward healthier cooking and eating as we are getting older. We need ideas and recipes to help make these kinds of changes.

  130. Jill Gee says:

    I love learning about easy, healthy recipes for kids. The recipes we’ve discovered from meal makeover moms and their friends has really increased the nutrition in our home. I would love to have a new cookbook and blender to continue to encourage healthy eating in our home. Our favorite breakfast recipe is the banana brownie waffles. We sometimes eat it for a dessert. 🙂

  131. Dezi A says:

    This would be amazing to win for a lot of reasons, but mostly smoothies. 🙂 Our favorite breakfast is pancakes and waffles.

  132. Leela says:

    My favorite family breakfast recipe is hotdog gravy over pancakes.

  133. KayLynne says:

    I’d love to win the breakfast book to increase my repetrior of breakfast ideas! I love breakfast, but getting the family to eat is a challenge! Plus…..I’ve ALWAYS wanted a Ninja!

  134. Melissa Campbell says:

    I always struggle with quick breakfast, As a mom of 1 year old twins I need quick healthy ideas! 🙂

  135. Debra Morse says:

    I would like to win to learn more healthy ways to eat!

  136. Ann Levine says:

    With two 8th grader’s they need a good breakfast to get them ready to learn and off to school

  137. Suzanne Gangnagel says:

    I love breakfast but have a hard time coming up with quick easy ideas, this would be a great help!

  138. Francesca says:

    Breakfast is my family’s one meal we can always have together, because of my husbands late-work schedule. Weekdays we are up at 6am, while weekends are our lazier later breakfast time together. This Ninja blender would help get breakfast on the table in a healthy AND fast way with protein-packed smoothies on school mornings but also would work wonders making things like these DELICIOUS sounding pancakes on the weekends. Katie’s recipes look mouth watering and Erin’s photography for the book, is gorgeous! And my blender motor gave out two weeks ago, so winning this amazing tool would be perfect timing .

  139. Monica says:

    I would love to start making healthy food for my family.

  140. Karen Olszewski says:

    I would love love to win this cookbook and blender because I’m pregnant with our first child and feel these items will help us raise a hopefully not too picky eater.

    Thank you and I love the podcast!

  141. Since my favorite breakfast to make is scones, perhaps I am in need a new cookbook with healthier recipes. And a new blender would be nice too.

  142. Debra Heverling/Eat Right for Life says:

    I follow on Facebook

  143. Debra Heverling/Eat Right for Life says:

    I started following on Pinterest.

  144. Debra Heverling/Eat Right for Life says:

    I would like to have a giveaway for one of our independent retailers to win that they could give away to one of their customers as part of the Eat Right for Life program.

  145. Sarah foster says:

    My breakfasts are getting boring and need healthy alternatives that are packed in protein and not a lot of sugars. Your recipes never disappoint!
    Thanks!!

  146. Lori Lippert says:

    I’d love to win! My favorite breakfast recipe (at the moment) happens to be from this very cookbook. Sally at Real Mom Nutrition posted the Dark Chocolate Raspberry Muesli recipe on her blog back in September and I fell in love with it!
    http://www.realmomnutrition.com/2016/09/14/dark-chocolate-muesli/

  147. Lori Lippert says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway!

  148. Lori Lippert says:

    I follow The Meal Makeover Moms on Facebook!

  149. Lori Lippert says:

    I follow The Meal Makeover Moms on Twitter!

  150. Kim says:

    I am following you on Twitter. Thanks for all of your good ideas.

  151. Lori Lippert says:

    I follow The Meal Makeover Moms on Pinterest!

  152. E Mama says:

    My family enjoys making breakfast egg cups because my little ones love helping mixing in different veggie combos and herbs. They can’t go wrong and they are easy to eat and take along on the road.

  153. Kim says:

    I would love to win the blender and cookbook. I have 5 daughters and we love to be in the kitchen together trying new recipes and cooking techniques. Our fondest family memories are in the kitchen either around the counter or around the table. Food and family, nothing is better.

  154. Kim says:

    I’m following Meal Makeover Moms on Pinterest.

  155. E Mama says:

    I follow on Pinterest!

  156. Lori Lippert says:

    I shared the giveaway on my Facebook page!
    https://www.facebook.com/lori.lippert

  157. Kim says:

    Happily just shared a tweet about the giveaway!

  158. E Mama says:

    I shared with friends in Facebook!

  159. moira brown says:

    love a better blender to make smoothies

  160. Karen Perkins says:

    Posted on Facebook and liked your page.

  161. J Habermann says:

    Would love to win to change up my boring breakfast routine…and also to make healthy smoothies.

  162. jRenaeG says:

    I’d love to get this cookbook because it looks really family-friendly. My kids love to make things in the kitchen, so it’d be great to make new recipes with them.

  163. Michael Bird says:

    We need some go to breakfast ideas and that blender is great.

  164. Michael Bird says:

    I follow on Facebook.

  165. Michael Bird says:

    I follow on Twitter.

  166. Susan Hayden says:

    I would love to win to help with my healthy eating!

  167. Larry Lam says:

    We need help getting reset with our healthy eating. Our recipes have gone stale and we’re tired of doing all the online searches. A recipe book would do wonders for us.

  168. Jim Johnson says:

    Awesome

  169. Jim Johnson says:

    tweeted and now following on Twitter

  170. Julie says:

    I’ve been making your pumpkin chocolate chip pancake recipe for years (in fact, I was the recipe tester. At the time, my youngest was 4 mo. old. He’s now 7). The blender would be fantastic because I roast, puree and freeze my Halloween pumpkins to use for the pancakes all year long. This blender would help tremendously!

  171. Sandi says:

    I love breakfast . My favorite I would say is French toast

  172. Sally says:

    Love a Ninja for smoothies. Our favorite Breakfast at Christmas is Egg Casserole and Monkey Bread.

  173. Trish Farano says:

    My favorite breakfast is frittata made with spinach and feta cheese and I don’t even like eggs! A Ninja blender to prepare my frittata mixture would be a nice thing to have!

  174. Lisa Marie says:

    Following on Facebook 🙂

  175. Lisa Marie says:

    I’d love to win the Ninja blender and Rise and Shine cookbook to help my family start each day off with a healthy meal. The smoothies sound like an easy way to blend vegetables into a delicious drink.

  176. Lisa Marie says:

    Following on Twitter 🙂

  177. Lisa Marie says:

    Following on Pinterest, too 🙂 Great recipes!

  178. Chris Barney says:

    My blender is in rough shape and the cookbook looks amazing! I get my 4 y/o’s to eat their greens 4 days /week at breakfast by blending them puréed with grains and nut butters, but I need to expand their repertoire.

  179. LynneMarie says:

    My favorite breakfast recipe is peanut butter and banana pancakes. I’d love to win this because I’ve heard such good things about the Ninja blender.

  180. Sheryl Hoehner says:

    Love to make oatmeal ( Bob’s! Oats) in rice steamer and set up as buffet with toppings!! Love to win as we ALL love this meal!

  181. Sheryl Hoehner says:

    Love to make oatmeal ( Bob’s! Oats) in rice steamer and set up as buffet with toppings!! Love to win as we ALL love this meal and be great to have more recipes!

  182. Tara Hall says:

    I love cookbooks and this one would be a great resource for some healthier recipes to start my family’s morning…could use a new blender as well!

  183. Stacey Maule says:

    I would LOVE the blender as my daughter just took a smoothie class with a local chef and she is hooked! We desperately need a blender upgrade. Not to mention the quest for better breakfasts.

  184. Jen Brock says:

    Breakfast is our favorite meal. We make your pumpkin pancakes a lot from No Whine with Dinner. These banana pancakes looks delicious and nutritious. The blender has been on my wish list for years. I’ve heard it’s life changing.

  185. Christa Wilson says:

    We don’t usually make breakfast in the morning. But our family loves breakfast for dinner. Our favorite is Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes from No Whine With Dinner.

  186. Christa Wilson says:

    Tweeted this post!

  187. Christa Wilson says:

    Posted on FB the link to this blog post!

  188. Marie says:

    Absolutely love moms kitchen handbook… Her pomegranate orange breakfast sundae is delicious and refreshing. Would love to give this cookbook to my college daughter.

  189. Marie says:

    Shared it on Facebook too.

  190. Cath says:

    I’d love to win the book to make some great new recipes, and I’d love to win the blender to make delicious smoothies. My favorite family recipe is cinnamon French toast!

  191. I’ve recently become the foster grandma of 2 kids here in Colorado who were raised in drug-infested households. Nutrition was definitely not the highest priority so we have some work to do to help them enjoy a variety of healthy foods. I would very much appreciate both the book and the blender to help me introduce them to a new – and better – food journey. Thank you in advance for your consideration. Happy holidays, everyone!

  192. Beth Pottle says:

    I would love to win the cookbook and blender so my high school athlete children can prepare healthier breakfasts and snacks for themselves.

  193. Beth Pottle says:

    tweeted the contest and I follow you on Pintrest

  194. NicoleF says:

    I’d love to win this to make smoothies for my son!

  195. NicoleF says:

    I tweeted this post.

  196. Marilyn Wright Yon, MS, RD, LD says:

    We love breakfast and could use new blender to up our game with smoothies.

  197. Kesha says:

    I would love to win the cookbook and blender so that I can incorporate new and exciting recipes for my family! My favorite breakfast toasted english muffins smothered in creamy peanut butter!

  198. Kesha says:

    I follow you on Facebook

  199. Kesha says:

    I follow on twitter

  200. Kesha says:

    I follow on pinterest

  201. Kesha says:

    I posted giveaway on Facebook

  202. bill says:

    I am the breakfast maker in the family, so I’d love some new ideas

  203. Jami Linder says:

    Would love some inspiration for new healthy breakfast ideas for my kiddos!

  204. Lisa Marie says:

    This book and blender would be an ideal way to get my family out the door with a belly full of healthy fuel 🙂

  205. miranda says:

    I really want to check out the recipes in this book!

  206. miranda says:

    tweeted

  207. miranda says:

    shared on FB

  208. miranda says:

    pinterest follower

  209. miranda says:

    Follow The Meal Makeover Moms on Facebook and Twitter

  210. gary says:

    I love making oatmeal for breakfast

  211. gary says:

    I tweeted

  212. gary says:

    I shared on facebook

  213. gary says:

    like you on pinterest

  214. gary says:

    I follow on Facebook and Twitter

  215. Leah Watkins McPeak says:

    I’d love to win! Since we are a cereal family, we have a lot of room to improve our breakfast nutrition. Thanks so much!

  216. Leah Watkins McPeak says:

    Following on Facebook!

  217. Nicole B. says:

    I would like to win because I could use some more breakfast ideas, I’m not very original for breakfast. It’s usually either eggs, toast french, cereal, etc. My favorite recipe is french toast with powered sugar and maple syrup.

  218. Nicole B. says:

    I followed on Pinterest

  219. Nicole B. says:

    I followed on Facebook

  220. Nikki Bennett says:

    I love baked oatmeal! A favorite I have made multiple times is Betty Crocker Whole Grain Apple Baked Oatmeal, but I also have some recipe for Strawberry rhubarb and peach baked oatmeals that I love too!!!

  221. Kathy M says:

    I would love to win because I need more ideas for breakfast. Our pediatrician just told me yesterday that my son needs to eat more protein and whole grain meals/snacks. This sounds perfect!

  222. Kathy M says:

    I follow on Pinterest.

  223. Kathy M says:

    I follow on Facebook.

  224. Jill R says:

    I would love to win the blender and cookbook to give me some new ideas for protein packed breakfasts! I especially love fresh smoothies with Greek yogurt, frozen fruit, and green veggies to get my day started.

  225. Darlene Scalise says:

    I want to win it for my daughter; her kids loves smoothies and her bullet broke so she can’t make them right now. Additionally her Cuisinart, so she is really lost. She is a fantastic cook and is very concerned about nutrition for herself and her family. I think the cookbook and the Ninja is right up her alley. (PS I gave the No Whine With Dinner cookbook to a couple of my nieces a few years ago for Christmas and it was a hit)

  226. Robin Servetter says:

    I would looooooove to win this cookbook and blender! Who doesn’t want to eat healthier, and incorporate smoothies into their life (and I’m not gonna lie, maybe an occasional milkshake or two)? The cookbook sounds great! Thanks for the chance to win! <3

  227. Robin Servetter says:

    Oh! And my favorite breakfast recipe? Not the healthiest of choices, but not terrible either….vegan cornmeal pancakes with fresh strawberry sauce

  228. Robin Servetter says:

    Already follow you on Pinterest, Twitter, and FB…have for years. 🙂

  229. Jennie says:

    Looking forward to trying many breakfast recipes anytime of the day. My son has an egg and nut allergy so I would love a podcast on protein options and egg substitutes for a toddler. Thanks!

    • Liz says:

      Great suggestion. What about parfaits made with Greek yogurt (higher in protein than regular), whole grain cereal, and fresh fruit? Or pancakes made without eggs? There are ways to sub out eggs using things like chia seeds and flax seed. Maybe play around with tofu, turning it into a scramble! Keep us posted. Love the idea for a show 🙂

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