As we dig out from yet another snow storm in Denver, our minds are wandering to warmer climates.  If you can’t fly to your dream beach, why not make your morning meal into a tropical escape? This week we are turning up the thermostat a few degrees and making breakfast with inspiration from the tropics!  If we close our eyes, we can almost hear the waves crashing and the warm breeze whispering through the palms…beach-hut-237489_1280

Here are a few ideas to make your breakfast in Denver a tropical escape:

Tropical Breakfast Parfait

– Dollop 2 tablespoons of vanilla yogurt in the bottom of each of four juice glasses. Top with 4 mandarin orange slices. Sprinkle the oranges with 1 ½ tablespoons of crispy rice cereal, followed by 2 more tablespoons of yogurt. Top with diced pineapple then with another 1 ½ tablespoons cereal.

Tropical Breakfast Bruschetta

– Portion loaf of prepared sweet pound cake into thick slices.  Top with cream cheese spread and diced tropical fruits such as strawberry, mango and pineapple.  Sprinkle with coconut and enjoy!

Banana Pancakes with Coconut and Macadamia Topping

– Prepare your favorite pancake batter. When spooning raw batter onto hot frying pan, add slices of banana to each pancake so that they cook into the batter.  Once pancakes are golden brown, serve warm with shaved coconut and diced macadamia nut toppings, and warm syrup.

Tropical Oatmeal Delight

– Prepare your favorite oatmeal according to package instructions.  Serve warm with almond milk, shaved coconut, golden raisins, mango, and pineapple for a bit of tropical zing.

Next time you visit Original Pancake House, be sure to try one of our tropical breakfast menu items.  Our Mandarin Crepes, Continental Crepes, Coconut Belgian Waffle, Coconut Pancakes and Hawaiian Pancakes will all instantly transport you to someplace warmer!