January 21, 2011

# Breakfast # Pancakes

What Color are You?

Last weekend I went to a retreat that focused on the True Colors communications style personality test. This test focuses on what type of person you tend to be when working in a group. It also builds a model for understanding yourself and others. It is called True Colors because you can either be labelled as gold, blue, orange, or green.

Gold is responsible. This color represents a need to fulfill duties in order to organize and structure life. People who are gold are practical and sensible. They believe in hard work.

Blue is compassionate. It represents calm. Blue people are very emotional and caring. They tend to put others before themselves. Blue people are also sensitive and creative.

Green is conceptual. This type of person values intelligence. They are determined and practical.

Orange is spontaneous. They enjoy doing things and being active. Orange people are energetic and like doing things that are different.

I ended up having an equal score for orange and green. This helped me understand a lot more about my personality and I believe that I really am an orange and green type person. I can't stand sitting still and love moving. I consider myself a quirky person and I'll jump at the chance to do something different. I also value intelligence, doing well at school, and I am organized.

If you also happen to be two colors it probably means that you are dominant in a different color in different situations. For example you could be blue when with family but gold at work.

Of course I also realize that you can't always be just one color. For example I recognize that I also share traits from the other two categories as I'm sure all people do.

If you're curious about what color you are, you can take the True Colors test here. If you do be sure to comment back here and tell us what color you are!

And now for something even more exciting... pancakes!!
I made Katie's Banana Pancakes for One and they were absolutely delicious. I love pancakes and make them frequently but I have to say that these were some of the best I ever had.
For my pancakes:
I used lime juice (which I think put them over the top!)
I had to add more liquid to get the consistency of pancake batter I like.
I also left the banana a bit chunky so I had yummy, squishy, sweet pieces of banana in my pancakes.
Here is my recipe with the changes I made.

Three of my pancakes topped with banana slices and sprinkled with cinnamon

Banana Pancakes
Adapted from Chocolate-Covered Katie
I got 6 small pancakes

1/3 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 tsp fresh lime juice*
1/2 mashed banana
1/2 cup almond milk**

Mix whole wheat flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. In another bowl, add the mashed banana, lime juice, and almond milk. Stir dry ingredients into the wet.
Now make your pancakes!

* You can try using lemon juice
** May substitute any other milk

These pancakes are honestly amazing by themselves. If you want to serve them with something, you can use the rest of your banana, peanut butter, and maple syrup. I'm thinking that some shredded coconut added into the batter would also make it wonderful.


  1. I love pancakes! I make single serving pancakes too, because my family would never eat the kind I make :)

  2. Love the lime-y addition :). Tres tropical!

  3. I ADORE banana pancakes. I now want to make a big stack of my own. And I also love looking at personality tests. I think I'm probably a combo of blue and gold. Thank you for sharing with me today. I hope that you have a Saturday full of good memories and relaxation.

  4. I loved reading about the different colors! I think I'm an equal combo of blue and gold. The pancakes look super delish -- what a great way to start the day! :)

  5. Love the pancakes. I was curious so I took the quiz. My true color is orange followed by some green and gold with blue coming in last.

  6. I am mostly green, with some blue. And not very orange at all. What fun.
    The pancakes look very good, and very cute too.

  7. I'm sure these were really wonderful! All of Katie's recipes are. It's fun to modify and play with them, for sure. :)

    Interesting about the color. I have no idea which one I am!

  8. Thanks for answering my question on OSG! Love that color analogy...I "think" I'd be blue...who knows though - I think it's very good that it's recognized you can be different colors in different roles...I'm definitely multi-personality :)

  9. Yum, would love these pancakes with a bit of peanut butter.

  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

    Now you have me hungry for pancakes!!

  11. I'm out of ww flour, but I would so make these!


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