Yummiest Banana Pancakes (gluten & sweetener free!)

Oh my goodness. You have to make these! Sooooo good. And so easy, healthy and satisfying. Banana Pancakes. Oh, and they are completely D-friendly too—with no sugar! Only 4 ingredients.

I just made one of these for breakfast for the first time this morning and it is definitely a recipe I am waiting for my next banana to brown to make again. Here’s what’s in it: 1 brown banana, 2 eggs, a pinch of salt and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. I cooked it in a little bit of coconut oil.

I will give you the link to the original recipe by The Primalist to follow their instructions. Here’s what I did. I added 2 eggs to a bowl of warm water for 5 minutes to warm and then mixed all of the ingredients in my stand mixer. I set the electric stove to a temp of low-medium (8:00) and it was ready to turn at 7 minutes then heated it a few minutes longer on the other side, turning the heat down a little lower to the 9:00 position. I left the lid on while cooking. Before eating I added a little butter, a sprinkling of cinnamon and some real maple syrup. Yum!

These are definitely a great use for brown bananas and couldn’t be any simpler to make. I hope you enjoy!


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Celebrating Earth Day with Yoga!

Happy Earth Day! Did you do anything special to honor and celebrate our beautiful Mother Earth? I unfortunately did not spend much time outside today. We are in yet another “winter like” spring day here in Minnesota and are in the middle of another snowstorm, hard to believe as it is April 22! By tomorrow morning this might be the snowiest winter on record in the Twin Cities. Most of us are very ready for spring and may get just that as it is supposed to be 70 degrees by Saturday. Yay!

I attended a special Earth Day yoga class last night at a nature center just a few miles from my house. It was a class as lovely as it sounds and organized by my local yoga studio. The combination of the class being held at a nature center as well as featuring a live drummer convinced me to register and leave the house for a bit on a Sunday evening. Continue reading

Moments like these…


I truly do not think I will leave my house again. Nope, perfectly content right here. 🙂 Moments like these make my heart overflow with happiness. Thank you dear Juniper and Jonah for your love and companionship. I could not ask for better pets or ones that are as lovable, cuddly and caring as you.

Notice Juniper’s paw on my shoulder? It is still there as I type this. What a sweet kitty.

If you do not currently have a pet, I highly encourage it—especially if living with a challenging chronic health condition like diabetes. Juniper is from the local animal shelter and Jonah is rescued from a rescue organization, Homeward Bound. I support adopting rescue animals 100%. They will give you more love than you know what to do with. And with the difficult days diabetes can throw at us, this is a good problem to have.

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100,000! Thank you..

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Woohoo! On Monday of this week Diabetes Light reached 100,000 hits on the blog! As of today we are at 101,640 hits and 62,157 page views! Not bad (in my humble opinion) for a girl from Minnesota who writes about things she likes and to help others. I didn’t really know what I was doing or much anything about blogging when I started a little over a year ago in December, 2011 but I have a strong desire to help others. I have figured things out along the way and have have found that articles turn out best when I really feel a passion within me to write. So if the mood is not there to write, I no longer force it. Continue reading