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Coconut Syrup for Pancakes: Hiking on the Island of Kauai

coconut syrup for pancakes: Simple Living and Eating

While I was in Hawaii I agreed to take a hike with my friend Joseph... little did I know that this hike was his revenge for my showing up on his doorstep. 

Beach on Kauai: Simple Living and Eating
Beach on Kauai. Yes, it was raining.

We flew to the island of Kauai from Honolulu and stayed over night. We got up really early to go on our hike. I was 20 years old so a day long hike didn't scare me, little did I know that I was going on The Kalalau Trail a strenuous cliff hanging 11 mile hike. 

It rained on and off and the trail was covered in mud, so slipping and sliding down the mountain was par for the course. We even had to swing across a stream hanging on to vines to keep us from falling in... at the end we came out to a gorgeous waterfall and beach area... it took the whole day to complete.

girl in mud on trail: Simple Living and Eating
Me sliding down the mountain.

I was so exhausted I fell right to sleep and woke up the next morning ravenous. Breakfast was coconut syrup covered banana pancakes. I ate two servings about six pancakes. 

I never see coconut syrup in restaurants or in stores on the East Coast, so whenever I get a craving for that fantastic post hike breakfast I make my own. Here is the recipe that I use: 

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  1. This sounds amazing! I love anything with coconut in it!
    xoxo-Kate Styled Pretty

    1. Thanks you should try out my Mango with coconut rice too if you are a coconut fan. http://www.simplelivingeating.com/2013/08/mango-with-coconut-rice-reminiscing.html

  2. Mmmm, coconut syrup sounds DELICIOUS. As an East Coaster, I've never heard of it!

    1. I never heard of it before I went to Hawaii. I hope you try it out. Good on ice cream too.

  3. YUM! this sounds like something I could make myself sick eating (from eating WAY too much of it :)
    Sara Howe

  4. I love all things coconut.....I'm an island girl..Will have to try this one!! Thanks for sharing.


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