Morning Motivation With Banana Split Pancakes


Here is the truth, I MOM, usually just buy the already made pancakes from the store like Publix or Target. For waffles we buy the huge box of Kellogg’s Eggo Waffles from Costco that comes with like 880! Yes, you got it the frozen ones that we pop in the toaster.

For weekends and special occasions my husband, Franky on the other hand refuses to use “frozen pancakes” because the kids are always raving about how great his pancakes are. One day I remember he was on duty and my son Isiah asked ME for pancakes and it was a “Weekend”. My thoughts exactly were “What The”  I took a deep breath,  and I said “Honey Daddy is not here, you know mommy can’t make pancakes”.  Laila chimed in and said “Yours are good”. His response was absolutely priceless and he said “Yes you can, all that matters is if you try your best” and continued with “Don’t give up mom”

Now, my thoughts really were “What in the world” is happening right now. It was the sweetest thing, I got up and I started my mission. 

By the way, Franky makes these at work all the time for “Sunday Brunch” when he is on duty, you know the firemen and their food. I would always secretly watch him when he makes it at home, because apparently EVERYONE loves them! 

I was glad to just get through the pancake process, the rest was easy breezy!


Author: Rafeea Roche (Original Chef: Dad – Franklin Roche) 

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Prep Time With Kids: 15 – 20 Minutes 

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


Pancake Mix (You must know how to make pancakes for this, Add chopped bananas to your batter. We use Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Flapjack & Waffle Mix

4 sliced strawberries per pancake

Diced fresh Pineapples/Cherries 1/4 CUP (Your Choice Of Fruity Optional) 

Banana – 1 Banana Chopped (Add it to the Pancake batter)

Peanuts/Walnuts – Approximately 2 tablespoons

Chocolate Syrup

Whipped Cream



Top freshly made pancakes with fruit, nuts, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream.


I just used the pancakes from the box, I messed up pancakes out of the box for years, so I strongly encourage you to keep trying. I’m not sure if there is anyone else out there, like me….. that would mess up basic a recipe. But if your out there, take Isiah’s motivation for today and

“Don’t give up Mom” 

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Rafeea Roche
Rafeea is your intuitive guide to discovering your gifts, the co-owner of Spectacular Creations – South Florida, LLC. She is an Intuitive Mindset & Transformation Life Coach. She guides women on their path toward accepting and embracing who they truly are. She teaches them how to find the magic within themselves so they can transition to the next step and reach their goals. Life happens to us all, even Rafeea is not exempt. She is married to the love of her life and share three beautiful children together. They are all close in age and Rafeea understands firsthand the difficulties life has to offer when juggling a marriage, children, and a career. She is an entrepreneur who has a wide vast of experience in sales and marketing who recognizes the fluctuations that occur in business. However, after making good money and selling one business venture only to start another, she realized her true passion was not in making money, it is in helping people. This opportunity is not just another job for her. She is invested in seeing each of her clients grow mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and socially. She is devoted to her craft of teaching each of you how to live a full life. She loves engaging in meaningful conversations with people who are looking to leave footprints. She loves to connect with women all over the world.


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