... who helped me make BOMB pancakes this morning.
After last night's supreme chillaxin', which included vino, the movie Fried Green Tomatoes and this lovely dinner:
brown rice pasta with olive oil, pepper and balsamic vinegar; topped with goat cheese, sauteed French green beans and raw bell pepper. Mmm mmm good!
I woke up this morning a little later than usual, ready to take on the world... or something.
That only meant one thing: time for pancakes.
Since I'm out of Sun Warrior Vanilla Protein powder and am not a fan of the Natural flavor (or lack thereof), I'm going to have to hold out on the Fitnessista's Perfect Protein Pancakes until further notice.
I wasn't in the mood to wait for the stone age oven to preheat for Caitlin's pancake truffles, so I thought, "Hey! Why not make up your own pancake creation?!"
And so I did.
-1/2 cup of whole wheat pancake mix
-1/2 cup of water
-1/4 cup of rolled oats (technically the last of my oats in the jar- probably around 1/4 cup)
-1/8 cup canned pumpkin
-heavy sprinkle of cinnamon
-light sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice (my new best friend)
-splashes of almond milk to texture
-banana slices and pecans for garnish
First, I combined the dry mix, oats and spices alone, then added the water + a splash of almond milk. After that was somewhat together, I plopped in the dollop of pumpkin and stirred. Then more almond milk until the mix seemed pancake batter appropriate.
I melted Earth Balance in a large-ish skillet and arranged 2 small circles of sliced bananas directly on the greased pan.
I poured the batter into 2 [somewhat] pancake-looking circles over the respective banana shapes.
... waited for bubbles to stop forming around the edges and attempted to flipped.
I know for next time that I should only make one pancake at a time, as this got a little messy.
I let them go for about 30 seconds on the other side, did one more flip for good measure and slapped them on the plate.
I sprinkled a handful of chopped pecans....
Drizzled the syrup.
The perfect breakfast for an amazing day ahead.
Who needs a brunch place when you can make your very own scrumptious pancakes at home? Not this girl!
Now it's time for scene rehearsal, then Alex and I are going to face the crowds at Target for some Christmas decorations, followed by TREE TRIMMING!
Be back later with a recap for ya!