It’s been a crazy week and so, unfortunately, I haven’t had the chance to post as much as I would liked! One thing that’s really been missing this week has been my workout schedule…
Sunday: 7 miler under 55 minutes — it was freezing cold, but felt good to get in some miles outside of the gym!
Monday: 3.5 miles on the treadmill & a 15-30-15 legs and abs workout — I’ll reveal this workout later this week!
Tuesday: 3 miles on the elliptical & a 20-minute leg workout — By the time I got to the wall sits, my legs were shaking like crazy!
Today: Off. I had to be at work at 7:15 a.m. so there was no way I was getting a workout in before then!
However, I finally was home for a bit tonight and the opportunity to make dinner, and I was definitely feeling breakfast for dinner…
Two small pumpkin pancakes, two egg whites, and two slices of turkey bacon — so yummy!
Pumpkin Protein Pancakes
Makes 10-12 pancakes
- 1 c. whole wheat flour
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/4 c. ground flax seed
- 1/2 c. pumpkin
- 1/2 c. milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 c. plain greek yogurt
- 3/4 c. water
- In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients. Mix well.
- In a separate bowl, mix all of the wet ingredients, excluding the water. Mix well.
- Pour dry ingredients into wet, adding water as needed to make the batter thinner. (Note: the batter will be thick, but you don’t want it to be impossible to stir. Continue to add water until you can easily stir the batter.)
- Spray cooking spray on a pan or griddle. Once it’s hot (I set my griddle to 400 degrees), pour pancake mix into small circles on the pan. Remember, these will be really thick!
- Flip when brown, and cook until finished. (About 5-7 minutes)
- Finish with toppings! (I used Trader Joe’s Maple Agave Syrup; apples, peanut butter, almond butter, and cinnamon would all work well.)
How to “level up” this recipe
- These were SO good!! I think you could add in some ground oat flour instead of the whole wheat flour to get some added nutrition.
- Feel free to add in some nuts or dried fruit to the batter.
How to “level down” this recipe
- Add some chocolate chips to the batter! I’m sure that would make it absolutely fabulous!