This Thursday is already off to a GLORIOUS start. I woke up this morning with a bit of a scratchy throat, so I ate an apple and downed an Emergen-c. If you guys haven’t tried this, I highly recommend it when you start feeling a cold coming on! I also had a little spoonful of peanut butter with my apple Then I was off to the gym! After an intense session with the treadmill, (I completed an interval run that I had found in fitness magazine and did about 6.5 miles in about 60 minutes), I stretched out, gulped down some water and headed back to my apartment.
On my arrival at our little place, I discovered that all of my roommates were already in class. And although I love my girls, I have to admit that I truly cherish the times when I have our apartment ALL to myself. I was able to cook the most fabulous breakfast I’ve had in a while without bumping into anyone in our already cramped kitchen. Which leads me to the title of today’s post…pumpkin bliss. My breakfast menu consisted of the perfect pumpkin pancake I have ever come in contact with. I discovered the recipe on a blog that I can’t currently remember the name of (oops!) and decided to test it out this morning. So glad I did!
- 1/4 cup Quaker oats
- 1/4 cup egg whits
- 1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp vanilla (I added a splash more!)
- 1/2 tsp baking soda (powder is preferred, but soda is all I had)
I mixed the ingredients up and poured them into a skillet watching a beautiful, plump, delicious pancake form! At first I wasn’t sure how well the ingredients would cook together, but they stayed in their pancake shape quite well. After cooking this bad boy for about 4 minutes, I topped it with a thin layer of reduced fat PB, 1/2 of a sliced banana, and a couple spoonfuls of frozen blueberries. Oh. My. Gosh. I was seriously in heaven.
Not quite sure what the rest of today’s meals hold for me, but I truly doubt that they will live up to this breakfast! Well, I am off to shower and prepare for my day! I hope you all have a blessed and delicious day. Stay warm if it is as cold where you are as it is in the windy city!
P.S. Today through Sunday, Starbucks is doing their buy one get one free holiday drinks promotion! Pumpkin spice latte, anyone?!