pancake sunday

Inspired by HEAB, today was pancake Sunday, It was delicious!!! I made up my own batter and I didn't totally measure so here's an idea:

makes 5 pancakes

1/2 cup pumpkin
3/4 cup ground oatmeal
1/4 to 1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup yogurt
2 tbsp ground flax with 1/2 cup water (let sit for 5 minutes)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 scoop chia seeds
2 scoops protein powder

After the flax was sitting and more gelatin like, I added it to the oats, pumpkin, baking powder, and yogurt. Then I dumped in milk until it was the right consistency and added in chia seeds.

I used a teaspoon of coconut oil in the pan.

For the topping:
1 tbsp agave nectar with some cocoa and 1/2 tbsp almond butter.
You could definitely use some chocolate mint gu to go with the season. I'll try that next and report back.

Totally DELICIOUS!!! Nutrition facts w/o coconut oil and w/o topping:

I ran a hilly route yesterday while still in CT and ran on the treadmill this morning. 3 miles seemed like 300. I'm looking forward to adding in some lifting and more cross training into the routine here and seeing what happens! In the end, I ran less than 9 miles this week! The last time I ran so little - I do not even remember. I was hitting 30 miles a week almost every week. Time for a break!

We put up our tree and Christmas decor is out - so exciting! Christmastime is officially here!

This picture makes me laugh!

Nick started crawling yesterday so that was fun and thrilling!

Oh yes - and SHOT ROKS! I forgot to write about them.
Shot ROKS are little protein balls great for post long run or post race for recovery. Each little ball (they kind of look like poo??) has 27 calories. A serving (10 balls) has 20g of protein and 270 calories. Inside these guys are whey protein, cane juice, chocolate chips, almond butter,cocoa and a bunch of other things. They don't really taste like anything I've had before. They remind me of caramel candies, but I didn't really like the taste. They have peanut butter and chocolate.


  1. Those pancakes sound good!

    I love those pictures, they are cute!

    wow, do I have to have a long run to eat a shot roks?? lol

  2. LOVE that family photo!!! Nick is just so cute and looks so happy. Those protein pancakes sound really good. Need to start being more organized and make some, freeze and re-heat during the week. The tinned pumpkin is bizarre though - I am used to the fresh stuff! :)

  3. Love the pictures! Those pankcakes sound yummy!!!

  4. Hey Nat, I haven't heard from the pace band guy just thought I'd see if you had.

    oh i like the pancakes! I always think about making them but never do. i need to pick a weekend and do it!

  5. Hey Nat, I haven't heard from the pace band guy just thought I'd see if you had.

    oh i like the pancakes! I always think about making them but never do. i need to pick a weekend and do it!

  6. Great pics and your Christmas tree looks beautiful in the background. We just put our tree up today which I think is a record for us. We usually wait until a couple days before Christmas, but having a child makes the holiday super exciting. On Saturday we are doing breakfast with Santa at the Audubon YMCA.

  7. Love the pictures of you guys on the sofa! And, yummy pumpkin pancakes!

  8. Yay for pancakes. Isn't it so fun just making up your own recipe. I love experimenting with different batters, and you pumpkin protein pancakes sound delicious as does your choice of topping.

    We got our tree today. So exciting. However, it's still bare. I need to clean the house up a bit before we pull out all the decorations. I'm hoping to get it all done tomorrow.

    The Shot Roks sound good. Sorry you didn't like them. :(

  9. Cute pics. And now I'm craving pancakes.

  10. You inspired us. We totally went and made pancakes right after reading your blog. The difference though is that we just used Whole Foods mix. ;)

    Boy, Nick sure is a cutie!!

  11. I think you should throw in a copy of the bottom pic with your christmas cards. Too cute!!!

    And I"m with you on the low mileage. I should have went out today but I was lazy and since the bro-in-law left this morning I kind of used it as an excuse not to do anything :-)

  12. Mmmm, tasty pancakes. I love breakfast for dinner - I think you just gave me an idea! :)
    Great pics and we put our tree and deco up this weekend, too.
    And congrats to Nick! Get ready, you're gonna be busy!!!
    Have a great week! :)

  13. Mmm, pancakes!

    Thanks for the Roks info - I'll have to check them out when they're available here.

  14. mmm your pancakes sound awesome!! what time should i come by this weekend for batch #2? :)

  15. Great pictures. Nick just keeps getting cuter :-)

  16. Great family picture! The pancakes look yummy!

  17. the shot roks do look like poo, but they sound kind of yummy!