Hey everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. I have spent the last few days “unplugged” with my friends and family. We had a great Christmas full of amazing food, tons of smiles and laughs, and lots of hugs and kisses! There were also a lot of presents in the mix even though I didn’t NEED anything or ASK for anything. Tsk tsk, family members just don’t know how to listen! I am ever so grateful for everything though! Even Dean tricked me and threw our no-gift policy out the window this year. Along with the candy apple I knew I was getting, he got me a new iPod!
If you’re thinking, “Wow, that candy apple looks almost as big as her head!”, you are right. It was enormous. The actual apple was tiny but it was covered in caramel, chocolate, marshmallows, rice crispies, and who knows what else. I swear I cut it up into about 20 pieces and shared it with everyone but I was still in a sugar coma. So good. I don’t think Jamie Eason would approve of it as part of my diet plan in Phase Two of her LiveFit Trainer though!! I still managed to get in ALL of my workouts but I did allow myself one too many “treats” over the last few days. I’m okay with that though. Christmas only comes once a year and it’s meant to be enjoyed!
I will probably post more Christmas photos tomorrow but I wanted to share with you a recipe for pumpkin spice pancakes! I stole them from Jamie Eason, surprise surprise! I tried them a few weeks ago but have been eating them over the last couple of days as a clean start to my post-holiday indulging!
- 1 1/2 cups Oat Flour
- 2 tbsp Splenda, Truvia, or Ideal
- 1 tbsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 2 tbsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp Allspice
- 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
- 4 Egg Whites
- 1/2 cup Raw Pumpkin
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened Almond Breeze
- Preheat griddle to medium heat.
- Mix oat flour, Splenda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg in a bowl.
- Whisk egg whites and pumpkin. Mix in Almond Breeze.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix together.
- Spray griddle with non-stick butter spray.
- Scoop batter with a 1/4 cup measuring cup onto griddle. Cook 3-5 minutes on a side.
Makes 10 pancakes (I usually get 12-15 because I make them a bit smaller).
Eat these pancakes. They will make you very happy
What was the BEST thing you ate over the weekend?!
It’s a toss-up between that candy apple and the stuffing I ate on Christmas day!