Hey friends How was your Saturday?
Did it start with pancakes like mine?
They were autumny, fluffy, and stuffed with raisins and walnuts Yes, another seasonal pancake recipe You can never have too much of the fabulous flavours of fall Agree?
This wonderful recipe developed by yours truly makes six hearty pancakes that fuelled my morning workout
Butternut Squash Pancakes
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup egg whites (4 egg whites)
5 oz. butternut squash, cooked
2 Tbsp wheat bran
Blend all ingredients except for raisins and walnuts together (I used my magic bullet as per usual ). Heat small amount of oil in frying pan on medium heat and cook pancakes! After one magic twist of the wrist and the pancake is flipped, sprinkle with raisins and walnuts for an added fun
My day was entirely occupied by homework and cleaning, but I did manage to fit in some baking I needed to do my food prep for the week! I made Carrot Cake Protein Bars a la Jamie Eason.
I love her.
I actually made two batches of the recipe, but one has chocolate protein powder instead of vanilla because I ran out, so it will be interesting to try another variation this coming week!
(the chocolate variety)
They both turned out perfect, so I am looking forward to my snacks throughout the week
Jamie Eason’s Carrot Cake Protein Bars
1 cup oat flour
2 scoops vanilla protein (or chocolate if you run out, haha!)
2 heaping tsp cinnamon (I usually fill my palm twice, I love the cinnamon!)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup egg whites (4 egg whites)
3 Tbsp Stevia
2 jars carrot baby food (results to 8.5 oz)
3 oz. water
Mix dry ingredients together in one bowl and mix wet ingredients together in another bowl then combine. Put mixture into cake pan and bake at 350 for 30 mins.
The first time I made this recipe was this summer with one of my sweetest and truest friends I met her during my first year of university and has filled my life with so much positivity ever since
This is a picture of us enjoying an afternoon of baking
Taste testing the finished product!
Oh I miss my Saskatchewan friends so much, but I do have a special announcement to make
My flight home for the Thanksgiving weekend HAS been booked! Watch out Yorkton, Meghan is back
Even though it is just for the weekend, I am looking forward to seeing my family, puppy, and friends I’ll take anything I can get!
Speaking of my puppy… after this post I am updating my Cuddles page Check it out She’s my baby and I miss her so
Another tasty eat included in my day was a quick combo I whipped up for lunch
– brown rice spaghetti
– toasted pine nuts
I was lucky enough to chat it up with my Mom quite a few times today Morning, noon, and a few times this after noon I often find weekends hard to get through, but today was a great day and I accomplished a lot even laundry! Yay me! (I have been putting it off for quite some time, but I ran out of dish cloths so I thought it was time!)
Tomorrow is another homework day for me! A ton of readings to do for my Clinical Foods and Nutrition class and Dietary & Nutrition Assessment class. Both are very interesting classes, so I find the readings all to be incredibly fascinating I will also be squeezing a grocery shopping trip and gym sesh into my day as well Gym in the morning, grocery shopping… when I feel like it We’ll see how the day goes!
Another exciting thing going on in my life tomorrow is a guest post I wrote for Jess is going up on her blog tomorrow, so I think all of you should check that out You can learn even more about my love for Foods & Nutrition Exciting I know
Time to round up some pictures of my pup!
Talk to you all tomorrow!
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Posted on September 24, 2011, in Breakfast, Eat, Lunch, Recipes, Snack, Uncategorized and tagged asparagus, autumn, baking, breakfast, butternut squash, Jamie Eason, pancake, pine nuts, protein bars, shrimp, spaghetti. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.