Day 14: Pancakes = Study fuel
Good morning friends!
I woke up super early this morning to make a very special breakfast. Usually I save these for the weekends when I have more time, but I really had a certain craving, plus I figured it would be good brain food to help me on my Exercise Science exam today. I feel very prepared but a good review the morning of never hurts 😉
What did I make?
That’s right! It says PUMPKIN PIE PANCAKES!
The only thing I had to buy for this recipe was pumpkin because I had everything else on hand already. I love it when that happens. Well, pumpkin and this rice milk which I am trying for the first time. I loved the 365 brand from Whole Foods, so I’m hoping this one is just as good. It was on sale for $1.89 but it has a little more sugar than I would like (they didn’t have unsweetened).
I put all the ingredients together (note: I reduced the sugar from 3 tbsp down to just 1 and it was brown sugar I found by accident). How good does this look?
From start to finish, it actually didn’t take me very long to make all of these (20 minutes maybe).
I decided to have a little fun and add some chocolate chips 🙂
Finished product topped with peanut butter and a drizzle of syrup (vegan, I checked).
I ended up wanting some fruit with this, so I cut up half a banana and ate a slice with each bite.
Holy heck. Not kidding here…BEST FREAKING PANCAKES EVER! They were light and fluffy and the pumpkin really came through but not overwhelmingly so. I also did not notice a difference in using just one tbsp of sugar as opposed to three (three is just too much for real). I think I might even get away with leaving it out next time since my rice milk is sweetened.
I could’ve eaten more (and almost did) but I stopped myself because I knew I was full and didn’t want to overdo it. I think I’m in love…
The best part is…there are leftovers!
Thank goodness these are at home and I’m not or else I’d be eating them for lunch too, ha ha.