I slept until 9:30 on Saturday – the first time not being rudely awaken by my alarm clock before 5:30am all summer.
When I woke up I wasn’t quite sure what to do with myself. I knew I’d be meeting a friend for coffee soon enough but we hadn’t set a time.
Gone was the ritual of pre long run.
It was also my first Saturday in August that I was staying in the city.
So what to do when you don’t need to have the usual toast & PB and have some spare time?
Cook pancakes for the first time in months (and like the 5th time in years).
I used oatbran since I didn’t have oats, 1 scoop of protein powder (Sunwarrior Vanilla, 1 scoop = 70 calories vs. her 100 for 1/2) & omitted the stevia (trying to cut out the sugar / sugar substitute s where I can!).
Clearly these look nothing like Dashing Dish’s crepes. These were straight up pancakes and they were yummy. Thick and cakey.
Growing up I used to fear pancakes at slumber parties and such since it was carbs and hard to calculate, usually a serving surpassed my allocation and what slumber party breakfast has perfect servings??
So I steered away from them. And I never got syrup – not the real kind anyways. Though I wasn’t much for the fake stuff either and it wasn’t an option at my dad’s house …. a teeny tiny bit of honey was all I got. Oddly I never got into butter and jam was equally threatening. So I learned to like pancakes dry.
Since these were so thick I didn’t do the yogurt filling, plus I just wasn’t craving it. Perhaps one day I’ll look up a no-sugar glaze type recipe (any suggestions??) to go with it.
This morning I made them again! Before coffee and before even putting my contacts in (that might be considered a fire hazard)! I tossed in some of the fresh cherries that I’ve been obsessing over this summer. Out of kitchen tools I never thought I’d need – I definitely would have made use with a cherry pitter!
Ignore the coffee grounds on the counter … contacts still weren’t in yet.
So what else made it a Saturday of firsts?
Finally having a coffee date with a friend who lives a block below me…..and plotting Color Run logistics.
Meeting a friend’s boyfriend finally – love when I get to meet the person behind all the stories.
Meeting new babysitting charges …. these kids are serious soccer players !
Not having to get on a bus and letting plans evolve naturally – love when it all links up together!
Are you love a pancake lover ?
Syrup ? Real or Fake? Butter?
Favorite pancake recipe ?