Wednesday night at the Sears Fit Club Twitter chat we tweeted about fall foods.
(yeah, we started out with fall fitness but you know how that is. Fitness? Foods? They both begin with F and are, in a way, inextricably tied)
Which then quickly segued to the liberal usage of pumpkin in all things fall.
From Starbucks Pumpkin Lattes (not at fan) to the pie of the pumpkin (big fan. of the innards).
All of which lead this misfit to a pumpkin craving & to experiment with her protein pancakes and add some puree.
And then to yammer wax eloquently on Twitter yesterday about how fab the pancakes turned out.
And, because this info was too long for a 140 character tweet, you’re getting a random Saturday recipe post.
(shocking I realize and perhaps the only recipe I will ever have to share)
Please to enjoy.
MizFit’s Mishmashed Almost ‘Cakes–PUMPKIN STYLE
1 cup egg substitute (any. I like these. you can use eggs Im just renown for under-cooking when ravenous so its been mandated I use the pasteurized.)
1/4 cup cottage cheese
1/4 Fiber One (original. and you can leave this out if you want. I like it.)
1/4 cup dry oatmeal
1/3 cup protein powder (ANY BRAND. Read the label. You can use FLAVORED but just remember we want LOW SUGAR.)
1/4 cup Sugar free syrup or a smattering of frozen/fresh fruit (or honey. or agave. you get the THIS IS TO SWEETEN idea)
half of an old can of pumpkin puree you find in the pantry (see above. not pumpkin pie *filling*)
dashdash of cinnamon (add. taste with finger. add more. ask four year old to taste. watch her wrinkle nose in dislike. re-taste. agree. wish you could add less…)
Blend the above concoction in a blender and VOILA.
Now, if youre anything like I am, you shall find each time you make these the batter turns out a different consistency (what’s THAT about?).
Sometimes it’s a bit too thin and Ill add ground flax seeds to thicken or too thick and I’ll dump in more egg substitute (pure protein, People!) or syrup (pure heaven, People!) to thin it out.
Play around with it.
I know I do.
Sometimes I add 1/2 cup dry oats and skip the Fiber One.
Other times they are GREEN Protein ‘Cakes because Ive shoved spinach in the blender as well.
After the concoction is complete you simply make pancakes as you would with any other (odd high protein) batter.
Me? I like to use a waffle iron every now & again for some texturizing variety.
Go forth and find your blenders—–I’ll wait.
Give em a try and let me know how they turn out.