Most of my clients are away for the holidays/New Year, so it is a very slow time of year for me. I am not complaining and am actually embracing the time I have for myself. I will be able to blog, work out class formats, make videos, and COOK! I will say it. I am NOT a good cook. I try, I experiment, but I am really not that great. My mom and dad are both great cooks, and both my parents agree that my mom used to stink. So, I still have a chance.
My camera man is very critical of everything I make. Rarely does he say something is "GREAT". So when he says something is good, I know he means it. He always jokes that he is going to send me to cooking school. He says it so much that I am starting to think he is serious.
I woke up early this morning with a craving for pancakes. I remembered a friend/student of mine talking about Carrots 'N' Cake Pumpkin Protein Pancakes, and how she loved them! Tina, from Carrots 'N' Cake took my ZUMBA class at Equinox a little while back. TIna was so sweet and down to earth, I loved having her in class.
I searched her blog this morning for the famous "Pumpkin Protein Pancakes (Wicked Good)" recipe. I was nervous I was not going to have all the ingredients since I definitely need to do some major food shopping.
Luckily for me the list was short! Phew:
- 2 tbsp canned pumpkin
- 1/2 medium banana
- 1 egg
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed meal
Look here at Carrots 'N' Cake blog for the recipe.
I changed a couple of things. I did not have nutmeg so I added a tiny bit of vanilla extract and some pumpkin pie spice. I also added a tablespoon of chia seeds into the mix.
My first attempt was a fail. I think my pan was too hot and I flipped too early. It was stuck to the pan and fell apart.
My second attempt was a success. It flipped easily and looked great. And the taste you ask? Delicious! I was surprised by these amazing little pancakes. They are "wicked good"!
Do you have a quick and easy homemade pancake recipe?