This past weekend was filled with a lot of sweets.
Thursday night I wanted to make a batch of Marla’s Maple Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies because they just sounded so good. The cookies were extremely easy to make and so delicious. I only baked up half a batch because I don’t like having too many sweet around for me to munch on. In addition to her ingredients I added 1/4 cup whole wheat pasty flour and 1/2 tsp baking powder to stabilize them a bit more.
I know for a fact Jacob will request these again :)
Friday morning HIIT (Hight Intensity Interval Training) was on my training schedule. Here’s what I did:
13 minutes - warm up run
12 minutes – HIIT 30 second sprint/90 second jog x6
15 minutes – cool down run
Total: 4.3 miles in 40 minutes
Really I was only supposed to go for 3 miles but the place Jacob and I found to do our favorite HIIT makes the warm up/cool down longer.
After my run I was hungry and in the pancake mood. I quickly threw together these cakey tasty treats.
Coconut Banana Pancakes
2 egg whites
1 medium ripe banana, mashed
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp coconut oil
1 cup soymilk
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup millet flour
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp shredded coconut
In a medium bowl beat the egg and banana together until it becomes a bit frothy. Add the vanilla, oil and milk. In a small bowl combine the remaining ingredients then add to the egg-banana mixture. Stir until everything is combined.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat and coat with olive oil spray (or coconut butter if you prefer). Pour in half of the batter to form 3 pancakes. Cook on the first side until you start to see tiny bubbles (3-5 minutes), flip and cook about 3-4 more minutes until done. Repeat with the remaining batter to end with 6 pancakes.
I topped mine off with warmed, smashed blueberries and sliced almonds. It was a treat. These pancakes are on the cakey side. They are not your typical fluffy, light pancake.
Today I’ve got a 7 miler on my schedule but all I really want to do is yoga which I haven’t done in weeks! I’ll probably be giving into the yoga calling soon and plan to run tomorrow after work. Our exercise room is heating up right now. It just sounds so nice on a cloudy cold day to spend 90 minutes in a warm room stretching and strengthening any aches I have. Pretty sweet huh?
Last sweet stuff of the day…
I won a bunch of Deep Chocolate Vitatops from Nicole a couple weeks ago and they came in the mail late last week. They are quite chocolately but have such a LONG list of ingredients. I don’t ever see myself buying them because of that… plus they have sugar alcohols in them which tend to upset my stomach in a not so lady like way if I eat too much of it.
This little stash I’ve got in my freezer will last a while though and will definitely curb my chocolate sweet tooth for only 100 calories with 6 grams of fiber, so that’s a pretty cool deal. I’ll probably make my own high fiber chocolate muffin stash once they are gone.