When I woke up this morning, my phone said that it was 10AM. I expected this because I normally get up at 9 and, assuming that my phone had reset itself to account for the loss of daylight savings, that is what time it would feel like to my body. You can imagine my surprise then when I looked at my computer and saw that it was 11! I NEVER sleep in (some may say that nine is sleeping in, but when you go to bed at 1 its exactly 8 hours of sleep), and often wake up before my alarm in the morning…I also have had some sleep issues in the past and so I was amazed. I guess my body needed the rest after my run yesterday and all of the walking that I ended up doing while food shopping (walking to Trader Joe’s and Shaw’s and back carrying groceries is tiring!). As for the run itself, I finished the 6.5 miles in 55 minutes, bringing my speed to a solid 7 mph. My knee is feeling good, so I am pleased. I am also now halfway to a half marathon! It makes the whole thing seem much less daunting. I’m getting hyped for my 7 mile run next weekend…that will be the longest I have run EVER.

Now I would like to say that on this lazy Sunday morning, I decided to whip up some pancakes. But that would be a lie. This may be heresy, but I don’t like having pancakes for breakfast. They just don’t do it for me. I need something more filling and nutritious to start off my day (I always have an egg on an english muffin and a package of kashi golean oatmeal). Instead, I much prefer to have pancakes for lunch or even dinner. Yes, I am a huge fan of the breakfast-for-dinner mentality…pancakes paired with a frittata, sausage, potatoes… And yet, I made these pancakes for lunch this week from a cookbook that I got for my roommate for her birthday. I had also gotten her an electric griddle to go with the cookbook, since she is a verified pancake addict, and she’s always chiding me for never having used it. So I decided to go ahead and give it a try. The electric griddle is god’s gift to the pancake lover…they all turn out so well, unlike when made on a pan on the stove, where the first batch is usually awful (at least in my experience). I made oatmeal-raisin pancakes and they were really yummy. Even though they were as calorie-dense as my usual sandwich options, I felt pretty hungry soon after eating them, though, and so I may stick with having them for dinner paired with some other options (like the aforementioned frittata). I guess I just really need to have a protein source at every meal!

Oatmeal-Raisin Pancakes
Serves 2, adapted from The Pancake Handbook

3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup oats
1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup egg beaters or one egg
3/4 cup almond milk (or regular milk if you so desire)
2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce (to replace the 2 tbsp butter)
1/4 cup raisins

In a large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients (flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt). In a separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients (egg, milk, applesauce). Add the liquid to the dry until just mixed. Fold in the raisins.

Heat an electric griddle to 375. Pour 1/4 cup measures of pancake batter onto the griddle. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until bubbling. Flip and cook for another two minutes.

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8 Responses to Slow Sunday

  1. ttfn300 says:

    Great run, i was thinking of you as i made the loop around the river today πŸ™‚ we should meet up for a run sometime! i think i’m with you on the pancakes, they just don’t fill me up. but breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day πŸ™‚

  2. laurajane says:

    I’m a big fan of breakfast for dinner. And I’m not a big fan of just a bread item (like pancakes or bagels or something) for breakfast. Most of the time, I have a cheese omelet for breakfast. Great job on the run yesterday – your body did need some extra rest!

  3. Donna-FFW says:

    Aweoms runt ime. I cant break mine of 5 miles in 45 minutes. Boo Hoo. I wonder if I ever will. My excuse is that I am 40. Your pancakes look awesome.

  4. Pierce says:

    Great recipe for pancakes. I think I’ll β€œsteal” this one from you!

    Tina

  5. Natashya says:

    I got messed up from the time change too. I have to give puppy her meds at 6am and 6pm. So I figured I would do the first one after the time change on the half hour. I got mixed up and got up an hour earlier than we even needed to, on a Sunday! Oh well, all over now.
    I love the sound of oatmeal raising pancakes. They are my favourite cookie, I think I would like them in a pancake. I make pancakes for my kids on some Sundays, but not until at least noon. πŸ™‚

  6. Daniel says:

    I hear you on needing some protein with every meal. High-carb meals just don’t seem to give long-lasting fuel for me either.

    Found your blog for the first time today and I’m enjoying reading you!

    Dan
    Casual Kitchen

  7. n.o.e says:

    Ooh, those pancakes sound delicious – a great use of your roommate’s gift if you ask me. I’d have breakfast for dinner every day if I could, but my husband just does not go for that concept. Not one little bit. You’re smart to figure out what you body needs; protein helps stabilize the metabolism.
    Nancy

  8. Joanne says:

    ttfn – breakfast is my favorite meal as well, even though its my most boring. I have this process though where I sit down in the morning with my food and check out all my favorite blogs, so I think that’s part of it. I agree about the run, what times or days do you usual go? My schedule is pretty lenient!

    laurajane – I always order omelets when I go out for breakfast/brunch! Good stuff.

    Donna – That is a GREAT time. Yay for you!

    Tina – Thanks for the comment and be my guest! Lord knows I “steal” plenty of recipes from others…it’s time I started giving back :P. Let me know what you think if you make them!

    Natashya – Oatmeal raisin is my favorite cookie too, but unless they are homemade I don’t even bother. I’ve had some really great homemade ones and so now nothing else compares! But the pancakes are a good substitute.

    Daniel – I love high-carb meals (like pasta) but they’ve gotta have some protein source in them as well, whether it be meat, cheese, beans or tofu. Thanks for commenting and I will definitely be checking out your blog!

    Nancy – My mom doesn’t like breakfast for dinner either. She hates eggs and frittatas. Go figure.

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