I have a confession to make.
|Outside my gym. Lucky girl.|
I can’t wait for fall.
Every year around this time I feel I get a little antsy. It’s bittersweet. I love summer and always feel like I didn’t do everything I wanted to do. Yet, I go to Target and the sight of #2 pencils and Halloween decor makes me gitty.
I’m torn. Ugh.
I’ve lived in New England my whole life. From being born in Vermont to being raised in New Hampshire, I am a New Englander. For the 4 years I was in Tampa for college, the one thing I missed was this season. It’s more than a couple of months. It’s our smooth transition into hibernation. We deserve it because we are basically plowed in for the next 6 months.
I love the smell of fall leaves, the crisp air, apple picking and of course pumpkin flavored everything! Fun activities like OctoberFest in Harvard Square and wine tasting with friends make me excited for this transition.
Thinking of all the exciting new recipes I can create with the pumpkin pie spice as well as pumpkin puree…. my mouth is watering.
So I guess I’ll give in. Pack up the bathing suits and replace them with cardigans.
At least I have these to
devour snack on 😉
Protein Pumpkin Pancakes
Recipe modified from Eat, Lift and Be Happy
1/2 cup organic canned pumpkin
2 egg whites (1/2 cup)
1/4 cup water
1 cup gluten free flour, almond flour or brown rice flour
1 big scoop vanilla protein powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
Toppings: Organic raw honey, PB, Almond Butter… oh the possibilities
Combine ALL ingredients in a large bowl except for the water. Leave that out for the time being. Gradually add in the water until it has the consistency you desire; thick or runny.
Spray a skillet with non-stick spray OR use a little coconut oil if you have it. On medium heat ladle about 1/4 C onto the skillet and cook for about 2-3min on each side. They will begin to firm up and that’s when you know they are done! Be careful, don’t let them burn!
Lather generously with your choice of spread. Enjoy