Monday, November 11, 2013

Getting Back on Track

Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes
It's been hard getting back into a routine since returning from San Diego three weeks ago. In addition to not having a real goal on the horizon to train for, I've had several unforeseen "events" pop up -- (a tick drama, football playoffs, our tree falling...) -- all throwing me off balance.

This week, I plan to return to my weekly workouts with trainers Christine Hopkins and Keli Howe, start the second half of P2 with coach Shayne Gaffney, and refocus on my nutrition leading up to Thanksgiving. I'm not riding nearly as much, and need to pay attention to my food choices.

Last week during P2, one of the Spiders, (Brooke!), mentioned pumpkin pancakes... which sounded sooo good that I've been thinking about them since! We always have these ingredients on hand, so last night while the boys ate burgers, I took a shot at whipping up a few quick pumpkin pancakes for myself. (Half of the recipe below serves one.) Chip tried them and declared they were "Dessert for Dinner"... yummy... but with eggs (protein) and pumpkin (beta-carotene), they're packed with nutrition. (And they are paleo!)


  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 1 tbsp grade B maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • coconut oil for pan

Whisk together eggs and pumpkin, add remaining ingredients to form a batter. Let stand 5 minutes. Heat coconut oil in fry pan and spoon into small pancakes. (I fit 4 in a pan.) Wait for bubbles to form on top and flip to cook other side. So sweet, they don't need maple syrup.