Food for One
On a beautiful Saturday morning, when all I dream of is sleeping in, I woke up to an alarm to hit up some hot frikkin yoga. YES. It was fantastic and sweaty and I left in the most starving of states. The mission? A vegan oatmeal pancake “for one”, that had a bit of a protein punch. I think I’m at 90% success. Veruca watched closely as I combined the ingredients.
- 2 1/2 tbsp unbleached flour
- 2 1/2 tbsp oatmeal
- 1/2 tbsp protein powder (I used chocolate Vega)
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 banana, mashed
- 1 tsp sweetener of choice
Mix the dry ingredients in separate bowl. Mash banana & add 1/2 of almond milk and desired sweetener, mixing until smooth. Add to dry ingredients with remaining almond milk, stirring until smooth. Pour onto heated pan/griddle until bubble and flip. When edges curl up, it’s done! Makes 2-medium pancakes for one, about 250 calories!
Now these pancakes were actually very delicious. I was skeptical. First, because they kept sticking to the pan (probably because I didn’t spray the pan). Second, because I had run out of syrup and pancakes just always beg for syrup – especially with a protein powder sucking some moistness out of it. WELL, I was pleasantly surprised that these were delightful, moist, and sweet. No need for syrup! They filled me up for a few hours to boot, hooray! I will totally return to these, with a well sprayed pan.
D and I then went out to pumpkin pick (sans camera) and oogle at aplacas (I love love love them). I pretty much lounged around inside all day due to my lazy Saturday exhaustion, which called for a nap. It also called for the Trader Joes pumpkin bread mix to be taken off the shelf and be put into practice. For as much as I love to cook from scratch, I couldn’t pass up this delight.
I’m no fool, I know it calls for eggs. Which to me, meant Ener-G Egg Replacer. I hadn’t replaced eggs in any form of a mix before, so this was my first attempt. I think the muffins rose pretty well, and are so very incredibly moist and tasty! D’s only complaint (after he said they were good) was that they are a bit too moist on the bottom. Which to me reads: cook a little longer.
Early to bed – off to Philly for a friendsie reunion! Happy long weekend friends!