I’ve always loved the idea of making something special for breakfast on the weekends. It’s a good time to experiment. Try new things. Not be afraid of a flop because you have the extra time to recreate breakfast anyways.
I kind of played it safe this morning by going with an oldie-but-goodie that I haven’t made in ages: Pumpkin Oat Cakes! This could easily be put together during the weekdays too, because (and please keep this hush-hush) it’s really not that “special” at all. It takes all the same ingredients that you already have and it comes together in a flash.
- 1/2 c. oatmeal
- 1/4 c. whole wheat flour
- 1/4 c. canned pumpkin
- 1/2 c. milk
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves
Stir it all together in a bowl and let it sit while you heat up a pan. Top with peanut butter & coconut. I always, always heat up a mashed banana on the side for dunking. You could just throw it on top of the cakes, but then things get soggy from that point on.
Chatting With This Gal
Nicole was busily cooking up a storm at her house (stirfries and pies and soups…oh my!) and I went to help/watch. Who needs Rachael Ray entertanment? I’ve always said that Nicole could be the next Rachael Ray anyways. The French-Canadian version.
I spent some time with this guy too.
Green (kind of) Monster
I had the urge to recombobulate my Green Monster mix. Not that I haven’t been lovin’ it, but it needed an upgrade. I think these proportions were just right.
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 c. milk
- 3 icecubes
- 2 c. spinach
- 1/4 c. pumpkin
- 2 T. Natures Path Pumpkin Flax Granola
The pumpkin adds a whole new and unexpected level of smooth creaminess! It was sooo frothy and whippy.
Sometimes I like having major plans for the weekend and other times I simply enjoy having nothing–absolutely nothing–to do. It felt nice to not wear makeup today, spend my morning in pj’s and finish up on some homework. Feeling refreshed!
Question: Favorite way to use canned pumpkin? I love it in overnight oats. I think it makes such a creamy breakfast that resembles pumpkin pie.