Craving Fall

Even though I love summer and don’t want it to end I have to admit that I do love the beginning of fall. Maybe the seasons could go fall, summer, fall summer. Who’s with me?

Yesterday I was in full fall mode – I woke up and it was 70 degrees outside which is perfect running weather. I headed out and hit the pavement for a solid 4 miles.

Ah, long sleeve running t-shirts – my fave. When I finished I came home craving a warm breakfast! A cinnamon protein pancake? Yes, I think so.

I wasn’t in the mood for syrup so I made a peanut flour sauce and drenched the pancake.

Packed with protein!

Cinnamon Protein Pancake w/ Peanut Flour Sauce

Ingredients:

Pancake

1/4 cup egg whites

1/4 cup instant oats

1/2 scoop cinnamon bun protein powder

1 tbs ground flax

1 tbs unsweetened almond milk

1tsp cinnamon

Peanut Flour Sauce

1 tsp of peanut butter

1 tbsp of peanut flour

2 tbsp of unsweetened almond milk (more or less if you want it runny or creamy)

Directions:

Mix pancake ingredients (first 6) in one bowl

Spray pan with non-stick cooking spray

Pour mixture into pan and cook for 3 minutes or until slightly browned

Flip and repeat.

While pancake is cooking add peanut flour ingredients (last 3) to a bowl and whisk until combined.

Pour sauce over pancake.

This no joke kept me full for 6 hours!  Which is good because I ran around like a crazy woman all day at work.

At work my urge for fall was shown by the outfit I wore.

Navy blue blazer and navy blue shorts from J. Crew – Yellow silk like ruffled tank  from Forever 21

Braided belt – Forever 21

Jeweled necklace – Nordstrom

When I finally got home from work I decided I wanted to change our living room around to have a warmer feel.

It’s still a work in progress, but we’re getting there!

I also started some fall crafts – Watch out Martha, girlfriend is on a roll over here.

After all that I was starving so I needed to make dinner and it needed to be quick. It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t make something that reminds me of fall so I braised some chicken and peaches

Side Note: Peaches are amazing right now. I served the peaches, chicken and sauce over couscous with a side of broccoli

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner – You can find the recipe here. Definitely on the “make again” list.

Next thing you know I’ll be busting out the pumpkin.

I’m sure most of you won’t mind.

After my run, the pancake, working 8 hours, doing crafts, redoing the living room and making dinner – I crashed. If Fall makes me a productive woman I’ll take it – But only if we can skip winter and spring.

Happy September!!

Questions: Which season is your favorite?

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18 Responses to “Craving Fall”

  1. I definitely love summer the best! But fall is a close second! I could do without spring and winter for sure! Where do you get peanut flour from? I can’t wait for pumpkin everything!!!!!!
    ~Jenn

  2. Fall is hands-down my favorite. I could just breath in the smell of leaves changing for hours.

  3. OOOH, chicken and peaches! smooth move. I’ve gotta try that.

    aand gosh, I’m such a summer girl. :( I’m getting sad it’s over!

  4. Fall Fall Fall! I love it. For some reason I’m *really* itching for it extra early this year. But Sept tends to be the hottest month in NorCal so I guess I’ve got a while…

  5. My two favorite seasons are summer and fall. I honestly love them equally, and couldn’t choose between them! I have been channeling my inner Martha, also! I’m having so much fun with it!!! I wish we were seeing some fall weather, unfortunately it’s still REDONKULOUSLY hot here! :)

  6. Chicken and peaches? Never thought about that, but it looks tasty!

    And definitely FALL! Best season!

  7. Love your cute outfit! Very fall-like which happens to be my favorite season as well. Too bad we don’t get fall here in LA! Or really any season for that matter. :(

  8. Love the pancake yum!

    Fall is my favorite, because of pumpkin : )

  9. Lucky you can wear those stylish shorts to work! I’d be sent home! LOve the outfit though! not quite ready for fall though!!

  10. What a delicious pancake! I have to say I am always ready to deem a season my favourite once it’s time has come…that is except for winter, I am not a fan of winter- but autumn is gorgeous, and i love the fashion that comes out then :)

  11. Summer is my favorite anything (season, color, religion). But with the changing of the leaves comes college football, pumpkin beers, and lots of grilling…. So I’m not too put off.

  12. I’m excited for the things that come with fall. But with fall, winter gets closer… and I’m sooooo not ready for it!

  13. I wouldn’t mind skipping over winter entirely!

  14. I love Fall too for sure. Those pancakes look amazing!

  15. summer is my favorite and i really don’t want it to end, but i CAN’T WAIT for pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING!! =)
    ~danielle

  16. Fall is my FAVORITE!! I busted open my hoarded can of pumpkin today and nearly cried with happiness.

  17. Fall is my absolute favorite.. I can’t wait for scarves, boots, pumpkin lattes, and all the beautiful leaves! =) way to be productive!!

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