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
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
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)
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.
Questions: Which season is your favorite?