Guess What Today Is?

by HEAB on November 15, 2009


Pancake Sunday! This morning, I tried a new version of Katie’s Brownie Batter Pancakes. They tasted kind of weird, but I’ll share the recipe with you anyway.


1/2 cup teff ground into flour in the Vita-Mix…hence the weirdness. I was aiming for a gluten free batter. Stick with buckwheat or gluten free baking flour. P.S. Dear Bob’s Red Mill, please start selling teff grains in Nashville. Oh, and while you’re at it, add guar gum to the list as well. Thank you.

1 scoop (30 grams) Jay Robb Chocolate rice protein powder (I always throw the scoop that comes with Jay Robb out and use a smaller one)

Pinch of Celtic sea salt

1/2 square Baker’s unsweetened baking chocolate crushed in food processor

1/8 cup canned pumpkin

1 egg white

1/3 cup water


Mix dry ingredients, including chocolate. Mix wet ingredients and add to dry. Cook pancakes in a non-stick skillet over medium high heat.

HEAB’s toppings of choice today:

1/3 TBSP soy-free Earth Balance

1 heaping spoonful PBU (Trader Joe’s crunchy peanut butter, So Delicious Coconut Milk Kefir, stevia)

1 tsp maple syrup (365 brand Grade B)

Yeah, so the first bite was weird, but that didn’t stop me from eating them. Things got much better when I would get a mouthful of pancake, melted chocolate, PBU, and maple syrup. Heavenly! According to Katie, the recipe yields enough pancakes for 2. Um, not in my house Katie. I ate them all while Chris was out doing his long run. Sorry CD! :)

I try not to count calories, but I usually have a running total going in my head throughout the day. However, lately I have been tracking most of my daily eats since I’m trying to increase my protein (more about that soon). For most of my recipes, I never figure up calories, etc. per serving, but I was curious this morning…read, I was kind of freaking out since I ate the entire batch of pancakes and had to know how many calories I just consumed in under 5 minutes. So, I thought I’d share. (Totals include toppings)

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Hmm, a bit more than I like to have at breakfast, but oh well. Those bites o’ heaven were totally worth it!

Don’t forget to send me your Katie inspired POM Wonderful pomegranate recipes by tonight at midnight. 2 winners will receive a shipment of 5 POM Wonderful pomegranates each.

P.S. Not only is it Pancake Sunday, but it’s also my sister-in-law’s birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TABBY!!!!