Sunday just tends to feel like a “fun breakfast” day; D is always up for pancakes, and I finally bought some whole-wheat flour yesterday = win, win! I prefer to make things from scratch, so I referred back to Heather’s post on the “perfect pancakes” and made my own version…
HC’s Whole-wheat Oatmeal Pancakes
1 cup Whole-wheat Flour
1 cup Old fashioned Oats
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp Salt
Cinnamon (use freely)
3 Tbsp Water
2/3 cup Greek Yogurt (0%)
2/3 cup Rice Milk (or your Milk of Choice)
Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl; slowly mix in the “wet” ingredients (water, yogurt, egg). Heat your skillet/griddle on medium (with some cooking spray!), and cook until they’re slightly brown on each side.
(Sidenote: ~half of this batter went into the freezer for another day. It makes ~8-10 pancakes.)
These were deliciously thick, filling, and full of whole-grains! We had them with a side of strawberries, sliced bananas, and a little bit of Light Maple Syrup.
Again, I LOVED the texture of these. I’m not typically a pancake’s biggest fan, but the oatmeal added so much bulk and earthy flavor. Combined with cinnamon (always a good idea, just sayin’) and fresh fruit = Breakfast perfection. 🙂
(Yes, that’s the top of my pineapple from yesterday. Cute, no? It’s gracing the table for now.)
Fueled by pancakes, and an hour or so of relaxed-coffee sipping, we headed down to the Dupont Farmer’s Market – i.e. my favorite Sunday Morning venture!
Step outside my door and you’re greeted with the shade of this huge tree and clear blue sky – i.e. my favorite weekend DC Weather…
Moving on – my favorite things about the Farmer’s Market are…
the bright colors,
and gorgeous flowers!
While I do love me some samples, I prefer to leave some room for a real lunch. After some fruit-munching, I was in the mood for veggies. Levantes and their wraps were calling to us….
Vegetable Wrap with Tsatziki Sauce & Tomato Cucumber Salad
The sauce had a little kick – I now have a craving to experiment with some greek yogurt and seasonings to recreate this! It was a good mix of soft, baked vegetables with crisp lettuce pieces and creamy tsatziki.
This time I was fueling for a bike ride! I was having some motivational lapses, again. I’ve mentioned this a few times in the last couple of weeks – I think being sick, twice, has really messed with me. On top of that, I miss having a GOAL in mind. I’ve started a search for some upcoming races and I’ll be posting my new schedule soon! I. Can’t. Wait. to hit that “Register” button a few times.
After reading tweets about Ashley’s Ironman today (!!!! whoa) and watching some LIVE coverage of the Tour of California with D (he searched relentlessly until it finally showed up on the ‘net! Impressive persistance 😉 ), I knew there were really no excuses. GET OUT THERE and Just Go.
Seventy minutes and ~15 miles of Hills later (whew, that’s what happens when you test a new route around here, geeze), I felt that good kind of exhausted. It’s finally time to wrap up this day and get a new week started…