A southern girl's cooking on a skinny girl's lifestyle


October 2013

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup pure canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling!)
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats, ground in the food processor into powder
  • 2 packs of Stevia (or 2 T of honey or maple syrup, or sweetener of your choice)
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1/2 T pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 T cinnamon
  1. Mix ingredients.
  2. Make pancakes.
  3. Devour.  We used sugar free maple syrup.

I was worried that these would be weirdly textured like most “healthy” pancakes, especially since there isn’t any flour in them, but they were amazing.  We will definitely make them again.  They were even superhero approved!  You could also add a scoop of protein powder or top with bananas or baked apples!


Update:  This morning we added the filling from the Post Workout Recovery Oreos on top and it was amazing.  It also filled in the protein for the protein/complex carb/vegetable balance of the meal.  Here’s the recipe:

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 scoops vanilla Muscle Gain powder )
  • 3 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  1. Mix all ingredients.  You may need to microwave the coconut oil to get it to liquid form.  I found it was easier to mix with a small whisk.

Peanut Butter & Banana Cookies

  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2 T flaxseed
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t sea salt
  • 2 overripe, nasty looking bananas
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 t pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup 60% or higher cacao chocolate chips (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix dry ingredients, set aside.  In large bowl, mash bananas.  Add the rest of the ingredients, and mix well.  Add dry ingredients, mix.
  3. I never understood what directions meant when they said drop by rounded tablespoons, so just, like, drop balls of dough about the size of cookies onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 12-14 minutes.  I had to flatten mine with a fork when they came out of the oven, to make them look like cookies.  They’re still pretty ugly but they taste delightful, so there’s that.

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

IT’S FALL!  I’m officially allowed to add pumpkin to everything.  And I plan on it.

Blend the following, and then go be awesome.

  • 12 oz. unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup pure canned pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 2 scoops vanilla AdvoCare Muscle Gain
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice

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