Pumpkin Spice Paleo Pancakes

by Kristine on November 13, 2014

**Posted yesterday but for some reason the link was broken.**

Goooood morning! You know the best part about jet-lag? It forces you into a legit sleeping pattern. As in going to bed at 9:30pm (okay fine, 9… okay fine I was asleep on the couch by 8:40pm) and then waking up at 6am bright eyed and ready to take on the day.

This is really working out for me as a morning exerciser.

So this morning after 8 glorious hours of sleep I met Jaime for 5 miles. My legs were heavy from SoulCycle on Monday and a full body weights circuit at the gym yesterday, but running with a friend makes it SO MUCH EASIER. We talked and talked and before I knew it we were done. And the endorphins were flowing.

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It is a fact that brightly colored gear makes you run faster. (These pants are last year’s Lululemon Ice Queen Tight and they are amazing. AMAZING. They also hit right at my ankle, which few tights actually do. I’m in love with them. The Runday Crop from this year (the new ones already sold out but I have faith they’ll restock) seem similar.

Post run, I was naturally, starving. I was short on time so I toasted a couple pieces of Paleo Bread and topped ‘em with almond butter, banana and honey along with a double Nespresso shot. Had a leisurely breakfast been in the cards, the pancakes I’m about to share with you would have happened.

Monday morning it was overcast and gloomy, I was jetlagged after a whirlwind few days in NYC and I wanted some “comfort food” while keeping in mind that I’d be in a bathing suit in 5 days for my birthday. All about balance.

We were out of bananas. And most things. Boyfriend had been out of town all weekend too. I was also too lazy to actually go to the store to get said items.

So I worked with what I had.

This recipe requires 4 main ingredients and takes about 7 minutes start to finish.

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

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 Ingredients:

2 eggs
1/4c organic pumpkin
Few shakes of cinnamon/pumpkin pie spice
1/2t vanilla extract
1/4t baking soda (essential for fluffy pancakes!)
1/2T Coconut Oil for the pan

Directions:

Whisk everything (but the coconut oil) in a bowl until a smooth batter forms. Or, put everything into a food processor and pulse a few times until smooth.

On a skillet, heat coconut oil over medium heat them spoon batter (2-3T per pancake – makes them easier to flip!) on to the skillet. Let cook 2-3 minutes each side or until bubbles start to form.

Top with your choice of goodies! I went with raspberries, almond butter, and a bit of pure maple syrup.

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Devoured the entire stack with some coffee and it kept me fueled and satisfied through a SoulCycle class and until lunchtime.

Also it just screams fall. And comfort food. Without the guilt.

Bring it on bikini.

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Pumpkin Spice Paleo Pancakes

by Kristine on November 12, 2014

Goooood morning! You know the best part about jet-lag? It forces you into a legit sleeping pattern. As in going to bed at 9:30pm (okay fine, 9… okay fine I was asleep on the couch by 8:40pm) and then waking up at 6am bright eyed and ready to take on the day.

This is really working out for me as a morning exerciser.

So this morning after 8 glorious hours of sleep I met Jaime for 5 miles. My legs were heavy from SoulCycle on Monday and a full body weights circuit at the gym yesterday, but running with a friend makes it SO MUCH EASIER. We talked and talked and before I knew it we were done. And the endorphins were flowing.

IMG_2275

It is a fact that brightly colored gear makes you run faster. (These pants are last year’s Lululemon Ice Queen Tight and they are amazing. AMAZING. They also hit right at my ankle, which few tights actually do. I’m in love with them. The Runday Crop from this year (the new ones already sold out but I have faith they’ll restock seem similar).

Post run, I was naturally, starving. I was short on time so I toasted a couple pieces of Paleo Bread and topped ‘em with almond butter, banana and honey along with a double Nespresso shot but had a leisurely breakfast been in the cards?

These would have happened.

Monday morning it was overcast and gloomy, I was jetlagged after a whirlwind few days in NYC and I wanted some “comfort food” while keeping in mind that I’d be in a bathing suit in 5 days for my birthday. All about balance.

We were out of bananas. And most things. Boyfriend had been out of town all weekend too. I was also too lazy to actually go to the store to get said items.

So I worked with what I had.

This recipe requires 4 main ingredients and takes about 7 minutes start to finish.

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

IMG_2290

 

Ingredients:

2 eggs
1/4c organic pumpkin
Few shakes of cinnamon/pumpkin pie spice
1/2t vanilla extract
1/4t baking soda (essential for fluffy pancakes!)
1/2T Coconut Oil for the pan

Directions:

Whisk everything (but the coconut oil) in a bowl until a smooth batter forms. Or, put everything into a food processor and pulse a few times until smooth.

On a skillet, heat coconut oil over medium heat them spoon batter (2-3T per pancake – makes them easier to flip!) on to the skillet. Let cook 2-3 minutes each side or until bubbles start to form.

Top with your choice of goodies! I went with raspberries, almond butter, and a bit of pure maple syrup.

IMG_2289

Devoured the entire stack with some coffee and it kept me fueled and satisfied through a SoulCycle class and until lunchtime.

Also it just screams fall. And comfort food. Without the guilt.

Bring it on bikini.

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