Cinnamon Roll Pancake for One

29 12 2014

Howdy friends! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted any kind of recipe (thank you Ironman), but I’ve got one for you this morning! Now that I’m not training I’ve got a bit more time to play in the kitchen. I’ve been itching to make a cinnamon roll pancake for the longest time, and this weekend I finally made it happen.

I was flying solo this weekend and didn’t really want to make a full batch of pancakes in my freshly cleaned kitchen, so I decided to make single serve pancake.

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I adapted this recipe and this recipe to create my own recipe. I hope you enjoy!


Pancake Ingredients:

ΒΌ cup flour (I used almost entirely whole wheat flour, and topped it off with some cake flour)

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp brown sugar

2 tsp coconut oil

Dash of cinnamon

ΒΌ cup milk

1 egg

Cinnamon Swirl:

1/2 ripe banana, mashed

1 tsp cinnamon

Cream Cheese Icing:

1 tbs cream cheese, softened

1/8 tsp vanilla

1 tbs powdered sugar

milk (if necessary to thin it out)

How to:

First, make the cinnamon swirl. Mash the banana well and stir in the cinnamon until the mixture is smooth. Put in a plastic bag and set aside.

Next, make the pancake batter: mix together the dry ingredients and then the wet in a bowl.

Finally, make the cream cheese icing. Mix together the cream cheese, vanilla and powdered sugar. Add milk if you need to thin out the mixture. Put in a plastic bag and set aside.

In a small fry pan over medium heat, spray some Pam or use some butter to grease the pan. Then, pour in the pancake batter. Snip the corner of the plastic bag with the cinnamon swirl, and then squeeze it onto the pancake.




Allow the pancake to bubble and brown on the bottom. This batter was really light and fluffy, so make sure you are patient! Flip the pancake when it’s ready, and allow to cook through.

Top with the cream cheese icing (snip off the corner of the bag and squeeze it all over the pancake) and some maple syrup.

Cinnamon Roll Pancake


Cow Wow Cereal Milk

3 09 2014

I was recently contacted by the nice folks at Cow Wow to give some of their “Cereal Milk” a try. What’s cereal milk you ask? Well, ever pour yourself a bowl Cocoa Krispies just to get the chocolate milk at the end? What about Fruity pebbles? or Cinnamon Toast crunch? (I knew I’d get you with Cinnamon Toast Crunch!) Who doesn’t love that sweet flavored milk at the bottom of the bowl?

Well, Cow Wow recognized that the milk at the bottom of the bowl was perhaps the best part- so they decided to make those flavored milks available without requiring the cereal! Pretty genius right?


They sent me 3 flavors: Fruity Trudy, Chocolate Chip Cathy, and Cinny-Minny.



Fruity Trudy is similar to a strawberry milk, but if you are/were a fan of Fruity Pebbles, this is your milk!



I drank this one after one of my long bike rides. It was quite tasty, though I was never a huge fan of Fruity Pebbles- mom didn’t keep them in the house! I found it to be pretty sweet- 20 grams of sugar in such a tiny box will do that to you! But, only 6 g of it is added sugar- and it is cane sugar, not that HFCS crap! And 12g of protein isn’t too shabby!



Now, Cinny-Minny was the one I was most excited to try. I was a big fan of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, so I was really looking forward to this one. It did not disappoint! Again, it was quite sweet, but that was to be expected. I had a few sips, but I didn’t want to drink the whole thing in one sitting (even though it is only an 8.5 oz box). So I opted to make some pancakes with it!


This recipe makes enough for 1 with a few left overs. You could probably get two servings out of this if you don’t over-indulge like I did!



Dry Ingredients:

1/2 scoop vanilla Shakeology (or other protein powder)
1/4 cup oat flour (I just ground up some oats in the blender)
1/4 cup dry oats
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 tsp cinnamon
dash of salt
1 TBS (or more to taste) of crushed walnuts
Wet Ingredients:

1 egg
1 heaping TBS Greek Yogurt
1 box Cow Wow Cinny-Minny (minus the few sips I had already had!)

Greek yogurt + Cinnamon + Agave (to taste)
Crushed walnuts
IMG_6768These were fan-tastic!Β  Perfect balance of cinnamon and vanilla – and because of the protein powder, milk and Greek yogurt, they kept me full for hours after! I wish I had another box of the Cinna-Minny thought- it would have been a great complement to the pancakes!

Thanks Cow Wow for letting me try out your cereal milk!

Pancake Friday: Whole Wheat Zucchini Banana Bread Pancakes with Blueberries

25 07 2014

Oh hai. I do still exist! And, I’m back with a pancake post! It must be your lucky day!! πŸ™‚

Yesterday I woke up with a craving for pancakes, thanks to a post I saw right before bed on Wednesday night. I got up and did a quick PiYo workout to stretch out my tired legs (Lower focus, only 20 minutes!) and went right to the kitchen to put together the recipe that had been forming in my head all night.

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Zucchini bread pancakes, with a hint of banana for sweetness, loaded with some blueberries I had picked earlier this summer was the perfect way to start my Thursday. These were pretty dense, and I would recommend maybe adding a bit more flour next time, but this was another winner in my books. Enjoy!

zucchini bread pancakes

Dry Ingredients:
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 dry oats
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
handful of chopped walnuts

Wet Ingredients:
1/2 ripe banana, mashed
2 eggs
1 cup shredded zucchini (about 1 small zucchini)
1 TBS honey
1 cup milk

Stir in: Handful of fresh or frozen blueberries

Sauce: Handful of blueberries, microwaved in 30 second intervals until berries burst. Stir in 1 tsp of chia seeds (optional). You could also add in some sugar if you wanted a sweeter syrup.

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