3 c oat flour (make your own by grinding oatmeal in a food processor)
2 c coconut milk (indulgent!)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp sweetener (I used locally-made organic honey today. I know vegans don’t use honey but I know the lady who made this honey and she treats her bees really well. No regrets.)
1 flax/chia egg (1 tbsp seeds mixed with 1/4 cup of water)
1. Make the “egg” and set aside.
2. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Whisk until well-combined.
3. Mix all the wet ingredients. Add the “egg”. Whisk together.
4. Combine the dry and the wet ingredients. Mix well.
5. Heat a pan on high heat. Drop literally a drop of oil on the pan and use a paper tower to spread it around. Use about 1/2 cup of batter for one pancake. Cook the pancake until it’s all bubbly around the edges. This is when it’s safe to flip. Flip and cook for one more minute.
Let me tell you….I used to be the worst pancake flipper. They would never flip for me and break apart. One morning I had such a bad time flipping pancakes that I literally had a meltdown. Chris had to come to the rescue. I laugh about it now but it seemed pretty serious at the time. Haaaaa. Now I figured out that’s its all in the wrist, a good spatula, as well as the size of a pancake. Do not make them too big or it’ll be super hard to flip.
Peach topping ingredients:
3 ripe peaches
Cube the peaches and cook in a pan until they release some liquid and become the consistency of pie filling. So easy!!!
These pancakes are so good! Oatmeal will give you a great protein- and good carb- filled start in the morning. The coconut milk does make them a bit indulgent but that’s what Sundays are for! There is very little sugar added to this recipe, too. This is because the peaches are sweet enough when they’re in season. Korean peaches are very starchy and not as juicy as Ontario peaches that I’m used to. That’s OK because the starchiness makes Korean peaches perfect for cooking.
I though I’d update you on our post P90X life. I have definitely slacked on the working out simply because it is SO HOT. However, I still try to work out at least 3 times a week. This week I’ve been doing High Intensity Interval Training workouts. I usually set my timer for 50 seconds work and 10 seconds rest for 12 rounds (Bodyrock style) and do a variety of exercises. Believe me, these 12 minutes seem to last forever because the workout is so intense.
Here is a sample workout that I completed the other day:
Two rounds of
1. Jumping jacks
2. Jump squats
3. Dive bomber push ups
5. Upward row with 20 kg weights
6. Jump lunges
I also stretched before and after the workout. You don’t need to spend hours at the gym to stay in shape! Simply keep everything in check (prevention is the best medicine!) and eat properly.
I hope you keep up with your workouts and clean diets as well.
Love and light,