Whole Wheat Almond Pancakes

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Whenever I have an crazy day in my future, I try to wake up a little early and make myself and Future Husband a "special breakfast."  It just makes the whole day go better!

 

My favorite pancake mix in the whole world is Hodgson Mill InstaBake, but we were all out! So, I tried my hand at a WW pancake recipe.  These pancakes are more dense than fluffy and packed with almonds for a little extra crunch.

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Foodbuzz helped me make my breakfast (thanks for the apron and spatula)!!

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Whole Wheat Almond Pancakes

 

Ingredients (3 servings):

 

  • 1 cup + 1/4 cup WW flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 20 almonds, chopped thin
  • Sprinkle of salt

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Preparation:

 

  • Mix all ingredients in bowl.
  • Pour 1/8 cup of batter onto griddle.
  • Cook and flip once.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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I served my pancakes with a sliced banana.  Its always fun to stack a silver dollar pancake and a banana slice on the same fork, and then dip it all into real maple syrup! šŸ™‚

 

And, of course, I had a coffee. 

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Today is going to be craaaaaazy! I hate working under deadline pressure.  I try to remind myself that it ALWAYS gets done, but when you’re beginning a project, the task can seem so insurmountable.

 

After work, I get to run my 1st tempo run! I’m excited to try a new training style. šŸ™‚

 

What special treats do you give yourself when you’re had a bad day?  In addition to special breakfasts, I also like to indulge in bad reality television. šŸ™‚

 

***Edited to Add: BRITNEY’S NEW SINGLE IS AVAILABLE ON iTUNES! Yipppppppppppppeeee.  Britney makes everything better. Buy it! You know you wanna. šŸ˜‰

{ 25 comments }

 

  • Erin of Care to Eat October 7, 2008, 4:34 am

    Those look yummy! Better than the mix?
    When I’ve had a bad day, I like frozen yogurt or laying on the couch. šŸ™‚ I never do that!

  • VeggieGirl October 7, 2008, 4:34 am

    “Special breakfasts” + Foodbuzz goodies = Perfect :0)

    Yep, I indulge in some “guilty pleasure television” as well, haha ;0)

    BEST of luck with your crazy workday!!!!

  • talieworld October 7, 2008, 4:44 am

    Ooo, pancakes! Maybe I’ll veganize that recipe with almond milk for double the almondness.

    Hang in there with work! I have a paper due tomarrow, and its really overwhelming, but when I just take the time to write down everything that needs to get done, it makes it seem like less work.

    Guilty pleasure TV? Hell yes!
    I also love listening to old pop music (kind of random, but it help!). I know you and I both love Ms. Britney! Listening to Womanizer now. šŸ™‚

  • Caitlin (see bride run) October 7, 2008, 4:54 am

    erin – nawww the mix was better. i think i prefer fluffy pancakes. but this was a good alternate.

    taliworld – YAY for britney support! i wanna see her back on top! i saw stills from her new video and she looks a-ma-zing!

  • D10 October 7, 2008, 5:36 am

    I think it is a sweet idea to treat yourself to something special and delicious too.

  • amy. October 7, 2008, 5:36 am

    the pancakes look delicious! i definitely want to try your recipe.

    when i have a crazy day, i like to do my nails šŸ™‚

  • greendogwine October 7, 2008, 5:51 am

    I treat my self to the largest glass of wine I can find – I have a wine glass that holds about half a bottle – LOL – that way – I can say I only had “ONE” glass šŸ™‚

  • Rose October 7, 2008, 6:04 am

    I will definitely be saving this recipe. Looks great!

    Whenever I know I’m going to have a crazy day, I just try to make sure everything is planned and packed – the more I have to do in that day, the worse off I am, so I like to be ready to go. Then when I get home, I just unwind and curl up under blankets šŸ™‚

  • Meg October 7, 2008, 6:06 am

    Hope your crazy day goes fast!!!

    Gotta love foodbuzz!!!

    I indulge in Lifetime movie watching when my day/week has been crazy!

  • whatiateyesterday October 7, 2008, 6:26 am

    Yoga is my indulgence, it makes me feel better.

  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina October 7, 2008, 6:39 am

    junky tv and fuzzy slippers.

  • Erica October 7, 2008, 6:49 am

    Those look great! I heart whole wheat pancakes. Indulge- dried pineapple and tortilla chips!

  • Gina October 7, 2008, 7:13 am

    i love the foodbuzz apron and spatula!
    those pancakes look amazing!! have a great day and good luck with everything you have going on!

  • Anonymous October 7, 2008, 7:20 am

    Your coffee always looks sooo good! I don’t know if you have said already – what do you use in your coffee?

  • Caitlin (see bride run) October 7, 2008, 7:27 am

    i like everyone’s relaxation ideas! i wish i could be doing each and every one of them right now…. LOL

    Anon – I use 1 tablespoon half and half and 3 drops of Vanilla Stevia. šŸ™‚

  • sportsnutritionliving October 7, 2008, 7:44 am

    Usually when I have a bad day I dont even want treats cause it makes me feel worse ( If we are talking about food treats haha) but rather I like to allow myself to relax and pray!

  • tfh October 7, 2008, 7:46 am

    Enjoy your tempo run! It always a challenge for me to pace myself correctly for the tempos, but a fun one.

    If I've had a bad day, I usually don't cook (allow myself to eat pb&j or a bowl of oatmeal for supper) and change into my comfiest, most ragged clothes.

  • Krista October 7, 2008, 7:57 am

    Great looking pancakes!
    If I’ve had a bad day I usually treat myself to Starbuck’s. I try to keep that particular coffee house at arm’s length on a regular basis for that purpose!

  • BOBBI McCORMICK October 7, 2008, 8:25 am

    Bad days=pizza, beer, movie, and some cuddling:)

  • mags October 7, 2008, 9:03 am

    hey caitlin!
    this is a totally random question but have you ever talked on the blog about what you do for work? just curious!

  • Heather October 7, 2008, 9:10 am

    Yay! Your apron and spatula came! If I’ve had a bad day I like to hide in bed and watch TV.

  • ModelBehavior October 7, 2008, 9:29 am

    Hey Caitlin, I seriously love your blog, I’m gonna add it to my blog roll when I get to work! I dont’ comment much but I just wanted to stop by and let you know I’m always reading!! šŸ˜€

    http://www.modbehav.com

  • GroundedFitness October 7, 2008, 9:50 am

    aww look at your little apron. how cute!

    Kelly Turner
    http://www.groundedfitness.com

  • Caitlin (see bride run) October 7, 2008, 10:24 am

    jesse – thanks for reading! i love model behav!

    mags – people keep asking this, so i guess i should add it to the FAQs!

    i work from home for a urban planning/land development firm. i’m a technical writer. i’ve worked with my company for more than two years and i love the subject matter AND the freedom to work from home.

  • chandra October 7, 2008, 11:57 am

    I love that you share my obsession of Britney. šŸ™‚ My friend and I think they should bring her to Iowa to be my new BFF and make a reality tv show. LOL

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