Sweet Breakfast Burrito

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Nom, nom, nom!  I dreamed up this Sweet Breakfast Burrito recipe last night – literally!


A new twist on an old favorite, this features a pancake “burrito” stuffed with Greek yogurt, pumpkin, and tons of spices.




  • 1/2 cup prepared whole wheat pancake mix
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree (cold)
  • 1/4 cup Oikos Greek Yogurt (plain)
  • Spices to taste: cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Powdered sugar for decoration 🙂




  • Grease a heated wok and pour pancake mix into the center, creating a large circular pancake.
  • Wait until pancake is cooked thoroughly on one side and flip carefully, cooking the other side.
  • Meanwhile, mix all the remaining ingredients (except the powdered sugar) in a small bowl.
  • Plate pancake, smear pumpkin mix on the inside, and carefully roll up.
  • Dust with powdered sugar.
  • Enjoy!


It was AMAZING.  I wish more good recipes would come to me in my dreams!


Slower Marathoners


Thanks for the interesting and engaging debate on The New York Times article about slower marathoners


Some of your opinions made me reconsider mine, and I think I’m back to believing the article is complete BS.  What’s the point of the debate raised by the NYT, anyway?  26.2 miles is still 26.2 miles, and everyone who completes a marathon should feel proud and happy.  The rest is just an issue of semantics.  No one – especially not the idiot runners quoted in the article – should make anyone believe anything less!


Thanks again for the insightful, interesting, and friendly debate! 🙂


FeelGoodz Flip Flops


The winners are the FeelGoodz Flop Flops giveaway are:


  • Stacie: “I wear flip flops year round (advantage–California!) but my favorite place to wear them is Hawaii (though that may be more related to the fact that everything feels great in Hawaii!)
  • BethAnn: “My favorite place to wear flip flops is everywhere!! I think I wear them until my toes could freeze off!”




Operation Beautiful


There are so many fabulous notes up today on Operation Beautiful that I just had to tell you to GO CHECK THEM OUT!


Seriously, the notes are unusually good today.  :)  Makes me happy! 





  • Jess (Mile High Jess) November 3, 2009, 8:36 am

    Your breakfast looks awesome! I wish I had more time in the morning to make myself something other than microwaved oatmeal at work.

    Thanks agian for posting that article. I was thinking about it last night as I was watching people on the dreadmills at the gym. I definitely agree that if you finish the distance you have completed a marathon, therefore you can call yourself a marathoner. I’ve only completed one marathon and one half, but I consider myself a marathoner. Especially since I’m beginning training again this month for my next.

    As far as walking throughout the race, there are not many people that can actually run 26.2 miles without a walk break or two at least. Even my mother in law, who is a Boston Qualifier, walks through every single water station.

    • Caitlin November 3, 2009, 8:39 am

      krista said it best when she said, “Having one baby makes me a Mom, please don’t tell me I must have 2 running around before I can be called a Mom.”


  • Justy2003 November 3, 2009, 8:38 am

    That burrito looks amazing…and so creative! I may have to give that a try sometime…I love pancakes 🙂

  • Lindsey @ Sound Eats November 3, 2009, 8:38 am

    I agree – the article is BS. I was thinking about it as I was jogging last night. I was definitely “plodding” but you know what? At least I got off my ass and went out there and did it. Blisters and all baby!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat November 3, 2009, 8:38 am

    That burrito looks insanely good! I’m glad the discussion caused you to think more about the topic, that is always a good thing 🙂 I really enjoyed reading other people’s opinions and seeing where we all come from.

    Have a great day!

  • Diana November 3, 2009, 8:39 am

    Wow, that breakfast looks amazing! Oy. I wish I had more patience to make pancakes in the morning. That wouldn’t be a bad afternoon snack though. :p

    I’m gonna check out the operation beautiful notes. I may send you something soon too… in portuguese! 😀

  • Ashley November 3, 2009, 8:40 am

    when you come to bmore for the conference… wanna come to my house and make these? 🙂 they look amazzzzzzing girl! YUM

  • alyssa November 3, 2009, 8:40 am

    Annnnnnnnnnnd, drooling.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 3, 2009, 8:40 am

    OMFG…I want those burritos.

  • Erica November 3, 2009, 8:44 am

    oh my gosh…your breakfast…drool. Is it lunch time yet? Love the Operation Beautiful note 🙂

  • megan November 3, 2009, 8:44 am

    you are so creative with your breakfasts! I haven’t eaten yet (about to go make oatmeal at work), but i really really wish I had pancakes right now.

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) November 3, 2009, 8:45 am

    Okay, that burrito sounds perfect!

  • Lu November 3, 2009, 8:46 am

    OMG! Breakfast burritos. Yum. Totally looks delicious. Love the notes, too!

  • Anne P November 3, 2009, 8:48 am

    whoaaaaaaaaa that looks/sounds INCREDIBLE!!!

    nom nom nom

  • Jessie (Vegan-minded) November 3, 2009, 8:58 am

    Those pancake burritos look amazing! They remind me of a thicker version of crepes, which I love. What a fun breakfast 🙂

  • Gabriela November 3, 2009, 8:58 am

    OH MY GOD I WANT THAT BURRITO. Wish I didn’t have to make breakfast in the dar every morning!

  • Jenna November 3, 2009, 9:03 am

    I too, have had dreams where I think up new food combos. Glad to hear I’m not the only one 🙂

  • Alex November 3, 2009, 9:08 am

    Although it is certainly commendable that you feel that way about everyone who completes a marathon, there are others who feel the opposite with good reason. The training it takes to walk a marathon, for example, is much different than the training to run one. Those who train to walk even just the majority of the marathon will probably not experience DOMS, they will not lose their toenails, and they won’t experience the wonderful “waterfall effect” you get walking down stairs after completing your first marathon. And, even if those quoted in the article do justifiably deserve the title “idiot runners,” they are still entitled to their opinions, just as you are. After all, you did say you would gladly accept the walking marathoners as long as they didn’t line up in front of you for the race… maybe those runners quoted in the article have just had (as I have) that very thing happen to them one too many times.

  • *Andrea* November 3, 2009, 9:11 am

    ohhhhh my god this breakfast looks amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Meg C. November 3, 2009, 9:14 am

    your bfast rocks. i had pumpkin and yogurt mixed together for dinner last night but never thought to wrap in in a pancake for a burrito – might have to try that!

    ps i cant believe you can do two races in one weekend – you are a pro. my knees and hips would give out so fast i could never do that!

  • Rose November 3, 2009, 9:21 am

    OMG, Caitlin. Swoooooooning over this breakfast burrito. Major yum.

  • brandi November 3, 2009, 9:23 am

    yum, that breakfast looks awesome!

  • Carolina John November 3, 2009, 9:23 am

    wow those look good! yummy. i’m eating everything in sight during the taper for this half iron. don’t show me food unless you want it to dissapear.

  • Matt November 3, 2009, 9:23 am

    That burrito looks epic. It sort of reminds me of a crepe, but thick and fluffy 🙂

  • Ally November 3, 2009, 9:25 am

    OMG, that breakfast burrito looks delish!! What a great way to start the day! Mmmm…maybe I’ll have to re-create that in a few weeks for my morning after marathon breakfast….

  • Kat November 3, 2009, 9:28 am

    Your breakfast looks awesome! I will definitely be recreating this- I am obsessed with my new TJ’s pumpkin pancake mix!

  • MelissaNibbles November 3, 2009, 9:31 am

    Great looking burrito. I do the same thing but with a whole wheat tortilla. Much easier to take to work with me 🙂

  • Sara November 3, 2009, 9:31 am

    Wow! that breakfast burrito looks AMAZING!! I am going to have to try to recreate that 🙂

  • stina November 3, 2009, 9:34 am

    I know what I’m making for breakfast on Saturday! I’d make it sooner, but I don’t have time to make pancakes in the morning. I like my sleep too much. 🙂

  • Jason @ Cant-Coach-Desire November 3, 2009, 9:38 am

    I like this mantra a little better. “Pain is temporary, Quitting is Forever”

  • Brittney November 3, 2009, 9:45 am

    I didn’t comment on your post about the NYT article, but I wanted to say that I am glad that posted about it. It was interesting to read what everyone had to say about it.

    I personally think you can can be considered a marathoner even if you walk. While the training is likely very different than running a martahon, it’s still something you have to work at. I doubt many people can say that they walked 26.2 miles in one day, so it’s definitely something that those who do should be proud of.

    One comment on the NYT website that stuck out to me was that given the obesity rates in this country, we should be encouraging people to participate in marathons, even if it means they walk the whole thing, because at least people are being active. I thought that was a great point and something to think about.

    I think this is the first time I’ve commented on your blog, so I also want to add that I really enjoy reading it daily 🙂

    PS- Your breakfast looks delicious 🙂

    • Caitlin November 3, 2009, 9:46 am

      thanks 🙂 i think you’re right – the last thing we want to do is discourage people from being active because a few people think they aren’t ‘good enough’.

  • Emily Eats and Exercises November 3, 2009, 9:53 am

    Your breakfast looks amazing!!! Definitely going onto my breakfast list…

  • Sammi November 3, 2009, 9:58 am

    When I first saw that picture, I was thinking to myself that you must have decided to post a picture of dessert from last night. That breakfast looks AMAZING! + it doesn’t seem nearly as bad for you as it looks which is always WONDERFUL! That is something I’m definitely going to have to try.
    I do understand why some people would get mad about people running really slowly in marathons; however, the fact that those people are actually getting out there and trying is an extremely good thing. Putting a negative light on people that complete the marathon at a slower time is only going to make people upset and that’s just not right. As long as they are not getting in the way of faster runners, then there is no reason they shouldn’t be allowed to do a marathon. For me, running is something that makes me happy. I do it because I enjoy it. NOT so I can win (though that would be nice of course!)

  • Evan Thomas November 3, 2009, 9:59 am

    That sounds so intricate and amazing. I love dreaming up things like that

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance) November 3, 2009, 9:59 am

    such a creative burrito! Sounds DELISH!

  • Diana (Mymarblerye) November 3, 2009, 10:03 am

    I usually dream about zombies and not delicious foods. I want to try this recipe..it looks huge but healthy! My fave kind of meal

  • Nicole November 3, 2009, 10:09 am

    Oh man, I want to make that so very badly. It looks insanely delicious.

    Thank you for the birthday wishes 🙂

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries November 3, 2009, 10:10 am

    brillllliant!!! can’t wait to try this!

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing November 3, 2009, 10:14 am

    That breakfast looks soooo good!! Almost like the inside is stuffed with batter, which I think I would actually love!! haha. Great idea!

  • Danny @ Beer In Shape November 3, 2009, 10:23 am

    WOW… I sooooooooooooo want a pancake burrito now… Caitlin, this looks amazing.. I think I’m going to give it a try this weekend..

  • caronae November 3, 2009, 10:38 am

    That is the best looking breakfast I have seen in a long time! I might have to copy it for myself 🙂

    It was a very good and insightful debate. Thanks for posing serious questions and making your readers think, I love that about your blog!

  • Ellen November 3, 2009, 10:47 am

    As usual, I have total breakfast-envy. And I love how the note is written kinda messily–makes it seem sincere and authentic. 🙂

  • Madeline @ GreensAndJeans November 3, 2009, 11:06 am

    holy smokes! total breakfast envy over here!

  • Allison November 3, 2009, 11:06 am

    1. Okay, that breakfast burrito is making me HUNGRY! Good think it’s almost lunch time at my school. 🙂

    2. I love that marathon logo. Is it available on a sticker? Where did you find it? I have a friend who would lvoe it.

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite November 3, 2009, 11:19 am

    What a delicious look ing breakfast! I must try that!

  • Stacey November 3, 2009, 11:27 am

    Mmmmm your breakfast looks like something from IHOP!! Yummo! I think ANYONE who completes 26.2 miles is amazing and have nothing but the upmost respect for them! Enjoy your day 😀

  • Julie November 3, 2009, 11:56 am

    That’s so creative! A sweet breakfast burrito – copyright that.

  • Jennifer November 3, 2009, 11:58 am

    I will say I find most people that post on Slow Twitch to be elitist jerks, so I don’t give much thought to what they think about other that may not be up to their “level.” If you haven’t already, I would suggest picking up the book “First Marathons” by Gail Kislevitz, it’s basically a compilation of interviews of people who run or walked in a marathon, quite inspiring to read about other experiences and struggles including the woman that walked an entire marathon, it is a feat no matter what others say!

  • Tay November 3, 2009, 12:11 pm

    Oh man delicious!! It looks like what I normally top my pancakes with, just rolled up! 🙂

  • Stephanie November 3, 2009, 12:31 pm

    what a fabulous breakfast idea, i think this one is going to have to be made at my house too, yum! 🙂

  • Annamarina (Running Tails) November 3, 2009, 12:44 pm

    I’m glad you brought up the article on your blog. I happened to read it the day before I ran the NYC Marathon on Sunday. I was bothered by it because I am definitely what the runners in the article would call a “plodder” – I jog at a 10:30-11:00 minute pace. As I was running the marathon on Sunday I kept thinking about that article, and kept saying to myself that I’m definitely a marathoner, no matter what anyone thinks. I had some unfortunate knee pain around mile 20 and had to walk a lot in the last few miles. In my opinion, this makes me even more of a “marathoner”. I continued on through the pain because I was determined to finish.

    And as my dad told me – those people who won the race have no idea what it feels like to be out there pounding the pavement for 5+ hours!!

    As I crossed the finish line of my very first marathon I couldn’t have been prouder – and I definitely consider myself a marathoner now – no matter what any other snobby runner thinks 🙂

    • Caitlin November 3, 2009, 12:55 pm

      MAJOR congrats on completing your marathon!!! you rock. i hope your knee pain goes away ASAP. 🙂

      • Annamarina (Running Tails) November 3, 2009, 4:56 pm

        Thank you! It’s a wonderful feeling! Good luck with the rest of your training. You inspire many people!

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) November 3, 2009, 1:20 pm

    WOW your bfast “burrito” looks delish!

  • Jenna November 3, 2009, 1:31 pm

    what a wonderful breakfast idea!

  • Susan November 3, 2009, 2:53 pm

    You just took the name “caitlin pancake” to a whole new level. That looks uh-mazing!!!

  • Julie @savvyeats November 3, 2009, 3:10 pm

    *Drools.* I know what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow.

    On a less healthy note, this is also making me crave the cheesecake burritos at my fave local restaurant…

  • Lindsay November 3, 2009, 5:55 pm

    That breakfast looks amazing!

  • Aneta November 3, 2009, 6:10 pm

    love the sticker “the pain is temporary…”.
    i will borrow it from you, if that is ok.
    and awesome post today about the running injuries!

  • Hangry Pants November 3, 2009, 6:30 pm

    I love this and would like it in my tummy now. Please come make it for me. Thx.

  • Erin November 3, 2009, 7:04 pm

    Ohmygosh, that looks amazing. Like, I would not be able to eat just one. Or two.

    Thanks for your comment on my blog where I discussed the article. When I saw it was a Caitlin, I was like wait, not THAT Caitlin!?! 😉 I agree, the paper has to write things that people will read/comment on/discuss. It’s their job to do that and the rest is just semantics! Which is coincidentally one of the best.words.ever.

  • Jennifer November 3, 2009, 7:43 pm

    Better to be emailed about running injuries than vag questions!!!

    Fingers crossed you haven’t gotten any of those in the ol “inbox” after putting yourself out there a few days ago 😉

  • Jennifer November 3, 2009, 7:43 pm

    Oh shoot, that reply was definitely meant for your more recent post. OOPS!

  • April November 3, 2009, 9:20 pm

    Those pancakes looks awesome, I must try them! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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