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An old standby returns!


Sweet Potato Pancake is one of my favorite recipes, but I had totally forgotten about it!  I was browsing my Breakfast Recipes archives and stumbled upon this delicious combo of sweet potato, nuts, and oatmeal.   Oh yeahhh.


The cool strawberries on top really add something.  You can skip the syrup, but do NOT skip the strawberries!


Recipe here.


In other news:


  • I went to hot vinyasa this morning at 6:30 and Tanner (the studio owner) handed my bootay back to me.  It was a killer hard class.  I will be sore later!
  • I’m dropping out of tomorrow’s Rugged Maniac 5K obstacle course.  I really wish my leg was feeling up to it, but I promised myself I would take time off and allow my body to heal.  Blast!  I’m so disappointed.


How’s your Friday coming along?



  • Errign April 8, 2011, 8:45 am

    Friday is good so far – just wrote a 7 minute speech on how to study abroad & ate 2 eggs over easy with ratatouille & goat cheese!

    • Caitlin April 9, 2011, 9:56 am

      Eggs with ratatouille & goat cheese sound epic.

  • Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food April 8, 2011, 8:52 am

    ohh what a lovely breakfast idea!

    I need to get some hot yoga in my life, my hips are tight! 🙁

  • Jackie @ Baking Charms April 8, 2011, 8:54 am

    I’m sorry about your race tomorrow 🙁

  • VeggieGirl April 8, 2011, 8:58 am

    Oooh yum!

    My Friday is great so far! Getting ready for classes and then dance practice 🙂

    Wishing you a full recovery as soon as possible!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday April 8, 2011, 9:01 am

    Too bad. I would have loved to have seen a recap from that 5K obstacle course!

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg April 8, 2011, 9:04 am

    Good for you for stepping out of the race — I’m glad you are taking care of yourself!

    Friday is going great — I did sleep in and have only 10 minutes to shower and get ready for work, but I did it! And I only work until noon which is awesome!

  • Kara April 8, 2011, 9:04 am

    That’s too bad about the race! Can you still go? I know my mud run has a live band and free beer, so if you can still get your free beer, I’d go. 🙂

  • Amanda April 8, 2011, 9:05 am

    It’s good that you listen to your body when making decisions! Feel better soon. Friday is going to be a very long day for me, but luckily it is jeans day at work. Is it pathetic that I get excited to wear jeans on a week day? I guess it is the little things in life 😉

    • Caitlin April 9, 2011, 10:01 am

      Hahah i feel you – I used to be the same way about casual fridays.

  • Jen April 8, 2011, 9:07 am

    This morning’s class was SO hard but awesome! The warm up was killer! So good seeing you in class. Happy Friday! 😀

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat April 8, 2011, 9:09 am

    Sorry to hear about your leg, but I think that’s the sign of a good athlete when you know when to stop! The sweet potato pancake looks amazing. I’m heading to a farmer’s market tomorrow and am hoping to find some delicious strawberries. I LOVE spring! 🙂 Have a great day Caitlin!

  • Kelly April 8, 2011, 9:10 am

    My husband begs me for sweet potato pancakes. They are my secret weapon! mahahaha!

  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me April 8, 2011, 9:11 am

    That looks very tasty! I love sweet potatoes!

    I think you’re smart to give yourself time to heal!

  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) April 8, 2011, 9:15 am

    Strawberries! I haven’t found any decent looking fresh strawberries lately, though I am eagerly awaiting them.

    Good job for making it to yoga this morning- whew- that’s early, but I’ll bet it feels great!

  • Maria April 8, 2011, 9:20 am

    This looks soooo good! I have sweet potatoes and canned pumpkin so I will be sure to try this with one of them (or both) next week when I get back home. Yum!

  • Sarah @ The Pajama Chef April 8, 2011, 9:21 am

    friday is good…. a run and breakfast then homework and a haircut and girls’ night!

  • Lucy @ The Sweet Touch April 8, 2011, 9:23 am

    I really wanna do one of those maniac races sometime! I think you are smart to keep healing. TGIF!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • khushboo April 8, 2011, 9:24 am

    Looks like we had a similar morning: yoga followed by a good brekkie! I had pb+banana stuffed french toast which was heaven in my mouth 😀

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey April 8, 2011, 9:25 am

    Looks like a delicious pancake! I’m planning on pancakes for breakfast tomrrow. I can’t wait!

  • Andreea @ Journey To USA April 8, 2011, 9:28 am

    In these parts of the world we don’t eat much sweet potatoes. Mainly because it’s kinda pricey but I will try it and let you know !!

    My Friday is a little blah so far since I’m not having classes but still have homework. On the other hand, tomorow this girl celebrates her huns 27 birtday and has to make a cake with an USA flag on it.

  • chloe@ 321delish April 8, 2011, 9:28 am

    I NEED to get back to a yoga studio so I can get it handed back to me! I keep saying that though and still haven’t managed to go…

    i unfortunately think that part of it is the ridiculous cost of most studios!

  • Laughter-Loving Stacy April 8, 2011, 9:30 am

    So far so good! Yesterday was my birthday (very relaxing and nice), and I’m about to teach Pilates! woot woot!

  • Caitlin April 8, 2011, 9:35 am

    Stinks that you won’t be able to run the Rugged Maniac this weekend! Though, if it makes you feel better, I ran it in Charleston, SC on Mar 26th, and wasn’t too impressed with the course overall. The obstacles were in clumps.

    Hopefully the leg feels better soon!

    • Caitlin April 9, 2011, 10:04 am

      Hahah. Who needs clumpy obstacles?!

  • jenATX April 8, 2011, 9:52 am

    my friday is BORING so far! I have nothing to do at work…which is why I’m currently blogging. haha

  • Baby Blue April 8, 2011, 10:04 am


    Just fyi, i think i’m reading your blog wayyyy too much. Because last night I dreamed that you and the Husband had your own movie. And that you adopted a 7 year old girl. (Maggie and James were there too!)

    Don’t believe in prophetic dreams, but thought that you’d find that amusing.

    Have a great week, beautiful woman!

    • Caitlin April 9, 2011, 10:04 am

      Hahahah 🙂 I love it.

  • Sarah for Real April 8, 2011, 10:06 am

    Blast! I was really looking forward to reading about it too. You are totally justified in your disappointment, I’m not so much in mine, haha. I think maybe this week you need a pedicure in addition to a manicure!

  • kim April 8, 2011, 10:12 am

    Could the husband race in your place?

    • Caitlin April 9, 2011, 10:05 am

      No the husband doesnt really do running races.

  • Alyssa April 8, 2011, 10:17 am

    I’m obsessed with all things sweet potato, so I will definitely be trying those pancakes-I can’t wait! If you want a super amazing topping for them, check out my giveaway:)

  • Lauren @ LaDolcePita April 8, 2011, 10:18 am

    Happy Friday! Sorry about your raise – maybe do something nice for yourself tomorrow so you’re not feeling badly about it all day!

  • Lauren @ LaDolcePita April 8, 2011, 10:18 am

    Happy Friday! Sorry about your race – maybe do something nice for yourself tomorrow so you’re not feeling badly about it all day!

  • Ashley @ Feeding Ashley April 8, 2011, 10:19 am

    My Friday is pretty dull. I’m definitely doing the Rugged Maniac next year, it looks like so much fun!
    I’m sorry you can’t race. Your breakfast looks super yummy!

  • Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher April 8, 2011, 10:20 am

    A sweet potato pancake: Ummm, fabulous! Sorry about leg 🙁

  • Julia April 8, 2011, 10:23 am

    your lesson from GOTR yesterday looks like it was really thought provoking. I loved reading the q’s on that poster!

    side note–although this has nothing to do with your post, i feel like you might think this is funny–it’s about mother’s day gifts. my sister, who works in PR, sent this to me, she got it from one of her coworkers who said that they got it as a pitch!

    • Caitlin April 9, 2011, 10:06 am

      I also got that pitch! Ridiculous.

  • Julia April 8, 2011, 10:24 am

    p.s. the comments make it funnier

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg April 8, 2011, 10:26 am

    Ooh, great breakfast idea!! I love rediscovering old favorites 🙂

  • Michelle April 8, 2011, 10:27 am

    I’m sorry you have to drop out of your race. That stinks! when your health insurance kicks in you should come to Boston and go to my sports medicine doctor. He’s a total hottie so if it’s bad news you’ll at least be distracted. 🙂

    • Caitlin April 9, 2011, 10:07 am

      Hahah scoooooooooooooore hot + helpful.

  • Allison @ Happy Tales April 8, 2011, 10:29 am

    I know it’s hard to drop out of a race, but you know it will only make you stronger and recover *that* much faster in the long run!!!

  • Kristen April 8, 2011, 10:31 am

    I’m new to this blog and I must say that I L-O-V-E it! 🙂 So far so good this dreary Friday AM in Waukesha, WI.

    The Sweet Potato Pancake looks AMAZING! Can’t wait to try it!

    I’ve been taking a break from running for almost a year now after severly spraining my ankle last June during a 200 mile relay race from Madison, WI to Chicago, IL. It’s definitely been a struggle for me to find physical activities I enjoy and that make me feel as good as running does. Yoga and biking are now my go to sources of exercise. Yoga defintely makes me feel good in a different way than running, but in my book running still takes the cake and unfortunately I feel your pain in not being able to compete and run like you normally would :/

    • Caitlin April 9, 2011, 10:07 am

      Thank you so much for reading!!!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman April 8, 2011, 10:36 am

    Sorry you had to drop out, but it’s the smart thing to do. Your body will thank you when it has more time to recover.

  • Lana April 8, 2011, 10:36 am

    I had a sweet potato for b-fast too! (just not the pancake version)…I loved having a steamed SP with cinnamon for b-fast. Congrats on the early rise for the yoga class!

  • Joanna@ Drizzle of Sunshine April 8, 2011, 10:42 am

    Sorry you had to drop out! I had something similar with a toe issue and I was so bummed! Hope your leg heals quickly.

    My Friday is going well… got my coffee, minimum day at work, and I get to chaparone Prom tonight… gotta make sure no one busts a Donna Martin!

  • Haleigh April 8, 2011, 10:49 am

    Isn’t it funny how yoga always does that? I think I’ve mastered my practice, and then all of the sudden.. boom! I feel like I’m back to square one: not knowing a dang thing about yoga.

  • Anne April 8, 2011, 10:50 am

    Do you think this recipe would work with pumpkin and almonds as substitutes?

    Hope the leg is getting better. I’ve always wanted to do an obstacle course run. Guess I’ve been watching too many Survivor challenges (which I would rock!)

    Have a great day 🙂

    • Caitlin April 9, 2011, 10:09 am

      Yes I’ve made it with pumpkin, too!

  • Melissa April 8, 2011, 11:05 am

    That looks so yummy! And I just so happen to have a few sweet potatoes in the cabinet…

    Hope your leg feels better! Your body will thank you for listening to it 🙂

  • gabriella @ embracement April 8, 2011, 11:11 am

    I hope your leg heals quickly! It sucks to have to drop out but it’ll pay off in the long term (I hope!). Any berries to my breakfast is the quickest way to get me thinking of spring and summer temperatures.

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) April 8, 2011, 11:14 am

    I’m sorry you had to drop out of another race, but I’m glad you’re taking care of yourself. Breakfast looks delicious. I hope you have a great day today Caitlin!

  • kimmy April 8, 2011, 11:18 am

    Blast! reminds me of Little Woman!

  • Maren April 8, 2011, 11:19 am

    man I should of checked my reader before making breakfast! My breakfast was less than special and that looks to die for!

  • Shannon April 8, 2011, 11:21 am

    The sweet potato pancakes look delicious! I am dying for some yummy new breakfast recipes and I think I am going to have to try that one 🙂

  • Miranda @ working mom works out April 8, 2011, 11:33 am

    I’m driving from alabama to Michigan. Ugh. Hopefully the hubs and I will get a run in tomorrow. My legs feel extra cramped.

    Your breakfast looks yum!

  • Elise April 8, 2011, 11:36 am

    Nom. Nom. Nom.

    Sorry about the race — but hopefully you heal quickly, and letting yourself rest means there will still be many, many races ahead of you!!

  • Amber K April 8, 2011, 11:42 am

    Good for you for taking the rest you need. Although it’s a bummer that you had to drop out. Have a great day!

  • Kiran April 8, 2011, 12:08 pm

    Friday is going great now that I know what I would be making for breakfast tomorrow. Feel better soon Caitlin, healing is so important right now.

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss April 8, 2011, 12:15 pm

    Yummm, that looks so good!! I miss all things sweet potato/pumpkin right now. That needs to change soon!

    I’m so, so glad it’s Friday. Although that means I have a karate competition I’m not entirely prepared for to go to tomorrow!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 8, 2011, 12:18 pm

    I love sweet potato pancakes! Except I’m lazy and use canned sweet potato. 😛

  • Katherine: Unemployed April 8, 2011, 12:20 pm

    I haven’t been sweet potato-wanting lately. It concerns me. looks good eats though! Keep resting; it’s awesome

  • Jamie@everydaydolce April 8, 2011, 12:23 pm

    I think it is truly commendable that you are so dedicated to letting your leg properly heal before pushing yourself to run. I know how tempting it is to get out there just for the feeling and accomplishment of having “run” but our bodies are wise and know us better than we do sometimes. You’ll come out of this mentally stronger! Have a fun Friday!

  • Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) April 8, 2011, 12:30 pm

    My Friday started out AWESOME bc upon waking and checking my email I saw that I got accepted on foodgawker 😀 😀 TOTALLY made my day!!!

  • chelsea April 8, 2011, 12:33 pm

    My Friday is going to be awesome! Except it is just like any other day to me! I hope your leg gets better soon! I know it has to be very frustrating to you 🙂

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope April 8, 2011, 12:35 pm

    Wow, that looks incredible! Perfect “sweetness” to start out the day!

  • Erin @ Big Girl Feats April 8, 2011, 12:50 pm

    As soon as I can leave the house (I’m in isolation during a post cancer treatment) I am going to hot yoga! I miss it so much. I hope your leg continues to heal very quickly.

  • Lesley Lifting Life April 8, 2011, 1:08 pm

    Any breakfast that included sweet potatoes sounds okay in my book 🙂

    Have a great weekend!!

  • Kristen April 8, 2011, 2:02 pm

    the weather is beautiful here in st louis! I am enjoying that and my day off of work!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 8, 2011, 2:44 pm

    oh sad you have to drop out 🙁 but I guess it’s best to listen to your body!! Hope the weather cooperates here soon 🙁

  • Meg April 8, 2011, 3:14 pm

    Sad you won’t be running the Rugged Maniac! I’ll be running it in Greensboro tomorrow in the 11:00 group. Hopefully it will come back to the Carolinas next year! If I survive tomorrow, maybe I’ll do it again 🙂

    • Caitlin April 9, 2011, 10:10 am

      Good luck! Have fun!

  • Jackie April 9, 2011, 4:22 am

    Would substituting a flax egg have any negative effect on the pancake? Cause it looks DELISH.

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