Happy Election Day!
Have you gotten out to vote yet? Matt and I tried to go early this morning before work, but it was too crowded (well over an hour wait) and he has some big presentations at work today he needed to be in on time for, so we decided to try again after work. We hear as long as you are in line, even if the polls close, they still have to let you vote. We’re ready to wait it out!
I’m working from home today, so I took advantage of the opportunity to come back and make myself a fun breakfast.
I’ve been loving egg & banana breakfast pancakes lately! Have you tried making them yet? I’ve been seeing them all over the internet lately (I’m looking at you, Tina!). It’s an awesome way to enjoy a pancake that’s higher in protein than the usual, and they taste really good and have a nice texture, too.
Here’s the recipe variation I’ve come up with that has become my fave:
Protein Packed Flour-Free Breakfast Pancakes
Makes 1 pancake
- 2 eggs, whisked
- 1 medium very ripe banana, mashed
- 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed (great source of healthy fat!)
- 1 tsp. of vanilla extract (mmm)
- Few shakes of cinnamon
To make the pancake, just combine all the above ingredients in a bowl and mix until somewhat uniform. Then, pour the mixture into a pan (that has been greased or sprayed with cooking spray) over medium heat. The key here is to leave the pancake sitting for about 10 minutes. Don’t touch it – it will take awhile to cook. Go do something else and ignore it for a little while.
After about 10 minutes, check to make sure the pancake is solid enough to flip. If it is, flip away! It will only take about another minute on the other side.
Eat it plain or top with fresh fruit, yogurt, or whatever you like! Mmm… I know egg and banana in a pancake sounds gross, but it really does taste good. I promise!
Give it a shot and let me know how you like it.
Have a great day, everyone!
p.s. Please don’t forget to continue to bid and spread the word about my Hurricane Sandy Relief Auction! It will run until Thursday at 6 p.m. EST.
p.p.s. For those of you in the DC area, many local VA, MD, and DC yoga studios are offering free yoga today in honor of Election Day! I’m hitting up a lunch time class at a studio near me – click here to check out the list of participating yoga studios on Lululemon’s website.