Only 12 days til Christmas!!
Does that make today the first day of Christmas? Or does that start the day of Christmas? Or is the 12 days of Christmas even anything more than just a catchy song? I’ve never actually found out.
But let’s just pretend it is, okay? 😉
No matter what religion you are, or what holidays you celebrate, I think everyone needs to treat themselves every once in a while. So, this December I think we should all give ourselves at least a few little “gifts”. These gifts don’t have to be expensive or anything, especially not if you just spend your wad on Black Friday buying gifts for family and friends (like I did). In fact, why not start off with something you know you can’t resist?
Perfect, seasonal, gingerbread pancakes.
These pancakes are so easy to make, and they’re the perfect snack before a workout or light breakfast in the morning. Or you can even double the recipe and have them as a full meal! Because who doesn’t like enjoying two gifts instead of just one?
These pancakes don’t require any more than what you have in your pantry. And if you really want to spice em up (see what I did there? ;)) you can top them with a bit more ginger, some coconut flakes, or even some vanilla yogurt!
These babies are high in fiber and complex carbs, so they’ll keep you full for a while. Additionally, they’re extremely low in fat, as well as high in protein!
And they’re about 10x healthier than getting yourself a box of chocolate for your first gift.
In fact, if you have one of those families that insists on eating breakfast before opening presents Christmas morning (ie. my family), these are perfect to make, gobble up, and get down to business.
And considering you’re “gifting” them to yourself, you don’t actually have to wait til after breakfast to enjoy one of your presents after all!
- 1/2 c old fashioned oats
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp ginger
- 1/8 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 c egg whites
- 1/2 banana (or 1/4 c applesauce)
- 1/2 tsp molasses
- stevia to taste
Blend old fashioned oats in a food processor until it’s reached the consistency of oat flour. Pour into a small bowl and combine with baking powder and ginger.
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 1 servings)