August 17, 2008

I feel like a teenager this morning – slept late (until almost 9!! But we did go to bed at midnight after Olympic watching – yay for Michael!), ate pancakes, lounging around. I’m sure I’ll start feeling more grown up when I get started cleaning the house and grocery shopping, which are on today’s agenda. We’ve got a cloudy, rainy day here, which probably explains our lazy moods. I was hoping for a bright sunny morning and to run first thing, but I don’t force rainy day exercise, so I’m saving a workout for when the gym opens, or perhaps a late, late morning run.

I wanted oatmeal today, but the husband said he wanted something different so we decided on pancakes. We realized we only had about half a cup of milk left, so that dictated the recipe. I decided to try a yogurt-based approach, and they turned out perfect!! The lightest, fluffiest pancakes I’ve made in a while.


I drank a cup of Fresh Market Tiramisu coffee while I cooked – EXCELLENT!! I really liked it and it really did taste like tiramisu. I could probably drink this unsweetened, which is always a good sign of a good coffee.


Whole Wheat Yogurt Pancakes

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/3 cup 1% milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup Stonyfield low-fat plain yogurt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp regular salt

Beat egg, add all other ingredients, stir until just combined. Cook 1/4 cup batter servings on a medium hot griddle.

Makes about 10 pancakes (2-3 servings). Total recipe: 776 kcal, 16 grams fiber, 32 grams protein. Divide accordingly!

I had about 1/3 of the recipe, plus a tbsp of PB and half a large mashed banana:



I also went to town scraping the last bits from the PB jar :mrgreen:


Hope your Sunday is sunnier than mine!

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1 ModelBehavior August 17, 2008 at 10:20 am

What a fantastic idea trading in the milk for yogurt! And that coffee sounds amazing, I wish there was a fresh market near me!


2 Grounded Fitness August 17, 2008 at 10:40 am

nope- not much sunnier. and your day sounds a lot like mine, except i just had toast for breakfast :(

I am making your oatmeal bars today, though, for some clients of mine. They keep bringing me food and I feel bad not giving them anything back so ill be baking a lot today. Your recipe is perfect: delicious and sweet, but still healthy.




3 Andrea August 17, 2008 at 10:42 am

haha if only you knew my sister. she’s 18 (a real teenager and gonna be a freshman at Providence next year) and JUST WOKE UP… it’s 11:40am haha. i’ve already worked out and met a friend at starbucks and shes barely out of bed hehe. so 9am isn’t that bad 😉 i cant believe 10 pancakes for under 800 calories! wow that’s amazing! so much better than IHop or Wafflehouse hehe


4 VeggieGirl August 17, 2008 at 10:49 am

Haha, I slept in this morning as well – not like me at all!! Guess my body needed the rest, since today is my ONE day off from training :-)

It’s VERY sunny here (which is needed, considering it’s been raining all week) – hope the skies brighten up where you are though!!


5 Erin August 17, 2008 at 10:54 am

That weather sounds really luscious to me! Am I the only one who gets sick of the sun? Yummy breakfast!


6 Justy2003 August 17, 2008 at 11:02 am

Your day sounds like mine yesterday–rainy and lazy! I didn’t really sleep in, but then I ended up taking a 2 hour nap (which I NEVER do)! But today it’s a little cooler (below 80 when I woke up!) so I got my run in early and am doing my prepwork for the week and cleaning today. Gotta make up for my laziness yesterday!

That peanut butter jar is spotless! Good job getting all that PB goodness out! 😉


7 Nicole August 17, 2008 at 11:06 am

You sure did not let any of the peanut butter go to waste!!

I love pancakes, yours look so light and fluffy!


8 Tracy August 17, 2008 at 11:22 am

Hi Kath and everyone!! I need some help!!! I have a pain just above my ankle on the inside of my right leg. It hurts worse when I run or do a step class. I am not sure what it is, but it is very painful to the touch, but I can still walk around. I know there are a lot of runners on here and I was wondering if this has happened to anyone else?? I am so sad that I might not be able to work out this week!! What should I do???? Any advise is appreciated! Thanks!!!


9 caitlinbo (see bride run) August 17, 2008 at 12:09 pm

tracy – do you have swelling or bruising? if you do, i’d say go to the doctor, but it you don’t, wait a few days and see if it improves. don’t exercise on it! do some sit ups and arm exercises instead!

kath – your pancakes look great ;D


10 Fleur August 17, 2008 at 12:33 pm

I always make my pancakes (and my muffins) with yogurt and it makes such a delicious difference!


11 magpie August 17, 2008 at 1:13 pm

Yayy, pancakes :) I made them yesterday. Might actually make them today as well. I use buttermilk, which I’m guessing produces a similar result as the yogurt. I’ll post the recipe sometime today I think – it’s from my dad – he’s the king of breakfast food. I’m off to the farmers’ market now, have a great day!


12 magpie August 17, 2008 at 1:15 pm

Oh! I forgot to mention – Bobby and I got the Honest Foods sampler and it was great! Bobby eats the planks plain (“very filling” he says) and I crumbled bits and pieces of them over both yogurt and oatmeal. We also got a cookie which was delicious. Thanks again for the contest :)


13 HangryPants August 17, 2008 at 1:42 pm

Oh wow your pancakes look great and I loveeeee mashed bananas and peanut butter. Enjoy your grown up activities.



14 Trojan August 17, 2008 at 2:21 pm

You’re pancakes look way better than my fiber one mixed with egg whites and flaxseed:)….oh how I miss PB.

Great trip posts!


15 Tracy August 17, 2008 at 3:07 pm

No swelling or bruising. It just hurts! Thanks for the advise!


16 R. Leigh August 17, 2008 at 3:39 pm

Sleeping in until 9?? As a college student, I can EASILY sleep in until 1 or 2 pm if given the choice…


17 C August 17, 2008 at 4:06 pm

Those pancakes look great.

Have fun doing grown up things :)


18 Allyson August 17, 2008 at 5:49 pm

I wish I could sleep until 9am! 8:30 is my absolute latest and thats after I’ve woke up and tried to go back to sleep 3 times :)

Those pancakes look soooo good…I did pancakes too this weekend (Blueberry ones for dinner!)


19 Kath August 17, 2008 at 6:20 pm

Grounded Fitness,
Glad you like it! Hope the client does too.

Tracy ,
From my experience with foot problems, the only way to know what’s wrong is to have an MRI done. Even doctors can just guess.

magpie ,
So glad you like ’em!



20 goalie30 August 17, 2008 at 6:23 pm

Glad to hear the rest of the trip went well and that the tiramisu coffee was better than the coconut cupcake.

I have to say I try to have at least one day on the weekend where I can sleep in a little later than usual, and then enjoy a good breakfast and maybe a workout later in the morning/day just because I usually get up so early to either work out or go to work five days a week, so I can totally relate to your morning of leisure and lounging :)


21 Stacey August 17, 2008 at 6:46 pm

Hey kath! I love your blog! I check it like a thousand times a day..and just wanted to say thanks for inspiring me to make my own food blog! I have also tried a few of your recipes, and they all have been delicious :) Keep up the good work!


22 Christie August 17, 2008 at 7:27 pm

Great improvision on the pancakes… they look great… the bisquick light is great to have on hand too… they have a good shortcake recipe that I have made and it is very good!


23 Kath August 17, 2008 at 8:20 pm

Stacey ,
Thanks for your comment!!



24 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) August 18, 2008 at 12:20 am

Love the pic of the empty PB jar! You did a good job getting every last bit out of there :)


25 judy August 21, 2008 at 2:49 pm

hi katherine,
your mom told me to check out your mountain trip. how fun. your pictures are so fabulous and your meals and recipes so inspiring. it motivates me to be more creative. i think you need to go on rachel ray!! your blog is great!
take care and keep it up!


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