Tell Me You Can Feel It…

November 29, 2009


We wait till July for air conditioning and December for heat. I think Nov. 29 is long enough of a wait considering it’s 41* out there this morning. I didn’t want to feel freezing when I got out of bed.

We have egg whites to use up, so I put oatmeal pancakes back on the radar.

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I filled two ramekins with 1/3 cup each of oats and egg whites and let them sit for about 5 minutes. I got impatient, but these would have been a little better had they soaked for a few minutes longer.

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Because they were so liquidy they made a lake in my skillet!

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However, egg whites firm up so beautifully (why I use whites and not yolks) that the pancakes still turned out awesome and easy to flip!

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Pancake #2 looked like Montana!


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I also added a few butterscotch chips and chia seeds to the batters. I topped mine with half a giant apple (microwaved for softness), some toasted coconut, and a tbsp of drizzled Barney Butter.

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I had tea in my new Davidson mug!

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I’m still feeling hungry!! Hopefully this will digest and coat my stomach with whatever makes the lining feel satisfied.

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Last night I got really hungry around 9:00 – my stomach was growling! Probably because I didn’t have an afternoon snack.

I had about 1/4 of this Chocolate Cherry Bear Naked granola bar….but I’m not the biggest cherry person, so I saved the rest..

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And had a persimmon instead. I’ve decided that I like the first layer of the fruit, but when I get to the core it starts to make me gag. I used to hate all tropical fruits like mango and papaya and even melons (they taste "thick" to me?!), so I think it’s just acquiring the taste. This one was a lot riper than my last one, and that definitely helped.

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Sunday Agenda

  • Grocery shopping by foot
  • Yard work
  • A wee bit of school work
  • House work

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1 holly November 29, 2009 at 9:29 am

woowoo for grocery shopping by foot – i will be doing the same thing today!

have a great sunday!


2 Erin November 29, 2009 at 9:31 am

Breakfast looks delicious. I love melons but not other tropical fruits — papaya, pineapple, etc. Wish I did like them though!


3 Jordan @ Salt Sweat Sugar November 29, 2009 at 9:33 am

I have yet to try a persimmon. We have them at work at Costco, but I’m scared of them, haahha.


4 Madeline @ Greens and Jeans November 29, 2009 at 9:35 am

your “montana” pancakes look amazing!


5 Courtney (The Tasty Balance) November 29, 2009 at 9:36 am

Ooh you’re those pancakes look great, I’m going to have to try it that way some time!


6 lk - healthy delicious November 29, 2009 at 9:48 am

I totally get what you mean about tropical fruits tasting “thick.” I’m not a big fan either – I like mango, but hate melon/ papaya. Have been thinking about trying persimmon, but maybe I’ll pass.


7 Food Makes Fun Fuel November 29, 2009 at 9:55 am

The heat has been on in NE for quite some time. I’m also eating The Heat Is On pb right now, haha


8 Gillian November 29, 2009 at 9:55 am

I’m going to make these pancakes for breakfast tomorrow! I just watched your video on how to make them and I have to say that you have the most gorgeous accent!


9 Kath November 29, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Haha – thanks!


10 Estela @ Weekly Bite November 29, 2009 at 9:56 am

You both are so good about the AC/Heat. I’m a sissy when it comes to being too cold/to hot.

Having a baby has definitely changed the temperature we keep the house 😉


11 candice November 29, 2009 at 9:57 am

Oh, I wish I had a pancake skillet! Your toppings look yummy, as usual. Butterscotch! 😉 I love all tropical fruits—I ate them all the time growing up! Mango will always be one of my favorite fruits.


12 Light Delight with TouTou November 29, 2009 at 9:58 am

are you gonna make a map series of different states from your pancakes? haha 😛


13 Jessie (Vegan-minded) November 29, 2009 at 9:59 am

Wow, that pancake looks awesome! I have to figure out a way to make those without the egg, do you think flax would work? Cute new mug!


14 Kath November 29, 2009 at 4:10 pm

I’m not sure that flax would work because the egg is the liquid in this recipe.



15 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope November 29, 2009 at 10:06 am

I get you on the cold… we got about 6 inches of snow overnight in Wisconsin and it’s still coming down!

I have to admit that I’ve really developed a liking for persimmons. They are just so unique!


16 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 29, 2009 at 10:11 am

I wish I could grocery shop by foot!


17 KatieMoo November 29, 2009 at 10:18 am

haha, please tell me that you’ve been sleeping with LOTS of layers…


18 Marisa (Trim The Fat) November 29, 2009 at 10:23 am

Thanks for the ear worm, Kath! LOL!

Your pancakes look great! LOL@ Montana :) I always feel hungry after pancakes, too; they never seem to fill me up for long.


19 Diana November 29, 2009 at 10:40 am

Pancakes look delicious! Esp the Montana one…haha 😉


20 katie November 29, 2009 at 10:43 am

kath-i always saw barney butter on your blog and thought it looked so good..and i FINALLY FOUND IT AND LOVE IT!!!


21 Kath November 29, 2009 at 4:10 pm

Haha – yayyyyyy!


22 Karla November 29, 2009 at 10:47 am

I love persimmons! They were pretty cheap in California, but here in upstate NY they cost $2 each at the grocery store! That’s ridiculous!


23 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg November 29, 2009 at 10:58 am

I’m excited– I picked up two persimmons at the store last night after seeing them on KERF. Can’t wait to try them this week!


24 skinnyrunner November 29, 2009 at 10:59 am

those pankcakes look delicious! ive never tried making them with egg whites but i am going to now!


25 jenna November 29, 2009 at 10:59 am

that breaky looks sooooo good


26 Kristie November 29, 2009 at 11:02 am

I had an oatmeal pancake yesterday for breakfast and it was divine. Didn’t know they came out better if you let the oats and egg whites soak together for a bit though, I’ll have to try that next time. I think mine only filled me because I topped it with yogurt, banana and a bit of pb. Pancakes without the extra bulk toppings just do NOT do it for me. Well, the bulk plus plenty of coffee of course :)They sure are good though.

I’ve never tried a persimmon… I’m thinking next grocery haul!


27 Cait (Cait's Plate) November 29, 2009 at 11:04 am

Oooh I’ve never had a persimmon – I’m also not a big mango fan…so maybe I wouldn’t like them afterall…Maybe I’ll just have to stick to the first layer myself. Haha.


28 Tania @ Moment Anew November 29, 2009 at 11:16 am

To those who have had these pancakes, do they taste really “eggy”?? Or do you not notice it? thanks! :)


29 Kath November 29, 2009 at 4:11 pm

I don’t really think they are eggy…but I’m not entirely sure you wouldn’t think so?? They taste like whatever you put in them.


30 MelissaNibbles November 29, 2009 at 11:41 am

I like to blend the whites and oatmeal in the blender to make my batter. It makes it more like actual pancake batter. I think anyway…
I don’t like the innards of fruit either. Good to know I’m not alone :)


31 Deva (Voracious Vorilee) November 29, 2009 at 11:57 am

Thos pancakes look really good. I don’t like the centermost parts of some fruit, either – it gets mooshy!


32 Elizabeth (The Dallas Celiac) November 29, 2009 at 11:57 am

If you blend the ingredients for the oatmeal pancakes in a food processor/blender, you don’t have to let it soak and they cook more evenly. I also like that the texture is more like normal pancakes.


33 Carolyn November 29, 2009 at 11:58 am

I almost bought persimmons at Costco today but didn’t want to spend $7 without knowing if I liked them.


34 Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now November 29, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Don’t you hate when you have to do school work over the holiday?! I’ve got some to do tonight, too.


35 Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) November 29, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Those geography inspired pancakes look out of this world. Those topping you used are insane (toasted coconut, holla!)

I agree with you regarding persimmons. They’re delicious when combined in cookie dough (my mom makes the best persimmon “health” cookies), however, when eaten raw, they do weird things to my tongue and make me gag.


36 Paige@ RunningAroundNormal November 29, 2009 at 12:11 pm

Those pancakes sound great! I tried a persimmon the other day and didn’t really care for it. Plus they’re expensive!


37 Meredith (Pursuing Balance) November 29, 2009 at 12:19 pm

I don’t know how you waited so long to put the heat on! I left Raleigh this morning to head back to Miami, and I was FREEEEZING! My family was making fun of me and picking out coats for melabeled “-35 degrees to -0 degree” temperature rating haha.


38 Lauren @ eater not a runner November 29, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Yum those pancakes look good :-) Happy sunday!


39 Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write November 29, 2009 at 12:46 pm

lol. I love that you said your pancake looked like Montana. lmao


40 Gloria November 29, 2009 at 1:07 pm

that pancake looks so tiny- no wonder you were hungry! Why not use a 1/2 cup oats, which is a serving size anyway?


41 Kath November 29, 2009 at 4:12 pm

They were bigger than they looked – and ended up holding me over for 6 hours. I’m just not used to that kind of fullness post-breakfast (or lack there of). But hunger-wise, it was fine.


42 Jenn (www. ) November 29, 2009 at 1:18 pm

When I make oat pancakes I usually put them in the blender first. Makes the batter more pancake-like. :)



43 Kelly from Bridges and Bites November 29, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Oh my goodness, I haven’t been able to stop by here for a couple days. Your Thanksgiving feast looks absolutely gorgeous and heart warming!!!


44 Cara (Cara Craves...) November 29, 2009 at 2:23 pm

I agree with your persimmon analysis…only a little but for me.
Maybe they would be better blended into a smoothie?


45 Katy H. @ These Beautiful Feet November 29, 2009 at 2:24 pm

I’ve never had a persimmon, but it looks like a yellow/orange tomato to me. I’ll have to try it, next time I see it in the store. Love your new mug, I need some cute new mugs.They make me happy. I hope you get everything on your list done! Have a wonderful Sunday. :)


46 AM November 29, 2009 at 2:31 pm

Love your blog! I’ve been reading your blog for a while and now eat oatmeal every morning. Even the husband has too.
I was just wondering if you ever tried microwaving your oatmeal with a little milk/water to half cook and then combining it with egg white after that (after it cools). It has the same texture as when you blend it as others suggested.

and i was wondering where i can find pumpkin butter… looks amazing!


47 Kath November 29, 2009 at 4:12 pm

Hmm no I’ve never tried that.


48 Cynthia (It All Changes) November 29, 2009 at 2:57 pm

I know you don’t use egg beaters because you don’t like onion powder…but could I use it for those pancakes? I want to make a light dinner and thos would be perfect.

I love grocery shopping by foot. I started doing it when I started getting healthy and love to do it now still when I only have a few things to buy and can carry them. I use my backpack.


49 Kath November 29, 2009 at 4:13 pm

Yes, you could def. use egg beaters. Just be prepared for some oniony taste!! 😉


50 christie @ honoring health November 29, 2009 at 4:37 pm

Hoping you had a nice Sunday!


51 maria November 29, 2009 at 7:38 pm

I agree. Persimmon core is pretty gag-inducing. I just cut mine into chunks and leave the core in the trash.


52 Hillary - Nutrition Nut on the Run November 29, 2009 at 9:52 pm

We’ve had a lot of similar eats this week : ) Pretty lunch and persimmon!


53 Danielle November 29, 2009 at 10:57 pm

Mmmm! Those pancakes look so good! I was craving waffles this morning but had a complete fail when I subbed a “flax egg” for our usual eggs/egg whites. It was still good, but not very fluffy.

I’ve been wanting to try Barney Butter for a while now but was wondering if it tastes all that much different than regular almond butter. Does it?


54 Kath November 30, 2009 at 9:24 am

Yes, it’s quite different. Very roasty.


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