Pumpkin Pancakes and Spinning

20 Apr

Mark has been quite the chef these last few days. I have not been overly motivated to cook in the last week so Mark has been taking over. He makes these wonderfully tasty pumpkin pancakes that I top with one tablespoon of plain yogurt and local apple syrup.



2 cups of pancake mix (the box mix is fine)
3 tbsp of brown sugar
2 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (cinamon, nutmeg, ginger)
2 1/2 cups of pure pumpkin (canned is fine when pumpkin is not in season)
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract


In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients. You can mix, separately, the dry and wet ingredients. But, to be honest, I don’t do that unless I’m making muffins or a loaf.

Pumpkin is a great source of fibre and Vitamin A. These pancakes are so flavourful and yummy! Love them!

I had a great spinning class too last night.  Worked real hard and felt the burn! I know it’s so cliche, but it’s true. I hit the road for a ride this afternoon. Felt real good and strong following all the spin classes this winter. However, outdoor cycling is much more different and difficult than indoor. So my legs were real sore after 40 minutes. I’m looking forward to building some more endurance in the weeks to come.


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