Weekends are for (food)lovers- Pancakes & sunshine

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.”  ~John Gunther

Photo by Ree Drummond/Pioneer Woman

So here it is Tuesday and again, I’m just now putting up the latest installment of WAFFL.  I need to get my life in order. Once that happens, maybe I’ll be able to get these up Sunday night or first thing Monday morning. Until then, I must beg you and the blog gods to once again forgive me for being late. I did bring a note from home so hopefully that will help my case. It read, “Please forgive Jaye for not sitting in front of her  computer. The weather was gorgeous outside and she was busy soaking in all the sunshine.”

Even though it’s a dreary Tuesday, I think these Cinnamon Bun Pancakes will bring some sunshine…especially since it’s National Pancake Day!  They certainly brought some extra sunshine this past Saturday. One of my favorite parts of the weekend long run is the post weekend long run brunch. Mmm. The Pioneer Woman taunted me with these on her blog and Saturday I finally gave in.

I always joke about the fact that I run so I can eat and it’s definitely apparent on the weekends. Now that my long runs are double digits, there really is nothing better than a lazy Saturday/Sunday after a long run then a big breakfast and watching the Olympics. Why do I stuff my face while watching the world’s top athletes, I have no idea. It should probably inspire me to eat a powerbar but not this girl…I get inspired to eat pancakes, has browns, bacon and eggs! Don’t worry, I know there are certain things that you need to do to refuel after you’ve depleted your body after a long run but this is not that. This is just the cherry, er, pancake on top!

So this past Saturday, the boys went for their long run and I took Monkey for a walk to Fido in Hillsboro Village, my favorite weekend haunt. Like I said in the before post, my long run days are now Sunday so I had the whole morning to explore. I can’t tell you how beautiful it was outside. Oh how I’ve missed the sun. I got my vanilla latte and went to the grocery store to get what I needed to finally indulge in some pancakes when the boys got back.

Cinnamon Bun Pancakes- originally from Tasty Kitchen

Ingredients

-1 1/2 cup All-purpose Flour
-3 Tablespoons sugar
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-4 teaspoons baking powder
-1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
-2 whole eggs beaten
-1 cup milk
-2 Tablespoons Corn Syrup
-1/4 cups butter, melted
-1 Tablespoon vanilla

Directions

-In medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and cinnamon with a whisk to make sure everything is combined
-In a separate  large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, corn syrup, butter and vanilla.
-Stir in flour mixture
-Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium/low heat. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter onto griddle. Brown on both sides.
-Serve warm with icing drizzled on top

Side note…Have you ever tried to cook at someone else’s house? Have you ever tried to cook at an all boy’s house? Needless to say, I spent more time searching for the measuring cups than actually making everything. But the boys house is now stocked with the baking staples 🙂

I whipped everything up and the boy got them going on the griddle. I’m not sure what it is, but I could put pancakes on for the exact same time and mine would burn while the boy’s would turn out glowing in golden brown perfection. I think it’s in his genes, and I am thankful for that!

Monkey and his Saturday morning Fido friend

The pancakes were awesome! I was a little nervous they would be too cinnamony and it would overpower the pancakes but no such thing happened. We loved them! We drizzled maple syrup over them but next time I want to try the icing below for the full cinnamon bun effect!

Icing

-3/4 cup powdered sugar
-2 Tablespoons melted butter
-2 Tablespoons milk

What is your favorite post long run meal or your indulgence on the weekends?

Also, I’m going to do a WAFFL for runners and talk about how you should truly fuel and refuel before/during and after a long run so if you have any tips, let me know and I’ll be sure to include them!

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3 thoughts on “Weekends are for (food)lovers- Pancakes & sunshine

  1. Love the photo of the dogs! I’m a big fan of Fido on the weekends as well. Speaking of pancakes, are you going to the Pancakes & Booze Art Show this Friday at Loft 4300?

    • That sounds like it is right up my alley! I’m going to be in Johnson City watching the boy run at his conference meet or I’d be all over that. I know, I know Jennifer, you’re jealous about Johnson City. HA.

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