Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Oatmeal Pancakes and Lack of Sleep

Okay, so last night I ended up pulling an all-nighter in order to complete my comprehensive project in my Master's Class which was supposed to be due by midnight Arizona Time. . . I ended up finally finishing it about 7am CST and submitting it - I may get a few points deducted for the tardiness, but at least the system let me submit it :)

I had only gotten 3 hours of sleep the night before b/c of coursework deadlines, so to say I was a royal bi-atch this morning would be a complete and total understatement. . . even the puppies were hiding!

I plugged through the first hour of work, but then had to take a quick power nap - I do NOT function on zero sleep - will never try that again!

After a 2 hour nap and a shower I felt like a new women - got up and got back to work.

Bummed that I missed CF this morning, but I can only do so much, and I have to recognize my limitations, and prioritize the completion of my degree over my CF addiction right now :(

After work, I decided to try to make some of those oatmeal pancakes that I've been buying from Molly's Friend, Mary. She makes these pancakes that are TO DIE FOR with oatmeal, egg whites, bananas, and sometimes some all-fruit perserves.

I experimented by combining the following:
  • 1 small banana
  • 1/2 cup Organic Unsweetened Applesauce
  • Dash Vanilla Extract
  • 8 Egg Whites
  • 2 Whole Egs
  • 1 Scoop Cinamon Roll BSN Lean Dessert Protein Powder
  • 2 Cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats, Dry
  • a Crap-Ton of ground cinamon
  • 2 packets of Stevia
I mashed the bananas up really good w/ the applesauce and vanilla, and then beat them till they were frothy w/ a mixer. I then let the mixture sit on the counter for about an hour to get warm (the applesauce was cold from being in teh fridge).
I then beat the egg whites and eggs till they were "thick"
Next, I mixed together the banana/apple mixture w/ the egg mixutre, and then stirred in my dry ingredients, which I had already combined.
I let this concoction sit for about 20 minutes so that the oats would absorb some of the moisture, and the "batter" would thiken up. Next I pre-heated a couple of skillets on super low heat, rubbed them w/ some olive oil, and proceded to make pancakes. The entire batch made 9 good-sized pancakes, and I figured out the following Macro Breakdown per Pancake:
  • Calories: 139
  • Fat: 3g
  • Carbs: 20g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 10g
Not too shabby! These things are great frozen. Then in the morning, I just pop one in the toaster on my way out the door (usually for 2 cycles), and then NOM on it while driving down the road to Crossfit at Oh Dark Thirty!
Here are pics of my experiment! (I couldn't resist. . . .already ate 1 of them, hence ony 8 in the pics . . . ):




I'm getting ready to clean up the kitchen, and then hit the bed by 7:30 tonight to try to catch up on a little sleep.

CAN'T WAIT TO CROSSFIT TOMORROW!!!!! :) :) :) :)

Night All!

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