wiaw #16 – gingerbread loving
Hello my loves. ♥
I hope everyone has been having a great week so far!
Mine has been extremely stressful. Not only with school, but emotionally dealing with a lot of things.
I won’t get into that much detail. I like to try and keep my posts positive! But sometimes you just have to be honest and if you’re struggling. You’re struggling.
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I feel like things have taken such a positive turn in my life. Deciding to go back to school, recognizing and fighting my ED, and the holiday’s always put me in a good mood! But lately, some things have taken a huge toll on me. The actual stress of school, problems with my mom, and me actually challenging my ED. Lately I have really been trying to do that, in the form of trying to break my obsession with thinking I need to “work out” or do some sort of activity. I find that when I do that, actually take a day off, I feel horrible about myself and all I want to do is restrict my meals. Thankfully my hunger will not let me do that. When I am hungry. I eat. I have to. But then I just feel horrible about my body. I try to tell myself I need to gain. And this is ok. But mentally it just really takes a lot out of you.
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But anyways. I do want to keep things positive, but I had to get that out! Phew. I feel a a little bit better!
It is however that time of the week.
What I Ate Wednesday.
And boy, do I have a tasty treat for you guys.
But first let’s go thank the beautiful Jenn at PeasandCrayons for hosting this wonderful event.
What a doll.
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Being so busy with school again (does this excuse ever get old?) All my meals are not photographed or pretty to even look at.
But I have been trying to stress myself out less and not go to the library as much in the mornings and actually enjoy my breakfast and time at home.
Yes of course I am still reading and studying at home.
At least trying to.
I have two spotlights for you loves today.
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One. A classic favorite.
I really am pretty bad at getting stuck in ruts. But sometimes I think why switch it up when I know this will satisfy me.
I got a cute new little side bowl the other day. I love it.
It really is an odd breakfast. Oh the things I come up with.
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Now on to my new creation of a wonderful delicious breakfast.
I have been seeing gingerbread recipes all over blog land. I’m not a huge pancake person, so I never really have the opportunity to make gingerbread pancakes.
Oh wait. I’m not your standard pancake person.
This recipe is in fact a pancake.
An oatmeal pancake.
You heard me.
I have been going through my banana’s like a crazy person and actually hadn’t had one go really ripe in awhile. When I saw one going a bit ripe, I thought to myself, could this be? An opportunity to make an oatmeal pancake? Yes, I am lazy and will typically only make microwave banana oatmeal pancakes. Yes. Microwave. And they are delicious.
I made my protein frosting using Spiru-tein’s cookie’s and cream flavor. oh. my.goodness. delish!!
Sprinkled with a bit of vanilla granola love. Gotta have a bit of crunch.
Ok ok, so I bet you are wondering what all went into this glorious mix. Let me tell you.
Gingerbread Oatmeal Pancake
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup rolled oats (more or less depending on how big your banana is)
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tbsp maple syrup (more if you want it sweeter)
Combine everything in a bowl and mash and mix away. Sometimes I add a bit of water if the banana isn’t ripe enough or if I put too much oats in.
Once all combined pour onto a plate and form into pancake form.
Microwave for about 2 minutes. More or less depending on how moist your batter is.
I am going to be crazy busy with school again so I am glad I took the time to make a few fun breakfast.
I see a lot of nut butter and jelly sandwiches in my future.
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Have you had any gingerbread themed meals?
What is your favorite breakfast food? Hello carbs. Totally my weakness.