D’Anjou Pear and Vanilla Spelt Pancake

Hey guys and girls,

How are you? It’s Spring!

So many eats to share, so little time… My semester is finally coming to an end and I only have one more take-home “exam” (it’s actually two essays…). Anyways, I’m looking forward to cooking a little bit more at home, and just sitting back and relax for a few weeks, before the summer session at school and the summer season at my work start. This means I will work almost full-time, but I still have made it one of my major goals to live at the beach and pool this summer. ;-)

During the past few weeks, I didn’t have the energy to go to the gym, and except for a little bit of walking, I just took it easy. I did, however, take some extra yoga classes to stretch and relax. I always feel like I am competing against myself when doing yoga, and I’m usually extremely focused to try get my poses right. For me personally, I don’t see the point in only being half committed during practice (I am like that in too many other aspects of my life, though). I love the mental benefits of yoga and how it can give you confidence and focus and strength to accomplish your goals.

I also needed an idea for breakfast for one. I was taking inventory of our groceries at home and we were out of all-purpose flour, but I did find a bag of whole grain spelt flour in the depths of my cupboard. I decided to make a vegan spelt pancake.

Ingredients for 1 large-ish pancake:

  • 1/4 cup whole grain spelt flour
  • almond milk (I think I used about 1 cup, but I forgot the exact measurement…sorry. Just try to use as much until it becomes pancake batter texture)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

For toppings I chose a D’Anjou Pear and unvegan (and pre-packed…) vanilla sauce.

I even recreated the cinnamon-pear-vanilla combo later this week with steel-cut oats instead.

I think I liked the pancake a little bit better. However, it was only one large cake, and even though it filled me up for a little while, I think the recipe should probably be doubled for a normal sized portion for one.

Dinners have been a little repetitive last week (pasta x4), because a little trip is coming up, and tuition is due soon, so we’re on a tight budget (as usual, haha…). There are a few things I’m looking forward to in the next weeks:

  • a visit from family
  • a short weekend trip
  • warmer weather
  • finishing my last assignment for this semester
  • relaxing

And since my schedule isn’t as crazy anymore, you can also expect a few more posts from me. Hope to see you soon and enjoy the warmer Spring weather!


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