Oatmeal Pancake Return and Favorite Workouts

I used to make Oatmeal Pancakes all of the time, including pumpkin, blueberry, strawberry, and sweet potato varieties. An Oatmeal Pancake doesn’t take that much more time to make than a pot of oats, and I remember them holding me over until lunch without a problem. They’re delicious and satisfying– I wonder why I stopped making them? I guess this meal needs to be back in my breakfast rotation again! 

Oatmeal Pancake

Recipe from Katheats.com


1/3 cup oats 
1/3 cup liquid egg whites 
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Cinnamon to taste
Toppings to taste
Optional: 1/2 a mashed banana or 1/4 cup canned pumpkin, squash or mashed sweet potato


  • Mix together oats and egg whites with baking powder, vanilla extract and cinnamon in a bowl. Optional: add half a mashed banana or other ingredients to the batter.
  • Preheat a skillet, spray with non-stick spray, and pour your batter in while shaping it into a large disc “pancake” with a spoon.
  • Heat until partially cooked and flip pancake.
  • Once cooked through, top with syrup, peanut butter, canned pumpkin, fresh fruit or banana slices.

One pancake is approximately 150 calories.

In addition to a lovely oatmeal pancake topped with Barney Butter and raisins, breakfast included watermelon, a dark chocolate Adora disk, and iced coffee with agave nectar and milk. 

Favorite Workouts

As you may know, I am obsessed with Body Pump! It’s my favorite workout of all time! 😀 Even though Healthworks recently started to offer the class at some of their locations, it’s just not easy for me to attend Body Pump on a regular basis. However, back in the day (aka before I started the blog), I used to do my own version of Body Pump at home with set of weights and a DVD of a similar workout. (As far as I know, Body Pump DVDs don’t exist. Although, you can find videos of classes on YouTube.) I sort of forgot about my at-home Body Pump workouts until the other day. We have no room in our apartment to store a set of weight, but somehow I’m going to make it work! I need Body Pump in my life again! I miss it! 

What are your favorite workouts of all time?

My list

1. Body Pump

2. Running (including treadmill workouts)

3. Yoga

4. Smartbells

5. Gravity

6. Step Aerobics (I’m so 90’s!) 

7. Soccer (I wish I played more!) 

8. Strength training classes (ex: Body Defined)

9. Tennis

10. Walking/hiking 

Cookie Friday

Just a little reminder: It’s Cookie Friday! :mrgreen:

My Cookie Friday, however, might become “Mini Carrot Cake Friday.” I saw this delicious looking treat at the Crema Cafe the other day, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. Today might be the day to try it! 😉


  1. My favorite workout is running, but one group fitness class I like at my gym is called Total Conditioning. It’s a high intense cardio and strength class. Usually when I take it, I can barely walk for several days afterward!

  2. Hooray for cookie Friday!! I think it is so great to see a treat you love and then “give yourself permission” to indulge once a week!

    My absolute favorite exercise is yoga because I never dread doing it. Sometimes I am not in the mood to run, but once I get out there, I remember why I loved it so much! I also love any kind of class that involves dancing – anyone ever try Body Jam?? FUN!

  3. I love body pump! I feel so stong after. I also love a good spin class with leveled hills and intervals.

    Go for the carrot cake they look amazing!

  4. I LOVE bodypump – we’re going today, but it’s our last day at the gym 🙁 we just can’t afford it right now. Do you remember what video you used when you did it at home? I want to keep my muscles so I know I need to start doing strength training at home.

  5. Your breakfast looks really, really good. I will have to try making one of those pancakes!
    My favorite workouts include running, swimming, bike rides, hiking/walking, and strengthening (I feel so strong after a good strengthening session).
    Definitely agree with you and others that a mini carrot cake is the order of the day! Enjoy 🙂

  6. Usually my favorite workout is running (obviously, that’s why I named by blog after it! 😉

    But lately I’ve been feeling like I need a break from it and need to try something fresh and new. Now that summer is here, I plan on hiking a little more because I love the scenery you get as a reward for hiking to the top of a mountain!

    I also enjoy biking and walking, and would love to give yoga a shot. 🙂

    (p.s. Your pancake looks so yummy! I need to try that!)

  7. Ok, I’m totally going to Crema Cafe sometime soon! I’ll be nannying in Harvard Square on Mondays during the summer… maybe we can meet up for lunch (and dessert 😉 ) at some point.

  8. I love that you have “Cookie Fridays.” It’s just one more reason to say TGIF!

    My favorite workouts: elliptical, hiking/walking outside, and 30 minute shred

  9. I was just in Crema yesterday! Love that place..I treated myself to their vegan brownie which is really good! I love that you are local..I did check out the Sweet Cupcakes vegan cupcake too..so nice that they have that. My favorite workout is strangely enough, doing yard work..especially raking..but I love all the workouts that you listed too.

  10. Tina – Have you tried BodyStep? If you like step aerobics, and bodypump I think you’d love it! I really do!

  11. My best friend owns and works at Crema and every time you go there you manage to get her in your picture! Crema is great – they had to gut the whole building so they could put in a kitchen in the basement so that everything could be made onsite. I sent her this post so she could see the pubicity – Hi Lize 🙂

  12. Step & Racquetball are my all time 2 favorite workouts. After that comes swimming & soccer – used to be tennis but racquetball destroyed my tennis game.

  13. MMMM at the oatmeal pancake! Looks great Tina! I should ice my own coffee too! So much cheaper! 🙂

    Body Pump sounds great! Running will always be my first love when it comes to my favorite exercise. I do love variety though but I can’t pick just one aside from running. I just love being active and sweating in general!

    Those mini carrot cakes look divine!! Let us know how they taste! YUMMY!

    Have a wonderful day!!

  14. My favorite workouts are:
    1. Step Aerobics (I am 90s as well!! I have videos I ordered on ebay that were filmed in the early 90s and they are hysterical but still a great workout).
    2. Spinning
    3. Elliptical
    4. Attempting to run
    5. Walking on an incline on the treadmill

  15. Those mini carrot cakes look so good! Enjoy!

    My favorite workouts:

    1. Running
    2. Spinning/cycling (I like them both equally)
    3. Yoga
    4. Pilates
    5. Tennis
    6. Swimming
    7. Sculpting class
    8. Dancing!

    Hmm I’m sure there are more, but I can’t think of them right now!

  16. Wow, that oatmeal pancake looks incredible! My favorite workouts:
    1. Cardio Kickboxing class (the instructor is amazing, and it’s a KILLER workout!)
    2. Running
    3. Figure Skating
    4. Hard Core Abs class (the same instructor as cardio kickboxing. I am sore for DAYS after this, and I thought I had pretty strong abs! haha, guess not! I love this class cause she always has different moves and variations to try)
    5. Swimming
    6. Arc trainer

  17. Oh my gosh, I think Carrotcake Friday is your best one yet. Those look incredible! I’ve got to find myself a cookie or something today 😉

  18. Oh my goodness, those Carrot Cakes looks amazing!
    My favorite workouts are:

    1. Running!! (outside)
    2. Power Yoga!!!
    3. Spin
    4. Hiking
    5. Treadmill Intervals
    6. Elliptical
    7. Step Aerobics (I get it from my Mom lol)
    8. Bikram (Have to be in the mood)

  19. Tina, long time reader: I just LOVE your outlook on food. You are one of the top three blogs that i read and gain inspiration from. After struggling with an eating disorder its marvelous to read blogs like yours and things like “Cookie Friday”. I found your blog first and i just wanted you to know how much of an impact it has had on me.

  20. Tina,

    I recently got a new workout video that I love. You do need some space to do it in and a pair of light weights (and I mean light – I am strong and I used 3 or 5 lbs. for this video). I get creative and move furniture around. It is called LaloFit and it is great. It keeps your heart rate up the whole time, is super challenging and great for toning. http://www.lalofit.com/englishindex.html

    When you have room, I would definitely recommend it.

    My favorite class is Spinning – I have been doing it off and on for 12 years and it is the only class I don’t get sick of and it is a great workout.

  21. I’m going to have to try that oatmeal pancake! Sounds amazing!

    My fav workout is yoga. It’s so gentle on the body and really tones and tightens!

  22. cookie friday, and national chocolate chip cookie day!

    running is my favorite thing, and recently i’ve gotten into yoga. but i love some cardio kickboxing too- another ’90’s classic workout!

  23. I really need to try this or the carrot cupcake soon! My favorite workouts are running, hiking or the elliptical with a good magazine. I used to love kickboxing class but I think I got burnt out after twice a week for a year. Maybe I’ll get back into it someday!

  24. That mini-carrot cake looks SCRUMPTIOUS!! I might indulge in a dessert tomorrow or later tonght. Although I’m someone who tries to have a little something sweet everyday. My favorite workouts are dancing, swimming, strength training, workout classes, walking and biking! I hope to expand my repertoire even more as I become more fit 😀

  25. too funny that another Leanne just commented!
    My favorite workouts are the 2 classes I went to this morning – World Beat Workout and Yoga Booty Ballet – lots of cardio dance plus some strength and yoga.

    I JUST made my first oatmeal pancake and it was delicious. I put blackberries and real maple syrup on top. Thanks for the great idea.

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