Sunday Stuff

I’m having a nice little Sunday over here! :mrgreen:

My morning started with delicious Peanut Pancakes with maple syrup drizzled on top. I used this recipe for the pancakes, but substituted peanut flour for the all-purpose flour. I had no idea that peanut flour was such a great source of protein and fiber! Cool! 😀

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The Peanut Pancakes tasted pretty good, especially with maple syrup, which gave them a sweet, dessert-like peanut flavor. The texture, however, was much more dense than pancakes made with all-purpose flour. These were thin, flat, and chewy– basically, the exact opposite of the original recipe’s cake-like pancakes. I liked the Peanut Pancakes, especially for their stellar nutritional profile, but, taste-wise, I prefer light, fluffy pancakes.

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After breakfast, I headed out for a quick 45-minute elliptical workout at the gym, followed by a detour to Starbucks for iced soy lattes.

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We ran out of homemade iced coffee this morning, so Mal and I couldn’t get a “proper” start to our day until we had our daily dose of java.

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A little while later, Mal and I ran (er, walked) some errands with Murphy.

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We figured that we could kill two birds with one stone if we took the pug for his long walk while running errands around town at the same time.

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We made a number of stops during our travels, including the bank, CVS, the convenience store, and sub shop.

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Murphy waited patiently outside each of them.

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Mal and I thought about going out for dinner tonight, but now that we have “supplies” for the evening, we’re staying in. A Netflix movie and dinner are on the agenda for tonight.

I just finished eating lunch, but it’s time to start thinking about dinner already!

52 Comments

  1. My first stop when I get to the USA in 2 weeks is Trader Joe’s- I NEED peanut flour!
    That town is so pretty 🙂 it’s exactly what I imagine an american town to look like!

  2. I have peanut flour and I’ve never used it completely in place of regular flour — maybe try it with 1/2 peanut flour and 1/2 regular flour? Then you still get the peanuty taste but with the fluffier texture. I am so with you on the fluffy texture in pancakes.

    Enjoy your movie night!

  3. Ahh, peanut pancakes. Why didn’t I think of that!?

    We had a productive Sunday as well and now are going to make pizza and Netflix it up in the den.

  4. I wish I lived in an area where walking was something you could do…but I live in the burbs in Texas…so yeah…not much walking and a whole lot of driving. Looks like a great day!

  5. I can’t wait til it’s cold enough in Dallas to wear hoodie sweatshirts! Pretty jealous that you can walk your errands – Dallas is so NOT pedestrian friendly…but that’s a “must” on our list for the next city where we live. We travel a lot but neither of us has ever been to Boston! Hope to change that sometime soon…I’ve heard all good things about your city.

  6. I like the idea of using peanut flour! 😀 I need to give that a try sometime in the near future! It actually sounds like something I’d like! 🙂 Then again, I like a lot!
    Also, just thought I’d mention that your photography is excellent. 😀 I love it!
    Aly 🙂

  7. What do you do with Murphy when you go into the stores or does one of you wait outside with him and the other goes in?

  8. Your peanut pancakes looks awesome. Interestingly, pancakes are always a bit dense in our house 🙂 We use a yogurt pancake recipe with whole wheat flour and tons of chopped fruit and nuts, resulting in “quarter pounder” pancakes!

    Looks like a great Sunday 🙂

  9. My family has our “traditional” pancake recipe that’s been around forever. I recently revamped it by changing the flour ratio from all white to 1/2 white, 1/4 wheat, 1/4 soy flour and you can’t even tell the difference! You could probably make your pancakes 1/2 white 1/2 peanut and it would work similarly. Where do you get peanut flour?…I want to try this.

  10. Hey Tina and readers! I am in the UK and have been trying to find peanut flour over here. Nowhere stocks it (or has even heard of it?!) Any UK readers know how I can get hold of it? Thank you!!

  11. Tina, I am addicted to peanut flour! I have a pancake and waffel recipe that I use it in with oats and I swear they waffles are like eat peanut butter oatmeal cookies! http://thenondairyqueen.blogspot.com/2010/09/celebration-dinner-and-oatmeal-peanut.html
    http://thenondairyqueen.blogspot.com/2010/09/oatmeal-peanut-butter-and-jelly.html
    Also, if you mix it with a little bit of maple syrup and a little bit of water (keep it thick) it tastes like peanut butter fudge!

  12. Hi Tina! I love your blog and healthy perspective and read it all the time! I just have a quick question about Starbucks iced soy lattes. Like you, I pretty much only drink iced coffee (even though people think i’m crazy in the winter). I recently discovered that I cannot tolerate dairy. This puts a cramp in my usual order at Starbucks. Basically, how does the soy milk compare to the milk in iced lattes and does it have more sugar? Thank you so much!
    Taylor
    -by the way anyone feel free to put in their two cents : )

  13. Sounds like a great day! A good way to get fluffy pancakes is to take an egg white and whip it into stiff peaks and then fold it into your pancake batter. It gives the pancakes a nice lightness. Maybe it could work with the peanut flour?

  14. @Tina:

    Sweet! We live near Portland and my husband is an alum of U of O. I knew I liked you guys. 😉

    You guys are making me want to get a pug, by the way. 🙂

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