A Chocolate Covered Sunday

Hello faithful readers, newbies, and lurkers! How was your Sunday?

We had another day of BEA-Utiful weather! I think the temperature got up to 58 degrees! I went with a friend and her pooch to one of our local walking trails and walked for four miles. It’s been a while since we’ve hung out so it was great to finally catch up.

I couldn’t believe how crowded it was at the park. The whole parking lot was full and people were parking on the grass and up the side of the road that enters into the park. I guess everybody wanted to take advantage of this “taste of Spring” before the snow bears its ugly head again. Yes, you heard me right…they’re calling for snow AGAIN on Tuesday! Will Winter ever end?!

Before my frolicking walk in the sunshine, I started the day out right…with some pancakes of course! I woke up this morning with brownie on the brain which meant there was only one option for pancakes…CHOCOLATE!

Chocolate Pancakes with Honey Peanut Sauce: (serves 1)

  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup chocolate almond milk
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute (I used Egg Beaters)
  • 1 tablespoon natural applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • sweetener to taste (I used about 4 drops of vanilla stevia)
  • 1 oz dark chocolate bar, chopped into bits

1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
2. Pour batter into a greased skillet over medium heat (I made 3 medium-sized cakes)
3. Cook pancakes until the edges start to pull away from the skillet (about 4-5 minutes)         and then flip and cook an additional 2-3 minutes.

Honey Peanut Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons peanut flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or you could use water) until thinned to your desired consistency

Ok, so maybe I added a little more honey! 😉

After my walk, I came home with an appetite! I couldn’t help but think back to yesterday’s mouth-watering lunch, but I couldn’t bore you guys with the same thing as yesterday, so…I made a “deconstructed” panini!

My “deconstructed” panini bowl consisted of 1/2 cup quinoa mixed with 1/2 cup diced tomatoes and a HUGE handful of spinach…ok, maybe 2 handfuls, Mama Pea’s Smoky Chipotle Zucchini Hummus and topped with crushed Red Hot Blues tortilla chips and smoked paprika!

And then after lunch, I cried.

Waaaaaaah! :*(

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go drown my sorrows…

I swear, Teddy and his livestock friends jumped in there ALL by themselves!


Tell me, what would you top your brownie sundae with?

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34 Responses to A Chocolate Covered Sunday

  1. Hehe, Teddy is so sneaky! 😉 I would top my brownie sundae with almond butter.

  2. Jenny says:

    Pancakes!!! Nommers!!! I must make some super fast. I’d top my brownie sundae with oreos for sureeee 🙂

  3. Mrs. Fish says:

    1. Love the adventures of Teddy.
    2. There is a coupon in the Whole Foods Whole Deal, they are usually in the front of the store, for those very same chips you just ran out of. 🙂 So don’t be sad, get glad!
    3. Your pancakes look yummy!

  4. inmytummy says:

    Those chocolate pancakes look amazing. I need to make pancakes more often!

  5. oh no! Teddy is at it again! =)

    You’ve got me craving pancakes and brownies! bad heather! =) xoxo

  6. Everything you eat always looks so GOOD! I will be needing to make those brownies ASAP. Is that pumpkin Arctic Zero? Ugh, I have ice cream cravings now!

    • Mmm, girl I wish! Do they make a pumpkin flavor? This is just some Eddy’s I’ve been hoarding for the last few months. It’s got like 16g of sugar per serving but it’s sooooooo good!

  7. Omigosh! I want that sundae! 🙂

    I would top my brownie sundae with Stonewall Kitchen’s Dark Chocolate, Sea Salt, and Caramel Sauce dessert topping. The perfect dressing to a marvelous creation all on its own, I say 😉

  8. I think I’d top my brownie sundae with some honey peanut sauce! Chocolate to start and end the day? Yes please! 😀

  9. lindsay says:

    awesome sunday. Honey peanut sauce is an A+ in my book! I love the Eden chips, they are gone in about 24 hours in our house!

  10. ahaha i love the deconstructed panini idea! and pancakes are soo freaking delish.. you make yours INSANEly BEAUTIFUL!!
    ahh iwould top my brownie sundae with………. agave!

  11. haha i love Teddy’s adventures.
    and those pancakes look amazing…I’d top my brownie sundae with coconut butter and banana 🙂

  12. oatsandspice says:

    Your looks amazinggggg!!

    I love your blog – so cute 🙂 I started my blog about 2 months ago (it’s so addicting) – check it out: http://oatsandspice.wordpress.com

  13. Kayla says:

    Yum, those pancakes look so tasty, I haven’t had pancakes in a while!

    I love your quinoa bowl, too! So colorful! I would top my brownie sundae with peanut butter!

  14. Anastasia says:

    Those pancakes… OMG! They look *delicious*!

    I took my pup on a ton of walks this weekend- Knoxville was 68° yesterday! It was crazy, but I ain’t gonna complain :]

  15. Love brownie sundaes, I had one last night with banana soft serve and a few chocolate chips:)

  16. Those pancakes look absolutely fabulous!

  17. Oh yum yum YUM to everything in this post! Especially that lunch of hummus quinoa goodness! Lovin’ the Teddy’s by the way. 😉

  18. Catherine says:

    I see Teddy is headless… 😛

  19. Jen says:

    Good luck with the snow! We are getting pounded starting tomorrow too 🙁

  20. Erika says:

    Mmmm…sounds like a delicious way to end a Sunday! 🙂
    Have a great week!

  21. carlee says:

    Is that pumpkin ice creammm i spot??? 😉

    I’m a vanilla Ice cream and brownie girl! You get shove it all in a blender if you really want to get niftyy and creative!

  22. Love the sound of those pancakes and your lunch looks amazing as well!

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