Who's your next door neighbor?!

Wow! That was all I could say after breakfast! The bad news is that I didn't do much measuring, but here is an estimate....

  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1-2 T oats
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup milk (plus a bit more to get a thick batter)
  • lots of cinnamon
  • 1t baking powder
  • a pinch of turbinado sugar
  • a splash of maple extract
  • a dash of walnuts

Mix it all together, plop it into a sprayed skillet...when it starts bubbling and the bottom looks a little brown, press in some banana slices. THEN, use your master flipping skills (mine involved 2 spatulas!) and flip the bad boy over to get the other side browned up nicely.Lastly, smear PB alllllll over the top! :D
And enjoy every single scrumptious bite....After letting my yummy breakfast settle, I set off to the gym. I did a bit of weights and then ran @ 6mph on the treadmill for 30 MINUTES straight! Now I did take a 2 minute walk break in the middle, but this is a serious triumph for me! I think spinning is building my endurance and I couldn't be happier! I can't wait to go back and challenge my body some more!

Lunch was quick because my mom & I needed to leave and start our errands and
I took too long showering/getting ready!

A mound of lettuce with Amy's Black Bean Chili on top...simple, yet utterly delicious!

My mom and I ran some errands (and I found a new watch at a little shop because my old one broke! It was quite the find!). We stopped by the cereal aisle of Target (duh!) and it dawned on me that I hadn't snapped a pic of my Tall Caramel Frap. Light yet!

I love my Super Target!

We got home at 4 and I had to be on the road by 4:40, so I changed and made exactly what I was craving. I was going to put PB on the eng. muffs, but I decided to top them off with cheddar cheese and honey mustard instead. As weird as it sounds, it was GREAT and I really got to taste the cheese without it being bombarded with tons of toppings! Grapes and carrots sat alongside.

We got a sample of these True North Almond Clusters at Target (and a $1.00 coupon! :D )and then I had another little square before work. They are calorically dense, but tasty and have just the right sweetness to satisfy my sweet tooth..for a little while!

Penny's Low Fat Desserts Carrot Raisin Muffin Top

That's it...I wish I had Penny as my neighbor because then I could be her taste tester all the time and possibly get some goodies on the holidays. Honestly, when I reorder these, I will not be able to choose which ones to get....they all BLOW ME AWAY!

Penny's Low Fat Desserts Carrot Raisin Muffin Top is thick and soft. Yet, when you bite into it, it is dense and moist. There is no way this muffin creation only has 110 calories and no fat?! SERIOUSLY?! How in the world!
I love Penny's Food Scientists...they must be geniuses!
Oh yes, let's not forget the delightfully noticable carrot shreds and raisins....:D

I hate to say it....wait, no I don't!
Penny's Low Fat Desserts Carrot Raisin Muffin Top beats any VitaMuffin Top I have ever had by a landslide!
They are more similar to a real, high fat muffin in taste and texture ...and they are BIGGER, softer and just better. I know I will probably get ambushed by saying this, but don't kick it until you have tried it!
I used to be a VitaMuffin lover, but I can no longer say that they are #1 on my list!
You do know that vitamins come in a pill right?! No need to get them in your dessert! ;)


  1. ah but how often do you get to say vitamins are in your dessert?! haha i believe you about the penny's desserts though! they look so good. as does your breakfast!

  2. yeah pancakes! The cheddar and honesy mustard combo sounds awesome! I think we need to find you a TA (Target Anonymous) group... ;) Those muffin tops look amazing! Muffin tops are definitely the best part of the muffin!

    enjoy your sunday, Emila, and happy father's day to your dad!

  3. Thanks for the comment. I got the plate from a thrift shop. I love looking around for different crockery and souvenir mugs etc. I also have the white set (for guests)

  4. omg look at those pancakes girlfriend! They look down right amazingggg! I have never put bananas in my pancakes like that but I am obviously going to now!

    And those muffins look to die for!!! How in the world did you turn out to be the lucky duck to test them all out?!

  5. I love hearing about new and different taste combinations and cheese is one of my fav foods.


  7. Everything looks yummmmy. Your breakfast looks amazing, and gooey :) I love the caramel frappacchino lights. Two summers ago I drank them so often that I actually got sick of them. I took a break last summer, but now I'm back on them!

  8. MMM, MMM, MMM scrumptious!!!

    I think I may have a caramel frap today..I havent had one in forever! But yours loooks delish!!!

  9. those pancakes look straight out of IHOP.. except a buttload healthier =)!

    Those penny's desserts sound inredible! I'm glad you enjoyed the carrot one.. carrot ANYTHING is wonderful in my book!

    Have a great day, love!

  10. Those pancakes look incredible! I love the little banana slices. Thanks for the recipe.

    Congrats on the run! That's awesome :D

    Wow, that muffin top looks incredible! And 110 cals? I'll have to check those out! They sound like parfait material ;)

  11. Cheese and mustard is fantastic! Not weird at all, tasty :)

    My Target didn't have the new Kashi bars! I was so disappointed!

    Gotta love starbucks ;)
    <3 jess

  13. No really? Better than VitaMuffins? Wow, now they must be REALLY good! :)

  14. I love carrot anything so that muffin top is making my mouth water

  15. Your breakfast looks and sounds amazing! Great job with your running, that's impressive! <3

  16. love love love your luke's mug !!!



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