Patience Makes Pancakes (Cinnamon Swirl that is)
Do you ever feel impatient with even the smallest of tasks? I do! Sometimes I feel like I don’t even have the patience to make pancakes. I’ll whip up eggs and toast, or peanut butter and oatmeal in five minutes just so I don’t have to take the time to find all the ingredients, mix, cook, etc. I, however, am trying to teach myself to slow down….in life. I am trying to become less impatient and enjoy things in the moment instead of jumping ahead to the next thing task or event in my day. It can be quite challenging at times but I find the only way to change this bad habit, is to practice implementing the new one.
Even with an intangible concept, such as patience, it takes effort and time, to CHANGE your habits and behaviors. While this is a very small subject on such a grand scale of feeling and emotion, I have been trying to practice the little things that require patience, to help me develop the concept in a greater sense. It is too overwhelming to take it all in at once. I’ll start with pancakes. 🙂
With patience, combine all pancake ingredients together, in a blender or food processor, and blend until smooth. In a small bowl mix your cinnamon swirl ingredients together.
1 cup of oats
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup almond milk
Cinnamon swirl ingredients:
1.5 tbsp of melted coconut oil
2 tsp of cinnamon
2 packets of truvia/stevia
In a skillet with a non-stick cooking oil and pour your batter onto the heated surface. Immediately, take a spoon and drizzle your cinnamon mixture over the pancake in any design you choose. Flip, cook through and serve. Top with pure maple syrup, greek yogurt and berries or any other yummy topping your heart desires.
“Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.” ~ Joyce Meyer