Food Friday: Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Chocolate Pancakes

Good morning friends!

(I posted a video down below, so check it out! Its short! And I look stupid, but its okay)

Yesterday morning, I posted this no Instagram

And I promised the recipe!

I adapted the recipe from Dana at The Minimalist Baker

Here’s what hers look like:

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Here’s what mine look like:


Okay, let’s get to the recipe now!

Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Chocolate Pancakes (Can easily be made vegan)

Adapted from The Minimalist Baker


  • 1 very ripe medium banana
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 TBSP Egg whites
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 TBSP Coconut oil (slightly melted)
  • 1/2 cup or more of Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1.5 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup gluten free oats
  • 1/4 cup Brown Rice Flour (or sub other flour)
  • 2 TBSP almond meal (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Stevia powder (optional)
  • Secret Ingredient (optional) Cocoa Goodness Love Grown Foods Granola


  • Preheat skillet to medium and spray with oil
  • In a bowl, mash the ripe banana, baking powder, egg whites, and salt together. Mix well.
  • Next, add the vanilla, coconut oil, almond milk, cocoa powder, oats, and rice flour. Stir
  • Add in the almond meal (optional) and stevia powder (optional)
  • If too thick, add a little almond milk at a time til desired consistency.
  • Next add the secret ingredient! I made sure to break the clusters before I put them into the mix. You can do any kind of granola you want!
  • Place a couple of spoonfuls of the batter on the skillet for each pancake
  • Let cook 3 minutes or more on each side


Coconut Greek Yogurt “Icing”


  • 3 TBSP Non fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 TBSP Coconut Flour
  • 3-5 Stevia Drops or 1/4 tsp stevia powder
  • 1 TBSP Almond Butter
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla Extract

Mix together in a bowl until well combined. Should be thick. If its too thick, add a little more yogurt or a dash of almond milk.

Spread some of the “icing” on each pancake if you’d like

Top it off with Chia Seeds and Molasses like me and we can be pancake twins! Winking smile



I hope you like this recipe! If you try it, please let me know!


Rain, Rain, Go Away!

Good morning and Happy Tuesday!

I don’t know about you, but where I am over here in Alabama, it has been raining like crazy! I guess that is a good thing if you are a gardener, farmer, or something of that sort, but when you are a runner…it is the last thing you want to happen.

Rain messes up schedules and I like to keep my running on a schedule when I’m training. So, I sure picked a fine time to start marathon training. Boo.


Yesterday I had one of my favorite breakfasts. The Sweet Breakfast Scramble from Tina @ Carrots n Cake but I used sweet potato instead of acorn squash.

An hour or two after eating, I slipped on my running clothes

I got in a fabulous 2 mile run. I’m having to pick it back up slowly, which I’m fine with because this girl doesn’t want injuries. Just pointing that out because 2 miles doesn’t really sound like marathon training HAHA.

After my run, I went to do some suicides in my driveway. I love doing suicides because they are a high intensity training exercise so they get your heart rate up super high!!! Which is a plus!

If you don’t know what a suicide is, then check out this video


Wanted a light lunch and had leftover chicken, tomatoes, cornbread, and half of a very small sweet potato.

Later that night I was going to go run at the track and get some speed work in, but it was raining! UGH!

So, I opted for a fun workout.

  • I warmed up with the Purely Twins 5 minute plank workout
  • Completed 4 rounds Purely Fit 14 (my back is super sore!)
  • Completed 4 rounds of *overhead press, barbell curls, lateral raises, front raises, hammer curls, upright row, and all around the worlds. I also went up on the weight the last 2 rounds to really feel the burn!
  • Completed 3 rounds of the Tone It Up Best Circuit Workout
  • Stretched



Made a quick Hummus Turkey Spinach wrap with a couple slices of avocado

Then I watched Australia with my family. Love that movie…and Hugh Jackman Winking smile

XX Audrey

Southwest Chipotle Chicken Recipe

Good morning all!

If you are a clean eater who likes chicken, then this recipe will rock your socks off. It was so good!

Want the recipe? Okay, let’s get started then!

This is what we are making…

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Southwest Chipotle Chicken

  • 10-12 Chicken tenders (Cut into pinky sized pieces)
  • 2-3 TBSP. Dijon mustard
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Southwest Chipotle Mrs. Dash seasoning (I didn’t measure, just put as much as I thought was right)
  • 1 TBSP. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 TBSP. Coconut oil
  • A little extra Chili powder (optional)
  • A little extra cayenne (optional)
  • 1/2 TBSP. organic brown cane sugar (you can leave this out, but it really balances out the lime juice)
  • Pepper and salt to taste (the Mrs. Dash SC seasoning is salt free)
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 3 TBSP. minced garlic



  • Heat a skillet with the 2 TBSP of coconut oil on medium heat.
  • Mix the dijon mustard, juice of 1 lime, chipotle seasoning, olive oil, (chili powder and cayenne and brown sugar), and salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl.
  • Take your cut pieces of chicken tenders and place them in the bowl with the mixture.
  • Toss to evenly coat every piece of chicken. If you need to add any more seasoning or something, go ahead.
  • Place chicken in the pan, let cook around 7 minutes on each side.
  • Before you flip the chicken over, add onions and minced garlic all in the pan.
  • When you flip the chicken, stir it around a little bit to get some of the garlic.
  • TADA!
  • Done.


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Hope everyone has a good Sunday!

XX Audrey