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Heart Healthy Pumpkin & Raisin Cookies

Hello blog world! The past couple of weeks have been beyond hectic! I had my last ‘real’ day of school on Monday and took an exam today. I have one more exam tomorrow and then I am free for the summer! I worked out early this morning and figured I would use my spare time to do a little vegan baking! This is a recipe I created because I was in the mood for something sweet but not heavy.

Pumpkin & Raisin Cookies


  • 1/3 cup Heart Smart Bisquick
  • 1/2 cup Oats
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • Cinnamon and Stevia to taste
  • 1/8 cup Light Soy Milk
  • Mini box of raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, mix all of your ingredients
  3. Spray a pan with PAM and scoop about 1 tbs of the pumpkin mixture onto pan.
  4. Press cookies flat with a fork.
  5. Bake in the oven for 12 minutes or until done

Yields 11 cookies at about 35 calories a piece.

I am not sure of the exact calories, I just estimated that number in my head! They are perfectly chewy and dense. I really think the raisins make the cookie. I had two and my mom had two cookies as well! I put the rest in the freezer for later lunches this summer!


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Mini Banana Oat Pancakes

Mini Banana and Oat Pancakes


  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 50 grams banana
  • 1/4 cup almond milk or other milk
  • Sweetener and Cinnamon To Taste
  • 1 tbs Milled Flax Seeds
  • Sprinkle of baking powder


  1. Mash Banana with a fork.  Leave a couple chunks in the mix.
  2. Add sweetener, cinnamon, flax seeds, and baking powder to mashed banana.
  3. Incorporate oats into mixture.
  4. Add almond milk and stir until the liquid is equally distributed
  5. Form into mini pancakes and cook in a non stick pan until browned and then flip and repeat.

Yields 5 Pancakes the Size of Sand Dollars

235 Calories, 7 grams of protein, and 7 grams of fiber.

These actually taste like little bites of Banana Bread!

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“Somebody worked out this morning!”

Thats what a man at the gym said to me when I was leaving!!

Since I didn’t exercise yesterday, I decided to do something different and work out in the morning!  I went to gym bright and early and did the 5:45 cycle class! 

  • 60 minute Power Cycle Class.

Boy was that hard!!   I wore a grey t-shirt (my mistake) and it was soaked by the end of class!  I haven’t had a workout this good in a long, long time!! 

As much as I love oatmeal for breakfast, I am in the mood for a little change… so, I made some pumpkin oatmeal pancakes!  I ate two before class and I’m actually eating the last one as I type this up!

1/2 cup pumpkin, oats, 1/4 cup light silk, stevia, baking powder, and cinnamon!

The pancakes were really great and I hope they keep me full as long as oatmeal does.  The three pancakes came to be 238 calories, 10 grams of protein, and 11 grams of fiber.  I love adding pumpkin to oats because it really has a lot of fiber in it!

Taking a cycle class this morning was fun and challenging… I can tell today is going to be great 🙂

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So Berry Banana!

Bad news… I’m out of soy milk, almond milk, AND soy creamer!!  Since I’m out of milk, I had to make my morning oatmeal without any type of creamy liquid.  I added all of those products to the shopping list, I’m glad my mom is going grocery shopping today!

Breakfast this morning was Berry and Banana Oatmeal with Plain Spring Blend Coffee.

Banana, Frozen Blueberries, Frozen Raspberries, Frozen Blackberries, and Flax oats!

I love the color of this oatmeal, I wish you guys could see up close and personal!  This bowl came in at 316 calories, 9 grams of protein, and 12 grams of fiber.

Since my past two nights have been hectic, I am making a promise that tonight’s dinner will be a well thought out meal!!  I’ve missed cooking!

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Banana-Mango Oats!

This morning I decided to play with flavors and came up with a bowl of Banana AND Mango oatmeal!

Fluffy Bananas, Mango, Flax Seeds, a dash of cinnamon and splenda, and Almond Milk!

With coffee, breakfast was 293 calories, 8 grams of protein, and 8 grams of fiber!

I’m almost out of Spring Blend coffee… I need to buy a bag ASAP!  I’m also exhuasted.   I wonder why 😛

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Pumpkin AND Banana Oatmeal!

I love both banana and pumpkin oatmeal so I figured… why not combine the two? 

Banana, Pumpkin, Cinnamon, and Flax!  It’s the perfect mix of ingredients.  You have the creaminess from the banana and almond milk as well as the great taste of pumpkin!  It was sort of like a whipped pumpkin oatmeal.

Breakfast was 281 calories, 9 grams of protein, and 10 grams of fiber!  It would have been awesome with some sliced almonds but i’m all out! 

Mmmm, such a great way to start the morning.  Just out of curiosity, what is your favorite oatmeal flavor combo?

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Banana Raisin Oatmeal

I’m not sure if I have mentioned this on the blog before, but my house is actually for sale.  We have people checking out the house a little after noon so I decided to eat a big breakfast despite sleeping in so I can go out running while they look at the house!  I am actually going to run at the trail with my father, we’re both training for a 10k in July!

Banana, Raisins, Flax, and toasted Almonds.

I took a picture of my multivitamin this morning!  Breakfast comes out to be a total of 359 calories, 11 grams of protein, and 10 grams of fiber!

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