Happy National Pancake Day!

Hey guys and gals! Thanks so much for all your sweet comments about my first socca pizza yesterday! Just FYI, the leftovers heated up great in the microwave today for lunch!

In case you didn’t already know, today is National Pancake Day…which I would like to just go ahead and deem it Heather’s Other Birthday Day! Mmmkay? Alright!

I figure I’m pretty knowledgable, a connoisseur if you will, when it comes to pancakes. Don’t believe me? Just take a look at a few of my recipes:

All Natural Protein Pancakes with Blackberry Sauce
Blueberry Almond Flax Pancakes with Coconut Cream
Chocolate Pancakes with Honey Peanut Sauce
Green Cakes with Packers Cheeze Sauce
Green Monster-cakes with Coconut “Mud”
Irresistible Carrot Pan-CAKES
Whole Wheat Gingerbread Pancakes with Pumpkin Maple Syrup

Unfortunately for breakfast this morning, I was pressed for time, which means…no pancakes for Heather! 😦 Baaaaahut, I did make some tasty “lazy girl pancakes”

2 slices Ezekiel cinnamon raisin bread dipped in a mix of 1 egg + 1 egg white, almond milk and a splash of vanilla topped with Justin’s maple almond butter, sliced nanners, a drizzle of maple syrup, and chia seeds.

Oh and I learned something during breakfast today: cinnamon raisin bread = the BEST friggin French toast ever!

Now, breakfast was good, but how could I not have pancakes on National Pancake Day? I debated about making these from Liz’s blog along with some stir fry veggies, but I just couldn’t get the thought of sweet fluffy pancakes out of my mind. To satisfy my craving, I brought back a classic childhood fave, PB&J! Let me introduce you to my inner child’s most favorite breakfast to date:

And yes, I totally played with my food! 😉
Pancake Flour Flower de Strawberry, circa 2011

Peanut Butter & Jelly Pancakes: (serves 1)

  • 1/4 cup peanut flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
  • 1 egg white (I used 3 tablespoons liquid egg whites)
  • 1/4 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir until smooth, aka lump-less!
2. Spray a non-stick skillet with cooking spray, pour in pancake batter and cook over medium heat for about 5-6 minutes.
3. Flip and cook other side of cakes for 3-4 minutes.
4. Plate first pancake and spread your favorite jam over the top (I chose strawberry).
5. Top with other pancake and add a spoonful of peanut butter.
6. Strawberry “flower petals” are optional, but definitely recommended!

Mmm, definitely took me back to the days of playing with Barbies and hide and seek!

Who says you can’t have your cake pancake and eat it too? With a whopping 35g of protein, this meal is definitely not your average childhood indulgence!

How did you celebrate National Pancake Day?

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29 Responses to Happy National Pancake Day!

  1. I am totally making those cakes tomorrow 😉

  2. Your food is always gorgeous, I’m terribly jealous of your artsiness 🙂

    and, of course, your pancakes!!!

    n

  3. PS it’s also national pb day so ya did good with the pb pancakes! 😉

  4. Your Pancake Fower looks divine!!!! Today I made me some Chocolate Pancakes with STRAWBERRIES!! SO delicious! 😀

    Wow, 35g of protein! WOW! 😀

    xoxo
    Kathleen

  5. Mrs. Fish says:

    I LOVE pb&j oatmeal. So I’m sure these would be a-mazing! I had cake batter pancakes for dinner. Along with a green monster. I mean, I had to have something green with all that cake!

  6. Love pancakes!! And I love your beautiful strawberries!

  7. I love your pancakes and the way your arranged your strawberries!!! Peanut butter is a must, especially with the strawberries. I just love pancakes with lots of butter, but sadly I rarely have butter on my pancakes for nutritional purposes. I save butter for my dessert recipes. 😀

    I hope you have a beautiful Wednesday!

  8. DELICIOUS! You always have the best recipes 🙂 35 grams of protein too?! This would be the perfect filling breakfast before school. I need to make it before I run out of peanut flour!

  9. You definitely get the award for the prettiest pancakes I’ve seen all day! 🙂

  10. elise says:

    shame on me for missing nat’l pancake day. can you please tell me in the AM when very necessary events like this are happening!! blogger fail.

  11. Ryan @ Aloha Appetite says:

    How did I not know it was national pancake day?! I guess I will have to celebrate with a belated pancake celebration.

  12. omg pbj pancakes?!?!?!?!? LOVE
    i did not celebrate :O i was too busy celebrating National pb lovers day hehe 😀

  13. Little Bookworm says:

    I did not know it was National Pancake Day! I do plan to have pancakes this weekend though. Your pancakes look great! 🙂

  14. Anastasia says:

    Yum!! You alway amaze me with your pancake creations! :]

    The campus I work at has an IHOP so I celebrated by making lots of signage and coupons while a mob of crazed college students waited for their free pancakes. haha. It was craaaazy!

  15. Jenny says:

    Aww booo I didn’t celebrate National Pancake Day 😦 Love the lazy girl pancakes teehee I never make pancakes since I hate having to wait for them and I won’t go to Ihop bc people go crazy over anything free O_O I did celebrate Pb day! You did both in one recipe 😉

  16. Kayla says:

    You always make the best pancakes, and these are no different! YUM

  17. BrittFit says:

    love all the toppings!!!!!!!

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