National Pancake Day

Hi. It’s National Pancake Day. Aka. Totally a holiday worth celebrating.

pancake round up

So, if you’ve followed my blog over the years, you’ve seen a lot of pancakes come through this blog. Two years ago I did “Pancake Sundays,” complete with a Disney movie with my roommate. Since then I have slacked off, and even bought a waffle make [what? traitor!] but my heart still holds strong for pancakes.

And now I share them with you.

Three Ingredient Pancakes

Almond Joy Pancakes

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Apple Pie Pancakes

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Banana Sour Cream Pancakes

Brown Sugar Banana Bread Pancakes

Buttermilk Pancakes

Cake Batter Pancakes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cream Cheese Pancakes

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes

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Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Pancakes with Maple Pumpkin Sauce

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake Batter Pancakes

Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake Pancakes

Cinnamon Apple Pancakes

Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes

Cinnamon Spice Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes

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Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Easy Vegan Pancakes

Gingerbread Pancakes

Healthy Whole Wheat Pancakes

Hot Chocolate Pancakes

Key Lime Pancakes with Key Lime Glaze

Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes

Mancakes

Peaches and Cream Pancakes

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Peanut Butter Buttermilk Pancakes

Peppermint Chocolate Pancakes

Protein-Packed Chocolate Pancakes

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Pumpkin Gingerbread Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Raspberry Chocolate Pancakes

Red Velvet Pancakes

Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Glaze

Reese Cup Pancakes

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S’mores Pancakes

Single Lady Pancakes

Thin Mint Pancakes

Very Berry Shortcake Pancakes

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Wheat Germ Buttermilk Pancakes

Whole Wheat Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Whole Wheat Honey Chia Seed Pancakes

Well, that should keep you going for almost a year, if you have a pancake a week. Clearly, pancakes are a fave of mine. Requests?? Comment below and I will make any requested pancakes!

Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Glaze

I actually made these around Christmas but am sharing them now because they got lost in the hustle and bustle of the holidays.

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These are great not only for Christmas but also for Valentine’s Day because… well, they are red and delicious.

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I took these bad boys straight from the owner and didn’t change them (besides having vanilla milk from Starbucks because I didn’t have real milk and it needs to be thickened into buttermilk with the vinegar and soy milk just doesn’t work like that..) because the recipe was just too perfect to change. I think I might have added a little peppermint extract, so that it optional (1/2 vanilla and 1/2 peppermint extract).

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So you can do it up right with your sweetie on Valentine’s Day by starting with something sweet and festive. I mean, who can resist red velvet anything, especially pancakes?

Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Glaze
From Cooking Classy

1 c all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1 tbsp white vinegar
1/4 c sugar
1 egg
1 tbsp red food coloring
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/6 c melted butter

Glaze:
3 oz cream cheese, softened
3 tbsp butter, softened
1 c powdered sugar
1/4 c milk
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Optional: white sprinkles

1. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and soda, and salt.
2. In a cup, combine milk and vinegar. Whisk and allow to sit for 2 minutes. Pour milk into a bowl and combine with sugar, eggs, food coloring, vanilla, and melted butter.
3. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
4. Over medium low heat in a saucepan, cook pancakes until bubbly on the top, then flip and cook until golden brown.
5. For the glaze, blend the cream cheese and butter until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add in the remaining ingredients, and drizzle over pancakes.

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Mondays are hard. Let’s have some pancakes.

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Today officially starts my birthday week. I guess I’ve started celebrating a little early, between the back-to-back girls weekends and early birthday gifts. It’s been pretty great.

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Another great way to celebrate is with pancakes. Duh. Pancakes make the world go round.

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These pancakes are quite pumpkin-y and spice-y. Despite the extremely HOT weather, they make you feel like it’s fall outside. And it’s perfect. And I don’t know about you, but something about pumpkin makes me really full. Pumpkin pancakes are my go-to when I know I have a long day ahead of me and need some serious fuel.

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Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

2 c white whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of baking soda
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Pinch of allspice
1 1/2 c soymilk
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp maple syrup
1/4 c + 2 tbsp canned pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla

1. In a medium size bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice with a whisk to incorporate some air.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, brown sugar, maple syrup, pumpkin, and vanilla.
3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
4. Pour desired amount of batter onto a greased skillet over medium heat. When bubbles begin to form, flip pancake. Continue flipping occasionally until slightly browned on both sides.

Cinnamon Apple Pancakes

I’ve decided to dip my toe a teeny bit more into fall. With some cinnamon apples.

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Cinnamon apples are delicious. I actually just recommended them as a “healthy dessert” in something I’m writing. Cinnamon + apples = win.

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You know what else is a win? All this stuff I’m learning in my classes! I learned that the inside of an apple is soluble fiber and the outer skin is insoluble fiber. I learned that knives dull when next to other metal, that copper bowls are best when whipping eggs because the copper ions flake off and provide for a more sturdy and stable egg white. Isn’t that fascinating??

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Okay, enough nerdy nutrition talk. Back to pancakes. These pancakes are made with whole wheat flour to offset the butter and maple syrup. Just looking out for your taste buds, friends.

Cinnamon Apple Pancakes

Sauteed Apples
1 apple, chopped
1/2 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp molasses

Pancakes
2 c white whole wheat flour
2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
2 c soymilk
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 c applesauce

1. Melt butter in pan over medium-low heat. Add apples and allow to cook until softened, about 8-10 minutes. Add cinnamon and molasses and continue to cook another couple minutes.
2. Meanwhile, combine the flour, sugar, and baking powder in a bowl.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the milk, vanilla, and eggs. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
4. Add the cinnamon and applesauce, then add the sauteed apple mixture.
5. Pour desired amounts of batter onto greased pan over medium heat. When bubbles start to form, flip. Continue to cook and flip until cooked all the way through.

**Option: Instead of putting the cinnamon apples IN the batter, you can spoon them ON TOP of the pancakes. After making these, I wished I had sauteed more so I could have done both.

Peaches and Cream Pancakes

It’s the weekend. And not just any weekend, but girls weekend.

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My close friend from childhood is visiting me from Raleigh and I am super pumped. She is staying both nights, and we are having the best of both worlds. One night on the town, and one night straight up sleepover style.

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Translation: pajamas, cooking, baking, movies, popcorn, massages, nail polish, and girl talk.

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Since it’s the weekend and you might not have a galpal to look forward to, I made you some pancakes. I had them for dinner but I think they would be even better on a Saturday morning. Nice, fresh, and delicious as you sip your coffee and watch the birds chirp.

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Peaches are a delicacy this time of year. They are sweet, juicy, fragrant, and perfect with just about anything. Throw them on a salad, in a smoothie, on some yogurt or granola or, my favorite, in some pancakes.

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While my love for pancakes isn’t quite as intense as this girl’s, and my ability to create fabulous pancake creations pales in comparison, I would like to think of myself as a close second. I mean, I do love me some pancakes.

Peaches and Cream Pancakes

1 c whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 egg white
1 c soymilk
1/4 c plain Greek yogurt (or peach!)
2 tsp vanilla
1 peach, thinly sliced

1. Combine flour and baking powder.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg white, soymilk, yogurt and vanilla.
3. Add liquids to solids and stir until combined.
4. Spoon about 1/4-1/3 cup batter, depending on the desired size of the pancakes, into a greased pan over medium heat.
5. Add peach slices onto batter, then flip when starting to bubble.
6. Top with peaches and syrup, and whip cream and cherry if desired.