Pancake Week Comes To An End + Apron Winners

by HEAB on December 20, 2009

How about a recap?

It all began with last Sunday’s chocolate pancakes and ice-cream.


Next up were blueberry and yogurt topped coconut flour pancakes.


Then there was my plate of carrot cake.


I finally made some Vita-Mix soup with savory pancakes.


The next day, I decided I needed something sweet and made chocolate coconut flour pancakes with hot chocolate soup.


The holiday spirit hit, and Friday morning, I whipped up a huge batch of Christmas cakes.


The holiday tradition continued with Einstein’s Hanukkah pancakes.


Today was my last day of pancakes…well maybe, we’ll see. You never know when the craving for pancakes will hit. 😉


My mom makes the most amazing homemade chocolate covered cherries every Christmas, and this morning’s breakfast was inspired by her. I made my protein pancakes, blending 1/2 cup cherries into the batter and topped them with 1/2 square Bakers unsweetened chocolate, maple syrup and a few more cherries. The chocolate melted and tasted so good all mixed up with the cherries and maple syrup. Thanks for the idea Mom! 🙂


Many of you wrote me with your pancake recipes this week, and as far as the rest of my pancakeless readers go…what are you waiting for? I challenge all of you to make your family some pancakes sometime during the holidays. They’re just so fun to eat, and besides, who doesn’t love pancakes?

CD picked his top 5 favorite captions from my POM Apron Giveaway. All winners, please email me your addresses, and your aprons and POM juice will be on their way.

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Happy Pancake Sunday my friends!!!


Michal December 23, 2009 at 7:17 am

Drooool for pancakes.
I still cant get over how funny those aprons were.

tosha25italia December 22, 2009 at 7:43 pm

I had pancakes for maybe 3 days in a row, and then I couldn’t eat them anymore. I love the Christmas ones and have to get in on your recipes. Can you come cook for me?

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 22, 2009 at 9:55 pm

Tosha,, Would love to come cook for you. 🙂

glidingcalm December 22, 2009 at 3:58 pm

oh wow! these are soo cool!!! I love what a volume eater you are …..not to mention INSANELY creative.

Quix December 21, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Wheee, I’m having pancakes tonight and this just totally got me in the mood. Now, to decide what fun goes in them…*plot-n-scheme*

JDawn December 21, 2009 at 9:37 am

What a great recap! I really need to make some pancakes now 🙂

And congrats to all the winners!!!

Whit December 21, 2009 at 9:01 am

Everyone is SO CLEVER! I love.

brandi December 21, 2009 at 8:54 am

yum – the chocolate cherry pancakes look awesome!

congrats to the winners – all the entries were so funny. fun contest! 🙂

CaSaundra December 21, 2009 at 7:23 am

Your menu looks delish–wish I was over this past week to eat all those pancakes!! 🙂

All of those sayings are so hilarious!

Tamzin December 21, 2009 at 2:13 am

P.S I had pancakes today!!!!!! And of course linked you thanks for the inspiration! x

Bekah December 21, 2009 at 1:18 am

OMG, I thought I read all the POM sayings yesterday, apparently not, because I do not remember any of theses. Nice picks CD. 🙂

As for the pancakes- I am totally inspired, with egg whites and protein powder, I am totally pancaking it up this week. You can count on them making frequent appearances on the blog, SOON. Cannot wait.

nikislosingit December 20, 2009 at 11:38 pm

Oh my! Your different pancakes are inspiring! Yum! It is late at night and I feel like making some right now!

And wish I’d come sooner to see the apron give-away! So cute and funny! 😛

Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen December 20, 2009 at 9:30 pm

Cherry chocolate pancakes? Hello breakfast tomorrow morning! Congrats to the winners…those are some hilarious slogans!

Jess December 20, 2009 at 9:10 pm

This made me want pancakes SO bad!! Yummmmm!
<3 jess

gina (fitnessista) December 20, 2009 at 8:16 pm

omg, i’m cracking up over here at the winning entries. those were some of my favorites, too- especially the kobocha and cd one 😉
love the awesome pancake varieties! i haven’t had a pancake since april, when i went to tucson. time to change that 😀
have a great night!

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) December 20, 2009 at 7:38 pm

You have some clever readers! 🙂

theemptynutjar December 20, 2009 at 6:53 pm

You had a great week I guess. You kept it interesting anyway, in your unique HEAB way. Have a nice night.

Melissa S. December 20, 2009 at 6:38 pm

what a great week of pancakes!!! you did a great job w/ the variety!!!

Pure2Raw Twins December 20, 2009 at 5:17 pm

YUM! Man I wish we lived closer : ) I just love pancakes. I am looking forward to making some when I am home for Christmas!!

Mona December 20, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Wow this has been a great food week for you! Pancakes galore! I love pancakes but mine are not as healthy as yours 🙂 Love the winning captions!

Veggiesmack December 20, 2009 at 4:40 pm

All of your pancakes look delicious!

Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty December 20, 2009 at 4:29 pm

Aaaaaaaaaahaha… those are sooo funny!! I laughed out loud a few times… I think my fav was the kabocha one!!

Congrats to the winner!!

Lina December 20, 2009 at 4:11 pm

Finally made your protein pancakes but I turned them into waffles in my little hello kitty waffle maker. I did a half portion of your recipe and added 1 tbsp flaxseed meal, 2 tbsp of pumpkin, vanilla stevia, vanilla almond milk, cinnamon and whipped it in the bullet. Came out awesome! Topped it with some PB2, definitely a nice snack when I have the munchies from being snowed it. Next time though I gotta put some oil on the waffle iron because all my kitties were ripped in half. lol

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 20, 2009 at 4:11 pm

Lina, Sounds delicious!

haylee December 20, 2009 at 4:02 pm

Hey! Question for you, I like the really dry flaky kabocha after I roast it, do you know which ones cook up like that better?? (like color wise? or is it just a guessing game??) Thanks!!


Heather Eats Almond Butter December 20, 2009 at 4:13 pm

Haylee, I find that the lighter green kabochas with big orange spots are the most dry. Best ones for making kabocha fries in my opinion!

Janna (Just Flourishing) December 20, 2009 at 3:36 pm

Whoa pancake bonaza!

AHAHA. Those comment are hilarious.

Tamzin December 20, 2009 at 3:20 pm

What an amazing array of pancakes they all look very yummy! x x

eatmovelove December 20, 2009 at 3:18 pm

Congrats to the winners – they’re are some great puns there! Creative bunch you got here Heather! What got you started on the pancake ‘kick’ anyways by the way? and does CD share your same love ? I like waffles too 🙂

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 20, 2009 at 4:11 pm

Eatmovelove, My obsession with pancakes as of late began when I tried adding coconut and almond flours to my protein pancakes. It was love at first bite, and no, CD does not share my love of pancakes. He’s more of a bacon and eggs guy.

Erin December 20, 2009 at 2:58 pm

Ha, awesome captions! I remember reading the first one and cracking up. Definitely bringing the package recipe to my parents house!

Kristen December 20, 2009 at 2:24 pm

I celebrated my first pancake sunday today since becoming a HEAB Fan!!!
I’m not great at experiementing, and protein powder is still a (slightly) foreign concept to me, so I made some creamy pumpkin pancakes this morning for me and my mom:
2 tablespoons pancake mix, 4 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree, 3 egg whites, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1 teaspoon stevia…I think that was it. It came out really good!! I would love to not use pancake mix, but I was at a loss for other ingredients…still, they were pretty yummy! 🙂

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 20, 2009 at 2:25 pm

Kristen, Welcome to the world of pancakes. 🙂

Susan December 20, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Bahahaha, between those Pom comments and the plethora of pancakes, this is one awesome post. I looooove chocolate covered cherries. I’m the only one in my family who will eat them in assorted boxes of chocolate. I’m trying to pick a pancake favourite combo from the week, but I don’t think I can. Bravo Heather 😉

plamarie December 20, 2009 at 2:08 pm

Good call with the cherries and chocolate. I am going to bake today. I was thinking of cherries and chocolate last night. 😉 maybe some cheery cake balls. We shall see.

Kristen December 20, 2009 at 1:50 pm

I love the POMela Anderson one… TOO FUNNY. Sad to see pancake week ending. I love all your savory ideas.

candice December 20, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Does coconut flour impart a particular flavor on the pancakes? Truthfully, I’ve never seen it in stores, but just curious 😉 I need to make pancakes sometime! They’re all over your blog, so how could I not get inspired?!

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 20, 2009 at 2:08 pm

Candice, Nope, the coconut flour lends no “coconutty” taste to the pancakes. One of my readers uses it to make pancakes for her husband, a coconut hater, but he loves the coconut flour pancakes!

Kath December 20, 2009 at 1:41 pm

That’s a lot of pancakes!! Wish I could try them all on a buffet

Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) December 20, 2009 at 1:32 pm

Heather thank you for the weekly recap!!!!!!!!!!!!! I do it every Saturday and readers love it, it helps get everything organized, and helps me (oddly) sort of recap the week, take stock & inventory, and figure out where I’m going on the blog and in the kitch for the next week:)
That said, all your pancakes look wonderful as Ive been sayin’ all week! I love that they’re almost vegan, dairy free, AND have protein. I need to figure out how to sub out the eggs. Egg replacers are meh. I think CCKatie’s brownie batters are a good staring place for me 🙂
Oh and I ADORE choc covered cherries and so your mom gets a big thank you from me!!! on that one!

Congrats to the apron winners!!! LOL

Katie December 20, 2009 at 1:17 pm

You are a genius, pure and simple. My second attempt at your Christmas cakes was a success, and I posted some photos this morning on my blog. I will definitely be making these for breakfast on Christmas morning! Thanks!

Katie December 20, 2009 at 1:01 pm

Good choices!

And amazing ideas for my pancakes! Cranberry and pumpkin for me today!

Glucomannan added too which I would love for you to try, maybe you have already?


Heather Eats Almond Butter December 20, 2009 at 1:29 pm

Katie, No glucomannan yet. Where do you get it?

Shelby December 20, 2009 at 12:59 pm

Mmm, pancakes! I vote for another week 🙂 Or maybe I’ll just have to start up a pancake week myself!

Danielle December 20, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Haha loved the captions 🙂 You gave me some good pancake ideas- I might have to make some soon

justrun December 20, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Ha! Those are great!
And don’t worry about the pancakes for the family… way ahead of you! 😉

Chloe (No Sugar and Spice) December 20, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Ha, love all those submissions – very creative. Can’t wait to get on the pancake train, you’ve definitely inspired me HEAB!

Nicole December 20, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Those captions were hysterical! Very clever ladies!
And yes you are the pancake queen. I tried making some pancakes with half white whole wheat flour and half almond meal (yes I know you suggested almond flour and not meal) but they came out great! I mashed a small, cooked sweet potato in there with it and topped with pumpkin mixed with yogurt mixed with PB. Next time I will add some dark chocolate to the mix. You get allll the credit. I had completely stopped eating pancakes until you reminded me that they are not the devil! Thanks for that!!

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 20, 2009 at 12:45 pm

Nicole, I thought pancakes were the devil for years! What were we thinking? Your ww flour/almond meal cakes sound delicious. Glad they turned out yummy!

Chocolate-Covered Katie December 20, 2009 at 12:16 pm

Oh forget it, now I went back and read the rest of them. They’re ALL hilarious!

Chocolate-Covered Katie December 20, 2009 at 12:15 pm

Can’t stop laughing. Especially Carolyn… you SO deserve an apron for your hilarious caption!

Estela @ Weekly Bite December 20, 2009 at 12:11 pm

You are the pancake queen!

Love the last recipe!

Erica December 20, 2009 at 12:09 pm

What a great week of pancakes! We did join in the celebration with some graham cracker pancakes. Congrats to all of the winners!

Jenny December 20, 2009 at 12:08 pm

girrrrl I’m thinking you should change your blog title to “heather eats almond butter and pancakes” — you are the flapjack queen!

strawberrysuitcase December 20, 2009 at 12:01 pm

pancake week was such a great idea and all of your cakes were so delicious and different. i’ll def try making some. my flipping skills def need some work though.

VeggieGirl December 20, 2009 at 11:54 am

I vote for an encore pancake week! 😀

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