Cookies for Breakfast

by HEAB on January 10, 2010

I am sore from yesterday’s weights. I love being a sore after a good workout – means I worked those muscles! I celebrated with breakfast, and GUESS WHAT????? I made pancakes WITHOUT protein powder. No, really, I did. 🙂

My inspiration? Katie’s Oatmeal Cookie Crepe Cakes!


40 grams blanched almond flour

40 grams rolled oats

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/8 tsp almond extract

1/4 tsp baking power

1 packet stevia

Pinch of Celtic sea salt

Lots of cinnamon

My batter…


My batter after pimping with 3 egg whites whipped with 1/4 tsp cream of tartar…


Onto the griddle…




Pile onto plate and cover in more cinnamon…


Make vanilla cinnamon protein ice-cream for dippin…


Make ice-cream cookie tacos and eat…


Then drink a big mug of coffee to warm your heart and full belly since it’s 14° outside. 🙂

Love you Katie. These were sooo good. The rolled oats added a lovely “chew” factor, and I encourage all of you to try them soon!


Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen January 11, 2010 at 9:25 am

cookie crepes? that sounds fantastic! i love finding new great recipes from you 🙂

Scott in Ohio January 11, 2010 at 8:37 am

Hope that cough is still on it’s way out.

These pancakes look great. Similar to Polly’s “oaty cakes”?

I have found that if I take 1,000 mg of Vitamin C about an hour before a workout, my muscles are less sore. Just a suggestion you might try.

Have a great week! It’s supposed to be a little warmer.

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 11, 2010 at 8:53 am

Thanks Scott, will try the Vitamin C. Good idea.

runningaroundnormal January 11, 2010 at 7:18 am

Ooh, I saw those on her blog the other day! Looks delicious!

Brooke January 11, 2010 at 6:31 am

that breakfast looks amazing!!

Miz January 11, 2010 at 5:28 am

cant believe (ok I can:)) Ive never used blanched almondANYTHING before.

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) January 10, 2010 at 8:04 pm

NOm- thanks for the shout out- man those cakes came out phat phat phat!! Yes! Love that. Of course it’s only my pancakes and my smoothies that I want fat- not my thighs! 🙂

Glad your sore- nothing like a little DOMS to put a smile on your face 🙂

Miss you!

theemptynutjar January 10, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Sounds like you had a nice day. I think the basic pancake recipe with box mix + oats + water are the best, old-fashioned nice way. Of course you Heabify it with all these ingredients that I haven’t heard of , or can’t keep up with 🙂 Whatever works for YOU girl.
Cookies at breakfast sounds good.
Glad you are feeling better.

Christopher Ian Hill January 10, 2010 at 7:48 pm

Again, all these pancakes look good.

I am going to copy and paste this recipe. Soon, I will have to try one of these!
I guess I’ll have to grow more confidence in this area because I am not much of a cook to begin with and I never tried any of those ingredients yet.

~Chris 🙂

Scott McIntosh January 10, 2010 at 7:40 pm

Heather, your blog could win the award for most attractive commentors.

Lola January 10, 2010 at 7:29 pm

Yumlicious Heaby!! These sound awesome!! They look so cute too 🙂 One question- why’d you sub the almond flour for the whole wheat flour? I remember on your new years post you said you were going to stop avoiding foods that you can tolerate, to be less restrictive on yourself, so I am holdin ya to that and asking if you avoided the gluten grain for any specific reason?! Anyway- Do you think it changed the texture much? I want to try making these for my special man <3 <3 u!

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 10, 2010 at 7:36 pm

Lola, Honestly, I love the taste of the almond flour. Never been a big fan of whole wheat in pancakes & baked goods. So dense and “wheaty” tasting, ya know? The almond and coconut flours I’ve been using are much lighter tasting. Much betta. 🙂

erintakescontrol January 10, 2010 at 7:29 pm

Yum Yum! I’m out of almond extract, but will definitely grab some next time I’m @ the store! Your brekkie looks delish, as usual!

eatmovelove January 10, 2010 at 6:33 pm

Do you ever make ahead and freeze extra servings or just go solo by day 🙂 You read sooo much nowadays about “planning ahead” and prepping …and I hate to spend time doing that though :). Glad your cold has relented!

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 10, 2010 at 6:49 pm

Eatmovelove, I never do much food prepping as I never know what I’ll feel like eating on any given day. I’m more of a fly by the seat of my pants kind of gal. Planning is no fun. 🙂

Chocolate-Covered Katie January 10, 2010 at 6:16 pm

Cookie pancake tacos?! HEAB, you have the best taste buds! I’m definitely featuring you and your gorgeous pancakes tomorrow.
You’re the best!

Fallon January 10, 2010 at 5:49 pm

Those cookie pancakes sound really good!

Katie January 10, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Very pretty pancakes! I love your idea to make them into tacos 🙂

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 10, 2010 at 5:20 pm

Hi Heather, I hope you’re feeling better. You keep rockin out the great eats! Ok so these are gluten free, soy free, and almost vegan. No dairy but the eggs. Do you think that I could skip the egg whites (eggs) entirely? I dont like egg replacer as it leaves a funky taste to me which is why I never make pancakes. But these are sooooo close to perfect for me….egg whites, to skip or not to skip? I fear that if I omit them, these would be hard little flat cardboards…what do you think after seeing your raw batter?

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 10, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Averie, Sub 2 TBSP flax seed soaked in 1/4 cup water. I think it would work just fine. 🙂

Bekah January 10, 2010 at 4:54 pm

No protein powder IN the pancakes but definitely on top! wwoot. So glad you’re feeling better Heather. Bought my *last* (before I leave at least) kabocha today. :'( Made me kinda sad. But there will be another time of my life where kabocha puree will make many appearances. Just gotta get used to it I guess! (And read the manual to the CIA, pretty much NO electric cookwear whatsoever besides a microwave, but I’m sneaking the magic bullet in with me!)

Ruth January 10, 2010 at 4:34 pm

WOW! This looks amazing! What a perfect way to start the day. I def am going to try this one out tomorrow!

Samantha January 10, 2010 at 4:24 pm

Those pancakes look beautiful and yummy, will have to try them soon!

Sagan January 10, 2010 at 3:06 pm

I really really want pancakes right now. Wow those look good!

Heather January 10, 2010 at 2:48 pm

A griddles make pancake makin so much easier huh? I can only get about 3 cooked at a time with my skillet. I’ve gotta invest in one soon, I love pancakes!

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 10, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Heather, Just got the griddle for my birthday a couple of weeks ago. It’s changed my pancake making life forever. LOVE!

Katie January 10, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Those look totally good!

Mae @ OhhMay January 10, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Those look so so good! I love fluffy egg whites in pancakes and waffles. Marvelous!

Michelle (Snacks and Field) January 10, 2010 at 2:03 pm

Those pancakes look sooo good, especially with the IceCream- I need to get some of those Gums in order to make it though!

brittac January 10, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Heabs I think I read once that you dont like using the microwave – why is that?

Also – yes the pancakes look terrific. Its always a good sign when they are as tall as they are wide!

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 10, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Brittac, I believe the micro-rays are melting my insides, causing my cells to mutate into God only knows what. OK, so nothing that extreme, but it kind of freaks me out that microwaves change the molecular structure of our food. I don’t like it. Would rather just use the stove-top or toaster oven to cook or re-heat.

janetha January 10, 2010 at 1:21 pm

mmm they looked so good when i saw them on katie’s blog and now i am 110% convinced that i need to make these!

Jess January 10, 2010 at 1:14 pm

No protein powder? I am impressed 😉 Those pancakes look AMAZING!
<3 jess

Kristen @ Change of Pace January 10, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Sundays are pancake mornings for us and I’m always looking for a new recipe! Thanks for sharing this one 🙂

Sweet Cheeks January 10, 2010 at 12:48 pm

WOW those look delish!!! I am copying and pasting that recipe right now!

Anna January 10, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Those look like the *perfect* cold weather breakfast!!! I would want to eat a big stack of them in my bed! 🙂

Run Sarah January 10, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Your fun pancake creations make me smile!

plamarie January 10, 2010 at 12:35 pm

I must say; I really want to make egg white pancakes now! They are so fluffy! Way to be so dang creative, as always, You! Have a good weekend!

strawberrysuitcase January 10, 2010 at 12:34 pm

great job working out when you weren’t feeling so great the past couple of days!

Danielle January 10, 2010 at 12:21 pm

Cookies and ice cream for Bfast?
You’re my hero.
I just wish I had a food scale!

Maria (realfitmama) January 10, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Those cookies look so good!! I think I’m going to have to buy some almond flour and make them this weekend. I’m pretty sure they will go over well with the fam! I too love the ‘sore’ feeling after a good work out… I’m on my way to do one right now. This winter weather is putting me in a work out slum and I’ve actually gained a few pounds, but eat better, move more and no worries – right!?

Lori Z. January 10, 2010 at 11:49 am

Your meals always look so good!
Thought you might be interested in entering this contest. It is for 2 jars of Barney Butter and 24 single serve packets.

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 10, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Thanks Lori. 🙂

lindsey January 10, 2010 at 11:47 am

oh my, i want some! but i can’t find a protein powder i like 🙁 suggestions?

♥ lindsey

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 10, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Lindsey, You know I love all things Jay Robb . 🙂

Do you do dairy? If so, I think his whey is the best tasting out there, and you can’t beat his ingredient list. Rice is good too. Took a while for me to get used to, but now I love it. Not a fan of the egg white protein powder though…it’s a bit funky.

Heather @ Side of Sneakers January 10, 2010 at 11:45 am

Those look sooooo good…thick and yummy!

homecookedem January 10, 2010 at 11:39 am

Oh those pancakes look so fluffy and amazing!! Happy Sunday!! 🙂

Mandiee January 10, 2010 at 11:30 am

i love how your crepe cakes got all puffy since you made them HEAB style 😛 i’ve been wanting to try this recipe for ages so i think i might even make them for a snack tonight. yumm!

Sally January 10, 2010 at 10:57 am

Hey Heather! Your breakfast looks great! I tried protein ice cream a few nights ago, but I think I might have added too much ice because it felt like I was just eating ground ice. Next time I’ll try it with less ice. Yesterday I ordered Jay Robb rice protein powder for the first time. I can’t wait to try some protein pancakes, oats, and smoothies!

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 10, 2010 at 11:11 am

Sally, I’ve been there with the bowl of icy ice-cream. No fun, but I learned from my mistakes, and now can eyeball the perfect amount of ice. Hope you like your Jay!!!

fitandfortysomething January 10, 2010 at 10:57 am

Glad you are feeling better! I love veggies too!

Rachel January 10, 2010 at 10:49 am

Those looks really, really good. Where do you get Celtic sea salt?

Heather Eats Almond Butter January 10, 2010 at 11:10 am

Rachel, I can find Celtic sea salt at Kroger, local chain of grocery stores, but Whole Foods or any health food store will carry it as well. I buy the unrefined stuff – it’s gray and full of minerals.

Ameena January 10, 2010 at 10:47 am

I really need to get some almond flour so I can try these! They look really good!!

Mara @ What's For Dinner? January 10, 2010 at 10:46 am

Those look awesome!! I’ll see your 14 degrees and raise you a lovely 2 degrees 😉 Yeah, it’s 2 here. Awesome.
Glad you’re feeling better!

The Hot and Fit January 10, 2010 at 10:39 am

These look really good, Heather! Fluffy, and their shape is fabulous!

I’d have to try them, too!

Veggiesmack January 10, 2010 at 10:31 am

Yum! Those pancakes look absolutely awesome! Breakfast of champions! 🙂

Evan Thomas January 10, 2010 at 10:23 am

I need to get into the habit of making some of that ice cream; it sounds great!

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) January 10, 2010 at 10:22 am

You are so naughty! Cookies and ice cream for breakfast! I love it when you can eat “bad” foods for breakfast and make them healthy!

Tamizn January 10, 2010 at 10:22 am

I want some now! Wow they look good x x

justrun January 10, 2010 at 10:13 am

Yum. Those look great! Glad you’re feeling better!

Abby January 10, 2010 at 10:10 am

Perfect breakfast.. great way to start off your Sunday! 🙂

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