New Favorite Pancake

by HEAB on February 28, 2010

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Yesterday, CD made more coconut chocolate bars, and I caught a picture of his double boiler.

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Nice, huh? For the finished product (and trust me, you want to make these!), click here.

After our chocolate making adventures, CD and I had a surprise engagement party to attend, and Mark, the groom-to-be, was totally surprised. So fun! The bride-to-be was in on the party as she had to get her fiance out of his house. Here is a photo of Chris, me, and Mark. Mark was actually the best man in our wedding, and if it weren’t for him, CD and I probably wouldn’t be together. He is a mutual friend of us both, and I used to attend cookouts at his house so that I could stalk CD. Thanks Mark and many many congrats to you and Erin. We love you both! :)

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Now, onto this morning’s breakfast. In celebration of Pancake Sunday, guess what I made…Only some of the best pancakes ever. They don’t look too pretty, but they sure tasted good.

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I combined two genius recipes: Polly’s Nutty Cakes with Allie’s Coconutty Pancakes, and a beautiful plate of pancake babies was born. My recipe…

Ingredients:

1/3 serving So Delicious plain coconut milk yogurt (57 grams)

1/3 cup rolled oats

1 whole egg + 2 egg whites

1 TBSP coconut flour

1 TBSP flax seed meal

1/8 tsp baking powder

few drops vanilla extract

few drops maple extract

cinnamon

1/2 ounce chopped macadamia nuts

1 TBSP Artisana coconut butter

Directions: Combine yogurt, rolled oats, egg, coconut flour, flax seed meal, baking powder, vanilla and maple extracts, and cinnamon. Allow flax to thicken the mix while you whip the 2 egg whites until white stiff peaks form and then chase your dog around the house in an attempt to retrieve the coconut milk yogurt container. Fold whipped egg whites into pancake batter. Fry pancakes on griddle over low heat and drop chopped macadamia nuts into cakes before flipping. Top with coconut butter, more cinnamon, and macadamia nut dust (I chopped the nuts in my Magic Bullet, hence the dust).

Check out the goodness…

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I’ll be honest, this was one of the best batch of pancakes I’ve had in a while. In fact, I think this recipe along with my version of Katie’s Brownie Batter Pancakes are my two favorites. Thanks for the pancake inspiration girls! :)

It’s been a while, and so today, I leave you with CD’s Random Comment of the Day…

Last night on our way to Mark’s, Beck’s Loser came on the radio. I love Beck, and I immediately turned the volume up about 2 notches. Over the next minute or so CD used the volume control on the steering wheel to turn the song down 3 notches without even realizing it. (We have completely different tastes in music). I brought this to Chris’s attention to which he replied…

Okay, let’s just compromise and change the station.

Ugh, CD!!!!! ;)

{ 55 comments }

Kalli@fitandfortysomething February 28, 2010 at 9:18 am

Love the double boiler! I was wondering what he used. Great recipe for the pancakes. I bet the coconut makes them good.

Leah @ Simply Fabulous February 28, 2010 at 9:19 am

Those pancakes look great! I haven’t had pancakes in so long, I need to make them :)

I love Engagement parties… aren’t they the best? Congrats to your friends!

Nicole @ Making Good Choices February 28, 2010 at 9:20 am

Since I entered the blog world I have been introduced to SO many ingredients I never would have used before…including coconut milk yogurt AND coconut flour. I love how you made pancakes out of that. yum! and my husband and I do that all the time with whatever music is on…we have such different taste in music it’s funny.

Heather February 28, 2010 at 9:23 am

you know, those pancakes just LOOK incredible! i feel like i can taste them through the screen :) that is such a cute picture of the 3 of you guys…such a pretty lady!

Chocolate-Covered Katie February 28, 2010 at 9:24 am

At first, I thought the nuts were pieces of coconut butter. How amazing would coconut-butter-stuffed pancakes be????!

Heather Eats Almond Butter February 28, 2010 at 9:25 am

Katie, AMAZING!

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) February 28, 2010 at 9:36 am

Yeah, men and compromise! Hilarious!

Also cracked me up was chasing the dog around the house to retrieve the yogurt container- I can totally picture that!!

Fun about the “surprise” engagement party- never heard of one of those before. Cute idea!

Enjoy your sunday heabie!

Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) February 28, 2010 at 9:59 am

Those pancakes look pretty darn tasty! I haven’t had pancakes in forever! Cute picture of you guys! :)

christie @ honoring health February 28, 2010 at 10:04 am

Those pancakes sound awesome. I am re-introducing coconut soon and plan to by coconut flour if it goes well.

Heather Eats Almond Butter February 28, 2010 at 10:09 am

Best of luck Christie! I hope you are able to welcome coconut back into your life soon!

Anna February 28, 2010 at 10:14 am

You look beautiful in that picture! And the fellas are pretty good-looking too :-)

Great pancakes!

Ameena February 28, 2010 at 10:16 am

I love the double boiler idea…why buy yet another kitchen tool when you can improvise? I am just amazed that the improvisation (is that the right word??) came from you husband. Mine can barely find his way to the kitchen.

thedelicateplace February 28, 2010 at 10:18 am

i just picked up some raw coconut butter from artisana! p.s. i love beck too! saw him at bonnaroo in 2006 right before radiohead. best musical experience ever!

Mara @ What's for Dinner? February 28, 2010 at 10:18 am

LOVE the pancakes!!! I want to try them :)

Katie February 28, 2010 at 10:23 am

Wow those look AMAZINB

adrienmelaine February 28, 2010 at 10:25 am

Just checked out that chocolate recipe- looks so tempting- right now I’m too concerned I’d eat all of it before it got a chance to harden- maybe next week!

Carolyn February 28, 2010 at 10:34 am

“you were a loser CDDDDDDDD…be glad she didn’t kill you”

nice cakes, nice dress…

..i am having a large crisis.. can’t find my NEW FULL jar of coconut butter.. Not ready to admit total fear.. but i did have a big cabinet/fridge purging about a week ago where much “old,expired” was thrown out.. OMG

Heather Eats Almond Butter February 28, 2010 at 10:38 am

Carolyn, Say it isn’t so. Hope you find your coconut butter!!!!

Emily February 28, 2010 at 10:59 am

I can’t wait to try those pancakes! You’ve given me an idea for my double boiler! Usually, it toss a bowl on top of my pot, but the bowl I use is too small for the pot, so I can barely fill the bottom of the pot with water. I never thought about using one of my glass baking dishes on top!

Samantha February 28, 2010 at 11:16 am

What?! That is a GREAT song….Get crazy with the cheez whiz!

Ahhhhmazing looking pancakes, I jotted the recipe down to try ASAP when I finally ever get home. Love CD’s double boiler, what a forward thinker that guy! ;)

Thanks for the well wishes yesterday, the tsunami ended up being super tame here and now I’m trying for the umpteenth time to get on a hop back to Guam.

Danielle February 28, 2010 at 11:31 am

haha I like that song!

I like the double-broiler. I’ve done the same thing except with a mixing bowl. Whatever works, right?? The pancakes sound tasty :D Coconut is becoming a staple in my kitchen

Heather February 28, 2010 at 11:32 am

Those pancakes sound devine!!

Heather February 28, 2010 at 11:39 am

Those are some mighty fine looking pancakes. And hey, I do a similar double broiler rig often – except with a glass bowl and a saucepan. Go CD! Except not with the Beck hate. I’m not a HUGE fan, but I own some of his albums and love Sea Change, in particular. He just covered a Velvet Underground album and I’m kind of in love with him because of that.

Katie February 28, 2010 at 11:52 am

Mmmm, awesome pancakes! I WILL try to veganize those…though it looks like it will be a challenge!

Heather Eats Almond Butter February 28, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Katie, To veganize, sub 2 TBSP flax seeds gelled in 1/4 cup nut milk or water and skip the egg whites. :)

Ana February 28, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Your pancakes look so delicious and fluffy, I will try to make them sometime, we also like pancakes around here and I usually make them on Sundays too! (or Saturdays, weekends are always the best for pancakes, right?!)
Ana

Heather Eats Almond Butter February 28, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Ana, Yes! I love pancakes on the weekends. :)

Run Sarah February 28, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Those pancakes look amazing – so fluffy! I need to get my hands on some coconut butter.

Pure2raw twins February 28, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Those pancakes sounds fabulous! Yum Yum. We are obsessed with coconut flour in our gluten free baking, makes a world of a difference. Love how you put coconut yogurt into the recipe :) We just saw Gena’s post about how she is going to try your oakgurt — got us thinking… we are thinking of giving it a swirl as well!!! We will let you know when we do.

edevitt February 28, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Hey Heather!

CD’s chocolate creation looks great! I made some protein chocolate the other day by mistake because I did not have enough cocoa powder and it turned out great! I used jay robb’s chocolate whey, cocoa powder, agave, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. I love your blog and it always gives me inspiration.

Heather February 28, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Oh yum this recipe sounds wonderful! Sometimes when they don’t turn out too pretty they taste even better!

Alyson @ Nourished Fitness February 28, 2010 at 1:04 pm

I think they’re very pretty. And yes, I would love to come to breakfast! :p

homecookedem February 28, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Those pancakes sound incredible!! If only I had all of the ingredients… I have got to try this coconut butter everyone’s raving about!! :)

musingsofthegranolagirl February 28, 2010 at 1:24 pm

I love pancakes! Those look amazing, I need to try ‘em soon! :)

Melanie February 28, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Wow – those pancakes look so yummy. I am adding coconut flour to my to find list (along with chia, and so many other ingredients I always feel like I’m trying to find).

I also need to find regular coconut oil because the Artisana Coconut butter I have right now is NOT good for cooking. It turns brown and sort of burns. Plus right now its so clumpy and hard since its so cold!!

Thanks for all your yummy food inspiration!

ilanalala February 28, 2010 at 1:43 pm

I love that photo of you! Your smile is so lovely.

Nicole February 28, 2010 at 1:55 pm

I’m a pretty big Beck fan myself so I have to say BOO to CD, although I do think what he did was funny. (sneaky guy!)
The pancakes look awesome. The macadamia nuts remind me of those white chocolate macadamia nut cookies that I used to get at Subway … Otis Spunkmeyer I think.

Heather Eats Almond Butter February 28, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Nicole, Otis Spunkmeyer – OMG, don’t even get me started. My first job was at a Blimpies sandwich shop, and we had to bake those cookies every shift. Oh, the damage I could do to those things back in the day. Not pretty. ;)

MarathonVal February 28, 2010 at 3:39 pm

Too bad he doesn’t appreciate Beck, but you are super lucky to have a husband who is talented in the kitchen! Must be awesome to come home to homemade chocolate coconut bars! :)

n.D. February 28, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Yum! I have incorporated pancake Sunday into my routine now. :) I have to try these once I get some of these coconut ingredients! The double broiler cracked me up! They look delish!

caronae February 28, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Nice double boiler invention CD! Macadamia and coconut in one pancake sounds like a winning combo. I haven’t made pancakes on forever, but I usually add chocolate chips to the batter :)

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) February 28, 2010 at 5:22 pm

Those look so good! You know I am such a slave to pancakes…then you go and put oatmeal in them. How can I resist??? YUM!

Ashlei February 28, 2010 at 5:41 pm

lol that’s a WHOLE new take on a double boiler! I usually use a pan on top of a pot, but he skipped that step and had one less dish to clean! Score! :)

EE February 28, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Are you growing your hair for Locks of Love? I’m not sure why I asked that, but it’s beautiful. Glad you had a nice time with friends this weekend.

Heather Eats Almond Butter February 28, 2010 at 6:58 pm

EE, No, I just like my hair long. I have looked into Locks of Love before, but I can’t donate b/c I color my hair. :(

eatmovelove February 28, 2010 at 8:19 pm

My Goodness Heather – you are beautiful! Truly radiant!…and CD ain’t too bad either ;) …do you mind if I ask if you always feel “good” about what you eat…or after you eat? Weird question, but just wondering – I don’t really even know what it’s like to be “comfortable” or content anymore….

Oh and I found a jar of coconut butter in a small tucked away store I may never get to again…and it’s expensive…but maaaaaybe I’ll splurge and try it…have to save up about $14 though – yikes! My biggest worry is that I’ll like it as much as nut butters and eat it with a spoon out of jar…uh yeah – probably should measure :( …do you do that?

Heather Eats Almond Butter February 28, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Eatmovelove,

Thank you. :)

I am an expert at eye-balling my nut butters. My spoonfuls are usually exactly always 1 serving’s worth – I’ve measured to double check myself. The coconut butter is worth every penny, and you won’t be dipping into that easily with a spoon. It hardens at room temperature, and is not very dipping friendly. I usually warm up my jar by sitting it near a warm oven before scooping out a spoonful.

I feel good about what I eat the majority of the time, but I won’t lie, I have my freak out moments when I feel I’ve over indulged. However, I soon realize there is nothing that can be done and that I get to start all over tomorrow. Plus, I think it’s sometimes good to shock the system with extra calories and keep your metabolism guessing…sometimes, but *not* all the time.

gina (fitnessista) February 28, 2010 at 9:07 pm

you look so beautiful in that pic, heaby! you are GLOWING and radiant :)
ok. i might get on the pancake train. i almost never have pancakes because they don’t seem to fill me up very well (i feel like i eat eat 100) but the ingredients look amazing and i happen to have all of them on hand… we shall see ;)
hope you had a great weekend!

Karla February 28, 2010 at 9:08 pm

What a clever way to make a double broiler :)
Your pancakes always look delicious!! I love that you eat them so often! I think you’ve inspired me :)

theprocessofhealing February 28, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Haha so funny about your husband turning the volume down.. men!!
Your pancakes always look so good!! Want to come give me lessons haha?
The So Delicious yogurt in the them.. genius idea!!

Jillian February 28, 2010 at 9:17 pm

Heather! My dear! Yes, Cherie and I have been emailing and she’s going to come by the store when she gets settled:). Can’t wait to meet her! I have been borderline obsessed with dark chocolate lately…something i’ve never really liked all my life, what the heck!?? Hugs to you.

jenny (green food diaries) March 1, 2010 at 12:50 am

i am totally doing that double boiler thing next time. genius. thanks chris!

Sarah March 1, 2010 at 7:29 am

first the double broiler is creative genius!

second can you open your own version of a healthy ihop because i’d feel so much better about eating there and sampling all of your deliciously healthy pancake creations :)

Heather Eats Almond Butter March 1, 2010 at 7:32 am

Sarah, HEAB-Hop.Hehe. :)

Jill March 2, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Well, for the record I LOVE Beck too! And…Joe totally hates him. I think he is coming to Nville so if you ever want to go…just tell me. I suspect we have similar music interests.

Awesome surprise for Mark. I still cannot believe he is finally getting married! I just found out about a week ago. So amazing…!!

PS I am still loving my kabocha and will go on a hunt now for that almond/flax butter.

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