The Griddle Is Back!

by HEAB on September 26, 2010

The dogs woke up early this morning, and therefore we were all awake before 7 AM. It’s Sunday. It’s cool and crisp outside. It’s National Pancake Day (Thanks for the heads up J.G. Bean!)…do you know what all this means?!?


Time for Pumpkin Pancakes!


Oatmeal pumpkin pancakes topped with dark chocolate chips and Artisana raw pecan butter

In honor of the national holiday and the weather outside, I decided to resurrect Pancake Sunday this morning and quickly whipped up the following:


1 egg

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/4 heaping cup pureed pumpkin

1/4 to 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/4 tsp baking powder

pinch of salt

sweetener to taste (I used 1/2 packet of stevia)

water to thin


Warm pancake griddle over low heat. In a blender, blend all ingredients but water. Then slowly drizzle in water until your batter is pourable, but still thick. Pour onto warm griddle and flip after about 90 seconds. Top with dark chocolate chips and nut butter.

Savor every bite and then wash down with a glass of HEABified coconut milk


You’ve missed Pancake Sunday, haven’t you? 😉


Penny Lane September 27, 2010 at 11:22 pm

aaahhh! We kicked off our Pancake Saturday this last weekend with pumpkin pancakes as well. Next week will be Ginger Pancakes. I am so excited I want to make Ginger Pancakes on Wednesday.

HEAB September 28, 2010 at 7:49 am

Ginger pancakes? Yum…I’d love a big plate of those right about now. Love gingersnap cookies. 🙂

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey September 27, 2010 at 6:32 am

Those look excellent! I also made pumpkin pancakes the other morning, but didn’t think to blend it all up! It makes sense though, my batter was pretty dense!

Maren September 26, 2010 at 10:27 pm

baking chips are a must in the breakfast topping department

HEAB September 27, 2010 at 5:33 am

Yes, I concur. 🙂

Runeatrepeat September 26, 2010 at 10:12 pm

Didn’t realize it was Pancake Day, but I totally celebrated!!!

Marty September 26, 2010 at 9:58 pm

Here in Alaska, absolutely NO one has canned pumpkin! The word is this year has been a bad year for pumpkins, so if you find canned, stock up!

I cooked a sweet potato last night and we’ll try that as a sub for the pumpkin, as well as an Egg replacer, or he’ll have the egg pancakes and I’ll have the other! Yeah, the chai sounds lovely!

HEAB September 27, 2010 at 5:33 am

I think sweet potato would taste even better than pumpkin! 🙂

Heather September 26, 2010 at 9:26 pm

Any day, anytime is good for pancakes! Love em! Esp with mix-ins! 🙂

Holly @ couchpotatoathlete September 26, 2010 at 8:09 pm

I will definitely be making pumpkin pancakes soon! Those look so good 🙂

I made CD’s almond butter chili for dinner tonight and it turned out WONDERFUL!!! Thanks for the great recipe.

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 8:19 pm

CD will be so happy to hear that! Hope you enjoy the pumpkin pancakes as well. 🙂

Deadra September 26, 2010 at 8:08 pm

I bought pumpkin yesterday, it’s finally easy to find, ya for fall foods. (my TJs doesn’t have the butternut squash you’ve mentioned before.)
The bummer though, it’s 90F in the Bay Area today, ugh!
Do you like eggs benedict? I keep trying to figure out a way to make that hollidaise sauce healthier….

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 8:20 pm

I HEABified Eggs Benedict a few months ago: Enjoy! 🙂

Ann Claire September 26, 2010 at 5:09 pm

You’re pancakes look delicious! It’s really making me want some pancakes….maybe I”ll have some for dinner 🙂

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 8:21 pm

I hope you did! Nothing wrong with breakfast for dinner. 🙂

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Oops, meant “Ann Claire”. Sorry! 🙂

Exercise and Eat September 26, 2010 at 4:26 pm

Something about Sunday and pancakes go so well together!

Josie September 26, 2010 at 3:57 pm

whoa, those cakes look and sound amazing! this morning i had my first round of peanut butter-pumpkin oatmeal. i love fall!

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 8:21 pm

Me too! 🙂

Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan September 26, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Whooo! Pumpkin pancakes?! yummy 🙂 I’m gonna try to make these gluten free…Wish me luck!

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 8:23 pm

Good luck Jennifer and Jaclyn. How about 1/2 cup almond flour instead of the oats…or you could use gluten-free oats if those work for you…or cornmeal! 🙂

Amy B @ Second City Randomness September 26, 2010 at 3:40 pm

It’s National Pancake Day?!?! I had no idea! And am now kind of glad I went with the sweet potato pancakes while out at breakfast this morning… whew!

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 8:24 pm

Wise decision my friend. 🙂

wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas September 26, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Oh man, at this time last year I was about 33 weeks pregnant, and I wanted pumpkin and cinnamon and pancakey type things more than anything, but gestational diabetes kept it out of my reach. This year, I’m LOVING the beginning of fall! I think I could eat an obscenely large stack of pumpkin pancakes!

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 8:24 pm

Do it! 🙂

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) September 26, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Enjoy the pancakes! Well, clearly, they are long gone now and must have been delish! The nut butter topping looks stellar…mmm, good!!!

And dogs waking you up at 7am? Omg I think I would have not been too happy of a camper. Babies to be expected. Dogs…well, yeah, I would have uttered a few choice words 🙂

Enjoy your cool morning…and day. It’s mid 80s, super hot here, total Indian Summer heat wave!


HEAB September 26, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Well, it was actually more like the dogs woke CD up…and then CD woke me up. That’s usually how it happens at our house. 😉

Little Bookworm September 26, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Those pancakes look amazing, and yay for pancake Sunday. 🙂

Mary @ Bites and Bliss September 26, 2010 at 1:30 pm

That reminds me..I have to go out and buy more pumpkin today! Like I had to be reminded of that anyway 😉 I need to give pumpkin pancakes a try!

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Yes, you do. 🙂

Erica September 26, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Just a fabulous breakfast. I totally missed pancake day! But we’re going out to breakfast tomorrow morning…so maybe I can make up for it 😉 I just tried artisana’s butters for the first time- totally fabulous! I really like the cashini butter

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 8:27 pm

I loved the cashini butter, but not a fan of their raw almond butter. It tasted funky. However, I am obsessed with cacao bliss and so very sad my jar is almost gone. 🙁 And yes, you can totally make up for missing Pancake Sunday tomorrow! 🙂

Melissa @ TryingToHeal September 26, 2010 at 12:51 pm

oh snap. i missed pancakes for bfast! guess i’ll have to try them for lunch…;) we’ll see what i’m feel’n then!

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 12:57 pm

No worries Melissa…they’d also make a great dinner. 😉

SillyGooseMama September 26, 2010 at 12:51 pm

You made me hero for the day at my house!! We had gluten free German apple baked pancakes for breakfast, your coconut/flax pancakes for lunch and for dinner we will be trying you pumpkin recipe. My children are giddy with pancake goodness;)

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Wow – impressive. Wish I could be at your house all day today!

SillyGooseMama September 26, 2010 at 8:32 pm

Super yummy pumpkin pancakes!! I had to x10 the recipe and I used kuri squash (don’t tell). I found a great local nut butter–The Nutty Vermonter, with cashews, almonds, pecans and maple and cinnamon–Heavenly:) Thanks again for the inspiration!

HEAB September 27, 2010 at 8:50 am

SillyGooseMama, So glad the family enjoyed the pumpkin pancakes, and that Nutty Vermonter sounds amazing! I want. 🙂

SillyGooseMama September 27, 2010 at 10:33 am

Where should I send it?

Sarah B September 26, 2010 at 12:42 pm

How in the world did I miss national pancake day? I’m usually on top of these things:) Quick question, what kind of Pumpkin puree do you use?

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Sarah B,
This morning I used canned organic pumpkin puree from Whole Foods. However, Libby’s is my favorite. You haven’t missed National Pancake Day…nothing wrong with breakfast for dinner! 😉

Tyler September 26, 2010 at 12:18 pm

These pancakes sound perfect! Especially the dark chocolate topping :).

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 12:54 pm

They were. 🙂

janetha September 26, 2010 at 12:01 pm

YES! i was about to make pumpkin pancakes myself, but marshall wants to go out to brunch. i know what i am ordering 😉

Shelby September 26, 2010 at 11:39 am

Mmm, those look amazing! It may not be cold here yet but I’m still going ot eat enough orange foods to make me glow 😉

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 12:55 pm

That’s the spirit! 😉

Natalia - a side of simple September 26, 2010 at 11:23 am

The weekend isn’t officially complete until you’ve made some HEAB pancakes. Yay for Pancake Sunday!

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Yes, I agree. Weekends were made for pancakes! 🙂

Ashley September 26, 2010 at 11:08 am

JUST made these! Thanks 🙂 So fluffy and delicious. I ate them alongside a pumpkin smoothie!

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 12:53 pm

Wow, you were on it this morning…so happy to hear you enjoyed your pancakes. You definitely got your vitamin A in today. 😉

Emily September 26, 2010 at 11:08 am

I love your idea of blending your ingredients in a blender so you don’t have to use flour. I always soften my rolled oats and then use other flours in my pancakes, but this makes it quick and easy and you get the benefit of it being less processed than oat flour. I can’t wait to try it! By the way, I added peanut butter to my chili after reading about CD’s recipe the other day and it was great! I never would have thought to try it. Thanks! I’m sure going to miss reading your blog when you have your little one. 🙂 I’ll plan to start going back and reading older posts that I missed before.

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 12:53 pm

Yes, blending the rolled oats makes a huge difference! Hopefully, I’ll keep posting after the HEABlet arrives…I love blogging more than anything and would be really sad if I couldn’t keep up with HEAB and all my readers. I’ll do my best…oh, and if you go back and read old posts, please forgive my purple cauliflower oat bran phase. Yeah…not sure what I was thinking back then. 😉

Sylvia @ LifeIsGoodWithFood September 26, 2010 at 10:34 am

Wow, looks so good! Can’t wait to make some! 😉

Katirie September 26, 2010 at 10:04 am

I had the exact same breakfast, although mine was not in honor of National Pancake Day, it was to celebrate the fact that the high temperature today will NOT be in the mid-90s!!! I am so ready for fall . . .

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 12:50 pm

Definitely a reason to celebrate! I’m so ready for fall as well. Heat, please stay away!

Natalie September 26, 2010 at 9:57 am

pumpkin, pecans, chocolate – great combo!!!

Meg September 26, 2010 at 9:53 am

Hooray Pancake Sunday 😀 I love love love pumpkin – what a perfect fall breakfast! I LOVE adding pumpkin to your protein pancake recipe, by the way, makes em’ fluffier and gooey! If that makes ANY sense at all 😛

Enjoy your Sunday!

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 12:50 pm

I have the hardest time flipping my protein pancakes with pumpkin. So, they never look very pretty, but they sure do taste good! 🙂

Susan September 26, 2010 at 9:50 am

I made pumpkin pancakes for breakfast today too. I had no idea it was national pancake day though. Thanks Heather!

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 12:49 pm

You’re welcome. Great minds think alike, no?

eatmovelove September 26, 2010 at 9:50 am

There is a Holiday for Pancakes? – Well, I for one believe this should be recognized as a Statutory Holiday…and none of us should have to go to work tomorrow…choosing instead to sit home and eat pancakes 😉

Pumpkin is so popular lately – and with reason!

How many servings does this make?

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 12:49 pm

I got 4 small pancakes out of the recipe, and that’s one serving if you ask me. 🙂

Emily September 26, 2010 at 9:45 am

Happy National Pancake Day!!! The recipe looks amazing, what a great way to celebrate. Happy to see pancakes are back, enjoy!

melissa @ the delicate place September 26, 2010 at 9:41 am

i celebrated with pancakes this morning too! mine were Indian spiced flax cakes (think cinnamon, cardamom, ginger) topped off with a scoop of vanilla almond dream DF ice cream and some chopped fresh pear! <3 i wish i had more haha 3 cakes was not enough!

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Yum…chai pancakes. Brilliant…and with ice-cream?!? Um, I love you. 🙂

Lauren September 26, 2010 at 9:40 am

I’m so glad you posted this recipe – I have canned pumpkin sitting in my pantry and I’ve been waiting to find something fun to make! These look delicious 🙂

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 12:46 pm

They were delicious. Enjoy! 🙂

Kaitlyn (College Girl Runs) September 26, 2010 at 9:25 am

I had no idea that it was national pancake day! Thanks for the heads up and have a wonderful Sunday 🙂

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 12:46 pm

You’re welcome, and I hope you enjoy your Sunday as well. 🙂

Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun September 26, 2010 at 9:22 am

I’ve missed your Pancake Sunday posts! Your pancakes always look so delicious, creative, and easy to make and today was no exception! 😛

S @ September 26, 2010 at 9:19 am

I’m (miraculously) up early and heading out for a group run… but having bought two new cans of pumpkin last night, I think you’ve just given me my recovery meal! Thanks, Heather!

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Welcome. Hope you had a good run!

grocery goddess jen September 26, 2010 at 8:45 am

Mmm…I’m planning on having French Toast for breakfast, but those pancakes look wonderful. I’m glad you’re bringing pancake Sunday back!

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Jen, Me too. 🙂

Ana September 26, 2010 at 8:43 am

We had pancakes for breakfast too, I should have taken a picture in your honor Heather!! I received a small jar of pure maple syrup from a friend, which is made where she lives (in Michigan!), so there was no way we would go over the weekend without making some pancakes to try it.
I am so making your pumpkin pancakes, the ingredients are awesome – and I love your toppings! Maybe I will make “national pancake for dinner day” today! (can never have too many pancakes on Pancake Sunday, right?!)

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Never – agreed…especially when there is MI maple syrup in the house! 🙂

Christina @ilovefetacheese September 26, 2010 at 8:43 am

I’m glad I read this before breakfast! Im happy the pancakes are BACK.

Lauren at KeepItSweet September 26, 2010 at 8:43 am

national pancake day, how did i not know this?!

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 12:44 pm

Most important thing is you do now. 🙂

Nicole September 26, 2010 at 8:43 am

I made banana oatmeal pancakes this morning without even knowing!!
Enjoy your Sunday my friend. It’s drizzly, gray, warm and humid out … perfect day for football. I ordered the NFL Redzone channel so we’re ready!! (I’m such a guy…lol)

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 12:43 pm

CD would be so jealous. He’s been eyeing the Direct TV NFL Sunday ticket for 2 years now, but Mr. Budget-Minded Head will not purchase it. I really need to surprise him with one year as he rarely gets to see his Bears play since they don’t often broadcast their games here in Nashville. He’s so excited they’re on Monday night!

Nicole September 26, 2010 at 12:53 pm

Since we have Comcast we were able to get this channel for an extra $7 a month. It’s soooo worth it! You don’t get to watch your one specific game but you get every game in the redzone so you get to see every score…it’s pretty sweet. We wanted to buy the MLB package but it’s $160, so instead we bought a subscription to and we can watch our games on our laptops AND hook it up the TV bc they’re broadcast in HD. That saved us over $100. Too bad they don’t have that option for NFL.

Jessica @ How Sweet September 26, 2010 at 8:28 am

Going to have pancakes now since it is National Pancake Day! Woohoo!

Krystina September 26, 2010 at 8:27 am

Those look tasty! I’ve been wanting pancakes but wasn’t sure if I could just use all rolled oats in place of flour. Thanks. 🙂

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 12:42 pm

You can! You’re welcome and enjoy. 🙂

VeggieGirl September 26, 2010 at 8:24 am

Not to be a bitch, but Janetha and I always BOTH give the heads up for the food holidays – just sayin’.

janetha September 26, 2010 at 12:03 pm

i think she said that because i wrote on her wall about it the other day, but i love that you share such a passion for national food holidays with me 🙂

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 12:41 pm

BEYOTCH! 😉 J. Bean posted it on my wall yesterday, but yes, I love getting fun food holidays from the both of you via Facebook…2 of my favorite bitches in fact. 🙂

VeggieGirl September 26, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Haha, of course! No hard feelings here, HEAB knows that I jest quite often (where that language style came from, I don’t know). VeggieBitch, representin’.

Melissa September 26, 2010 at 8:24 am

I wish I had known it is National Pancake Day !! Pancakes have been a love of mine for life, and that would have been another great way to celebrate the half marathon I ran downtown yesterday. There is still time ! Thanks for the great recipe and idea !!

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Nothing wrong with pancakes for dinner. 😉

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) September 26, 2010 at 8:18 am

I am making pumpkin pancakes tonight! I am so excited! I am planning to roast my sugar pumpkin in a little bit and if I can keep my spoon out of it long enough, there should be some left for the pancakes (and maybe some pumpkin butter)! Yours looks delicious! Have a great Sunday!

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 12:39 pm

No way I would be able to keep my spoon out of that pumpkin. Good luck! 🙂

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) September 26, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Haha, I just ate one entire half in one sitting and I don’t think pancakes are going to happen tonight…not to say that the rest will not be eatin’! All I have to say is apples, pumpkin and peanut sauce! So good!

polly September 26, 2010 at 8:14 am

hi honey!
See you in TWO weeks! 🙂 WAHOO!

Yes, we made pancakes today. CORNMEAL ones! I will post the recipe ASAP. Love you sweetness. Hugs to CD and the HEABlettte.

ps. Charlie was UP early too! D and I have a bulit in alarm clock with that silly puppy. We love him. 🙂

p.s. In the meantime (until my blog is ready to GO) you can post the cornbread recipes on YOUR recipe page, honey! You have made it “famous” anyways. LURVE YA!

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 12:39 pm

I’ve had a cornmeal recipe for waffles that I’ve been meaning to try forever, and now I will have to add your cornmeal pancakes to the list as well. Can’t wait to see you soooonnnnn!!!! 🙂

Marina September 26, 2010 at 8:10 am

I had pumpkin pancakes two days ago, and it really is a delicious breakfast 🙂
Well, pancakes always are, right 🙂

HEAB September 26, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Right! 🙂

Lisa September 26, 2010 at 8:06 am

Those look so good! Mm i love pancakes-especially ones with pumpkin =)

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