Hearty Cakes

by HEAB on January 16, 2011

You guys had me cracking up over the various words you dislike using, and I’m going to use the top rated ones to describe this morning’s breakfast…My yummy pancakes were not only super moist, but so succulent, and I ate them while wearing cute sexy panties and sitting a squat. Nom nom nom nom. 😉


This oatmeal teff pancake recipe comes from reader Joye. She sent it to me weeks ago, and I finally got around to making it. Why I waited so long I have no idea as the pancakes turned out delicious. Thank you Joye!


1/2 cup rolled oats (for a gluten free version, use gluten-free oats)

1/2 cup oat flour

1/4 cup teff flour

1 1/4 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp xanthan gum – or guar gum

1/4 tsp salt

1 egg

1 egg white

3/4 – 1 cup milk of choice. (I used HEABified coconut milk)


Mix dry ingredients together.

Beat egg a little.

Beat egg white until frothy.

Mix in milk and egg to dry mix, stir well, then fold in the egg white.

Cook over low heat on pancake griddle, flipping after 1 to 2 minutes.

Yield: 5 small pancakes

According to Joye, every time she makes the recipe, the milk amount seems to change… sometimes 3/4 looks like it is too runny and sometimes way to thick. For me, 3/4 cup of milk was perfect. The pancakes turned out super thick and hearty – just what I needed this morning, and I topped them with coconut oil and my favorite preserves.

By the way, the Costco sized container of mustard is all gone as of yesterday, January 15…

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Impressive, no?

Both Grocery Goddess Jen and VEGirl predicted we would finish it on January 15th. Congrats girls! I will email you about your prizes.

Happy Pancake Sunday!


Sarah January 17, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Hey Heather,

I’ve been having some HEABified “one-bowlers” lately and thought of you when I ate my newest favorite tonight…

2 egg whites (or 1 egg) scrambled up with (pre-microwaved) carrot slices, add splash vanilla and dash of salt to eggs while still runny. Once egg has set up, Sprinkle on generous amount of cinnamon. Sprinkle on nutritional 1T yeast. Plate and drizzle with 1T maple syrup.

It makes a good snack and the combo of flavors works really well! Just thought it sounded up your alley 🙂

HEAB January 17, 2011 at 10:11 pm

You must have read my mind as I was just telling CD over dinner that I loved how my carrots tasted all sweet and kind of caramelized. Loved sweet carrot, and yes, your one bowler from this evening definitely sounds right my alley. 🙂

Jen January 17, 2011 at 2:28 pm

LOL!!!! Love the description! I was cracking up reading everyone else’s words they hate, hilarious!

Holy mustard!!!! Dang, that’s impressive!


kate January 17, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Moist is such a great word! Moist mustard. Mmm.

Natalia - a side of simple January 17, 2011 at 1:53 pm

You’ve impressed me with your self-control skills when it comes to mustard. I do hope I would have been able to make it last that long…especially since it would be me solo…
Ketchup would not have had a chance, however.

carolinebee January 17, 2011 at 1:19 pm

HIIIIII HEAB!!!! 😀 I am backkkk in action and i wanted to pop in and say hiii, missed ya and the little bebe too much! Your intro fully succeeded in grossing me out, thx….:) My roommate and I totally annihilated the same size container of ketchup from costco…good work! Hope u and the little one and CD are having a suppperrrbb day, love yaaahhh!!! xoxooxo

Heather January 17, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Heather, you totally crack me up! When I saw the empty mustard container, I was like, please tell me she did NOT put mustard on her pancakes! That’s where I draw the line! Haha! Actually surprised it made it this long!

HEAB January 17, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Don’t put it past me…you very well may see mustard covered pancakes someday on HEAB. 😉

J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) January 17, 2011 at 11:53 am

The pancakes look so delish, but I really want to roll anything around in the bottom of the mustard jar! lol It just looks so good. The first thing that came to mind: rice. 😯 I don’t know, just sounds good for some reason! haha

HEAB January 17, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Now, if I would have read this comment on the 15th – I totally would have thrown my dinner in the mustard jar – SFITMJ (Stir-fry In The Mustard Jar!) 😉

J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) January 17, 2011 at 10:27 pm

LOL, yes! Now there’s a innovative trend to launch into the food blogosphere!!

Monica January 17, 2011 at 10:32 am

OH MY GOODNESS! I cannot believe you finished that mustard already! I thought for sure that you would be serving mustard from that very container at Summer’s high school graduation party. 😉 Certainly shows that I am not yet a veteran HEAB reader.

HEAB January 17, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Never underestimate the mustard eating abilities of HEAB…and husband. 😉

kimberly guy mason January 17, 2011 at 9:57 am

hey heather! that looks extra yummy!

listen, i was wondering if you could consider doing a post or posting a button to pray for this lady joanne. she is an amazing woman of God (although i don’t know her personally) who has two young kids. she had a major stroke on jan 11. she is only 38 years old. here is the link. http://thesimplewife.typepad.com/ there is also a button on her blog that you can take and put on your blog if you are interested. her friends have taken over her blog in order to keep people updated! thanks for your consideration. either way i understand! blessings friend! kimberly

HEAB January 17, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Of course. I’ll put the word out for some prayer in my next post. Thanks for letting me know!

Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day January 17, 2011 at 9:34 am

What a brilliant recipe. Teff flour is so good, yet I rarely use it.

Kristina @ Life as Kristina January 17, 2011 at 9:05 am

Wow-I forgot all about your mustard container!!! That’s impressive!
You never let me down with pancakes!

Hannah January 16, 2011 at 9:44 pm

*laughs and laughs* Oh gosh, everytime I randomly think of “squatting in my panties” I’m going to start giggling now! I hope it doesn’t happen too often at my PhD seminars… 😛

Oooh you mustard fiend you! How I wish I had a costco with enormous mustard buckets for myself…

Paige @ Running Around Normal January 16, 2011 at 9:09 pm

LOL at the nasty words opening.
And that mustard lasted fairly long!!

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 16, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Okay, I won’t lie – I’m not the biggest mustard fan. I like it, but not in a reaaally like it kind of way. I cannot believe you went through that entire container! If it were ketchup, totaaaly different story! 🙂

Smriti Kirubanandan January 16, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Haha..I LOVE the Nom Nom expression used.And all now I can think about is yummy pancakes.Glad you had a pancake sunday!!


Erin January 16, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Why is it…that “dirty words” are so oft female gendered?
I am a little upset by this!

HEAB January 16, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Not sure – good point.

Mandiee January 16, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Haha what a lovely description ;)! No matter what you call them, they look delicious. Do you have a good place to buy teff flour? There is a recipe for vegan gluten-free sugar-free brownies using teff flour that I’ve really wanted to make. Unfortunately, the only place I can find teff flour in my area sells it for $7 for a small bag oof! Any recommendations would be so helpful 🙂 You seem to be quite in-the-know.

Have a lovely day!

HEAB January 16, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Hey Mandiee,
I’ve actually never purchased teff flour although I know my Whole Foods sells it. I’ve been grinding up some teff grains that another blogger sent me to make my own flour. Not sure how much it is at Whole Foods, but yeah, $7 is a bit steep for a small bag. 🙁

Heather -who happens to like AB, as well :) January 16, 2011 at 5:00 pm

I couldn’t reply to your ? RE supplementing on the other post, it was closed, so here it is. Breast feeding didnt last more than a month for me. I had 2 numb hands from carpal tunnel that were on fire whenever I held him (which I ended up needing surgery for), my son had jaundice, and hubs worked 70 hrs a week, and I just couldn’t do the breast and bottle any longer. All he did was scream when I tried to breast feed him, and I just had to do what I had to do, unfortunately 🙁 I feel like my milk never really came in, I never had the soreness or anything after I stopped. I’m still trying not to judge myself…he ended up with a dairy intolerance, too, and required special formula @ $8 a can, to make things worse. At least our ins. covered it. Kudos for keeping up with it! I know it’s alot to do both, especially if you’re pumping, too. 🙂

HEAB January 16, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Heather – Never ever judge yourself. You’re little one is happy and healthy, right? That’s all that matters. 🙂

Maren January 16, 2011 at 4:59 pm

I love pancake sundays. I should have a day dedicated to ‘cakes.

Mary @ Bites and Bliss January 16, 2011 at 4:22 pm

lmho!! Love all the use of the words. And I totally forgot about squat…but that is such a weird word haha

Coincidentally I was *just* thinking about that mustard!!! Like “I wonder if they ever finshed that thing..?”

Linda January 16, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Surely those pancakes with jam will delicious!

Ana January 16, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Hahahaha, you really made me laugh with the description of the pancakes, which by the way looks delicious and I want to try making soon!
Wow, great job on the mustard! I was thinking that after having Summer you would maybe slow down on the consumption but I was totally wrong, I missed the correct date by an entire 2 months!
Have a great Sunday Heather!!
Ps: I was eating oat bran this morning in my empty coconut oil jar and thinking “Heather would be proud of this oiaj!” I love my coconut oil and in good part because of you, I now love to cook my veggies and eggs on coconut oil and would never have tried if I hadn’t seen you talking about it so much here on the blog, so thanks Heather for all the coconut oil love! And all the good fat love really, I totally lost my fear of fat after finding your blog, I feel better than ever now and you are a big part of it!

HEAB January 16, 2011 at 5:22 pm

You’re so welcome – so happy to hear that you are loving on some fats…and thank YOU for your amazing creamy oatmeal/oat bran recipe. Made it yesterday with coconut milk – so good Ana! I loved it. 🙂

Sarah R January 16, 2011 at 3:56 pm

I am seriously cracking up! Too funny 🙂 Happy pancake Sunday!

Katy (The Singing Runner) January 16, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Holy moly thats a lot of mustard!

rebecca lustig January 16, 2011 at 2:59 pm

i was actually thinking about making breakfast for dinner.. pancakes would be a great start 😉

Alexandra (Veggin' Out in the Kitchen) January 16, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Those pancakes look amazing! I celebrated pancakes Sunday with some lemon coconut pancakes – yum!

I really need to buy some teff flour! What does teff flour taste like? I imagine it tasting similar to buckwheat flour, but it could be completely different! Also, do you think the pancakes would be all right without the xanthan gum? I still haven’t justified the purchase of xanthan/guar gum (although I hope to soon!).

HEAB January 16, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Have you ever eaten Ethiopian food? The bread they serve (Injera) is made from teff flour. Not sure quite how to describe the taste, but I like it better than buckwheat. Kind of nutty, maybe? I don’t actually have any of the flour – I just grind up teff grains in my Vita-Mix to make my own.

Not sure about the pancakes without the xanthan gum. They would probably be fine, just not as fluffy.

Alexandra (Veggin' Out in the Kitchen) January 16, 2011 at 8:33 pm

I have had Ethiopian food, and I love the Injera bread! Now I must get some teff flour! Thanks so much 🙂

Marina January 16, 2011 at 2:47 pm

I love all kinds of pancakes, this morning I had blinis with some buckwheat flour, they were awesome, but better with salmon than with jam and pb 🙂

Katherine: Unemployed January 16, 2011 at 2:30 pm

hearty for the heart; I love these

Halley (Blunder Construcion) January 16, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Amazing to see the mustard go!! I wonder what you will replace it with. Certainly can’t go back to anything that isn’t sized for an army. 🙂

HEAB January 16, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Believe it or not, CD replaced it with another Costco sized mustard the very day we ran out. 🙂

lindsay January 16, 2011 at 2:04 pm

oh I don;t like nom nom either, not sure why. Love the TEFF, just now getting into that with my porridge. Its like grits, only thinner!

Stephanie @ Off the Eaten Path STL January 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm

I can’t believe you two demolished that huge tub of mustard in so short of a time period! That’s quite impressive 🙂

Ann Claire January 16, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Haha I love all the words you use to describe these, too funny! I was just wondering when the mustard would be used up. Are you totally sick of mustard now?

HEAB January 16, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Ann Claire,
Nope, we replaced it with another Costco sized container already. 🙂

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 16, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Oh the mustard, it’s gone! But you had a good long run with it 🙂 Congrats to those 2 very psychic girls for knowing when you’d finish it!

As for those words, hahah…I hate all of those too! I can only imagine what the search engines will find for you now when people are searching for things and end up on your blog. I purposely DON’T write certain words anymore on my blog b/c I know that somehow they WILL be used in searches and they aren’t exactly the kind of traffic I am looking for! Better you than me with those 🙂

The pancakes look great! You are the pancake queen!

Enjoy your weekend, Heather!

lauren January 16, 2011 at 1:31 pm

sometimes my husband and I host pancake sundays at our apartment..these look delicious and would be a good way to turn my friends on to teff flour! And we just stocked up on our GF oat supply…yum. maybe i’ll have pancakes for dinner!

HEAB January 16, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Lauren – that is so fun. I want to live in your apt. complex! 🙂

VEGirl January 16, 2011 at 1:26 pm

I was wondering about the mustard the other day, and was tempted to ask you how far along you were! 🙂 yay, how exciting– first ever giveaway I’ve won! I’ll email you in a bit!

Yummy looking pancakes, too. Smothered in jam.. yum…..

ashley@quasichick January 16, 2011 at 1:18 pm

I love mustard too 🙂

Mandy (theamazonprincess) January 16, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Hahah I was so confused when I started reading but I eventually caught on. A little slow this morning. 🙂

Elizabeth@The Sweet Life January 16, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Looks like another delicious recipe! Way to go on the mustard–wow!

Christin@purplebirdblog January 16, 2011 at 12:51 pm

I was just wondering about the mustard the other day!!!!

Kristina @ spabettie January 16, 2011 at 12:50 pm

BAAA HAAA… that cracked me up… I just love you!!

those pancakes look perfect. I was a couple months early in my prediction… I SO should have factored in taking a break from mustard… 😉

Matt @ The Kitchen of a Runner January 16, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Happy pancake sunday! I had pancakes 4 times this week so I did not really want any today. I settled with waffles 😉

Where do you buy your teff flour? I will have to see if they have it at Whole Foods next time I am there!

HEAB January 16, 2011 at 8:28 pm

I don’t buy teff flour – I’ve been grinding up teff grains in my Vita-Mix. However, the Whole Foods here in Nashville sells it. I think it’s Bob’s Red Mill. Look for it in the baking aisle.

VeggieGirl January 16, 2011 at 12:31 pm

VERY impressive!

Erica January 16, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Yum! I love oatmeal pancakes. I may make some for dinner tonight 😉 And I have a total mustard thing going on right now…I like eating carrots or brussels dipped in yellow mustard haha

janetha @ meals and moves January 16, 2011 at 12:25 pm

hahahah nice descriptive words there, heab. <3

polly January 16, 2011 at 12:20 pm

nom nom nom

Makes me think Daryl teasing Kevin on the Office abotu being the cookie monster, remeber that one? 😀

So SAD about Michael leaving the show early?!?!? 🙁

Girl, how can anyone NOT love the word YUMMY? How sad. 🙁 sniff. 😛 hehe

Lurve you! We are off to my nephew’s birthday party and later eating chips and grass fed cow meat and watching the Golden Globes. I love all the pretty dresses!!


HEAB January 16, 2011 at 8:30 pm

I know! Have no fear – I will always use the word “yummy”. 🙂 I’ve been watching the Golden Globes. Such pretty dresses this year! Went and saw The King’s Speech today with my mom. Polly, have you seen it? It’s so good. I loved it – you must go if you haven’t done so already!

Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn January 16, 2011 at 12:20 pm

I love teff! I just had an embarrassing amount of injera bread last night, and I’m still craving it..these should do the trick;)

HEAB January 16, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Don’t get me started on my love for Injera bread. I love when all the toppings soak up in the bread – YUMMM!!!

Christina January 16, 2011 at 12:19 pm

yummm those pancakes need to be in my tummy. I didn’t realize people hate NOM so much. I need to stop saying it!!! lol fail.

Mimi (Gingersnaps) January 16, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Squat…I hate that word. I also hate adverbs 90% of the time because they get overused. But that’s the journalist in me, lol.

That mustard container (and it’s demolition) is EPIC.

Baking 'n' Books January 16, 2011 at 12:05 pm

I was going to ask how the mustard tub was going! I had guess January.31st, but thought it would be way later. Guess not!

For a minute there I thought you were going to say you put mustard on your cakes…

Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 16, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Ooh, now I want pancakes!! Too bad I already had breakfast 🙁

Hope you’re having a great Sunday!!

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) January 16, 2011 at 11:50 am

These look perfect! I am still on my waffle kick, but I need to do pancakes soon! Have a great Sunday Heather!

Katie January 16, 2011 at 11:38 am

Impressive mustard eating. I tip my heat to you, friend.

Jill January 16, 2011 at 11:33 am

Wow…that is a lot of mustard! Hey, have you ever tried that mustard from TJ’s? It is like horseradish and mustard. Nearly set my head on fire…wow. I am betting it will take me 20 + years to finish that jar!

Oh, I have one for you too…what about when accountants say “sexy accounting” or “sexy tax laws” ewww…never ever in all the years of mankind should “sexy” and ‘accounting’ or anything accounting related EVER be put in the same sentence! ha ha.

HEAB January 16, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Yes, and I about burned my nose off with just one small bite. I think I actually threw ours away as it was too much for me.

And yes, some others mentioned “sexy” being used in an office setting. I think that’s creepy.

Gill (snaxandthecity) January 16, 2011 at 11:33 am

Hahaha Heather that first bit made me laugh so much!! Ditto on hating the word squat. Pancakes look great though! 🙂

BBK January 16, 2011 at 11:31 am

that sentence was just sooo visually wrong…

jen @ taste life January 16, 2011 at 11:26 am

Those pancakes look so good…did you use xantham or guar gum? I have both, I’m not sure which would be better.

And I am realllly looking forward to the naturally nutty nut butter! I hardly ever win anything 🙂

HEAB January 16, 2011 at 8:33 pm

I used xanthan. 🙂

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