We are obsessed with pancakes. Two of us are at least. Josiah would pass on breakfast all together if I didn’t stress the importance of breakfast all the time. His bowls of cereal are comically small, but at least it’s something. I don’t understand people who can eat a small breakfast, or gasp(!) skip breakfast all together. If you fall into one of those categories, please tell me how. I’m the opposite and need a hearty breakfast followed by a mid-morning snack just to get me through to lunch.
Fortunately I have a pancake eater on my team now, kind of. James doesn’t really have a choice, and I’ve found pancakes to be a winner for both of us. Mostly because they are a lot easier than I thought, and there are so many flavors and variations to experiment with. In my experience, pancakes are an optimal baby food as well. James does not like oatmeal in any form, yogurt is hit or miss, cereal too crunchy, toast gets boring, and eggs are a definite no. Which leaves us with pancakes and waffles. I love a good waffle but Lord help me if I’m willing to put that much effort into breakfast on a daily basis. Pancakes on the other hand, much more manageable.
We have been eating pancakes almost every day for a long time. My pancake obsession began with Kodiak cakes which I still love, but I’ve found certain homemade versions to be yummier, just as convenient, and packed with even more nutrients. No shame on the Kodiak and other pancake mix people out there, we love a good mix! I feel like we are nearing the end of our pancake streak, but who knows. In the meantime, here’s a look at some of our fav pancake creations, recipes and topping ideas.
Greek yogurt pancakes (made in the blender!) topped with nut butter, yogurt, and strawberries.
Apple pancakes (made in the blender!) with nut butter and blueberries.
Almond flour pancakes topped with greek yogurt and peaches.
Banana pancakes (made in the blender!) topped with nut butter and berries.
More banana pancakes, different toppings!
Kodiak cakes with scrambled eggs and cantaloupe.
Not sure, but I think these were greek yogurt pancakes again.
If you’re not pancaked out by this point, I like to make these 4 ingredient pancakes for James because they are super cute and the batter takes less than a minute to make. I personally find the texture of these to be a little weird, but for babies they’re great!
On my pancakes must-make list are these fluffy whole wheat zucchini bread pancakes, especially while zucchini season is in full swing. These lemon blueberry quinoa pancakes sound intriguing and also seem like a summer essential. And for a weekend splurge, these salted brown butter pancakes are next up on the griddle! Maybe I’ll be able to convince Josiah to eat them with us since they don’t have a “healthy” label attached.
Question of the day: Who wants to come over for pancakes?