Pancakes for breakfast and dinner!

by Kristen at The Red Velvet Life on June 11, 2011 · 13 comments

When I stumble upon a good no-fuss breakfast, I have the tendency to tire it out. I have no shame in making the same breakfast over, and over, and over again. Take oats. You know how dedicated I am to my morning oats, whether cooked or baked. Well devoatees, Vegas shook up my routine, because I broke the mold yesterday. I made pancakes for breakfast. That’s right, I whipped up a batch of Katie’s Blueberry Pie Pancakes yesterday and loved them.

I love them not only for their berry-liciousness, but also because they contain no sugar or animal products. A great way to start the day in my book. I followed Katie’s recipe with just a few changes — I added 1/4 tsp coconut butter and 1/2 banana. I loved the taste, but they were a tad gooey, so after gobbling them up, I resolved to work on the consistency on the next go-around.

Who knew it would be the same day? Yes, I confess. I made pancakes for dinner. Before you assume our diet lacks in the veggie category, you should know that I had every intention of making farro salad. But my husband requested breakfast for dinner. Who am I to argue with such a harmless request? ;-)

For our dinner cakes, I added 1 Tbsp coconut butter per batch, subtracted the same amount of almond milk, and forewent the banana. They were still gooey, so I might add a chia egg or try a different flour next time to see if I can make the perfect pancake. Despite the gooeyness (let’s be honest, not a fatal character flaw if you’re a pancake), they were tasty all by their lonesome. No syrup or sugar necessary. That says a lot for these little guys.

Care to guess what’s on tomorrow’s breakfast menu? ;-) Hey, it’s better than what we ate in Vegas, so I figure it’s cool to ease back into health, no?

Hope everyone celebrated National Iced Tea Day in style! I enjoyed an iced tea from Peet’s sweetened with Truvia. San Francisco’s notoriously chilly weather never stops me from enjoying my summertime drinks.

Do you have a favorite vegan pancake recipe? How about a favorite ‘normal’ pancake recipe?

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1 katie June 11, 2011 at 5:39 am

I LOVE the NEW blog look! The header is the BEST!!!!! Love!!

I saw these on Katies blog and they look just as good when you made them too! I would have these for breakfast, lunch , and dinner!

Have a great day!! xoxo <3

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2 Kristen at The Red Velvet Life June 11, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Thanks so much, Katie! I made the header on picnik, a free site! And seriously, I made pancakes AGAIN this morning — oops :)

Oh, and you asked about my Vegas wear – in both pictures I’m wearing dresses. The dress in Vegas Post I is a Lilly Pulitzer and the dress is Vegas Post II is a Nicole Miller (via Ruelala!)

Hope you’re having the BEST weekend leading up to your WEDDING!

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3 Serena June 11, 2011 at 9:50 am

WOW! These pancakes look absolutely DELICIOUS. Usually, I like thin, “buttery” pancakes, but these thick cake-y one look FANTASTIC!

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4 Kristen at The Red Velvet Life June 11, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Thank you so much, Serena! They were delish and believe it or not, I made pancakes AGAIN for Saturday morning brekkie! *Bad to the bone!*

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5 chocolate-covered katie June 11, 2011 at 5:31 pm

This post made my day! :)

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6 Kristen at The Red Velvet Life June 11, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Aww thanks, Katie! You’re the inspiration behind so many of my baking pursuits! And you’re TOO sweet for including me in your vegan eye candy post! :)

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7 Holly @ The Runny Egg June 11, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Those pancakes look delicious! I usually follow a recipe I found online for pancakes — whole wheat flour, salt, almond milk, baking powder or something like that? Oh and some sugar. Well obviously I don’t know it by heart :)

Love the new blog look too!

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8 Kristen at The Red Velvet Life June 12, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Thanks, Holly!

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9 Kels@Hobo Heart June 12, 2011 at 2:11 am

I should try these out. I am always looking for other ways to do pancakes. If you are looking for a really healthy pancake, try these http://hoboheart.com/cooking/all/get-all-your-daily-vitamins-pancakes/
They are super hearty and my hubby actually liked them a lot. I think it was the strawberry topping that sold him. But they fill you up!

I love your title! we actually had Red Velvet pancakes at a restaurant in Hawaii. They were so good and they just put sweet and condensed milk on top for syrup.

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10 Kristen at The Red Velvet Life June 12, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Thanks, Kels! Your pancakes look super delicious and healthy, too! And that’s bonus that your hubby likes them, too! I’ll have to try them out; thanks for the recipe!

Mmm red velvet pancakes — that might be next on my to-make list!

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11 Melissa June 14, 2011 at 4:18 am

Loving your new layout by the way!! Very classy!!

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12 Kristen at The Red Velvet Life June 23, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Thanks, Mel! :)

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