Drunk On Pancakes & High On Springtime

April 4, 2012

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Have you heard this song? Love it – classic new-age country song : ) I’m listening to it on repeat along with this one!

Super thick Kodiak cakes for breakfast left me feelin’ gooooood. I’ve found to make nice thick ‘cakes I add a 3/4 water-to-mix ratio rather than 1:1. Then they don’t spread as much in the pan and get that nice fat stacked look.

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I seared half a banana in the pan next to them and topped it all with a puddle of melty cookie butter (for fun) and Nuttzo (for crunch) plus chia seeds and coconut.

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I accidentally overslept this morning and missed my cycle class. Going to have to think of something creative to do for exercise before lunch!

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1 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio April 4, 2012 at 8:55 am

I love that teal color! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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2 Jen April 4, 2012 at 8:57 am

Do you use oil in the pan?

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3 KathEats April 4, 2012 at 8:58 am

olive oil from a Misto

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4 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries April 4, 2012 at 8:58 am

i need to try out that kodiak pancake mix! i love how thick they always look. love your bumblebee mug!

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5 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats April 4, 2012 at 8:58 am

those pancakes look soooo fluffy!

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6 Jeri April 4, 2012 at 8:58 am

They look so good even without some Mrs. Buttersworth. Yum Yum!

What’s cookie butter?

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7 KathEats April 4, 2012 at 8:59 am

It’s a Trader Joe’s knock-off of Biscoff

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8 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh April 4, 2012 at 8:59 am

Man now I want pancakes! It amazes me how I can just eat, read one of your posts and be hungry again! :)

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9 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table April 4, 2012 at 9:02 am

Caramelized bananas are one of my all-time favorite things. I will sometimes sear slices and top it with PB for an afternoon snack.

That looks like the perfect breakfast!

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10 kathleen @ the daily crumb April 4, 2012 at 9:03 am

i love your pancake breakfasts! enjoy the beautiful weather :)

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11 Maria April 4, 2012 at 9:08 am

Love me some Luke Bryan! Also, your pancakes always look so delicious.

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12 Cait's Plate April 4, 2012 at 9:09 am

I’m OBSESSED with that Luke Bryan song! So perfect for the impending summer :)

And this breakfast just reminded me that I have a nice big box of Kodiak Cakes sitting in my pantry just WAITING to be used!

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13 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat April 4, 2012 at 9:09 am

Haha I love the title of this post! And Kodiak cakes too. ;) Probably a good thing you missed your spin class – wouldn’t want to fall off the bike, given you’re drunk on pancakes! LOL

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14 Cait @ Beyond Bananas April 4, 2012 at 9:09 am

I can’t wait until April Vacation so I can over sleep every day! I almost did today because my phone was on silent! But my internal alarm clock had me up on time!

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15 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope April 4, 2012 at 9:13 am

I love the pop of teal color! It’s so springlike! :) Those pancakes look so amazing. I need to buy myself Kodiak Cake mix! I want to make fluffy pancakes like yours!

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16 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings April 4, 2012 at 9:16 am

My hubby and I are hooked on Kodiak cakes now and even found a grocery store near us that carries it — fantastic!! Have a great morning! :)

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17 Katie D. April 4, 2012 at 9:22 am

I love both of those songs!! The Luke Bryan song could be this summer’s Dirt Road Anthem by Jason Alden (at least to me!).

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18 mary @ minutespermile April 4, 2012 at 9:32 am

i thought that was a pickle on your pancake at first! i was like, “whoooa those pregnancy cravings must be INTENSE.”
:)

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19 Sneakers2sandals April 4, 2012 at 9:33 am

That mug w/ the bees is adorable :)!

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20 Hannah @ Eat, Drink and Save Money April 4, 2012 at 9:36 am

I am so happy that you introduced me to Kodiak cakes. They are the best and I feel good about eating them.

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21 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen April 4, 2012 at 9:53 am

My current country ‘jam’ is “Springsteen” by Eric Church. I don’t know what it is about it….but I swear I’m an amazing singer who harmonizes perfectly every time I sing alon. ;)

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22 Whitney @ Whit Likes Fit April 4, 2012 at 12:18 pm

If you ever get the chance to see Eric in concert I would highly recommend you go. I’ve seen him 5 times and he is AMAZING.

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23 Mai April 4, 2012 at 9:54 am

yum! i need to get some kodiak cakes!

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24 KhushbOo April 4, 2012 at 9:55 am

Nature is rather toxicating these days :)

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25 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out April 4, 2012 at 9:57 am

My mom always mad paper thin pancakes when I was little. It may have been a budget issue. Now that I make me own, I like SUPER thick pancakes. Those look amazing!

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26 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 4, 2012 at 9:57 am

Those pancakes look perfect! So nice and THICK! And the toppings…perfect banana and cookie butter!

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27 Heidi Bundles Of Hugs April 4, 2012 at 10:05 am

Mmm yum. I was just telling my husband I want pancakes. Trying to hold out for his days off so we can all enjoy delicious pancakes. Those look soooo good though ugh!

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28 Bridget April 4, 2012 at 10:15 am

YUM! My boyfriend and I are on such a pancake kick lately and each time we make them I dream of your bananas ;)

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29 vegtastic April 4, 2012 at 10:22 am

I’ve heard you mention TJ’s butter a few times, and thought it sounded yummy, so I decided to look for it last time I was at the store. I was pretty surprised at how bad it is! Given the ingredients, how can you call it “real food?”

INGREDIENTS: 57% SPECULOOS (WHEAT FLOUR, CANDY SUGAR, MARGARINE [PALM OIL, CANOLA OIL, COCONUT OIL, RAPESEED OIL, WATER, SALT, EMULSIFIER {VEGETABLE MONO-AND DIGLYCERIDES FROM FATTY ACIDS}, CITRIC ACID, ALCTIC ACID, COLOR ADDED {BETA CAROTENE}, BUTTERFLAVOR (NON-DAIRY)], SUGAR, SOY FLOUR, SUGAR SYRUP, RAISING AGENT {SODIUM HYDROGEN CARBONATE}, CINNAMON, NUTMEG), PALM OIL, CANOLA OIL, SUGAR, EMULSIFIER: RAPESEED LECITHIN.

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30 KathEats April 4, 2012 at 10:26 am

Never said it was real food! I have always touted it here as a “fun food” that I use a little bit here and there because it’s delicious.

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31 vegtastic April 4, 2012 at 10:29 am

Oh, I thought the idea was to find real foods that were fun AND delicious. At any rate, I haven’t tried the cookie butter because I was grossed out at the store when I read the label!

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32 KathEats April 4, 2012 at 10:31 am

For the most part it is, but I am not a perfect eater 100% of the time and wouldn’t expect anyone else to be.

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33 Lorin April 5, 2012 at 1:21 am

So you live a life without cookies and cakes on the occasion?

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34 Lorin April 5, 2012 at 1:22 am

I meant the above for vegtastic..

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35 Liz @ Tip Top Shape April 4, 2012 at 11:04 am

I need to get myself some Kodiak Cake mix. They look super delicious!!

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36 Janine April 5, 2012 at 1:43 am

They are REALLY good (pricey, but worth it). I found them at Pavillions if you have that store near you. The list of ingredients is short and for the most part they are very healthy.

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37 Amelia April 4, 2012 at 11:05 am

I shouldn’t have read this post before having breakfast….drooling! Might have to whip these up for Lucy and I right now…mmm.

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38 ElizaP April 4, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Correction: “for Lucy and me” (sorry, this is my pet peeve!)

A quick way to check for correctness is to take out the first person. If you take out “Lucy” — see how odd it sounds? … “for I right now…”

Thanks for indulging an old English teacher. :)

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39 Amelia April 4, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Funny you should mention this — I erased and re-wrote my comment about 5 times b/c I wasn’t sure whether it was I or me. I thought it sounded kind of funny no matter which way I wrote it and I was too tired and lazy to Google. Thanks!

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40 Jen April 4, 2012 at 2:05 pm

That’s so strange…someone actually corrected me the other day and told me it was “(person) and I”. Everyone says or thinks it’s something different it’s easy to get mixed up now!

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41 char eats GREENS April 4, 2012 at 11:05 am

I like this philosophy of only added 3/4 the amount of liquid to make them thicker. My pancakes were definitely more running and reeeeally spread out yesterday, so thick is totally what I want next time! Good idea with the banana too…doing that, too!

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42 Julie April 4, 2012 at 11:28 am

I love those lyrics. And I love your pancakes.

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43 Paulina (One Smile Ahead) April 4, 2012 at 11:36 am

I love fat pancakes! Definitely trying the thick batter trick. The teal color is incredibly beautiful!

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44 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More April 4, 2012 at 11:43 am

yum! I love fat pancakes and Kodiak cakes might be my favorite! They’re so fluffy and satisfying!

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45 Christine April 4, 2012 at 11:55 am

My husband is our family pancake maker and he uses club soda or selzter instead of water. It makes them super fluffy!

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46 Amelia April 4, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Great tip, Christine – I’m going to try this!

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47 Whitney @ Whit Likes Fit April 4, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I knew this was the Luke Bryan song the minute I got to your site! I love that song and Crazy Girl. Both the Luke and Eli Young Band albums are amazing. And like someone posted earlier, Springsteen by Eric Church is another great one. Sorry, not to be crazy country music girl but you should also check out Heaven and Apple Pie Moonshine by Jake Owen. He hasn’t released them yet but basically the albums by these 4 guys/bands are on my constant rotation.

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48 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles April 4, 2012 at 12:23 pm

I wondered where you were this morning…usually your breakfast post is up by the time I am back from my run…glad I caught it before lunch was up! I enjoy my ‘Kath breaks’! You bring a smile to my day…your great photos of your yummy dishes inspire me to be more creative in my food choices and photography shots. I love your positive take on everything…since I have started living ‘positively’ my life has taken a turn for the better! Living with children with multiple food allergies, extreme eczema and asthma since practically day one…exhausted me out…the sparkle of ‘hope’ and postive thinking was my saviour! Keep up the great work!

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49 KathEats April 4, 2012 at 12:27 pm

:) You too Susan!

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50 Randy April 4, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Yummy looking pancakes! We like Krusteaz pancake/waffle mix the best, just add water and you are good to go.

Have you tried Barilla Plus pasta (multi-grain). We really like it as well as any other pasta and HOPE it is better for us, PLEASE tell me it is? :)

Have a great day Kath.

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51 KathEats April 4, 2012 at 1:28 pm

It’s a step up from white, yes :)

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52 Angel7 April 4, 2012 at 1:13 pm

You and the baby must have needed the extra sleep this morning. As I am sure you know and many people have probably told you, get all the rest you can now before the baby comes :)

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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53 Sarah April 4, 2012 at 1:36 pm

I have to agree with some other posters. Seeing your meals makes me expand and branch out in what I eat and the combos of how I eat them. Only problem being now I have opened and half eaten breakfast options (greek yogurt, fig jam, kashi cereal, vanilla almond granola, and the list goes on). Guess I’ll have to start eating breakfast for dinner soon, oh no :)

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54 jenna k April 4, 2012 at 6:33 pm

i adore luke bryan! seeing him and jason aldean next month for my birthday :)

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55 Lisa Langenfeld April 4, 2012 at 10:51 pm

Kath! I have to tell you that my OpenSky order of Wild Squirrel PB/AB arrived today and I am SOOOO excited!!! Probably a little too excited because I’ve already opened two of them and was eating them straight out of the jar – hehe :) Tonight I opened the dark chocolate sunflower almond butter and the cinnamon raisin peanut butter. I cannot wait to have the cinnamon raisin on celery as an afternoon snack, and the dark chocolate almond butter on pancakes or oats, or straight out of the jar! Love Love Love it. My next treat to myself is going to be the cville granola! :)

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56 KathEats April 5, 2012 at 8:31 am

So glad!

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57 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count April 5, 2012 at 6:24 am

I love fat pancakes, that’s how my Gram always made them.

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