Hotcakes On A Cold Winter Day

January 3, 2012

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As Alex always says at the bakery: “Goodmorning,goodmorning,GOODMORNING!”

It’s a pancake kinda day! Cozy because there are more SNOWFLAKES falling!! Nothing that’s going to stick around, but still, so pretty. Did you know our high on Saturday is 63*?!

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These guys are kodiak cakes topped with pan-seared frozen bananas. I froze a bunch before our trip and put them in a hot pan. I thought they were going to be a fail – all mushy and soggy – but I just kept letting them cook and they caramelized and were a ball of fluff on the inside. Drippings include cookie butter and Wild Squirrel Cocoa-Nut.

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Birthday Tea – plain + simple this AM.

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Enjoy your day!

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1 Cait's Plate January 3, 2012 at 9:41 am

I woke up seriously craving Kodiak cakes this morning but ran out of time :(

The way you prepared them was EXACTLY how I wanted to eat them – down to the Wild Squirrel nut butter! At least I can live vicariously through you and hope to get in my fix tomorrow!

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2 Roxanne January 3, 2012 at 10:41 am

You can always have them for supper?

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3 Sarah January 3, 2012 at 1:44 pm

I make a bunch on weekends then keep them in the fridge or freezer for faster weekday breakfast myself.

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4 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 3, 2012 at 9:41 am

Can you believe this weather? I woke up and saw it was 22 degrees and nearly decided to stay in bed. Then I remembered how much it would suck to get fired in the new year… LOL!

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5 SweatyGirl January 3, 2012 at 9:41 am

I’d kill for a gigantic bite of those right now! :-)

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6 Kristy @ KristyRuns January 3, 2012 at 9:42 am

I’m about to go run in this blistery 22 degree Atlanta weather! Hot cakes sound like the perfect post-chilly run breakfast!

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7 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh January 3, 2012 at 9:42 am

Oh my gravy…this looks like comfort food for sure. Looks way better than what I had this morning!

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8 HRCK the Herald January 3, 2012 at 9:48 am

This looks so much better than my breakfast. I haven’t made any resolutions or goals for the year yet, but if I do, I think I’d like to put more time into making something not lame.

Enjoy your chilly day!

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9 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning January 3, 2012 at 9:51 am

Wait- the high coming up for NEXT Saturday is 63?!?! I need to check out the weather! I’m all about warm weather during the weekends so that I can get outside! It can be cold all week for all I care, as long as weekends are hiking/biking friendly! I also have a husband that will go out and mountain bike on Sunday mornings no matter what- but I’m sure that he’d prefer 50-60 degree temps over 20 any day!

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10 Cait @ Beyond Bananas January 3, 2012 at 9:52 am

Cold day up here for sure! To make it worst, my grade partner accidently left the window in her classroom open .. for all of winter break. The entire upstairs is like 55 degrees… and it is going to take a while for the heat to actually heat it all up! We are learning in jackets, hats, and gloves. Brr. I need some of that tea!

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11 Lena @Fit on the Rocks January 3, 2012 at 9:54 am

Oh man…I’ve been craving pancakes for the last week, and the pictures of yours are just making me want them more. Must get my hands on some pancakes.

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12 Lynn @ the actor's diet January 3, 2012 at 9:54 am

Frozen naners are a staple in this house for both me and my dog. Gotta try this sometime!!

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13 Samantha January 3, 2012 at 9:57 am

Oh yum this is exactly what I needed this morning. I love your variety of nut butters!

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14 Kinley @ Better Off Barefoot January 3, 2012 at 10:06 am

I love carmelized banana! And I think I could eat pancakes every day and not get sick of them :)

Happy Tuesday!

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15 Cat @Breakfast to Bed January 3, 2012 at 10:06 am

I would never think to use frozen bananas!

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16 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat January 3, 2012 at 10:07 am

Trudged through the snow in Pittsburgh this morning too. No time for hotcakes though. :(

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17 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 3, 2012 at 10:08 am

Goodmorning,goodmorning,GOODMORNING to you too Kath!! Your breakfast sounds great, and ideal for the chilly weather we’ve got here!

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18 Heather H @ Run Eat Play January 3, 2012 at 10:09 am

Your pancakes look great! I wish I could make delicious things like that!

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19 Ashley @ Coffee, Cake and Cardio January 3, 2012 at 10:11 am

Looks great Kath! Yummy!

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20 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles January 3, 2012 at 10:11 am

Just finished my very brisk run…finally needed my warm run socks, extra layering and a baclava to pull up when I headed into the north wind…yikes it was cold…why do I do this? Are those heart shaped Kodiak cakes? Love it!

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21 Stephanie @ Ultra Ambitious January 3, 2012 at 10:13 am

Yum! I could sure go for some pancakes on such a cold winter day myself. Woke up to about 1/2″ of snow here in Maryland. I’m definitely looking forward to the warmer weather this weekend :)

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22 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife January 3, 2012 at 10:22 am

I am DEF going to enjoy my day, thanks ;)

Lovin’ pancakes–soooo delicious!

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23 Karen January 3, 2012 at 10:27 am

I have a bunch of frozen b’nanas in my freezer ready for smoothies, but which haven’t happened in a while. Love the idea of searing them in a skillet…

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24 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious January 3, 2012 at 10:28 am

It’s only 28 here outside Philly today. It was over 55 this weekend. It has me rethinking putting off my Trader Joe’s trip until Friday when it will be over 50 again.

Your pancakes look divine. I have been on a Tofu Florentine kick, don’t know what it is, but I need a savory breakfast.

Enjoy your (cold) day! Keep warm….

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25 Ida January 3, 2012 at 10:34 am

Been wanting to tell you about something I saw on the Dr. Oz Show last week. Alton Brown was on talking about his weight loss and he recommended toasting your oats before cooking them. He said he toasts them in a skillet for two minutes or so. I tried it and noticed a nice added little something. Just thought I’d share. Makes the house smell amazing too. :)))))

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26 DeskSnacker January 3, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Ohh, I like this idea! I do that with almonds, but oats? Hmmmm…

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27 Amy January 3, 2012 at 10:39 am

I just tried your whipped banana oatmeal recipe today- delicious! Thank you!

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28 KathEats January 3, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Wonderful! So glad!

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29 Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous January 3, 2012 at 10:42 am

Those pancakes look amazing, as always!

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30 Roxanne January 3, 2012 at 10:43 am

I like your tablecloth, so crisp and sharp, black and white.

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31 Mom January 3, 2012 at 10:43 am

I was out of Kodiak Cakes. Just ordered some.

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32 Estela @ Weekly Bite January 3, 2012 at 10:48 am

These are perfect for a chilly morning! Have a great day Kath :)

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33 Jane H. January 3, 2012 at 10:51 am

Hmm, maybe I’ll make pancakes (gluten free ones!) for lunch…those look yummy

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34 Blessing @ Working Mom Journal January 3, 2012 at 10:54 am

I want some pancakes, but I can’t have them because I dont go to the gym as often as you do :)

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35 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats January 3, 2012 at 10:59 am

I’m visiting Charleston, SC where I went to college, and I was so excited to go on a run today! My run ended after 5.5 miles since it was 34 degrees and windy! TOO COLD!

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36 Kelly @ Vegolosophy January 3, 2012 at 11:01 am

Its suppose to get real cold here in NYC too, but dramatically warm up come the weekend. Hopefully the cold doesn’t come back for a while after this week :)

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37 Lee January 3, 2012 at 11:15 am

Our weather here in Atlanta is being strange like that too. Currently 25 degrees and a high in the mid 60s this weekend.

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38 Khushboo January 3, 2012 at 11:26 am

Always keep bananas in the freezer for emergencies/smoothies…yummy breakfast!

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39 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More January 3, 2012 at 11:35 am

At first glance I thought your pancakes were in the shape of a heart…note to self: more coffee! ;)

Have a fantastic day!

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40 Hilliary @Happily Ever Healthy January 3, 2012 at 11:40 am

oh those look delicious. I wish I had enough time on weekday mornings to make pancakes!

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41 Sarah (the flying onion) January 3, 2012 at 11:43 am

These look so awesome! I almost always have frozen bananas on hand, so I’m going to give this a try tomorrow mornin’.

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42 Emily January 3, 2012 at 12:51 pm

We got some snowflakes yesterday. Its very cold in Ohio today (Around 22) but we’re supposed to be in the low 50s by Saturday! I know I am in Ohio, so part of me should like the cold (at least enough for me to continue living here!) but I am relieved it will be warm again!

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43 Eve January 3, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Wow those pancakes look amazing! I need to find some kodiak cakes at my supermarket. Do you know if Whole Foods sells them?

I want some flurries! I can’t believe we haven’t had any yet in NYC!

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44 KathEats January 3, 2012 at 3:26 pm

I don’t think WF does – they might have a where-to-buy list on their website?

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45 Kavi @ Lab to Fab January 3, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Nice breakfast for a chilly day!

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46 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama January 3, 2012 at 1:15 pm

It sounds like it’s cold and windy along the whole east coast today. I guess it really is January. :(

How many days till Spring??

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47 Mauimandy@The Grains of Paradis January 3, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Love the color combo of the black and white tablecloth and orange coffee cup! Very modern and pretty!

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48 Kristen @ Change of Pace January 3, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Delicious! Just put in an order for kodiak cakes. Can’t wait for it to get here!

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49 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 3, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Your hot cakes look awesome and I love the nut butter…it’s all melty and yummy looking. Stay warm!

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50 Allison January 3, 2012 at 1:30 pm

I cannot believe this weather! I am sitting at school in my huge, puffy, knee-length North Face! Brrr… If it’s gonna be this cold, at least it should snow! I’m eagerly awaiting my first snow day as a teacher :D

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51 domesticallyinept January 3, 2012 at 1:33 pm

I’m new here! Love the blog by the way! What’s cookie butter exactly?

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52 KathEats January 3, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Welcome!!

It’s a Trader Joe’s product – a knock off of Speculoos (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speculoos) aka Biscoff

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53 DeskSnacker January 3, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I’m curious if the toppings cause a blood sugar surge? I’m a little sensitive to sugar and find that pancakes themselves are sweet enough for me, other than maybe some sliced fruit on top. Maple syrup makes me flip out.

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54 KathEats January 3, 2012 at 3:27 pm

My blood appeared to love the pancakes :)

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55 KathEats January 3, 2012 at 3:28 pm

[They are whole grain and this wasn't really all that high in sugar - I just plugged into a recipe calculator and it came out to 21 grams for the meal, which is less than most sweetened yogurts!]

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56 Alex January 3, 2012 at 1:35 pm

This may be a strange question and identify me as a new (but quickly obsessed reader) but what is cookie butter?

I LOVE Kodiak cakes and you have inspired me to whip these up for a warm post workout meal tomorrow morning!

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57 KathEats January 3, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Welcome to KERF Alex!

Cookie Butter is a Trader Joe’s product – a knock off of Speculoos (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speculoos) aka Biscoff

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58 Alex January 3, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Thanks so much! As a an absolute health/nutrition and fitness enthusiast I was surprised when I had never heard of one of your ingredients but it sounds delicious! Just gave me an excuse to wander down to Trader Joe’s and take a look!

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59 Hannah @ Eat, Drink and Save Money January 3, 2012 at 2:14 pm

I feel ya on the cold day! No snow here in Florida but it might freeze tonight. Nothing like the beachy 85 degree weather last week. Stay warm!

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60 TeenyLittleSuperChef January 3, 2012 at 2:26 pm

As always, your pancakes look absolutely delish! Perfect fuel for a cold winter’s day. Where did you get your table cloth, by the way? It’s adorable and such a good back drop for your food pictures. I’m guessing Crate and Barrel?

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61 KathEats January 3, 2012 at 3:28 pm

It’s a tea towel from Target!

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62 Jen January 3, 2012 at 3:45 pm

It’s -3 F here today! 63 sounds like heaven! Enjoy it while you can, the weather is all over the place here, mild one day, freezing the next. 3 months till spring…

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63 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count January 3, 2012 at 3:46 pm

I always dream of hot cakes. I don’t usually make them. But yours look delicious!

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64 DeskSnacker January 3, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Sorry, I’ve got to make another comment. I was making my grocery list and menu for the week. After your post, pancakes were def on one of the breakfast days. Then I remembered…Ellie Krieger has an amazing nut topping recipe on Food Network. Recommend. I think you’d like it…full of pumpkin and sunflower seeds, maple syrup, ohhh yum.

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65 Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine January 3, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Yummmm. Pancakes are the shizz. It’s almost 80 degrees here, and I practically don’t know what to do with myself!

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66 Kristabel January 3, 2012 at 4:57 pm

I just devoured a Kodiak cake with pumpkin and mini chocolate chips, so good and easy!

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67 Nicole January 3, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Heh heh classic Alex…
Your pancakes always look so yummy!

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68 Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) January 3, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Good to know about the frozen bananas… I tried it once and maybe just didn’t let them sear in the pan long enough b/c the end result was awful. I will try again!

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69 Angel7 January 3, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Great idea to freeze bananas! It reminds me of the frozen chocolate bananas I used to make when I was younger–yum!

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70 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings January 3, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Ah, if only I had read your post BEFORE breakfast! I was home this morning and totally could have joined you in the pancakes…but had my favorite close second instead…banana whipped oats made with vanilla rice milk (just adds such a great flavor) with fresh blueberries, peanut butter and chia seeds. Thanks for transforming my weekday breakfasts! :)

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71 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles January 4, 2012 at 12:30 am

It’s tough to think about snow falling elsewhere in the country when it was at least 70*F today in CA! I feel like we missed the boat on winter…so far at least!

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