just some rainy day pancakes

September 6, 2011

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I think we all (baby included!) slept well last night thanks to a cozy rainy day. The cozefest continues this morning with a short stack. Kate, Nate and Liam headed to the bakery for breakfast, so I was forced to consume this whole stack!

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I cannot stop thinking about pumpkin Kodiak cakes and their amazing texture! It’s not so much about the pumpkin flavor, which is very subtle, but about the texture. They are so soft and SO doughy!! The best thing about kodiak cakes is that you just add water and they are whole grain. Our Great Harvest pancake mix is fabulous, but it calls for egg and oil and water – a bit too complicated for me! Although I wonder if I could just add water and some flax…

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You know what else is amazing? Biscoff spread. All melty and sweet.

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Green tea for a grey day

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Have a grey-te one!

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1 Allie@LiveLaughEat September 6, 2011 at 8:31 am

Shoulda gotten a jar of Biscoff spread when we were in SF and had the chance! Oh and I have yet to try Kodiak Cakes (!!). I’m coming over for breakfast tomorrow :)

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2 Katie September 6, 2011 at 8:32 am

Mmm those look yummy! After reading about Kodiak cakes on your blog so many times, I went out and bought the mix a few months ago – so good and so easy!! How much pumpkin do you add? I should try that sometime.

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3 KathEats September 6, 2011 at 8:33 am

About 1/3 a cup

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4 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) September 6, 2011 at 8:38 am

I plan to make pumpkin pancakes every weekend! They’re the best. All yours need are some chocolate chips :)

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5 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats September 6, 2011 at 8:39 am

These look fantastic. It is rainy here as well, and my green smoothie with cacao (minus ice) was still too cold for the day.

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6 Kara September 6, 2011 at 8:40 am

Okay, enough is enough. I’ve got to find some Kodiak mix. I’m not the biggest pancake person (I always feel like I need a nap after I eat them), but some days they are totally necessary.

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7 Ally at A Girl in her Kitchen September 6, 2011 at 8:40 am

Can I just say how excited I am about pumpkin?? And fall in general?? :)

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8 Meredith @ Food, Shoes, and Booze September 6, 2011 at 8:42 am

mmm pumpkin pancakes… I have yet to buy pancake mix (or even flour for that matter) at my new apartment.. it’s on the list for today. I don’t know how I’ve survived this long.

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9 allpointswhole September 6, 2011 at 8:43 am

Rain, rain and more rain on the blogs this morning! Food looks great as always!

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10 Shaya (Eye Girl Eats) September 6, 2011 at 8:44 am

I wish it were grey and cozy over here! Nope, just another 97 degree day in good ol’ Southern California. :(

I wish I had the energy to make a delicious short stack for myself. Where do you get the kodiak cakes? I could probably manage to mix something with water and cook it without it being too much trouble ;)

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11 Victoria September 6, 2011 at 8:46 am

I love doughy pancakes!!! They are the best :)

I have been so inspired by you, I decided to start my Master’s in Nutrition this past summer =)

I am loving the nutrition classes, Biochem.. not so much!

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12 KathEats September 6, 2011 at 8:48 am

Congrats!

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13 Holly @ The Runny Egg September 6, 2011 at 8:46 am

Those pancakes looks delicious — and did you warm up the banana too?

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14 KathEats September 6, 2011 at 8:48 am

Yup – cooked it on the skillet

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15 Meg September 6, 2011 at 10:41 am

That’s such a genius idea – and so simple!

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16 Lauren @ Lawfully Wedded Wife September 6, 2011 at 8:48 am

Those look the delicious–I love that you are doing some early embracing of fall flavors! I’ve actually never had Biscoff spread (can’t find it!) but that’s definitely on my to do list because their cookies are so darn delicious.

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17 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance September 6, 2011 at 8:49 am

Gah, looking at your p-cakes has officially made my tummy more than ready for breakfast #2 :D

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18 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries September 6, 2011 at 8:52 am

Those cakes look amazing! Where can I find Kodiak cakes?

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19 KathEats September 6, 2011 at 8:54 am

I think the best place is online – I haven’t seen them in stores yet

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20 Lorin September 6, 2011 at 2:13 pm

I know in the west coast I’ve seen it at Vons, Stater Bros, Albertsons…not sure if you guys have those stores on the east coast though.

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21 Meg September 6, 2011 at 2:18 pm

On the West Coast, they carry them at Fred Meyer too.

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22 Lorin September 6, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Oh cool,I’ve never heard of Fred Meyer, are there any California?

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23 Kristina September 6, 2011 at 8:55 am

I LOVE biscoff spread!! The flavor reminds me of traveling because they always have Biscoff cookies on Delta flights. I imagine it would be amazing on pumpkin pancakes…very warm and cozy-tasting.

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24 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife September 6, 2011 at 9:06 am

I need to get Kodiak cakes asap then! Hah :)

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25 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table September 6, 2011 at 9:06 am

I’m so excited for the return of pumpkin! I bet that ginger-y brown sugar taste in the Biscoff was perfect on those ‘cakes!

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26 Sweet and Savvy September 6, 2011 at 9:07 am

How perfect for a rainy morning!

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27 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) September 6, 2011 at 9:08 am

I’ve used pumpkin and applesauce instead of egg and oil in pancakes and it works. I bet flax for the egg and pumpkin for the oil…I’m guessing that would work for the Great Harvest mix! I hope you have a great day Kath!

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28 Cait's Plate September 6, 2011 at 9:15 am

You definitely don’t have to tell me twice that that Biscoff spread is amazing! I was drooling just looking at it.

I hear ya on the effort of the GH mix, sometimes just throwing in some water is too easy to pass up – though I’d argue the GH pancake mix is worth every ounce of effort :)

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29 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 6, 2011 at 9:22 am

You’ve got my stomach growling and it’s not even 10:30!! These sound amazing. I’ve never tried Kodiak cakes but pumpkin is my favourite thing to add to my usual pancake batter. Have a great day!

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30 Emily September 6, 2011 at 9:23 am

Yummm pumpkin pancakes! I was thinking on them during my drive this morning…it would have been such a good day for those! Enjoy the rainy day :)

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31 Joanne September 6, 2011 at 9:31 am

It’s been ages since I’ve downed any pancakes. I still have to check out those kodiak cakes.
The morning eats look so good but I’d take mine with coffee please. :)

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32 Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama September 6, 2011 at 9:38 am

I seriously think I’m going to make pancakes for dinner because of this post. Perfect for this dark, dreary day!

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33 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List September 6, 2011 at 9:38 am

nice play on words…I plan on it! Today is Henry’s 3rd birthday…which means CAKE and ICE CREAM!! ;)

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34 Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy September 6, 2011 at 9:41 am

I am loving that it is now fall and pumpkin is everywhere!!

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35 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg September 6, 2011 at 9:43 am

It is a GREY day here too– grey and wet!! Pancakes are great for a rainy day!

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36 Tine September 6, 2011 at 9:49 am

I looove biscoff spread (speculoospasta)!
Do they already sell the crunchy one in America? Super, with some little gingerbread chunks!

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37 Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather September 6, 2011 at 9:51 am

Now that’s a nice stack of cakes! I’d cozy up with em asap!

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38 kathleen @ the daily crumb September 6, 2011 at 10:00 am

i love adding pumpkin to my pancakes!! i made a new recipe pumpkin loaf this morning and, you’re right, the taste is subtle, but the bread turned out so soft and so doughy!!

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39 Khushboo September 6, 2011 at 10:03 am

Yummm is that coconut on top??

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40 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 6, 2011 at 10:05 am

pumpkin pancakes?!? yes please! And I finally broke down and bout some chia seeds – SO worth the money! I’m in love!

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41 Cait @ Beyond Bananas September 6, 2011 at 10:09 am

So grey and yucky here too! I want sunshine so I can bring my class outside for recess! I dont think that will be happening anytime soon!

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42 Nikita September 6, 2011 at 10:09 am

I love how fat and doughy pumpkin makes pancakes! I have never tried kodiak mix but it does sound convenient.

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43 lynn @ the actor's diet September 6, 2011 at 10:10 am

pumpkin pancakes and biscoff….droooooling

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44 Meaghan O'Connor (My Spoonful of Inspiration) September 6, 2011 at 10:11 am

YUM! Pancake stacks make the prefect breakfast :)

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45 Cat @Breakfast to Bed September 6, 2011 at 10:12 am

we have something similar to bischoff spread called spekuloos spread here in nyc, I LOVE it on sweet potato or pumpkin biscuits. LIke LOVE LOVE it.

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46 deva (voracious vorilee) September 6, 2011 at 10:39 am

mmm those pancakes look amazing – so thick! I was at the giant international grocery store in cinci this weekend and saw Biscoff spread! The Boy found my excitement over it to be amusing – i literally squealed when I saw it! Alas, I did not buy the spread, but I did buy some of the cookies!

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47 Katie September 6, 2011 at 10:48 am

I totally saw the biscoff spread and cookies on display at fresh market last week and thought of YOU! So funny you got some! How sweet!

Liam is super cute!

And those pancakes are perfect for a grey day!

xoxo

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48 Namaste Gurl September 6, 2011 at 10:54 am

Yum- looks amazing. I *heart* fall :)

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49 Julia September 6, 2011 at 10:57 am

I love Kodiak cakes!!! They sound great on a dull day like today =)

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50 Aine @ Something to Chew Over September 6, 2011 at 11:10 am

Yum I love your pancake stacks!

Hope the weather clears up :)

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51 Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled September 6, 2011 at 11:14 am

Mmm…pumpkin pancakes with syrup. I can’t wait to make some. I love how fluffy yours look, like magazine picture pancakes. Yum!

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52 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes September 6, 2011 at 11:22 am

Yum! those nanners look amazing with the pancakes! :)

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53 Angel7 September 6, 2011 at 11:27 am

I absolutely love soft and doughy pancakes–best breakfast!!!

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54 sarah@spinach and spice September 6, 2011 at 11:35 am

Ohio is so cool today! 90 to 50 degrees in a day flat :/
I have Kodiak mix (thanks to your great product advertising ;) ) and I can’t wait to make them with pumpkin! Great idea!

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55 Hillary September 6, 2011 at 11:46 am

My goodness, those look HEAVENLY.

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56 Nikki September 6, 2011 at 11:47 am

They look yummy and way easier than my quinoa pumpkin pancakes! I am going to have to try doing that with my kodiak mix! I find I just use it for camping. I wonder if you add some powdered egg to your mix you would be able to have a one step mix?? Or do you have to follow a GH recipe for the pancake mix?

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57 KathEats September 6, 2011 at 1:14 pm

That’s what Kodiaks have in them

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58 Rachel September 6, 2011 at 11:53 am

I have the Kodiak cakes mix and love it but I’ve never tried it with pumpkin. That’s definitely a must-do for this fall!

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59 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen September 6, 2011 at 11:54 am

It was a perfect pancake morning with the rain. I opted for french toast with caramelized bananas though. Still delicious :)

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60 Kristen Waby September 6, 2011 at 11:54 am

Those look fantastic! I love the little sprinkles of coconut on the top!

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61 Tracy September 6, 2011 at 12:17 pm

I bet you could just add milk to your GH mix. Mama Pea has a couple of vegan pancake recipes that are basically flour, baking powder and milk plus flavor/add-ins. You should test it and let us know! I would but I don’t have the mix but would consider buying it from my local GH if I knew it was more convenient. I agree with you about Kodiak cakes…so convenient AND taste great!

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62 katie @KatieDid September 6, 2011 at 12:18 pm

I warmed up a banana with coconut oil this morning as part of my breakfast too! It’s been ages since I have and really it only takes 2 minutes to take your meal to a completely different level of amazingness!

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63 Katie @ The Purposeful Woman September 6, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Your pictures are ALWAYS sooooo gorgeous!! I just come by to look at them sometimes :o). They always inspire my breakfast routine!! Happy blogging Kath!!

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64 Ann September 6, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Did you know that the Biscoff spread was invented by a Belgian woman?
Ann (from BELGIUM :-)

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65 amanda September 6, 2011 at 12:54 pm

i had green tea this morning too! tazo refresh, yummy.

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66 Lindsay Kay September 6, 2011 at 1:08 pm

I am so happy that I found your blog! So impressed! I am a fellow RD/ food blogger (www.eat8020.com)/ runner! Keep up the great work!

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67 KathEats September 6, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Welcome! I’ll put you on my RD Me blogroll :)

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68 Ellie@fitforthesoul September 6, 2011 at 1:09 pm

I’ve always wanted to try Kodiak! Omgshhh this looks soo good!! and your description made me faint :P It looks like a beautiful day around there~!! :)

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69 Sandy September 6, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Haven’t tried Kodiak cakes yet….but I might just have to after reading your description :-) I made the Great Harvest pancakes last night for the first time (we had breakfast for dinner!). They were a big hit! I thought my older daughter would have an issue with them b/c they were ‘different’ than her normal pancakes, but she gobbled them right up. And my husband kept saying how good they were.

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70 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio September 6, 2011 at 2:04 pm

mmmmm pancakes!!

What is Biscoff spread? Is it like Nutella?

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71 Lauren September 6, 2011 at 2:08 pm

I’ve noticed that most of the mixes that call for egg, oil, etc. can be easily substituted with almond milk (or milk) and some kind of binder like pumpkin or apple sauce. Give it a try, I bet it would work with the GH mix.

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72 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 6, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Mmm I love pumpkin pancakes. I think I’m going to have to have them for breakfast tomorrow after seeing this post!

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73 Mary September 6, 2011 at 4:20 pm

I passed on the Biscoff spread in San Francisco this summer due to transport home, but my local store just got it in. I tried it for the first time today on pumpkin oats – fabulous!

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74 Hannah September 6, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Everything in this breakfast keeeels me. Kodiak mix? Australia doesn’t have. Canned pumpkin? Australia doesn’t have. Biscoff? Australia doesn’t have. Bananas? Still $3.50 each. :(

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75 KathEats September 6, 2011 at 6:00 pm

but you have beautiful landscape!

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76 KathEats September 6, 2011 at 6:00 pm

And good wine!

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77 Hannah September 6, 2011 at 6:13 pm

:) Okay, okay, I’ll look on the bright side… and wallabies and chocolate bilbies and eucalyptus trees and ME. ;)

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78 Juliette @ Finish Your Broccoli September 6, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Duh – of course you have Biscoff spread! Should have known before I tweeted the other day :) I, however, and newly officially obsessed.

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79 Katie @ Plates and Paste September 6, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Those look so good! I have to get my hands on some kodiak. I love how everyone is already pumpkin crazy haha.

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80 Ari @ Ari's Menu September 6, 2011 at 7:51 pm

I have total breakfast envy! Looks delicious!

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81 Christena September 6, 2011 at 8:00 pm

They carry Biscoff spread at my local grocery store in the big jars, but also in small single serve cups. It is soooooooo good that I had to cut myself off. I ate my first jar in 1 week, which is out of control. It’s just sooooo good. I was eating it by the spoonful every time I walked in the kitchen, eating Biscoff & jelly sandwiches, putting it in my oats, eating it on graham crackers and I even used it to make s’mores, which were DIVINE — best s’mores ever. Oh my gosh….I’m craving it right now. Maybe I should just buy some of the single servings…..

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82 Jessy (squeezetheday) September 7, 2011 at 8:21 am

What a beautiful breakfast!

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83 sonya September 7, 2011 at 9:32 am

It looks like I’ll be able to find the Kodiak pancake mix at Fresh Market here. Which do you recommend? Whole wheat oat and Honey? Buttermilk and Honey? Thanks!

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84 KathEats September 7, 2011 at 9:35 am

Gosh, I don’t know! I have the buttermilk now. It’s definitely a bit more sour. I don’t even remember what the original is like! I’d say get the orig. and then if you love it, try the buttermilk some other time

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85 John September 7, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Pancakes look great. Thanks for sharing.

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86 Katie @ Real Food Katie's Way September 7, 2011 at 9:34 pm

I think if we keep making pancakes and baking with PUMPKIN fall will eventually get here…I am getting tired of the disgustingly hot weather we have going on here Kath!

I came across Kodiak cakes the other day and I was curious but I just can’t seem to justify buying pancake mix these days…There is something about from-scratch cakes. Though from a convenience standpoint I am sure these are top notch!

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87 michelle September 10, 2011 at 11:47 am

LOVE pancakes!

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88 marla September 16, 2011 at 2:36 pm

I keep reading about the Biscoff spread. Smitten by these pancakes.
I would love if you added this and any other pumpkin themed links to my “Happy Post” today. http://su.pr/1rMDg2

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