Love Cakes <3

January 24, 2009

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I received this package in the mail from Quaker announcing their new pancake mix!

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The results: Pumpkin Lovecakes!  

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I love this heart-shaped mold! Not only did it make them in a cool shape, but they were higher and easier to flip since the batter was contained

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I used 2/3 a cup of batter for 2 portions, which made 4 hearts.

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Each was topped with 1/4 cup pumpkin mixed with cinnamon, ground flax, walnuts, coconut butter, and syrup. Plus half a tiny banana with PB on the side for some fruit.

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The husband made French press for us. I think the container really only makes one cup, so we each got 3/4. And whatever coffee he used was gross and burned (or he let it sit too long). I have moved into the top French presser spot in this house :)

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I just changed all the bedding in the house and cleaned the kitchen. We’re off to the gym now.

I am FURIOUS at the weather forecast: . For the next 5 days. Ugggg!

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1 Sarah (lovINmytummy) January 24, 2009 at 11:29 am

HA! Last Saturday I made heart pancakes for my fam using the same little molds! Aren’t they great?

I love that Quaker came out with an oat based pancake mix, though its pretty easy to make your own. Are there a lot of other things in it besides oats and a leavening agent?

Enjoy your Saturday!


2 Laura January 24, 2009 at 11:29 am

Those pancakes look so good! The toppings remind me of sticky buns. :)

I love french press coffee, but I dropped mine in the sink and it shattered. :( I’m back to a drip machine for convenience during the work week.


3 RosyRedLotus January 24, 2009 at 11:30 am

Those look great! Where did you get that mold?


4 VeggieGirl January 24, 2009 at 11:31 am

What a darling breakfast!! :-)


5 emmy January 24, 2009 at 11:32 am

breakfast is adorable and yummy looking – something about the toppings is just scrumptious!


6 zestycook January 24, 2009 at 11:34 am

What an awesome Breakfast Kath! Too cool. Hope you have a good workout.



7 Amy January 24, 2009 at 11:35 am

Wow, that looks amazing. Seriously.


8 Red Head, Yellow Dog January 24, 2009 at 11:39 am

That is so. cool.


9 Lori January 24, 2009 at 11:39 am

Dang those are cute!


10 Roxana January 24, 2009 at 11:43 am

Holy shit those pancakes looks AMAZING. I am craving pancakes now!


11 Jasmine (Sweet and Fit) January 24, 2009 at 11:43 am

gift packages?? lucky one! great job on those love cakes, they look so appetizing


12 K January 24, 2009 at 11:45 am

Aw how cute! I love the breakfast!


13 Oh She Glows January 24, 2009 at 11:51 am

Oh my gosh that is LOVELY!!

Heart shaped pancakes….love it. 😀

Mmm now I am craving pancakes.



14 Sara January 24, 2009 at 11:58 am

Cute pancakes! I can’t wait to try that pancake mix.


15 Brynn January 24, 2009 at 12:06 pm

That is too cute! I want one of those!!


16 Diana January 24, 2009 at 12:06 pm

Pumpkin Lovecakes look soooo good!!! I am all of a sudden quite hungry!


17 Sharon January 24, 2009 at 12:08 pm

Wow, that is so cute!


18 Aimee January 24, 2009 at 12:08 pm

I want to find that heart mold!! Your pancake breakfast is so cute.


19 Candice January 24, 2009 at 12:09 pm

I want that mold!! Any suggestions on where I could buy one? 😉 I LOVE making my food cute!

And boo about the weather. Where I live, it’s flurrying (but not sticking). Running in the snow is so surreal… and yet so annoying 😛


20 BethT January 24, 2009 at 12:13 pm

so how did the mix taste?


21 Marissa January 24, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Aw cute!


22 Sarah (Tales of Expansion) January 24, 2009 at 12:34 pm

awwwwwww, what a LOVEly breakfast spread! drool …
they came out perfectly!


23 linds January 24, 2009 at 12:36 pm

This is the cutest breakfast ever! They sure look good, hope they tasted just as delicious. Have a great day Kath!


24 Kate January 24, 2009 at 12:37 pm

That is SO cute!!!And they look delicious. Have a great saturday!


25 Justy2003 January 24, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Those heart-shaped pancakes are so cute! And perfect for the upcoming Valentine’s Day! How were the pancakes…anything special compared to regular pancakes?


26 Amy January 24, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Those look great! I am definitely going to try that new pancake mix.


27 fitforfree January 24, 2009 at 12:42 pm

I love that pancake mix! The pancake mold is a great idea — I always get annoyed when my pancakes are irregularly shaped :-)


28 seelee live (for the love of peanut butter) January 24, 2009 at 12:48 pm

those look great. where is the heart-shaper from?


29 Helen Colley January 24, 2009 at 12:55 pm

What a beautiful delicous breakfast. It being the most important meal of the day, I should really put more thought into my breakfasts.


30 Liz January 24, 2009 at 12:56 pm

Pancakes look cute, but please tell me you DIDN’T use that Aunt Jemima Light syrup. That is not, by any stretch of the imagination REAL FOOD!


31 Meg January 24, 2009 at 1:01 pm

Omg….those look sooooooooooo good.


32 Courtney January 24, 2009 at 1:17 pm

Hmmmm…I’m thinking a pancake mold sounds like an excellent new kitchen gadget.

I made pumpkin spiced pancakes last weekend and I thought they were delicious. The boyfriend however disagreed. Which means I now have frozen pancakes in my freezer that are great for mornings when I need to bring my breakfast to work.


33 megan January 24, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Those are the cutest and most delicious looking pancakes I have ever seen!!!
Happy Saturday, despite the forecast :)


34 Ryane January 24, 2009 at 1:36 pm

Oh my goodness, that looks so yummy! How did you like the mix – did it pass the test?


35 melissa (fitnessnyc) January 24, 2009 at 1:48 pm

those look awesome the extra effort makes all the difference. thanks for the review


36 Shelby January 24, 2009 at 1:52 pm

Those look so decadent! I love how you topped them with pumpkin and I will be sure to try and pick up some of that mix! It’s vegan woo!!

Adorable molds, did they come with the mix?


37 littlediva January 24, 2009 at 2:34 pm

Greetings from the gal in Greensboro who wrote months ago and hasn’t since then – I read every day, though! I was wondering – how do you score all these sweet ‘gifts’? Is it all from hosting such a great blog? Just curious… love swag : ) It’s fairly nice in GSO today – my hubbie and I took the dog for a walk but we’re snuggled inside now. Happy weekend!


38 thepinkpeppercorn January 24, 2009 at 3:06 pm

oooh! wow! Wonderful!


39 Kath January 24, 2009 at 3:27 pm

The mix was good – it tasted like pancakes! And the mold came in the box from Quaker. I’m sure you could find them online or in cooking stores.

littlediva ,
Just up the road!

I am lucky that companies and PR reps stumble across KERF and offer to send me samples and what not. This package stems from the relationship I started with Quaker in November.



40 Maggie January 24, 2009 at 3:31 pm

Oh my gosh these are adorable!! You lucky girl :) That first picture of them is truly food porn. Wowza.


41 Marie January 24, 2009 at 3:46 pm

YUM! I can’t wait to buy this so I can make some for me and my hubby. We’ve been on an oatmeal kick since we both have bit high cholesterol and thanks to your blog, I’ve been finding more and more creative ways to eat oatmeal. You’re the oatmeal queen!! LOL


42 Nicole January 24, 2009 at 4:10 pm

Oh Kath, those are so cute!


43 skinnyrunner January 24, 2009 at 4:58 pm

those are so adorable and look delish!


44 Diane January 24, 2009 at 5:07 pm

I have been reading your blog for the last few months, and you are my food inspiration ! My 16 year old son is on a weight loss journey -actually the whole family is- and he keeps asking me to bring up “that great food blog with the oats”- KERF. Today with heart shaped oatmeal pancakes, I think the idea has him in absolute bliss. Keep up your wonderful posts – you have presented me with food ideas I have never even considered before !


45 Kath January 24, 2009 at 5:14 pm

Thanks so much Diane !!


46 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) January 24, 2009 at 5:24 pm

OH My…those pancakes look delish! The hearts are adorable!


47 Christine January 24, 2009 at 5:58 pm

I just picked this mix up last week. I made the heart healthy recipe on the back of the box, but they were a little dry. I may try the traditional preparation next time. Since everyone’s looking for the molds, they have them at Crate & Barrel in their Valentine’s Day collection or at

Here’s a tip, you can also make eggs on the skillet with those molds. It keeps the whites a bit thicker, which I love. I always spray the molds lightly with Pam to allow the pancakes or eggs to slide right out.


48 Sarah (lovINmytummy) January 24, 2009 at 6:09 pm

Sorry to hijack, but I got my little heart shape molds at Bed, Bath and Beyond, if that helps!


49 Michelle January 24, 2009 at 6:31 pm

Those are wonderful!!!


50 Brittany January 24, 2009 at 7:27 pm

I love the heart shaped pancakes- too cute.

What else do you use the coconut butter for and is it good?


51 brandi January 24, 2009 at 9:10 pm

Those pancakes are so cute!

I can’t wait to try this mix :)


52 Meg January 24, 2009 at 9:19 pm

What an awesome pancake package from Quaker and what fabulous pumpkin pancakes! YUM!


53 Josie January 24, 2009 at 9:25 pm

i’m so excited to try this mix!! for everyone who’s looking for the molds they have them at you get 6 for $12.98!! just look under the valentine section. my 2yr. old loves them : )


54 Candace January 27, 2009 at 12:34 am

Kath — you always make everything look sooo delicious. Glad you like the new pancake mix.

Hope all is well.


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