What Color Is Ghost Blood

October 22, 2010

WHITE of course!


And coconutty. And makes a perfect topping for pumpkiny pancakes Ghost



The pumpkin made the Kodiak cakes SO SOFT!!! Matt proclaimed them the best pancakes he ever had (and my gosh that boy does not like pumpkin!)


I added this much to the two serving mix – maybe 1/4 a cup? Plus a pinch each of all spice and cinnamon.


Made two fluffy orange cakes, which I under-topped with a little crunchy buckwheat granola. (I say under-topped because I put the topping on the second side and when I flip, that becomes the bottom so the toppings are hidden. Makes for a fun surprise when you eat them!)



The ‘cakes were topped with ghost blood, chia seeds, coconut and a drizzle of sunflower butter. OH and banana. Can’t forget the banana.






Why all this talk about ghost blood?


Cause it’s on sale for Healthy Living Halloween ! I THINK it’s the cheapest coconut butter across the interweb (Garlic Gold, foam rollers, and blood sucking stainless straws are also all discounted)


I was going to go to YOGA but I woke up too late! ARG! Might swim today instead Gotta rest my legs for tomorrow’s birthday 10K. Big weekend coming up!!

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1 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 22, 2010 at 9:02 am

I had Kodiak cakes for breakfast too. They are so yummy!


2 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin October 22, 2010 at 9:02 am

Wow $11 for the coconut butter IS cheap!! And I love the idea of pumpkin pancakes… I haven’t gone that route with pumpkin yet this fall!


3 Christine October 22, 2010 at 9:07 am

Under-topped = bottomed?



4 Estela @ Weekly Bite October 22, 2010 at 9:07 am

“Ghost Blood” Too funny :)

Love that pic of your coffee mug!


5 Allison K October 22, 2010 at 9:19 am

My husband hates pumpkin too…at least in any way that it is identifiable. I did make Mama Peas pumpkin curry this week, and he loved that.


6 Jasmine @ Eat Move Write October 22, 2010 at 9:20 am

Blood sucking stainless straws. lol.

For once I’ve read your post BEFORE breakfast and can actually do something about the fact that your breakfasts tend to inspire me. Pancakes it is.


7 Meg October 22, 2010 at 9:22 am

Haha ghost blood! Eek! For breakfast?! Sounds delish 😉

Enjoy your day – and your swim if you decide on it 😀


8 Amanda (Eating Up) October 22, 2010 at 9:23 am

What a cute post!


9 Camille October 22, 2010 at 9:24 am

Oh dear. I have been wanting to get more Artisana Coconut Butter… I guess this may be the time!


10 shannon (the daily balance) October 22, 2010 at 9:24 am

love me some ghost blood! 😉


11 Jen October 22, 2010 at 9:39 am

Hey Kath – I’m not sure if you’re interested but I wanted to tell you about a new gadget I discovered. It has completely changed my swim. It’s from: http://www.h2oaudio.com/. I actually bought mine from Amazon because I also had to buy the correct Ipod for it. So, it got a little expensive but you might be able to get a free one to try. It’s an underwater iPod holder and it’s awesome! I got the “Interval” so it hooks onto the back of my goggles. Now, instead of wishing the clock would speed up during my swim, I wish it would SLOW down!


12 Kath October 22, 2010 at 9:42 am

If I get into swimming more than once a week, I might investigate. Although, maybe I need it TO swim more than once a week!


13 Jen October 22, 2010 at 9:50 am

It’s a great motivator!


14 Samantha @ Bikini Birthday October 22, 2010 at 10:02 am

Whoa that’s SO COOL!


15 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 22, 2010 at 9:46 am

Hehe I love your Halloween spirit Kath! The granola in the Kodiak cakes is such a good idea for extra crunch. They look great!


16 Marisa @ Loser for Life October 22, 2010 at 9:47 am

I just had pumpkin pancakes, too! Topped mine with TJ’s pumpkin cream cheese – so awesome! I’ll have to try ghost blood, next :)


17 Natalia - a side of simple October 22, 2010 at 9:50 am

These discounts are so amazing, thank you Kath!


18 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete October 22, 2010 at 9:53 am

Pumpkin pancakes sound delicious — and the coconut butter sure looks beautiful :) Too bad I hate the taste of coconut!

Good luck at your 10K tomorrow!


19 Anna S October 22, 2010 at 9:56 am

I’ve been wanting to try coconut butter for ages! What an amazing deal.

I love all the halloween sales. My museum is in Halloween mode!


20 Matt October 22, 2010 at 9:56 am

In the winter, ghost blood solidifies into ghost meat…


21 sweetersalt October 22, 2010 at 9:58 am

Love pumpkin pancakes! I need to get my hands on some of that mix, looks yum.


22 Lori October 22, 2010 at 10:00 am

Pumpkin pancakes sound great. Love that coconut butter. It’s one of my fav new products.


23 Heather (Heather's Dish) October 22, 2010 at 10:00 am

i’m impressed you’re doing a 10K on a birthday…those are my days to SLEEP :) hope it’s fun!


24 lynn (The Actors Diet) October 22, 2010 at 10:03 am

just got a jar of ghost blood called “coconut manna” sent to me – i am pretty sure it’s coconut butter, but so far i can’t tell the difference between it and hardened coconut oil.


25 Dorry October 22, 2010 at 10:03 am

I just bought a new jar of coconut butter yesterday and think these pancakes would be perfect for Saturday morning to christen our brand new home! :)


26 Marina October 22, 2010 at 10:05 am

Love the coconut butter, it goes so well with pancakes!


27 rebecca lustig October 22, 2010 at 10:08 am

yay for the pumpking + coconut!! trying the mix this weekend :)


28 yummieecupcake October 22, 2010 at 10:08 am

hmm… i’m not a fan of pankcakes but those looks really good with the pumpkin!


29 Katie @ The Boston Marathoner October 22, 2010 at 10:14 am

Two of my all-time-favorite foods are pancakes and pumpkin pie. These pumpkin Kodiak cakes sound too good to be true! Thanks for the recipe.


30 Clare @ Fitting It All In October 22, 2010 at 10:22 am

Is tomorrow your birthday!!?

Also I’ve held off on buying the Kodiak mix because I love experimenting with my own recipes…but yours always turn out so beautiful and delicious that I think I’m gonna give in!


31 Kath October 22, 2010 at 10:23 am



32 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) October 22, 2010 at 10:24 am

Pumpkin pancakes really are the best! Looks perfect!


33 Aly October 22, 2010 at 10:28 am

Those look…amazing. The picture with all the toppings is just too good to be true.
Not to mention, I find the “ghost blood” name very cute. :) Perfect breakfast for Halloween!


34 Kelli October 22, 2010 at 10:31 am

I was happy to see the Kodiak mix at my grocery store last weekend. Totally reminded me of KATH! I also had to laugh when I saw your pumpkin in the tupperware because I have the same exact thing in my fridge right now waiting to make some oatmeal pumpkin pancakes tomorrow morning. : )


35 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg October 22, 2010 at 10:40 am

Your pancakes always look so hearty! Yum!


36 Laurab @ foodsnobstl October 22, 2010 at 11:09 am

Where did you get that adorable plate?!


37 Kath October 22, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Pottery Barn


38 Stacia October 22, 2010 at 11:22 am

Hey Kath! I was thinking about how much you love pumpkin and I realized you may need to make a road trip someday…to Circleville Ohio. The third week of October they have the Pumpkin Show. People come from all over! AND you can get pumpkin anything…pumpkin waffles, brownies, doughnuts, bread, chilli, hambugers, etc. So if you are ever in Ohio the third week of October you should check it out :)


39 Kath October 22, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Oh how fun!


40 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 22, 2010 at 11:46 am

I was wondering what this post was about when I saw the title! :)


41 Janetha G - meals & moves October 22, 2010 at 12:13 pm

I made pumpkin pancakes the same way a few weeks ago. You are right, the Kodiak mix+pumpkin=heavenly texture. I also added tera’s whey protein powder to the batter. Yum!

Have a great weekend xo


42 Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama October 22, 2010 at 12:18 pm

I bought a tiny packet of coconut butter one time and my 2-year-old LOVED it. I guess this would be a good time to get some more! Thanks for sharing (offering?) the discount.


43 Caitlin (EatFeats) October 22, 2010 at 12:19 pm

Was the pumpkin detectable in the pancakes, or did it just make them softer? My boyfriend isn’t a huge pumpkin eater either, but he loves pancakes!


44 Kath October 22, 2010 at 1:19 pm

They were not very pumpkiny. I would have added more if it were just me, but since Matt doesn’t love it, I only added a small blob.


45 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 22, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Ohhhh… this makes me want breakfast for dinner. I “undertop” with blueberries a lot – love how juice-like they get! And, of course, chocolate chips are always a fantastic undertopping.


46 Dana @ my little celebration October 22, 2010 at 12:33 pm

OOOHHHHH, pumpkin pancakes are probably one of my all-time top favorite breakfasts! Methinks the coconut [ghost blood] butter makes the perfect topping. Muahahaha.


47 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) October 22, 2010 at 12:50 pm

I adore pumpkin pancakes. They’re quite possibly my favorite. 😀


48 Stephanie October 22, 2010 at 1:20 pm

I have this same Coconut butter but when mine warms up it doesn’t get to a liquid….

What am I doing wrong? :)


49 Kath October 22, 2010 at 1:21 pm

How are you warming it? Does it just stay solid? Keep heating!


50 zoe (and the beatles) October 22, 2010 at 2:47 pm


can i just tell you i just ate the same breakfast? with the same cup, just with a z on it? what a funny coincidence :)!


51 Meagan October 22, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Once again, I like your plate!


52 Kristin October 22, 2010 at 4:46 pm

How do you soften your coconut butter? Mine has the texture of crisco – which is not very appetizing.


53 Kath October 22, 2010 at 5:47 pm
54 Mary @ Bites and Bliss October 22, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Ghost blood sounds freakin delicious!


55 @ LieslGarner October 22, 2010 at 6:10 pm

LOVE This! My kids are going to love it too! And, how shallow am I, that the photo I absolutely love the most is the K Mug on the Bannister? That is So Artistic and whimsical. Love, love, love it!


56 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 22, 2010 at 6:14 pm

I actually bought that Artisana coconut butter for only $9.99 at a health food store in Toronto. I couldn’t believe it when I saw it!


57 stacey-healthylife October 22, 2010 at 6:29 pm

I haven’t thought about adding pumpkin to my kodiaks. I’m going to try that Sunday morning.


58 Hannah October 22, 2010 at 9:10 pm

Have you ever considered opening a pancake house instead of a bakery? I reckon that would go down a treat with the UVA students!


59 Kimberly October 23, 2010 at 12:20 am

I am a new reader of your blog and I find it very inspiring! Everything looks so delicious. By the way, my boyfriend doesn’t like pumpkin either and I love it! Maybe I will try this recipe and he will change is mind :)


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