Pistachio, Cherry and Honey Pancakes

Happy Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, Paczki Day, and Pancake Day … basically happy eat all the stuffs before Lent day! No matter how you celebrate today (and really, you should as there is A LOT of amazing food out there for the eating) you must make these pancakes. Yes, they are that nummy. Added bonus: they’re protein packed, which basically makes them health food.

Okay, campers, I need you to brace yourselves as I have a secret: I do not make pancakes from scratch. I KNOW. It’s just so easy to grab a mix and be done with it. Double added bonus is that someone else is in charge of making my pancake mix healthy … and add things like whole grains and protein powder in the correct increments (I am using Kodiak Cakes Protein Packed Flapjack and Waffle Mix here … the Buttermilk and Honey mix is equally as nummy).

Now that I have that off my chest, time to tell you more about these yummy pancakes you should definitely make for Pancake Day and NOT crepes because they serve no real purpose in life. Yes, I said crepes are icky. They’re thin and people use them as a vehicle to eat Nutella and strawberries … just eat the Nutella and strawberries and forgo the crepes (bonus: I had a friend in grad school who for some reason called crepes “creepies” and this how I refer to them in my head, always.)228pistachio-1098173_1920

As an added yum and protein bonus these pancakes are topped with Greek yogurt (and pistachios) instead of syrup. That is not to say if you want syrup you cannot have syrup, but I encourage you to try your pancakes this way. Extra filling. Extra yum. Extra good for you. Like I said at the beginning of this post: HEALTH FOOD PANCAKES.

ps – if you’re not in a pancake mood but want something equally sinful in the breakfast department can I interest you in some cinnamon roll muffins?

Note: this is not a sponsored post, I just like sharing things that I like.

Sidebar: ARE YOU WATCHING RIVERDALE?! You should be. I finally decided to watch it and sweet baby jeebus … there are feels. SO MANY FEELS. Basically, to save you from what could become a 6,000 word essay on my feels, Riverdale is the teen drama we deserve and I am 100% HERE FOR IT. Also, Jughead’s dad is Billy Loomis (please tell me you young folk understand that reference) in motorcycle leathers and he can try and kill me any day of the week. *fans self* And is it just me or does Luke Perry look OLD … like older than he should? Are they making him look older with makeup? And can we talk about … see, it’s happening. I’m stopping. There will probably be a long, unintelligible flail over on my personal blog or you can find me on Twitter for a discussion of feels. Seriously. I am stopping now.

Sidebar Two: did you know that V. E. Schwab’s final book in the A Darker Shade of Magic trilogy dropped last week? If you haven’t read the trilogy I HIGHLY recommend it. It is full of thrilling shenanigans across all the Londons. Yes, you read that right: MULTIPLE LONDONS.

 

Pistachio, Cherry, & Honey Pancakes
makes two servings228cherries-371233_1920

Ingredients:

½ cup Kodiak Cakes Protein Packed Flapjack and Waffle Mix (or your favorite mix)
½ cup milk
½ egg, beaten
1.5 tsp honey
4 TBSP shelled pistachios
6 TBSP Greek yogurt (vanilla or honey would be yum)
4 ounces cherries, frozen

Directions:

Mix together pancake mix, milk, egg, and honey. Set to the side.

Heat skillet over medium heat. Melt a little butter in the bottom of the skillet if it isn’t no-stick.

On a different burner heat frozen cherries over medium heat until they have fully defrosted and leached juice.

Using a ¼ measure pour pancake batter into heated (and buttered) skillet. Watch for small bubbles in the middle of the cake, flip and continue to cook for another minute or so. Repeat process until all four pancakes have been cooked.

Top each stack with 2 ounces cherries, 2 TBSP pistachios, and 3 TBSP Greek yogurt.

Dig in.

What are some of your favorite ways to eat pancakes?

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