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Smoothie Girl Pancakes

November 28, 2009

Did you guys see Deb’s most brilliant smoothie post today? If not, you better go read, for it was the inspiration behind my breakfast this morning.

Pancakes came one day early this week…


That’s right. It was pancake Saturday in the HEAB household. I made a batch of protein pancakes using Jay Robb chocolate rice protein powder, but the topping was the star of the show. I used the following ingredients to make my very own Mole sauce:


I stirred together 1 heaping spoonful of reader Carolyn’s chipotle almond butter, 2 tsp cocoa powder, 2 tsp espresso powder (could sub instant coffee grounds), cinnamon, 1 packet of stevia, and a little water to thin. Oh, and I did add 1 squirt of peanut butter flavored FrankenSyrup (I blame Deb for this purchase. Not necessary in the recipe…but really good none the less. 😉 )

My sauce coupled with a bit of soy free Earth Balance and extra cinnamon made for an incredible explosion of flavors in my mouth that I can’t even begin to describe…sort of like spicy sweet cafe mocha pancakes…wow! Scott, now I really need to try one of your Pick Me Up smoothies. 🙂

I have much more to share as I had a very exciting morning, but you’ll have to check back later to read all about it. Until then my friends…

34 Comments leave one →
  1. November 28, 2009 4:14 pm

    WOW!! thanks for the linkage and the spicy, chocolate, juiced-up nut love. And yes, I take full blame for your upcoming and lifelong addiction to Peanut Butter frankensyrups! 🙂 I think Allie is about to get hooked too. Watch out people! It’s baaaddddd stuff. Like cigarettes and crack!

    Your friend Scott accidentally MADE the Holy Moly Smoothie- he just didn’t know that he did- bless his little heart!!

  2. November 28, 2009 5:12 pm

    YUMMY! Great breakfast. I need to try making these with my Jay Robb. What a fabulous day today was 🙂 We got SO much good stuff at TJs and I came home and had a mini feast. Hope you two are enjoying the rest of your day. You both are so sweet

  3. November 28, 2009 5:13 pm

    Alright, I’m definitely having pancakes for dinner.

  4. November 28, 2009 5:16 pm

    Delicious! I love how your cinnamon bottle is the size of the one in my college cafeteria, haha.
    Can’t wait to find out what the excitement was

  5. November 28, 2009 5:28 pm

    Perfect pancakes!

  6. November 28, 2009 5:29 pm

    Hey that topping looks really yummy!!! I love anything have that chocolate color:D
    Yummy homemade pancake never looks perfect, but taste great!! I love that!

  7. November 28, 2009 5:47 pm

    did you say peanut butter flavored syrup? oh dear me!

  8. November 28, 2009 6:05 pm

    You and Deb are both awesome ladies!

  9. November 28, 2009 6:07 pm

    you make mw want jay robb protein everytime I read, What is the diff w other protein powders and it?

  10. November 28, 2009 6:17 pm

    N.D. Love Jay Robb. I can’t do soy or whey protein powders, and his rice is the best tasting in my opinion. I love that it contains nothing artificial, and it’s sweetened with stevia. Sun Warrior makes a good rice protein powder as well, but Jay Robb tastes slightly less chalky to me.

  11. November 28, 2009 6:56 pm

    Sounds amazing!

  12. November 28, 2009 7:35 pm

    Just commented on DEb’s post ’bout using instant coffee in recipes. And same could be true here w/ your espresso powder. My worry, is it like eating coffee grounds, or does it somehow dissolve (dont see how that would work as coffee grounds aren’t really soluble). I recently just overflowed my coffee pot and for about a week was getting trace grounds in my coffee and yeah, not a fan 🙂

    Can’t wait to hear bout your excitement. Do I hear an Itzy story? I read either here or there she was gonna be in N’Ville.


  13. hotflashbang permalink
    November 28, 2009 8:10 pm

    I am SO making this for breakfast tomorrow!!! yummmmmmo

  14. November 28, 2009 8:16 pm

    The topping looks soooo good.

  15. November 28, 2009 8:34 pm

    Averie, The espresso powder I have is awesome for recipes, but you’re right. I need to change my post to read “instant coffee grounds”.

    Yes, met up with Erica. LOVE HER!

  16. Scott in Ohio permalink
    November 28, 2009 9:00 pm

    Sweet! You had “Pick Me Up Pancakes”!

    Totally digging Deb’s website. Perhaps there should be a “Smoothie Summit”?? 🙂

  17. merittothecarrot permalink
    November 28, 2009 9:27 pm

    Forget plain’ ol banana pancakes, HEAB’s got it going on!

  18. November 28, 2009 10:09 pm

    Incredible looking pancake breakfast 😀

  19. November 28, 2009 10:10 pm

    Just commented on Deb’s awesome smoothie! And thanks for your lovely Thanksgiving recap — I loved looking at the feast photos 🙂

  20. threehannas permalink
    November 28, 2009 10:17 pm

    I don’t think that I eat enough pancakes, I think I will remedy that VERY soon – especially after reading your pancake posts!!! They look fabulous!

  21. threehannas permalink
    November 28, 2009 10:20 pm

    for some reason when you click on my name “threehannas” it says that I have deleted my blog, I havn’t. Does anyone know why it does that?

  22. November 29, 2009 4:54 am

    Your pancakes look delish! x x

  23. November 29, 2009 6:43 am

    Holy Mole-ey! 🙂 I have got to try this TODAY! I was just thinking this morning about what kind of chocolatey sauce I could make for some pancakes. Well, you & Deb answered that for me. Thanks!

    Can’t wait to hear about your exciting morning 🙂
    XOXO Happy Sunday Friend!

  24. November 29, 2009 7:23 am

    threehannas, Next time you comment on a wordpress blog, log out of the comment box and then log back in with your info. Let me know if that doesn’t fix the problem.

  25. November 29, 2009 7:34 am

    “Get in mah belly!”
    That was the first thing that came to mind when I saw those pancakes, they look absolutely delicious.

  26. November 29, 2009 8:02 am

    Whoa, spicy chocolate-mocha-cinnamon-chipotle pancakes!!! Amazing creation 😉

  27. November 29, 2009 8:21 am

    Hehe I know who yourrrr meeting up with! 🙂 Can’t wait to hear about your time and see pics!

  28. November 29, 2009 8:34 am

    Stellar pancakes as usual! You are creative 🙂 Can’t wait to hear about the exciting day!

  29. November 29, 2009 11:37 pm

    Haven’t read Deb’s post yet…but is it just me, or is there blue in your pancakes?! Is it my screen?
    And you know I fully support the secretive use of FrankenSyrup 😉

  30. November 30, 2009 6:39 am

    Lara!!!! Are you back in the U.S.? It’s your screen. No blue in my pancakes…although you never know with me. 😉

  31. December 2, 2009 7:35 am

    fraken syrup… hehe 🙂


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