Sneaky Pancake Sunday and other recipes

Pancake Sunday

We've been celebrating Pancake Sunday for a while now following HEAB's lead. I thought it was a cute idea to have this, especially with kids!  The recipe that has stuck for pancake Sunday is Averie's gluten free vegan pancakes. They are so easy to make and I'd like to call them a superfood - they have just about everything you'd want in your breakfast in there!  It is difficult to get toddlers to eat veggies so I decided to throw in some carrots to this recipe. You totally cannot taste them and Nick LOVES these pancakes. He eats about 10 mini ones - about 1/2 the recipe. They are super easy to make and taste delicious with peanut butter or maple syrup. Hope you will enjoy them!

SNEAKY PANCAKES Adapted from Averie's recipe
Into the blender goes:

1/2 c milk of your choice
1 T flax seeds
1/3 c oatmeal
1 apple cut in pieces

1 banana broken into 4 pieces
10 mini carrots  (roughly)
2 T flour of your choice
1/4 tsp baking powder
cinnamon and vanilla

Blend until smooth and cook on a skillet. Mini ones work best because these are pretty moist! I use coconut oil on the skillet so they don't stick. I serve with pure maple syrup & sometimes peanut butter!

bitter chocolate cake in brown - the rest are single lady muffins
A few other recipes I tried this weekend are below. Basically I wanted a single serving muffin
Single Lady Cupcake adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie

Single Lady Muffin
This makes only one but I could eat about 3. I made 6 with different variations

  • 3T flour or ground oats. I tried peanut flour also. My favorite was with the oats.
  • 1-2T. pumpkin or apple sauce
  • 2 T+ more if needed any milk or water
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 T flax
  • 1 T or more or less maple syrup or sweetener of choice
Directions: Preheat the oven to 330 degrees. Mix the ingredients and pour into an oiled (or sprayed) muffin pan. Cook until firm (about 15 minutes)

Bitter Chocolate Muffin adapted from Alex's recipe.

I made this as 2 muffins also to add into my muffins above. It was bitter and definitely needed the topping! It is moist and soft but delicious!
  • 1 T ground flax + 1/4 cup water - let sit 5 min
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 Tablespoons of squash puree, like pumpkin, sweet potato, or butternut squash
  • splash of vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
    add more water if needed at end
  • Necessity: chocolate for topping. I used melted chocolate chips + coconut oil


  1. The pancakes sound good! Lucky for me, Ethan loves oatmeal, apples and carrots and eats them often......all raw.....even the oatmeal lol

    wonder if I could hide in spinach and avocado though? hehe

  2. YAY for muffins!! Your bitter chocolate ones look great :)