Double Shot

Welcome to Thursday! One day closer to the weekend.

I dreamed up these pancakes last night, and (thankfully) they’re as good as I thought they would be!


I made another batch of oatmeal pancakes this morning, but added in a few new ingredients to make them Cinnamon Mocha Pancakes.

  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp instant coffee powder
  • pinch salt


I completely forgot to add the baking powder this morning, so they weren’t as “puffy” as normal, but the flavors were great together.

I topped the pancakes with some ricotta and a sprinkle of cinnamon.


Check out how red those strawberries are! Each one is perfect. I bought a pound of local berries at lunch yesterday and they were worth the $4.50. The ones in the grocery store may only be $1.50, but they’re not perfectly ripe OR red. I’d rather spend a bit more and have berries that actually taste like strawberries.

I’m also having coffee in my winter mug – kind of hoping it will cool me down a bit in the house :) The AC people are coming to fix it today!


Coffee in my mug, coffee in my pancakes. A good way to start the day :)


What’s your favorite pancake filling / topping?



  1. Ahhh, I love dreaming of a breakfast and having it come true :-)
    For me, the prime pancake topping is New Hampshire maple syrup from my grandparents town. Yum!

  2. I love pancakes with a little peanut butter and syrup on top…

    Not a huge fan of fillings, but I’d like to try the pumpkin pancakes I sometimes see on the blogs!

  3. Strawberries and whipped cream! It reminds me of my childhood. :)

  4. I like bananas and chocolate chips. Sometimes I’ll add toasted walnuts too. And I never say no to butter, syrup, and whipped cream!

  5. I like using shots of coffee in unsuspecting things–and pancakes are perfect for breakfast as is coffee! Brilliant =)

  6. I make the same oatmeal pancakes
    (thanks for the recipe)
    With Almond butter and sliced banana

    Oh man, I wish I had them this morning!

  7. Rhubarb compote! I tried it for the first time last week and I have not been able to eat a breakfast without it since.

  8. I always forget about ricotta, but it’s such a good breakfast cheese! Those cakes sound great:)

  9. These look so yummy! I’m a purist…maple syrup and some fruit is all I need!

  10. I tend to prefer savory breakfast foods, but I had NY Cheesecake Strawberry Pancakes at I-HOP the other day and they were pretty socks rocking.

    Also, I LOVED your last post! That’s how I feel about my husband too and I honestly got a little teary eyed!

  11. As of yesterday my favorite pancake topping is almond butter! But is there anything almond butter ISN’T good on?!

  12. $1.50 for strawberries!? Even the bad ones in the grocery store here are $5! Jealous! My favorite pancake filling has to be bananas…yummm!

  13. Ooh what a good idea to top pancakes with ricotta! Gosh, we can never get strawberries for $1.50 here either… But you’re right anyway, I’d rather pay more for some beautiful and delicious berries :)

  14. I love almond butter and bananas. It’s the yummy combo and they are super filling.

    And I totally agree with you on the berries. I only buy them at the farmers market where the vendors stand behind their products.

  15. Banana! No doubt about it. With maple syrup and butter on top. Heaven on a plate!

  16. I love pumpkin pancakes and schmere them with spicy peanut butter and sf syrup – I think I’ll make those tomorrow!

  17. I need to buy some instant coffee if only to use it to make pancakes. Great idea!

  18. I have seen so many instant coffee recipes in the last few months but I always forget to pick up some. These sound delicious. I had no cinnamon in my oats today (bf didnt have them) and it completely made a difference (in a bad way). Hope you are having a great thurs!

  19. I was dreaming of them too today. In particular, the ones I had a few weeks ago at my favorite breakfast restaurant, Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes with Fresh Strawberries and Cream. I think I will try to recreate them this weekend. :)

  20. Those sound delicious! I like top mine with greek yogurt, banana, strawberries, and almond butter/peanut butter!

  21. I looooove my pancakes topped with yogurt, fruit, and honey!

  22. yummy yummy , delicious AND healthy!
    thank you for sharing *.*

    and coffee lover .. check my Mars coffee recipe!

    best wishes.

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