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Whole-Grain Fall Pancakes (GF, Veganish?, Freezer-Friendly)

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HAPPY NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY! 

Random PSA: Please, set aside an hour of your day to MAKE pancakes today - invite some friends over, hang out, and bond over hot, fresh, healthy pancakes. So much more worth it than the free ones... 

Fun fact: According to my FitBit, I managed to stay active for 203 minutes, walk the equivalent of 11.01 miles, and take 25,594 steps yesterday. Why is that significant? Because 1) it justified my workout-less morning, 2) it demonstrated the meaning of the phrase "I slept like a baby" for me, and 3) it shows that my FitBit likes to go line-dancing with fellow college-kids who love Jesus just as much as I do. 

For further explanation...

  1. Since Sunday, I've been up at 6 am every morning to workout before class. Then, of course, my days consist of class, internship, studying/homework, and lots of walking and biking and laughing and catching up with friends I haven't seen since June. 
  2. As a result of everything I just told you, I haven't been sleeping as well as I should be. Maybe I'm just so excited to be back SLOme? I don't know - my brain just won't shut down easily when I'm lying in bed at 11:30 and it likes to be my natural, built-in alarm clock at the crack of dawn. Oh well, at least I use those hours productively. 
  3. I LOVE LINE-DANCING. And I love dancing like a drunk person who really doesn't even know how to dance. And I love love LOVE the community and best friends God's given me in abundance here through Cal Poly and especially Cru. Three hours of nothing but hideous-drunk-person-dancing has never made me so happy :) 

Oh, and Wednesday was the first official day of Autumn, which also justifies these pancakes... 

What am I saying? Who needs a reason to justify Saturday-morning pancakes?? NO ONE! National Pancake Day or not, we all deserve pancakes whenever we want them.

PANCAKES FOR EVERYONE! Hakuna Matata and pancakes. That's my philosophy. 

And now I'm just rambling. Enjoy! 

Makes about 10 pancakes 

1 cup Kodiak Cakes pancake mix 
3/4 cup almond milk
1 flax egg (1 tbsp. flax seed meal + 1 tbsp. water)
1 tsp. cinnamon 
1 small apple, thinly sliced 
Coconut oil, for the pan
Optional: vanilla extract for the batter, PB + maple syrup or honey for topping

1. Start by whisking the flax seeds and water in a small bowl to make the egg. Set aside to combine. 
2. Add the pancake mix to a medium-size bowl and stir in the cinnamon. Slowly add almond milk, then the flax egg, and let it sit for about 5 minutes.
3. Heat a large pan over medium heat and lightly coat with coconut oil. Pour about 1/4 cup (give or take a little - make them however large you want!) of the batter onto the pan and lay a few apple slices in the center of each pancake. Flip when you see bubbles. 
4. Repeat the process until no batter is left. Fill up on as many as you want (add the PB + maple syrup/honey - it's necessary) and then freeze the rest. 

Pancakes deserve more than just one special day a year. Make pancakes often. 

Leave a comment below and tell me how you liked them!