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Current Morning Addiction: Yogurt Multi-Grain Pancakes {A Meat Free Family}

by Heather

I’ve got good news, and good news.

Shall we start with the good news? I think it’s best.

My caffeine reduction plan is going MUCH better than anticipated. I easily switched to 1 small cup of coffee in the mornings.

Even until yesterday I still was drinking coffee in the morning. Then, this morning I woke up 10 minutes before my alarm, not tired, not groggy, and not with a caffeine headache. So I made the switch.

To tea! Earl grey steeped in soymilk + water=soooo yummy in the morning! Sadly it was the last of my loose leaf tea so I’ll be using a bag of tea tomorrow.

It’s crazy how good I feel today with less caffeine. Who knows how I’ll feel this afternoon… but I’m hoping this is a prediction of what’s to come.

Ready for good news #2?


They’re warm and fluffy.


Quick and easy.



But not just any pancakes. These stacks came together quickly and super easily. They’re filled with yogurt + egg for my morning protein power. Then add in whole wheat flour + freshly ground buckwheat flour + oats for wholesome whole grain goodness.


They re-heat perfectly too. You can double, triple or even quadruple the batch if you’re feeding an army. They even go peeeeerrrrfectly with our meat free initiative… which is going well incase you were wondering.


Jacob loves em, I love em and the mornings they’re already made love them too! Topping with a HUGE serving of multi nut/seed butter (recipe on the way!) and cacao nibs is HIGHLY recommended.


Yogurt Multi-Grain Pancakes
Serves 2


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup raw buckwheat flour (fine buckwheat groats [not toasted buckwheat or kasha])
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp rolled oats
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of sea salt


  1. Pre-heat your griddle to 350 degrees, or heat a large skillet to medium-high heat. Coat lightly with oil spray.
  2. In a large bowl mix together your dry ingredients. In a smaller bowl beat the egg, yogurt and vanilla together with a fork. Stir the wet into the dry until just combined.
  3. Ladle the pancakes batter on to the pre-heated griddle. Cook a few minutes on the first side, until you see bubbles forming, then flip. Allow to finish cooking a few more minutes on the second side.
  4. Serve with your favorite toppings!

What’s your good news for today? Let’s hear it!

If you missed yesterday’s paintball filled, SRC salad, race for the cure and Dave {Dave’s killer bread} signing then make sure to go check it out!

Time to change + head outside with Joe for a morning run. All this energy means I must burn a bit with a morning workout then it’s pancake time again!

See ya later,



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Lauren A. @ Newest Obsession September 20, 2011 - 6:07 am

I love earl grey in the morning! I promise you will start to like tea better than coffee, especially when you start to feel better. Those pancakes look fantastic!

Get Healthy with Heather September 20, 2011 - 8:36 am

I believe it! Earl grey and chai are my favorites.

Erica September 20, 2011 - 6:24 am

Yayyy on the coffee front! Those pancakes look super fluffy-just perfect

Get Healthy with Heather September 20, 2011 - 8:36 am

Thanks girl, I feel so good about it 🙂

Lauren @ What Lauren Likes September 20, 2011 - 6:29 am

Congrats on the coffee! Haha those pancakes sound amazing 🙂

Felicia (Natural+Balanced) September 20, 2011 - 7:53 am

i never thought to seep loose tea in a french press! good idea. and good looking breakfast 🙂

Get Healthy with Heather September 20, 2011 - 8:35 am

It’s so much easier than using those tea clamp things.

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean September 20, 2011 - 8:06 am

i’ve been looking for a recipe for pancakes with buckwheat flour! can’t wait to try!

Get Healthy with Heather September 20, 2011 - 8:34 am

Hope you like em… Here’s another one that used toasted buckwheat flour (a very different beast from freshly ground buckwheat groats): http://www.healthywithheather.com/2011/01/coconut-banana-buckwheat-pancakes-gluten-free-and-a-plant-based-diet/

Holly @ The Runny Egg September 20, 2011 - 9:20 am

I definitely think I’m making pancakes for dinner tonight!

By the way my mom told me over the weekend “Holly if you want to make me that banana egg thing sometime that would be ok with me!”

Good news of the day: Jason is applying for a job today that we both feel SO GOOD about. Even if this doesn’t work out for some reason, it feels good to actually be excited about jobs. I don’t want him to settle (and neither does he) but for weeks his options have looked so grim!

Get Healthy with Heather September 20, 2011 - 5:11 pm

Your mom is a smart lady! Great news on the job front! I hope something good works out for you and Jason.

Hilliary@ HappilyEverHealthy September 20, 2011 - 12:16 pm

Those Pancakes look delicious! I am currently loving oatmeal pancakes, I love making a big batch and freezing some for later!

Get Healthy with Heather September 20, 2011 - 5:09 pm

Making extra + freezing is such a great idea. I love when breakfast is super quick and easy.

Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries September 20, 2011 - 1:57 pm

YUM! These looks so thick and delicious!

Isabelle September 20, 2011 - 6:30 pm

Very Healthy! They look so filling 🙂
Enjoy your morning run.

Katie September 20, 2011 - 7:07 pm

My good news for today is that I got my new business cards in the mail and it’s time to start marketing this baby! High-Fives! So excited and these pancakes look awesome. So fluffy! Happy “almost” Hump Day!

Get Healthy with Heather September 21, 2011 - 8:15 am

Very exciting that your business cards came!!

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Heather @ Better With Veggies September 21, 2011 - 6:21 am

I’m a huge tea fan, welcome to the club! 🙂 I actually don’t really like coffee, although I do love espresso (which surprisingly has less caffeine). I came back from China with way more tea than I intended (language barriers can lead to much more tea than you expect!), so I’ll be drinking lots more tea in the months to come.

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