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I love quotes, I absolutely love them. A good quote is inspiration or something that speaks to your soul. Too deep? Well, I’ll just share some of my personal favorites.

“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” — Duke Ellington

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” — Albert Einstein

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” — Wayne Gretzky


“People who love to eat are always the best people.” — Julia Child

^^ That one is framed and hung on my kitchen wall. No, seriously. Not only because it’s true, but because it’s obviously very fitting for my foodie-dietitian self. If I were to ever come up with a quote about food, it’d probably be something about breakfast because I passionately love breakfast and believe in the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast every day.

Pancakes and waffles also have a soft spot in my heart as one of the few breakfast foods (other than donuts) I can get Mr. Prevention to eat on the weekends (Weekdays? Forgetaboutit.). In fact, when we first started dating we would make Belgium waffles at least once a weekend…every weekend.


Our love for carbs continues to grow. My affection for breakfast continues to grow and I continuously try to find the next greatest breakfast concept to feed my belly and my soul. No seriously, breakfast makes me THAT happy.

When I saw this recipe it was one of those recipes where I dropped everything to check the status of my pantry for all of the ingredients. When I discovered I had them all (the instant coffee was the only questionable ingredient), I declared it brinner night — breakfast for dinner…brinner.

Maybe it’s because it wasn’t breakfast time, but these Coffee Pancakes hit a grand slam in my house…and in my heart, and soul, and all that other junk.


5.0 from 3 reviews
Coffee Pancakes
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Serves: 4
If you love coffee and pancakes, this recipe is sure to win over your heart. Plus, they're incredibly simple to make and ready in 15 minutes, tops! You're welcome in advance...love these!
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour or white wheat flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk (or scant 1 cup nonfat milk with ½ to 1 Tbsp lemon juice)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp instant coffee granules
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk to combine the buttermilk, egg, instant coffee, and cooled, melted butter.
  3. Using a spatula, add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix to combine.
  4. Preheat electric griddle or large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Once hot, ladle ~1/4 cup batter onto the hot surface and spread to a 5-inch diameter. After 2-3 minutes, bubbles will form on the top of the batter; flip the pancake and cook an additional 1-2 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter and serve hot.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 pancakes Calories: 195 Fat: 4.5 Carbohydrates: 32.0 Sugar: 9.0 Sodium: 611 Fiber: 4.0 Protein: 6.5 Cholesterol: 55

 Strapping on my cross country skiis in hopes of getting to work today. Spring, where ya at?

Be well,


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  1. Paula - bell'alimento
    January 21, 2014 / 10:25 am

    You had me at coffee. Yep, where’s my fork?

  2. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor
    January 21, 2014 / 12:23 pm

    Now this is the perfect way to start the day, coffee AND pancakes!

  3. Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health
    January 21, 2014 / 3:10 pm

    i have a never ending relationship with carbs as well..Coffee pancakes sounds perfect way to start the weekend.

  4. Biz
    January 21, 2014 / 4:22 pm

    I am totally sending this link to my daughter – who began sneaking coffee at the tender age of 12? She should really own stock in Starbucks! ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Lauren @ Healthy Delicious
    January 21, 2014 / 10:02 pm

    Yeah, this is pretty much the most brilliant thingI’ve ever seen. Nice!

  6. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting
    January 22, 2014 / 12:00 am

    Wowzers! I would love my coffee to be added into my pancakes, one less thing to worry about! Yum!

  7. Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
    January 22, 2014 / 8:44 am

    i might have to try these in waffle form!

  8. Perryn Carroll
    January 22, 2014 / 2:04 pm

    Coffee pancakes! You had me at hello

  9. Aditi
    January 24, 2014 / 7:16 am

    Yummy… Yes I love coffee and I love pancakes and tomorrow is a Saturday!! Already smiling at the thought of having these for bfast!!

  10. C.B.Whyte
    January 25, 2014 / 7:20 pm

    Could this recipe be used in my waffle maker?

    • Nicole, RD
      January 25, 2014 / 8:20 pm


  11. Katelyn Del Castillo
    January 26, 2014 / 10:30 am

    I made these for my parents this morning and it was a hit! We all loved them and I think we have a new Sunday morning tradition!

    • Nicole, RD
      January 26, 2014 / 11:31 am

      Love it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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