Cinnamon-Chocolate Chip Pancakes #recipesfromtheheart

by Erin

Happy Father’s Day! Today’s event is being hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. They teamed up with their blogger friends to help raise awareness and support for Cancer and Hospice today in memory of Kim’s dad. We encourage everyone to read the posts and share their own experiences with cancer. We also would like to encourage everyone to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society, the American Cancer Society and also to the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. Hospice was a key element during Kim’s father’s battle with cancer. They made it possible for Kim to care for him at home. So please show your support and donate if you can. You can also contact your local Hospice and donate directly to them if you wish. A little goes a long way!

Be sure to check out everyone else’s posts today:

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Home-made Strawberry Topping by Cravings of a Lunatic

Chili Verde by Juanita’s Cocina

S’Mores Brownies in Jars by That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Dark Chocolate and Orange Muffins by The Dutch Baker’s Daughter

Boston Cream Pie by Pass The Sushi

My Fathers Day Recipe Round Up by Curry and Comfort

Tropical Smoothie by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

Mini Gugelhupf by Masala Herb

Sauteed Strawberry and Sugarsnap Salad by Cook The Story

Cranberry Cashew Breakfast Muffins by In Fine Balance

Arugula Salad with Sundried Tomatoes and Mushrooms by Crazy Foodie Stunts

Spicy Beef Sliders by Katie’s Cucina

Thai Red Curry Soup by Damn Delicious

Suman (Sweet Rice and Banana Leaves) by Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Fresh Vegetable Salad by White Lights on Wednesday

Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Sundae by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

Cinnamon Chip Cookie Butter Bars by The Messy Baker

Berry/Cherry Fro-Yo Ice Cream by Cookistry

Honey Beer Bread by Hungry Couple

Cinnamon-Chocolate Chip Pancakes by The Spiffy Cookie

Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars by Sweet Remedy

Cookies and Cream Brownies by Cooking in Stilettos

Blueberry Lemon Cake by Roxana’s Home Baking

Angel Cake by Ninja Baking

Knit (or crocheted) Grey Brain Cancer Mustache Pin by Knit, Purl, Damn!


As for me, I have been lucky enough to not have too many people in my family suffer from cancer, or myself (yet). Skin cancer seems to run in my family, but it is uncertain if it is a genetic predisposition or just lack of sunblock when they were younger. My father has had a few spots removed and so far nothing too serious has popped up. My uncle had prostate cancer but it was taken out. My step father was also diagnosed with prostate cancer not too long ago, and the treatment is going very well. However, I have lost a couple to cancer. My grandmother’s sister (my grand-aunt?) died of colon cancer and a couple years ago my step grandmother died from pancreatic cancer just shortly after being diagnosed. Many family members stayed with her and my step grandfather at their home throughout the battle and end, and today’s post is in honor of them and all my other family members who have either fought their own battle or helped someone else through theirs.

Since it is father’s day I am sending some extra love to my father, who is the pancake king in my life. Growing up it’s wasn’t just a question of whether we wanted pancakes, eggs, or waffles for breakfast, but what KIND? Pumpkin, applesauce, buttermilk, and oatmeal were the most popular but every now and then something new would appear on our plates. So today I am making pancakes for my dad. Well, digital pancakes since he is 6 hours away from me, but nonetheless I think he would enjoy these pancakes because of the fruit topping. And since it is also Single Serving Sunday these serve one, so whip up a batch for the dad in your life.

Cinnamon-Chocolate Chip Pancakes


Serves 1 (makes 3 pancakes)



1 Tbsp lowfat Greek yogurt (I used 2% plain Chobani)

1/4 tsp grated orange zest

1 tsp sugar


1/4 cup whole-wheat flour

3 Tbsp quick-cooking oats

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/8 tsp baking soda

1/8 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp salt

1 egg white, lightly beaten

1 tsp honey

1 Tbsp mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, plus more for topping

1/2 cup 2% milk

Vegetable cooking spray

1/4 cup sliced fresh strawberries


  1. Mix Greek yogurt, zest and sugar in a bowl until smooth; refrigerate.
  2. Combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a bowl. Make a well in the center of flour mixture. Place egg white, honey, chocolate chips and milk in well. Stir liquid with a wooden spoon until flour is just combined.
  3. Heat a griddle over medium heat and coat with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cup batter per pancake onto griddle and cook until bubbles appear on surface and undersides are golden brown, about 1 minute. Flip and cook other side, about 1 minute more. Top with a spoonful of Greek yogurt mixture, berries and additional chocolate chips if desired.

Source: Adapted slightly from SELF.

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Jen @JuanitasCocina June 22, 2013 - 9:59 pm

These are pancakes my dad would love too! Thank you so much for joining us for this post!

Jocelyn June 18, 2013 - 9:33 pm

This is a great post! I’ve had several people in my family affected by cancer. My grandmother died of cancer, my grandfather survived cancer, and my mother had breast cancer when she was very young, and also survived. My sister’s and I are all at a higher risk for breast cancer because of what happened to our mom, but so far, we are all fine! Praise Jesus! And these pancakes look A-ma-zing!!

Kim Beaulieu June 17, 2013 - 10:55 pm

Erin thank you so much for joining us and for sharing so much of your life with us today. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. This recipe is perfect for this event. I’d love to try this one. It would go over really well here. I’m a sucker for cinnamon and chocolate chips.

Trish @infinebalance June 17, 2013 - 8:46 pm

My husband is the pancake king. I hope my kids remember him that way. He always makes pancakes when we have a day-off and a morning with nowhere to go.

Christine (Cook the Story) June 17, 2013 - 11:20 am

Oh how I love chocolate and cinnamon together. These pancakes sound amazing!

Zainab| Blahnik Baker June 16, 2013 - 9:45 pm

I’m very happy to see all these awareness posts on my blog feed today. What a wonderful idea. The pancakes look very delicious too.

Shelly June 16, 2013 - 6:38 pm

I would make cupcakes!

Ramona June 16, 2013 - 4:50 pm

Cancer seems to touch most of our lives in some form… sorry to hear about the skin and pancreatic cancer in your family. Thank you for sharing these beautiful and delicious looking pancakes with us. I would eat these for breakfast, lunch or dinner. :)

Liz June 16, 2013 - 4:26 pm

Pancakes remind me of my dad, too…his favorite were blueberry! Yours sound amazing, Erin. I’m so glad we all joined forces to increase awareness of cancer…and hope more cures can be found in our lifetime.

Kayle (The Cooking Actress) June 16, 2013 - 12:34 pm

Cancer is so sad and touches so many people’s lives :(

I adore these cinnamon chocolate chip pancakes though, I would love to have these for breakfast!

Kaylin June 16, 2013 - 12:33 pm

Oh my goodness, those look yummy! And I would love to have a stand mixer of my own. :)

Helene D'souza June 16, 2013 - 10:57 am

Yumilicious pancake with cinnamon and choco chips!! Love the idea and your dad is so lucky to get those served.

katie June 16, 2013 - 10:55 am

These pancakes sound so good. Love the idea of adding cinnamon with chocolate chips.

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar June 16, 2013 - 8:50 am

I would make some mint chip ice cream!


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