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
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
- Mix Greek yogurt, zest and sugar in a bowl until smooth; refrigerate.
- 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.
- 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.
These are pancakes my dad would love too! Thank you so much for joining us for this post!
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!!
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.
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.
Oh how I love chocolate and cinnamon together. These pancakes sound amazing!
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.
I would make cupcakes!
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. :)
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.
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!
Oh my goodness, those look yummy! And I would love to have a stand mixer of my own. :)
Yumilicious pancake with cinnamon and choco chips!! Love the idea and your dad is so lucky to get those served.
These pancakes sound so good. Love the idea of adding cinnamon with chocolate chips.
I would make some mint chip ice cream!