Perfect Post-Sandy Meal: Pancakes for Dinner

Fill up with something warm and comforting (and healthy!) as you dry out after Hurricane Sandy.

Fact: Breakfast is the very best meal of the day. The eggs. The bacon. The pancakes. That’s why whenever I’m craving something warm and comforting at the end of a long day, my first thought is always, “Breakfast for dinner!!!!!” (Yes, with five exclamation points.)

If you’re with me on this (of course you are), consider whipping up one of these yummy pancake recipes tonight as you dry out after Hurricane Sandy. From peanut butter to carrot cake to kale (!) pancakes, we’ve got you covered.

Banana Almond Oatmeal Cakes
via Fit Sugar

Whole-wheat flour and rolled oats mean these pancakes are perfectly filling.

Lemon Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes
via Ambitious Kitchen

One of my favorite flavor combinations is lemon and blueberry, so it’s no wonder I’m eying this recipe. The Greek yogurt and quinoa add a good dose of protein.

Carrot Cake Pancakes
via Cooking Light

Not nearly as indulgent as a slice of carrot cake, but all the flavor to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Peanut Butter Pancakes

Two tablespoons of peanut butter is all you need for these yummy pancakes. Top with fruit, nuts—or even chocolate chips.

Applesauce Pancakes

The applesauce replaces some of the oil, which means it cuts down on fat to boot.

Savory Dill Pancakes with Country Ham and Cheese

We could also call these “fridge-dump pancakes”—which means they’re perfect in power-outage situations.

Blueberry-Ricotta Pancakes
via Eating Well

These pancakes call for buttermilk (make it at home with lemon juice and regular milk, if you don’t have any on hand), but I’m betting you could use nonfat plain yogurt as a substitute.

Whole-Wheat Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes
via Spark Recipes

You knew this was coming, right? These aren’t your typical pumpkin pancakes—this recipe includes three tablespoons of apple butter for an extra boost of fall flavor.

Brownie Batter Pancakes
via Skinnytaste

Disguising dessert as dinner for only 172 calories per serving. Victory!

Brown Rice Protein Pancakes
via Spark Recipes

Add some vanilla protein powder to the mix for extra-filling pancakes.

Caramel Apple Pancakes

Yummm. A warm apple-cinnamon mixture drizzled with caramel tops these gooey pancakes.

Vegan Oat-Filled Pancakes
via (never) homemaker

You’ve gotta love coconut to love these pancakes. Which I do. So I see no problems here.

Gluten-free Almond Flour Pancakes
via Elana’s Pantry

These silver-dollar-size pancakes are GF-friendly thanks to the almond flour. Check out the blogger’s almond-flour FAQ for great info about cooking with the stuff.

Leafy Green Pancakes
via (never) homemaker

If you’re a green smoothie apologist, you’ve got to try these kale-infused pancakes.

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