Pecan Oat Pancakes – fluffy pancakes filled with pecans and oats! Delicious, hearty breakfast recipe! 

Hi guys, I made pancakes.

I don’t make pancakes. I haaaaate making pancakes.

I can’t make a decent pancake to save my life.

I would rather stand at the waffle maker all morning, making one waffle at a time, than even attempt to make pancakes.

But you guys, look at my pancakes!

Aren’t they beautiful?!

I made so many batches of pancakes last weekend and I think I’ve finally got it down.

This all started because I took my kids to IHOP last week when it wouldn’t stop raining and it was super depressing and the best way to eat your feelings is with a funny face pancake. I’ve had pancakes on the brain since then.
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Happy Monday!

How’s the time change treating you?

Won’t lie, I slept until 9:42 yesterday morning. Can we talk about how awesome it is to have kids that can pour their own cereal and entertain themselves for a little while? I feel for all of you with tiny ones.

It was also really nice to have daylight for so long! It was almost 8 by the time the sun finally faded. You know what that means? Food bloggers are no longer cooking dinner at 2 pm! Yay sunlight!

Like I mentioned this weekend, the kids are officially on Spring Break and I’m officially not leaving the house until it’s over.

(Don’t judge me – you try going anywhere with 3 boys!)

So in an effort to avoid the grocery store, I have breakfast for dinner planned for several nights this week. And these Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes are definitely on the menu! They use ingredients I always have on hang, they take no time at all to cook up, and my kids are obsessed with them.

I mean, what’s not to love about peanut butter and bananas?

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S'mores Pancakes! Graham cracker pancakes with marshmallow creme and chocolate in the middle!


And yes, it is a happy Monday because it’s the start of S’mores Week!

Nicole and I did a s’mores week a couple years ago and decided to do it again. Because you can never have enough s’mores in your life!

S'mores week!

Let’s start the week with pancakes!

Guys. These are seriously the first pancakes I’ve made in years. Years. I had the world’s worst stove in Colorado so pancakes would either be pale and raw in the center or completely black.

I can make pancakes again!

And these S’mores Pancakes are killer!

Regular pancakes (I used Bisquick because I love Bisquick but you can use any mix you like or a homemade batter) with graham cracker crumbs sprinkled on top while cooking. And then you spread marshmallow creme over the warm pancake and sprinkle chocolate on top of that and then you top it off with another pancakes.

Maple syrup not required!

Nicole made S’mores Rice Krispie Treats! Make sure you stop by and check those out. They’re the perfect treat for this stupid hot weather we’re having since you don’t have to turn the oven on!

S'mores Pancakes! Graham cracker pancakes with marshmallow creme and chocolate in the middle!

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Mini Sausage Pancake Muffins - easier than regular pancakes and kids love them!

My seven year old is on Spring Break this week which I thought was going to be pretty awful because, omg, what am I supposed to do with 3 kids for an entire week when it’s 20 degrees outside? But it turns out that there are good things about it.

Like, I don’t have to yell “YOU HAVE EXACTLY 22 MINUTES UNTIL WE HAVE TO LEAVE! HURRY UP!” up the stairs every morning. Plus, instead of shoving cereal down his throat, I have time to make fun breakfasts. Like this one!

I loathe making pancakes. I would rather make anything else in the world. But my kids are always asking for them. I have found my solution! Pancake muffins! And they have sausage in them! They taste like a McGriddle which if you didn’t know, is my go-to McDonald’s breakfast item.

I got about 30 mini muffins out of the recipe so it’s perfect for a breakfast gathering or just making on a Sunday so you’ve got breakfasts for the week!

Mini Sausage Pancake Muffins - easier than pancakes and kids love them!

Mini Sausage Pancake Muffins
  • pancake mix and all ingredients it calls for
  • 1 pound maple sausage
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup plus more for dipping
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cook maple sausage in a large skillet over medium heat, breaking it up, until no pink remains. Drain well and set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Prepare one batch of pancake mix according to package instructions. Stir in sausage crumbles and maple syrup.
  4. Spray a mini muffin tin with baking spray. Fill each muffin cup about 2/3 full. Bake 12 - 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of one comes out clean. Cool slightly on a wire rack before serving. Serve with maple syrup on the side.

Mini Sausage Pancake Muffins - easier than pancakes and kids love them!

Mini Sausage Pancake Muffins - these muffins are like tiny, handheld pancakes! The whole family will love these!