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Pancake in a Jar Round 6 & 7

That’s right, you read the title correctly. Today we are bringing you TWO pancake in a jar recipes!

Oh, Danny, where would we be if we hadn’t stumbled across your deliciously awesome idea?

Strawberries have been on sale at No Frills a lot lately (3 for $5!!) , so naturally we had a lot of different breakfast ideas swirling around on our heads,¬†particularly pancake in a jar recipes. We were bouncing back and forth between a chocolate pancake with strawberries on the bottom, or a regular pancake with strawberries on the bottom and chocolate sauce. Being as indecisive as we are, instead of choosing we made both! ūüôā


Strawberry Chocolate Brownie


Strawberry Pancake with Chocolate Sauce

¬† ¬† First, let’s talk about the first one: The Brownie.


We’re calling it that because it actually¬†tasted¬†like a brownie! We were both blown away by it’s deliciousness, it easily makes it into the ‘favourite’ category!


Because really, who¬†doesn’t¬†want a brownie for breakfast? Crazy people, that’s who!


After all this talk about the Brownie-pancake in a jar, don’t forget about the second one! Not to be outshone, it turned out to be equally as delicious!


While slightly more traditional, it was super fluffly, full of awesome strawberry flavour, and smothered in chocolate sauce.


You really can’t go wrong with something smother in chocolate sauce! ūüôā

So here you have it:¬†two¬†pancake in a jar recipes! (Though you won’t have to wait long for pancake in a jar 8.0, either! ūüėČ )

Strawberry Brownie Pancake in a Jar


Prep time: 5min
Cook time: 5min
Serves: 2


1 c. whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp coffee granules (optional)
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp almond butter
3/4 c. milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 c. chopped strawberries


Combine dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Mix in the wet ingredients and stir just until combined.
Divide chopped strawberries in the bottom of two medium sized mason jars. Divide batter between the two jars and put on top of strawberries.
Cook for 5 minutes in the microwave, until firm to the touch.
Top with yogurt and additional strawberry if desired.

Chocolate Strawberry Pancake in a Jar


Prep: 5min
Cook: 5min
Serves: 2


1 c. whole wheat flour
2 tbsp coconut flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 c. butter milk (or 1 cup milk of choice + 1 tsp vinegar or lemon juice, allow to curdle)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp butter extract (optional)
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp almond butter
3/4 c. strawberries, chopped

For the Chocolate Sauce:

2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tbsp maple syrup


Combine dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Mix in wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
Divide chopped strawberries evenly between two medium sized mason jars. Divide the batter evenly between the two jars and put on top of the strawberries.
Microwave for 5min, or until firm to the touch.
Meanwhile, combine cocoa powder, vanilla and maple syrup. Add water a little bit at a time, until you’ve reached desired thickness.
Pour the chocolate sauce over the cooked pancake and serve!


Craving Conquered

So we’re back after a beautiful long weekend, and it seems like Mother Nature is playing some kind of cruel April Fool’s day joke on us with this crazy weather. ¬†Yesterday it went from sunny blue skies to blizzarding, back to sun and then blizzarding again within a span of about 15 minutes, and it did that all day long! ¬†And today she’s pretending it’s January again and hitting us with -12C temperatures. ¬†Apparently Mother Nature thought it would be fun to extend April fool’s day. ¬†Not cool.

But regardless of the weather, it was such a lovely weekend full of sunny skies, family, and of course chocolate! ¬†And as we mentioned the other day, ours was also filled with carrot cake!¬† But if you never got to have any carrot cake, or you’ve polished off the entire thing already (ours was gone in 2 and a half days!) and you’re carrot cake craving is still raging like yesterday’s weather, do not fret- we are here for you ūüôā


With another pancake in a jar, of course!


Ok ok, we know what you’re thinking- another pancake in a jar? ¬†Seriously?

Yes, we are serious.  We have a major back-log of these things, so if you really hate pancake-in-a-jars, we apologize (but not actually :P)


When we posted the recipe for our apple pie version, we asked you to offer up any other flavour suggestions that you’d like to see us make. ¬†Jan at Sprouts n Squats¬†suggested a carrot cake flavour. Well great minds must think alike, because this was one combo that we have had in a our recipe book for quite some time, and since Jan suggested it, we knew we had to share it with all of you pronto! ¬†So really, you should probably thank her for this one ūüôā


We have to say that this might be one of our all-time favourites. Ok, so we say that almost every time, but this one really takes the cake! (no pun intended :))

But before you go and make this, we want to warn you:


If your pancake comes out looking like this, don’t be alarmed! ¬†Just cut off some of the top and eat it as a little appetizer while you assemble your toppings ūüôā

Seriously, if this doesn’t crush your carrot-cake craving, we don’t know what will!

Carrot Cake Pancake in a Jar


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 2


1 c. whole wheat flour
2 tbsp coconut flour (optional)
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tbsp shredded coconut
1 tbsp raisins
1 tbsp walnuts
1 medium carrot, shredded
1 tbsp coconut butter (or almond or walnut butter)
1/4 c. pineapple juice
3/4 c. milk of choice (if not using coconut flour, reduce to 1/2 c.)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Diced pineapple

For the Pineapple Syrup:

2 tbsp pineapple juice
1 tbsp honey


In a medium-sized bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.  Whisk together with a wire whisk to remove any clumps.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir just until fully combined.

Fill two medium-sized jars 1/4 of the way with diced pineapple and raisins.  Divide the batter in half and spoon into the jars on top of the pineapple.  Cook in the microwave for 5 minutes, or until the pancake is firm (yet still springy) to the touch. Top with syrup, extra raisins, walnuts, and a dollop of yogurt if desired.

For the syrup:

In a small ramekin, stir together the pineapple juice and honey.  Pour over top of pancake.


Do you have a certain breakfast that you make over and over again?  What are some of your favourite ways to re-make it each time?

Oranges, Strawberries, Bananas and Good Friday

It looks like our springtime and sunshine recipes worked – it is absolutely GORGEOUS out today! A Good Friday Miracle perhaps?

There is a lot good about this Friday, too! It’s Easter weekend, so we don’t have class today and are home putting in some serious fam-jam time, there’s chocolate EVERYWHERE, it’s potentially the most beautiful day we’ve had since the fall,¬†and¬†we’re sticking to our promise¬†and giving you more of our pancake-in-a-jar recipes!


Orange Strawberry Banana.
This has been on of our favourite flavour combinations ever since our dad first brought home a carton of Orange Strawberry Banana Juice. Delicious!


This pancake kind of fits in really well with the weather, it’s just so bright and colourful!



You know, though, there are a lot of other good things about today. Like our family members’ health, as well as the second year of our new Easter tradition. You see, last year, shortly before Easter weekend, our aunt fell down the stairs early in the morning and broke several bones, it was quite a mess! Seeing as she is the one who usually spear-heads our family meals, but was clearly going to be in no condition to cook, we had to change the plan. My Grandma suggested we just do soup and sandwich – everyone brings a soup and then my other aunt, who agreed to host, would provide sandwich fixings, and the two of us would make bread. ¬†It turned out so well, that we decided why not do it again this year? Our aunt has fully healed from her accident, and out of her accident came a brand-new family tradition! ūüôā


Needless to say, we are spending partially outside enjoying the day, and partially inside baking several loaves of bread! What’s better than that?


Of course, don’t worry – ¬†we have something else in the oven too, just in time for Easter. ūüėČ But for now, we hope you enjoy your day off¬†and¬†that you make this pancake-in-a-jar! We promise you won’t be disappointed. ūüôā

Happy Good Friday!

Orange Strawberry Banana Pancake in a Jar

Prep time: 10min
Cook time: 5 min
Serves: 2


1 c. whole wheat flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 c. orange juice
1/2 c. milk of choice
zest of 1 orange
1 tbsp orange pulp
1 tbsp nut butter (almond or coconut would work well)

1 banana, chopped
1/2 c. chopped strawberries
2 tbsp orange pulp

Orange Syrup:

1/4 c. orange pulp
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp honey


Chop up strawberries and banana and divide evenly into two medium sized mason jars.
Zest the orange, squeeze out the juice, and remove the pulp from the rind.
Divide 2 tbsp of the pulp evenly between the two mason jars, mixing with the strawberries and bananas.
In a medium sized bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Mix in orange juice, milk, zest and 1 tbsp of orange pulp.
Divide this mixture evenly between the two mason jars and then cook in the microwave for 5 minutes, or until firm to the touch.
For the syrup, combine the 1/4 c. of orange pulp and honey in a food processor or blender (we used our spice grinder), then add 1 tbsp of water at a time until you reach your desired consistency. Pour over the top of your pancake and enjoy!


What’s good about your good friday?

Apple Pie

Today we have another case of “we found a new recipe, so let’s make one in every flavour combination possible”. ¬†You might remember us explaining this in another post not too long ago. ¬†Today, though, we are not talking about french toast. ¬†Today we are talking about one of our all-time favourite breakfasts that we make¬†at least once a week, and yet for some reason have failed to share it with you all! (Shame on us…:P)

The recipe we are referring to is a pancake in a jar! ¬†After the original peanut butter and banana version, we were pretty much hooked. ¬†We’ve been making every variation of this recipe that you can¬†possibly¬†think of, including, of course, our eggnog rendition. ¬†But that is only the tip of the iceberg! ¬†So in an effort to bring you up-to-date with our¬†slight obsession, we bring one of our favourite versions:


Apple Pie! ¬†Consisting of soft, sweet cooked apples, plump and juicy raisins, crunchy walnuts, and of course a fluffy “pancake” laced with ribbons of apple butter, this is an apple-pie lovers dream come true!


Of course, this also has plenty of cinnamon, too, but that goes without saying, doesn’t it?


So here’s the thing, if you love (or even just like) apple pie, love pancakes, and love breakfasts that can be done in the microwave in under 5 minutes, then you should probably go make this. ¬†It will change the way you look at mason jars, and probably have you dreaming up a million other flavours you could make. ¬†But if you’re short on ideas, don’t fear, because we’ve got a whole bunch more combos comin’ your way! ūüôā

Apple Pie Pancake in a Jar


Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Serves: 2


1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
pinch of salt
1 tbsp almond butter
2/3 c. milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c. apple butter
1 large apple, diced
1/4 c. raisins


In a medium-sized bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.  Add the almond butter, milk, and vanilla extract to the bowl and stir until everything is just combined.  Add the apple butter to the batter, and gently stir, just to swirl the apple butter in, but not to stir it in completely- you want ribbons of apple butter!

Dice up the apple into small pieces.  Mix the apples and the raisins together and divide evenly into the bottom of two medium-sized mason jars.  Divide the batter in half and spoon into the jars on top of the apple and raisin mixture.  Place in the microwave and cook on high for 4-5 minutes, or until the dough is firm to the touch.  Top with additional almond butter, yogurt, cinnamon, raisins, walnuts, ect. and enjoy!


Do you like apple pie?  What flavour of pancake-in-a-jar would you like to see us make?

When Winter Bites

Last weekend was beautiful.  The sun was shining and it was 11 degrees oust side.  In fact, it was so nice that we were cooling down after our race in shorts and t-shirts!

This weekend? ¬†It’s cold and snowy. ¬†Can we have last weekend back, please?

Oh well, all good things must come to an end, I suppose. ¬†And when old man winter comes knockin’, there’s only one thing you can do…


Make warm, comforting desserts, of course! ūüôā

Warm and comforting desserts come in all shapes and sizes, but today we decided that single-serving apple crisps were just what we needed to chase out the cold.


These little apple crisps are great for a number of reasons:

1. They’re a snap to prepare- just a few minutes in the microwave and a quick hit under the broiler and they’re all yours!
2. They require only 7 ingredients (if you count water as an ingredient), most of which you probably have in your kitchen right now.
3. They require no special equipment whatsoever.
4. They’re healthy (are you surprised?)


Did I mention that they’re packed with tender cooked apples and plump juicy raisins that have been coated in a generous helping of cinnamon and nutmeg, and topped with a sweet and crispy oat crust?

Oh, and they’re delicious ūüôā


Old Man Winter, do your worst.

Single-Serving Apple Crisp

Prep: 5 min
Cook: 6 min
Serves: 2 (can easily be halved and made for 1)


1 apple, cored and diced (we left the peel on)
2 tbsp raisins
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp water

1/3 c. rolled oats
2 tbsp date paste or maple syrup (or a combination of both- we used both)
1 tbsp walnuts (optional)


Toss your diced apples and raisins in the cinnamon and nutmeg.  Separate into two small ramekins and add the water to each ramekin (this is to help steam the apples).  Microwave on high for 1 minute.

Preheat your broiler to 500F

Meanwhile, mix the oats with the date paste or maple syrup until fully combined.  Divide the oat mixture evenly on top of each ramekin.  Put back in the microwave for 3 minutes.

When the ramekins are done in the microwave, top with walnuts (if using) and place on a cookie sheet.  Place under the broiler for 2 minutes, watching carefully so that they do not burn! The oats should be browned and slightly crispy.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes.  Top with yogurt, banana soft serve, frozen yogurt, or ice cream, if desired.


How do you fight off the winter chill? ¬†We also enjoy soups, stews, oatmeal, hot chocolate, tea, coffee, lates… you get the picture! ūüėČ

Breakfast in a Jar

Like most food bloggers/foodies out there, we have an ever growing pinterest board, with the list of things to make getting longer and longer. ¬†It seems like for every recipe we make from our board, we pin three more! ¬†(we’re fighting a losing battle here, people). What can we say – you guys have awesome ideas!

So whenever we¬†do¬†actually get around to making one of the recipes we’ve pinned, we’re very proud of ourselves! Of course, we often make our own versions of these recipes, tailoring them to items we have in our pantry and to our own likes and dislikes, but really, did you expect any less?

Today’s recipe was inspired by a relatively new-to-us blogger, Danny from Boy and the Rabbit. He has a unique style of writing and really tasty recipes, so if you haven’t checked out his blog yet, you should!

About 3 months ago, we came across his recipe for blueberry pancakes in a jar, and instantly fell in love with the idea- and we finally got around to actually making it!  (better late than never, right?)

Of course, blueberry season is long over, so we made a peanut butter banana version instead! (It’s always banana season in our house… :))

Wow, this breakfast was even better than we thought it was going to be!  And with only a 3-minute microwaving time, we have no idea why it took us so long to make it!

We were surprised at how much this actually tasted like pancakes! Not only that, but the texture was perfect. Light and fluffy, with an ooey-gooey banana bottom.

Forget fruit-bottom yogurt, fruit-bottom pancakes are where its at!

We’ve also come to the conclusion that any food tastes better when placed in a jar ūüôā

Since having this first pancake-in-a-jar experience, our minds are bursting with the endless possible flavour combinations! We’ve already made a ginger peach one. ūüôā

Topped with banana peanut butter (mashed banana + peanut butter), this was breakfast perfection!

A light and fluffy pancake… in a jar… in 3min… genius.

Thanks, Danny! ūüôā

Peanut-Butter Banana Pancake In a Jar

adapted from Boy and the Rabbit

Prep time: 5min
Cook time: 3min
Serves: 2


1 c. whole wheat flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 c. milk
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
1/4 tsp banana extract (optional)

2 bananas


Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Add milk, peanut butter and honey to the dry ingredients, stir just until moistened throughout.
Dice 1 1/2 of the bananas and place them in the bottom of two medium-sized jars. Divide the pancake mixture between the two jars, spooning the mixture on top of the bananas.
Place in the microwave and cook for 3min.
Mash the other half-banana and mix with peanut butter to top.


Do you have a gigantic pinterest board? What are some of you favourite recipes you’ve pinned? (We’re looking to grow ours even more ūüėČ )