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10 Amazingly Decadent Pancake Recipes The Whole Family will Love

10 Amazingly Decadent Pancake Recipes The Whole Family will Love

I remember as a kid my mom made us Mickey Mouse pancakes, or pancakes with one big circle and two little circles on top for the ears. It made Saturdays feel special and fun. With the lack of family meals these days due to our rush-rush-rush lifestyles, a good pancake recipe can help bring the whole family together, if only on a Saturday morning. The cool thing about pancakes is that you can whip up a big batch once a week to reheat throughout the week. You can make each morning feel special even if you only have a few minutes to heat them up and inhale them before rushing out of the house. Without further ado, here are some mouthwatering pancake recipes that the whole family will surely devour!

1. Cake Batter Pancakes via How Sweet Eats

cake batter pancakes via how sweet eats

    These look like dessert for breakfast! That’s because it basically is. There is actual cake mix in this pancake recipe and it’s topped with a sugary glaze. Maybe serve it with some veggies or a protein. (Pin it here.)

    2. Strawberry and Sprinkles Buttermilk Pancakes via Averie Cooks

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    Strawberry and sprinkles pancakes

      These lovely pancakes continue the festive sprinkle theme, but at least they have a little fruit to make it a bit of a healthier breakfast. (Pin it here.)

      3. 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Pancakes via Fit Foodie Finds

      3 ingredient peanut butter pancakes

        This pancake recipe is healthier still with no oil or butter. The author uses peanut flour for the peanut buttery taste and the topping is healthy as well! (Pin it here.)

        4. Pumpkin Gingerbread Protein Pancakes via The Big Man’s World

        pumpkin gingerbread pancakes

          Speaking of delicious gluten-free recipes..this one looks amazing and totally reminds me of fall. (Pin it here.)

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          5. Bacon Pancakes via The Frugal Girls

          bacon pancakes recipe

            Now this sounds like the perfect pancake recipe; but we all know that bacon makes everything better! There’s also a link in this post for homemade maple syrup and tips for perfectly crispy bacon. (Pin it here.)

            6. Maple Cinnamon Pancake Recipe via A Mom’s Take

            maple cinnamon pancakes

              How sweet does this recipe look? I mean, literally, so sweet and decadent! It also uses natural maple water which until now was a totally foreign ingredient to me. (Pin it here.)

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              7. Chocolate Pumpkin Pancakes via Strength and Sunshine

              chocolate pumpkin pancakes

                I’ve had chocolate chip pancakes, but never chocolate pancakes! This is another glorious gluten free pancake recipe. (Pin it here.)

                8. Almond Oatcakes via Diary of a Semi-Health Nut

                almond oatcakes bite pancake banana oatmeal

                  These are called “oatcakes” because of the use of oatmeal in the batter. Something else found in the batter is maple syrup..yum! (Pin it here.)

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                  9. Fluffy Cauliflower Protein Pancakes via Sprint 2 The Table

                  fluffy cauliflower protein pancakes

                    This pancake recipe looks incredibly decadent but it has a hidden odd ingredient: cauliflower! (Pin it here.)

                    10. Whole Wheat Blueberry Granola Pancakes via Two Peas and Their Pod

                    whole wheat blueberry granola pancakes

                      To finish off the recipes is a more classic recipe with a twist. This blueberry pancake recipe has blueberry flaxseed granola from Naturebox—a granola I have actually tried and loved! (Pin it here.) I actually haven’t made pancakes in a long time, but I’m feeling quite inspired now! Which pancake recipe will you try first?

                      Featured photo credit: Diary of a Semi-Health Nut via semihealthyblog.com

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                      Last Updated on March 13, 2019

                      How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                      How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                      Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                      You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                      Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                      1. Work on the small tasks.

                      When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                      Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                      2. Take a break from your work desk.

                      Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                      Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                      3. Upgrade yourself

                      Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                      The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                      4. Talk to a friend.

                      Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                      Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                      5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                      If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                      Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                      Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                      6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                      If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                      Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                      Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                      7. Read a book (or blog).

                      The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                      Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                      Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                      8. Have a quick nap.

                      If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                      9. Remember why you are doing this.

                      Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                      What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                      10. Find some competition.

                      Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                      Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                      11. Go exercise.

                      Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                      Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                      As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                      Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                      12. Take a good break.

                      Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                      Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                      Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                      Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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