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My dad proclaimed, “I would like pancakes for breakfast.”  However, I didn’t have any eggs on hand.  I almost said, “Sorry, I don’t have all the ingredients,” but then I remembered the vegan flax egg trick.


To make a vegan flax egg, mix 1 tablespoon of ground flax with 3 tablespoons of water and let it stand for a few minutes.  It ends up becoming gel-like and mimics an egg rather well, especially when you mix it into a batter.


Dad asks, I deliver!


I used the Hodgson Mill’s InstaBake mix to make yummy whole wheat pancakes, which I smothered in real maple syrup.


Plus, half an orange (Dad got the other half):


A light breakfast (for me… Dad said he was stuffed!) because I’m about to leave for a very quick run.  I hope to squeeze in some exercise before I leave for Disney World! I’m picking two other other bloggers (Julie and Leslie) before a blogger get-together in honor of this weekend’s Princess Half Marathon.


Don’t forget to enter the Breville Juicer raffle!

For more information, check out this post.  This awesome juicer can be yours for just a $5 raffle ticket!


Oh, and PS – The Hurt Locker is a great movie!  A very manly war movie, but an excellent film.  Highly recommend it!



  • Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete March 6, 2010, 9:08 am

    Honestly, those pancakes look amazing! Have a nice run!

  • Evan Thomas March 6, 2010, 9:09 am

    Whenever I try making vegan baked goods, I end up just putting the flax and water in the batter at the same time as everything else. This probably isn’t as effective. Do you know if the sitting to gel part really does make a good difference?

    • caitlin March 6, 2010, 9:17 am

      yup you have to let it stand and gel.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet March 6, 2010, 9:09 am

    Your little egg whisk is so cute!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs March 6, 2010, 9:12 am

    :O I have that exact same whisk!! Isn’t it the cutest!!?? You obviously share my good taste haha! I bet it made making the pancakes extra enjoyable 😀

  • Abby March 6, 2010, 9:29 am

    Flax eggs have come to my resuce many-a-time!! Except, of course, when I want actual eggs. 🙂

  • Madeline - Greens and Jeans March 6, 2010, 9:31 am

    I always forget about flax eggs! Seeing as I am a gal who loves her pancakes, this is a very important trick to remember!

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine March 6, 2010, 9:38 am

    What a great flax trick! I’m always looking for vegan replacements, so this will definitely be useful to me! Looks like a yummy breakfast, enjoy your run!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 6, 2010, 9:42 am

    Love that trick!! I HATE it when I am all set to bake something and realize that I have no eggs.

    I love that brand of pancake mix!! Makes the best pumpkin pancakes.. yum!

    Have fun at Disney World!

  • Retta @ RunRettaRun March 6, 2010, 9:46 am

    Great tip on the flax eggie! And I also have egg whisk envy now lol. Have fun at Disney World!!

  • Andrea ( March 6, 2010, 9:52 am

    Mmm awesome stack of pancakes. Love the flax egg trick, so helpful for when I’m in a pinch! Thanks!

  • skinnyrunner March 6, 2010, 10:01 am

    i am really trying hard to get over my jealousy of everyone getting to participate in the disney princess half!

  • Nicole, RD March 6, 2010, 10:02 am

    I want that juicer almost as much as I want your WHISK! TOO cute!!!!!!!!

  • Danielle (Coffee Run) March 6, 2010, 10:13 am

    You know, it’s weird. My parents overall eat a lot of food (probably the same amount as I do) but whenever I make breakfast for them, they say it’s way too much and they’re stuffed!

    P.S. I have that egg whisk and it’s adorable 🙂

  • Alison March 6, 2010, 10:14 am

    disney world so fun!

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly March 6, 2010, 10:26 am

    Awesome pancakes…have a great weekend Caitlin!

  • kalli2fitandfortysomething March 6, 2010, 10:26 am

    oh my those pancakes look delicious!
    i always wondered how the flax water combo worked-thanks for explaining….
    have a great day!

  • Jolene ( March 6, 2010, 10:43 am

    That is so cool that you can make a fake egg!! I love it!!

  • Amanda March 6, 2010, 10:58 am

    I love when vegan breakfast makes its way around the blogs! 🙂 They look yummy!! I had to watch The Hurt Locker with my eyes closed last night, but so good!

  • Emily Eats Clean March 6, 2010, 11:02 am

    Ummm so you and Meghann’s posts this morning are hilariously similar!!! 🙂


    • caitlin March 6, 2010, 5:10 pm

      hahah we talked about that this morning!

  • Katie March 6, 2010, 11:10 am

    Oooh I had heard that trick before but forgotten it. Thanks for sharing!

  • Sara @ ActiveGal March 6, 2010, 11:12 am

    I loved the Hurt Locker! It is up for a bunch of awards too! Those pancakes look delicious!

  • Matt March 6, 2010, 11:12 am

    Gotta love pancakes on a Saturday morning 😉

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople March 6, 2010, 11:16 am

    Those pancakes look SO yummy! Thanks for mentioning the flax egg again. I had totally forgotten about it and I’m definitely giving it a try.

  • Gabriela March 6, 2010, 11:39 am

    Holy Moly – amazing pancakes!
    Loved the fact that you managed to do it even without eggs 🙂
    Have a great Saturday, Caitlin!

  • Kristilyn (My 29th Year) March 6, 2010, 12:00 pm

    I’ve heard that egg trick, but we usually always have eggs on hand so I’ve never had to try it.

    Have fun with your run!


  • Lauren @ A Fit Foodie March 6, 2010, 12:08 pm

    Have fun at the blogger meet up! Can’t wait to see pictures and hear all about it!!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) March 6, 2010, 12:56 pm

    that’s so awesome that you guys are going to disney for a blogger meet-up! colorado’s pretty awesome, but we don’t have anything like that for the bloggers here 🙂

  • Katie March 6, 2010, 12:58 pm

    Those pancakes look lovely! I am glad that the flax trick worked…I am vegan and I hardly ever use it myself! =P I need to start…but I am using Ener-G Egg Replacer. Maybe after I run out of that. 😉

  • Marissa March 6, 2010, 1:33 pm

    I think my flax must be old because I keep trying this and it doesn’t ever get gel like. I’ll have to pick up some new stuff and try it!

  • Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward March 6, 2010, 1:34 pm

    Every time you mention your dad on the blog, he seems so cool! 🙂

    • caitlin March 6, 2010, 5:10 pm

      haha he is pretty cool. a cool dude.

  • Run Sarah March 6, 2010, 1:39 pm

    I love the fake egg trick, it’s useful as I have a massive Costco container of flax seed that lasts forever, whereas eggs get used up rather quickly!

  • Hedda March 6, 2010, 1:59 pm

    I want you as my chef, haha!
    All your food looks delicious, and inspire me 🙂
    Going to try to make some omelet for my family tomorrow, a nice little change from plain, boiled eggs as we usually have on Sunday mornings.
    Hope you have a great weekend ^^

  • Laura March 6, 2010, 2:03 pm

    I just read your last summary on Operation Beautiful- I love, love the note about caterpillars turning into butterflies- a little like the Ugly Duckling children’s story! Made me smile 😉 Have a lovely meet up

    • caitlin March 6, 2010, 5:11 pm

      i liked that, too!

  • Colleen March 6, 2010, 2:22 pm

    I have the same whisk! 🙂 My mom gave it to me and everyone always makes fun, but I think it’s adorable… and perfect sized for small batches of whatever!

  • Tracie @hollafoodzone March 6, 2010, 3:03 pm

    Something new every day – I did not know about the vegan flax egg trick. Thanks for yet another little trick to add to my new vegan bag!

  • mackattack March 6, 2010, 4:19 pm

    I have that same egg beater too! He’s so cute 🙂

  • Amanda March 6, 2010, 4:44 pm

    I read in one of my books that you can also use 1/2 a banana in place of 1 egg in a recipe. Obviously you would want to use it in a recipe that banana would taste good in. I tried it with pancakes and it was so yummy!

    I have a couple of friends that are in Orlando this weekend for the Disney Princess and that made me wonder if you have random people that read your blog recognize you and speak to you often. I’d probably be too shy to say hi, but I’d be like … “shhh, I think thats Caitlin from HTP”. LOL

    • caitlin March 6, 2010, 5:12 pm

      nope… ive never been spotted in ‘real life.’ well, i was twice but the person just emailed me after instead of saying hello. i think it would be sooo cool to meet a stranger that way. i love meeting other bloggers and readers!!!

  • Heather @ For The Health Of It! March 6, 2010, 11:29 pm

    What an awesome tip! Those pancakes look amazing! hmmmm….ideas for tamales breakfast!


  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday March 7, 2010, 11:12 am

    Thems is some thick flapjacks.

  • kara March 10, 2010, 12:40 pm

    Great tip about the flax “egg”. I’m going to have to give it a try!

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