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Oh, Pancake Truffles.  I have missed you!


Why have I not made Pancake Truffles in… months?!  This breakfast is so amazingly delicious.  I think I feared the time prep involved, but I actually timed myself today and it was only 6 minutes from countertop to oven.  Then I did some work, drank some coffee, and Ta-Da!  Pancake Truffles were consumed.


A Pancake Truffle is a piece of banana wrapped around a hard oatmeal and whole wheat pancake shell.  I rolled the mix in sunflower seeds instead of pecans.  I try to avoid the use of the phrase, “Nom nom nom” on the blog, but seriously…. Nom, nom, nom.  I think I actually uttered the sound “nommmmm” as I ate these delicious little babies.


With raspberries!


Here’s the complete recipe


Things to do, people to see!


How long do you take to prepare breakfast in the morning?  Do you make more complex breakfasts on the weekends? It’s my favorite meal of the day, so I’m willing to wake up a little earlier to make something fun. 


PS – Ball canning giveaway winner is Alison, who said: “Well, I admit, I would give this to my sister-in-law Kelly (my brother’s wife) who is the most amazing cook/baker/whole foodie/dog lover, and generous to boot. A little bird told me she wants to get into canning.”



  • Maura July 20, 2010, 8:41 am

    I’ll definitely get up a bit earlier to make a more complex breakfast but some days I can only manage some greek yogurt and some fruit. The weekends are made for pancakes but the I’m going to have to try those “truffles” this Sunday!!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman July 20, 2010, 8:44 am

    I eat breakfast at work (because I value sleep more than even pancakes truffles!) so I get oats ready the night before then microwave them at work. On weekends, though, I have much more time for a more time-consuming breakfast. And pancakes truffles are on the list.

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday July 20, 2010, 8:44 am

    My breakfasts are probably more complex during the week than on the weekends to be honest. On the weekends I just hop out of bed and want to get things done!

  • Marisa (Loser for Life) July 20, 2010, 8:45 am

    Those are so clever! And the raspberries are gorgeous!

    I usually spend the same amount of time on breakfast on the weekends as I do during the week. Boring, I know 😉

    Congrats on the Today Show filming! So happy for you and can’t wait to see you!

  • Carolyn @ lovinlosing July 20, 2010, 8:46 am

    I’m not what you would call a morning person, so I usually eat breakfast at work.

  • JenATX July 20, 2010, 8:48 am

    I like quick breakfasts during the week because I like to have time to sit & enjoy it while I read the news/blogs (as I’m doing now, haha) before I have to leave for work. Sometimes I’ll eat in the car when I wake up & I’m not hungry yet. I don’t like doing this much because I don’t really get to taste the food since I’m concentrating on driving

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit July 20, 2010, 8:49 am

    Lately I’ve been having kefir and muesli, which takes about 30 seconds to measure out into a bowl 🙂 I do like making big pancake or egg breakfasts on the weekends though.

  • Megan July 20, 2010, 8:49 am

    Yepp, in agreement there– breakfast is worth crawling out of bed for early! Actually, it does seem to take me a while to eat breakfast even if it’s not complicated, because I like putzing around while the coffee brews or my oatmeal thickens up. I like taking that extra me time to set a good tone for the day 🙂

  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) July 20, 2010, 8:49 am

    SO So excited for your big news! Who doesn’t love the Today Show?!

    Those pancake truffles look pretty fun… can you freeze ’em?

    Weekend breakfasts are pretty quick ‘n easy…I play more with fun recipes on the weekends… or just go out 😉

    • Caitlin July 20, 2010, 8:55 am

      I’m not sure – maybe test it out and let me know?? 🙂

  • Krystina July 20, 2010, 8:49 am

    I forgot to say this on your other post but CONGRATULATIONS ON THE TODAY SHOW!!! I’m so happy for you. 🙂

    I eat whatever I’m in the mood for in the morning, regardless of the time involved.

  • allison @ livingoneday July 20, 2010, 8:49 am

    ughh they look so so good. usually nothing i make is supposed to take a lot of time, but when i think back on it, i really was in the kitchen for like 3 hours. it doesnt make sense!

  • Exercise and Eat July 20, 2010, 8:52 am

    I’m saying nomnomnom from this side of the Internet!

  • Christie {Honoring Health} July 20, 2010, 8:53 am

    I’m just now catching up, congrats on the today show. Is it going to be live or are you going to be filming it for a later time? I want to set my dvr accordingly 😀

    • Caitlin July 20, 2010, 8:56 am

      It will be live… Ahh.

  • Jill@MySoCalledHealthLife July 20, 2010, 8:53 am

    That breakfast looks so good! I am lucky now (the only reason I consider it lucky) that I don’t have a job because I can make more intricate breakfasts. My bf on the other hand is a little more on the run in the morning so he sticks with quick meals.

    I think that once we both have jobs we will have more fun with breakfast on the weekend though because then it’s really a treat (both because it will be a good meal and because we will get to relax when eating it!)

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels July 20, 2010, 9:03 am

    Those raspberries are sooooo red – it looks like a romantic love breakfast, hahaha!

    btw – CONGRATULATIONS on your big interview I cannot wait to watch it

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite July 20, 2010, 9:03 am

    That breakfast look AMAZING!!!!!!!!! I’m trying this recipe tomorrow 🙂

  • Stephanie July 20, 2010, 9:08 am

    hi how are ya? i have a question. so i was ‎@ the hospital, waiting for an xray & was told my sciatic nerve is pinching the muscle in my lower back & something called lunbar sprain and strain? how do you deal w/pain & such?

    • Caitlin July 20, 2010, 9:09 am

      ouch! i’m not a medical professional so i can’t give out that kind of advice. maybe you can talk to your doctor about pain-relieving options? or try acupuncture!

  • Jess @ NZ Girl Runs July 20, 2010, 9:09 am

    My breakfast every morning is a smoothie with berries, spinach, peach and apple juice. Occasionally I’ll have toast. So breakfast takes…less then 5 minutes everyday. I’m not a morning person so I don’t like getting up early to make breakfast. Also, congrats on the Today Show!

  • Chelsey July 20, 2010, 9:15 am

    breakfast is my favorite! I tend to get into a breakfast rut, so I’m trying to break that 🙂

    My breakfasts usually take 10 minutes to prepare unles it’s overnight oats!

  • Anya July 20, 2010, 9:19 am

    Mm, that looks delicious! Nom nom indeed. I also don’t mind waking a bit earlier to make a good breakfast. But something good doesn’t have to take a long time. 😉

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) July 20, 2010, 9:20 am

    Oh yum! So, I am a plain jane for breakfast. Oatmeal is the perfect start to my day. However, breakfast is my favorite meal, so breakfast for dinner is a must on a regular basis! These look delicious! Have a great day!

  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans July 20, 2010, 9:21 am

    Breakfast is usually pretty easy because I eat it at my desk. Multigrain oatmeal with blueberries and almonds has been the food of choice for the last week or so.

  • Emmanuelle July 20, 2010, 9:21 am

    Congrats on the interview!

    I love breakfast, and on workdays I take my time to devour it, but prepping it + eating it should not take more than 25-30 minutes. I already wake up 20 minutes earlier than I could to do some morning yoga, so waking up earlier no thank you 😀

    I usually say that on weekends I’ll make something more complex but I usually wake up starving so I throw my plans out of the window and go for the quickest breakfast (cereal + yogurt – don’t like milk – or toasts). Tomorrow is a public holiday in Belgium so I might really try something I’ve had in mind since yesterday, it will take almost an hour to prepare but I can’t get it out of my head so… We’ll see, I can prepare tonight as well 🙂

  • Julia @ Brit Bride July 20, 2010, 9:22 am

    Looks so yummy! Nom nom nom!!!


  • tanyasdaily July 20, 2010, 9:23 am

    The presentation looks beautiful..like at a resturaunt.

  • Orla July 20, 2010, 9:24 am

    That breakfast looks epic!
    My breakfast routine on work days is like a well oiled machine. A bowl of cereal, boil kettle while eating, brew coffee while toasting muffin, spread PB&J on muffin, pour coffee into travel mug, grab everything and eat muffin and drink coffee on way to office. about 10 mins from when I enter the kitchen to when I leave the house.
    At the weekend however, that all changes and breakfast has been known to be a 2 hour affair. This sat however, it will be more of a weekday breakfast – first triathlon so on the road at 5am! eek!
    Congrats on the Today Show News! I passed their studio when I was in NYC before Christmas a couple of years back! Is it near the Rockafeller centre?

  • Camille July 20, 2010, 9:33 am

    I’m all for simple breakfasts.
    Congrats to Alison, she sounds like a very deserving winner 🙂

  • Alyssa @ bride to be fit July 20, 2010, 9:35 am

    I always have to take the time to make my breakfast… If I know I have to be out the door early, I do it the night before. I love waking up and taking the time to make a delicious, relaxing breakfast though! A weekend isn’t a weekend without it! 🙂

  • Alexis @ Mission: Ambition July 20, 2010, 9:36 am

    Oh man, those look delicious!

    I’m generally a very simple breakfast person. I tend to make more elaborate breakfasts on the weekends though.

  • Marilou @ Mostly Healthy July 20, 2010, 9:38 am

    Since I’m a routine freak, my breakfast never takes me more than emm 11 minutes to do … ? 🙂

    On week-end thoug, it’s all out and to the big desperation of my boyfriend, I can take 428742 hours to cook breakfast

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg July 20, 2010, 9:42 am

    I’m always so impressed with your breakfast truffles– they look like something you’d get at a gourmet bed and breakfast! Yum!

  • Gavi @ GaviGetsGoing! July 20, 2010, 9:42 am

    My breakfasts don’t tend to be very complicated–0% yogurt with cereal and berries, a green smothie with cereal, etc.–so they don’t take long to make, but I am a slow eater and I take FOREVER to eat breakfast! If I eat before work, I usually allot myself half an hour to eat everything. I love savoring every bite!

  • Michelle July 20, 2010, 9:45 am

    Those look SO GOOD. I do make breakfast, a lot. My husband really appreciates it, so I’m more than happy to do it. 🙂 I definitely make bigger breakfasts on the weekends, but pancakes, omelets, crepes, etc are not unheard of during the week at my house.

  • AngelaOSG July 20, 2010, 9:46 am

    “I try to avoid the use of the phrase, “Nom nom nom” on the blog, but seriously…. Nom, nom, nom.”

    LOL!! U are too cute.

    Think I could veganize these puppies?

    • Caitlin July 20, 2010, 9:53 am

      What can vegans use instead of egg whits to harden baked goods up?

      • AngelaOSG July 20, 2010, 10:09 am

        A flax or chia egg might work in replacement of the egg white! It has the same consistency so I can’t see why not.

        • Lauren @ The Raw Cure July 20, 2010, 10:54 am

          Oh interesting. Good to know – I was wondering the same thing. I am currently toying with the idea of going vegan.

  • Barb July 20, 2010, 9:47 am

    I will have to give those truffles a try…
    I usually make a BIG batch of steel cut oatmeal and then my husband and I have it almost every morning. I add blueberries, ground flax, organic coconut, and sliced almonds. I make it with almond milk and water. very tasty and very filling.

  • Angela July 20, 2010, 9:50 am

    I try to make breakfast in the morning, but I have trouble sleeping and get my best sleep in the early hours of the morning so I hate to disrupt it. When I do have time to fix breakfast at home its still ready in under 10 minutes. But I couldn’t agree more, breakfast it the best meal of the day. I love breakfast for dinner. 🙂

  • Kelly July 20, 2010, 9:58 am

    I love breakfast too! It is so fun 🙂 During the week, I take about 5-10 minutes to prepare my breakfast, which is normally either a big smoothie or some sort of oatmeal/yogurt/fruit concoction 🙂 On weekends, I usually make a smoothie and then cook myself something special…like a fried egg sandwich or pancakes! I supposed that takes 15-20 minutes total 🙂

  • Aubrey S July 20, 2010, 10:05 am

    I will be trying those this weekend. Thank you!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) July 20, 2010, 10:13 am

    i tend to do more complex stuff on the weekends…and no more than 5-10 minutes on the weekdays. if i worked from home i can imagine i’d spend a LITTLE more time though 🙂

  • Mindy @ just a one girl revolution. July 20, 2010, 10:19 am

    I wish I had more time in the mornings for a breakfast better than cereal. Sometimes I’ll do more on Saturdays, but Sundays are usually the same as weekdays, except trying to make it out the door to church instead of work.

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing July 20, 2010, 10:21 am

    This is one of those recipes I’ve seeeriously been meaning to try…looks so amazing! I spend quite a while making breakfast each morning. To me, it’s totally worth it to wake up a bit earlier to make something wholesome, healthy and yummy. Gets my day started right every time!

  • Kim (Imperfectly Perfect) July 20, 2010, 10:25 am

    Oh My…Your breakfast looks delish! Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I wish I had time to enjoy it more often.

  • Jen July 20, 2010, 10:28 am

    I love breakfast! Definitely my favorite meal of the day. I don’t take very long to prepare it, though, about 5 minutes; I usually eat oatmeal with fruit, cinnamon, and sometimes yogurt. On weekends, sometimes I make muffins or prepare something like banana bread or pumpkin bread ahead of time.

  • Jessica @ Jessica Balances July 20, 2010, 10:29 am

    Your breakfast looks tasty AND beautiful… I am a sucker for good presentation! Preparing breakfast usually takes me about 10 minutes because I am so slow and useless in the mornings. It’s like that phrase I like so much: “slow as molasses!”

  • Sarah for Real July 20, 2010, 10:31 am

    Haha, I hate hate hate the phrase “nom nom nom” and am very glad you don’t usually use it. It makes me thing you’re chewing with your mouth open. How rude!

    I usually save my fancy breakfasts for the weekend. I’ll make simple eggs and toast sometimes on a weekday but nothing as beautiful as these truffles! I really need to try these babies.

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly July 20, 2010, 10:36 am

    I usually eat breakfast after I work out and I am starving…so I don’t like to do anything that takes a lot of time. 10 minutes is about my max!

  • Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales July 20, 2010, 10:39 am

    Definitely a breakfast to ‘Nom, nom, nom’ over! Looks delish.

  • Janna (Janna's Keeping it Real) July 20, 2010, 10:48 am

    breakfast is my favorite meal as well! i like to make more involved recipes either on the weekend…or for “breakfast for dinner” nights! =0)

    i am for sure trying these on one of those occasions!

  • Lindsay July 20, 2010, 10:51 am

    I am so glad you usually avoid writing nom, nom, nom! Its ok once in awhile, like today 🙂 but I really don’t get it!! Its something I never heard until I read food blogs and I still don’t get it really…its a weird phrase/noise.

    Anyway, breakfast for me is consumed at the office on weekdays. In the summer, its usually greek yogurt with fruit and granola or granola with skim milk and fruit. Weekends are much more interesting and fun!!

  • Lauren July 20, 2010, 10:53 am

    I usually am in a rush to get out the door when I make breakfast due to waking up as late as possible to get to morning classes. The most “complicated” breakfast I really make during the weekdays is oatmeal. So much effort measuring out the oats and almond milk, then microwaving it. And THEN measuring out flaxseed meal, brown sugar and sprinkle cinnamon on top. Man, so much work! When I feel really crazy I slice a banana!

  • Tina July 20, 2010, 11:02 am

    I certainly have to prepare quickie breakfasts during the week and save the more creative stuff for the weekends. It’s hard to have enough time with a kiddo and getting out of the house by 8:15

  • Dorry July 20, 2010, 11:06 am

    Those look phenomenal! I like to spend time preparing a big breakfast on the weekends.

  • Wei-Wei July 20, 2010, 11:19 am

    I agree that it’s my favourite meal of the day! If I’m short on time I’ll make overnight oats, but usually I just grab whatever’s in the kitchen. Usually I’ll have oatmeal and some fruit… I cut up the fruit and cook the oatmeal at the same time, but I’m quite inexperienced so I’d say 10-15 minutes? 😛


  • jayme (cars&carbs) July 20, 2010, 11:24 am

    your pancake truffles are so original and pretty!
    i kind of go back and forth between decadent breakfasts and quick ones, but its definitely my favourite meal of the day too, wheather it’s just greek yogurt and cereal or french toast coated in banana soft serve. 🙂

  • Lauren @ Eat, Drink, and Be Hopeful July 20, 2010, 11:28 am

    What an incredible idea! How on earth did you come up with something like this. It looks fantastic, and I must try it! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Caitlin July 20, 2010, 11:45 am

      I dreamed of it and then I created it! Literally.

  • Run Sarah July 20, 2010, 11:36 am

    Those look so tasty! It takes me around 5-10 minutes to make hot oatmeal in the AM and coffee, but SO worth it!

  • Amanda @ Amanda On Foot July 20, 2010, 11:52 am

    For some reason, I can’t get into making complex breakfasts. Complexity usually comes with dinner.

    I usually just go with a bowl of cereal or raw fruit. Call me boring, but I like it!


  • Michelle... July 20, 2010, 11:55 am

    I’ve been on a pancake kick lately…I make a big batch of batter Sunday, then it’s ready in the fridge for me every morning to make a fresh pancake (I make big ones 🙂 ) every day when I get home from the gym. In colder months when I don’t mind the extra heat of boiling water and hot toaster oven, I make a poached egg and toast and that’s a pretty quick and delicious breakfast as well!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) July 20, 2010, 11:56 am

    I take my time making breakfast because it doesn’t take long to pull together something AWESOME!! A few more minutes = BIG results!

  • lena July 20, 2010, 11:59 am

    congrats on your show appearance! those truffles look decadent!!! yums!

  • Rosey Rebecca July 20, 2010, 12:03 pm

    Seriously? That’s the best idea EVER. I spend a lot of time making breakfast because like you, it’s my favorite meal of the day. I’ve made your grilled banana sandwich before and it’s AH-MAZING.

    Not sure if I mentioned this in a previous comment, but I’m having a coconut water giveaway on my blog if you’re interested!!

  • Marie July 20, 2010, 12:08 pm

    I love breakfast. I usually only have about 10 minutes to prepare and consume breakfast. That’s why I make up a big batch of pancakes on the weekend and keep them in the freezer.

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) July 20, 2010, 12:10 pm

    I love this breakfast idea. You should totally send it in to a magazine. 😀

    I’m willing to wake up early in the morning to make a fun breakfast too. By far, breakfast has the tastiest options of the entire day. And it’s fun starting a new day off with a great breakfast. 😀

  • Teacherwoman July 20, 2010, 12:11 pm

    Breakfast is my favorite too!

  • Megan (Braise The Roof) July 20, 2010, 12:11 pm

    I love breakfast, too, but it’s the ONE meal of the day that I don’t enjoy cooking! I love making dinner and lunch (and even breakfast at night if I’m doing something like overnight oats) but can’t get myself to cook in the morning very often. I usually grab something like yogurt, fruit, toast with peanut butter or a hardboiled egg to eat. Not very exciting, but at least it keeps me fed! 🙂

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) July 20, 2010, 12:19 pm

    Must try those when I have more time. Usually I have 6 minutes…but not much longer than that 🙂
    And I jsut read your news…OMG Caitlin!!!! I’m so excited for you 😀

  • ashley July 20, 2010, 12:24 pm

    do you use an entire banana for this recipe or just half a banana?

    • Caitlin July 20, 2010, 12:52 pm

      Half 🙂 for one serving.

  • Christine July 20, 2010, 12:25 pm

    Definitely have to give these a try! They look amazing!

    I laughed at “nomnomnom”. I say that absent-mindedly while eating my food sometimes too, LOL!

  • Kelly July 20, 2010, 12:27 pm

    I eat breakfast once I get to work, so it either involves pouring some cereal or toasting some bread. Nothing spectacular.

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine July 20, 2010, 12:36 pm

    Breakfast is always the fastest meal of the day for me…which is why I love cereal! These do look amazing though. I’m sure they’d be just as good for a snack!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] July 20, 2010, 12:57 pm

    Breakfast IS my favorite meal of the day, too, so I don’t try to rush it.

  • Rebecca @ How the Cookie's Crumble July 20, 2010, 1:10 pm

    I’m not a big breakfast person. Gasp! So I’m a simple yogurt and fruit or english muffin type person. or sometimes I just have lunch for breakfast!

  • Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries July 20, 2010, 1:13 pm

    I take my breakfast to work with me, so it needs to be minimal prep! I LOVE these pancake truffles though!

  • Leanne July 20, 2010, 1:13 pm

    I must try this recipe!!! Thanks for sharing

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople July 20, 2010, 1:28 pm

    I am HUNGRY first thing in the morning so I tend to make oatmeal or toast or something else really quick. If I want to make something more extravagant I have it for lunch even if it is a typical “breakfast” food.

  • Lisa July 20, 2010, 1:29 pm

    Wow that looks amazing!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie July 20, 2010, 1:52 pm

    Oh my goodness I have to do this! Maybe tomorrow:)

    I do love spending a little extra time in the morning for breakfast because it’s therapeutic and really helps me deal with the day if I have that quiet time before things get crazy. Pancakes are high on my list to make now and so tomorrow I gotta work it!

  • Dominique July 20, 2010, 3:00 pm

    Mmmm…pancake truffles. They’re also good with strawberries. I make more elaborate breakfasts on the weekends. During the weekdays I have breakfast during my first break at work which consists of oatmeal, fruit, flax, chia seeds and dark chocolate.

  • Sarah Dussault July 20, 2010, 4:01 pm

    These looked so good I had to post them on my Tumblr blog! http://sarahfit.com/post/836537266/how-delicious-do-these-look-click-on-the-picture and already 23 people also agreed! I told them to come here to check out your recipe.

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 20, 2010, 7:12 pm

    I can totally see why these deserve the “nom nom nom” description. 😉

    With prep and photographing, my breakfasts can take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes. They’re always worth it though!

  • maria @ Chasing the Now July 20, 2010, 8:50 pm

    I am definitely trying this this weekend. You’ve won me over with the 6 minutes.

  • Shawn @ Runs and Kisses July 21, 2010, 8:48 am

    I take about 2 minutes to make breakfast in the morning (measure out oatmeal and pop in the microwave) but on the weekends I take a little longer and make turkey bacon and eggs or something else yummy. I’ve had the reciepe for the pancake truffles printed and read to try for months, I’ve just never gotten around to it! Maybe this weekend is the time!

  • Stacy July 22, 2010, 10:53 am

    This looks so good, I’ve been thinking of it since I first saw this post. Definitely on my “make this!” list 🙂

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