Sun Butter Pancakes

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Good morning!  Who wants pancakes?


The Arrowhead Mills GF Pancake Mix isn’t that great, so I added 1/4 cup sunflower seed butter to the mix (1 cup dry’s worth, split between three of us).  WHOA.  Yeah – 1/4 cup of sun butter will make pretty much anything taste fantastic.


With syrup and bananas:


Anyone else doing a race (or races!) this weekend?  I’m excited for mine.  But a little nervous, too.  Today is my last workout before the races, and it’s going to be a non-impact swim.  I’m doing a 4-miler on Saturday and a tri on Sunday, so I gotta balance staying loose with tapering.


Some fun race-related posts from the past for ya:



Gotta dash – I’ve got some chores to run and deadlines to meet!


Have a fabulous Thursday.



  • Molly @ RDexposed July 14, 2011, 8:36 am

    NutSeed butters cure all. Recipes or broken hearts!

  • Lisa @ Sunny Seed Stories July 14, 2011, 8:41 am

    Hahaha I just did Allie’s sunbutter scones–and now I have pancakes to make as well! 😉

  • allison @ thesundayflog July 14, 2011, 8:43 am

    i dont have an official race, but im doing an open water swim on sunday as practice for my tri, which is just 3 short weeks away!!! good luck in your races!

  • Lesley Lifting Life July 14, 2011, 8:53 am

    Pancakes look awesome right about now!! Love the addition of sun butter.

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg July 14, 2011, 8:56 am

    Nope, no races for me — I’ve got a 3 miler planned for Sat and a 5 miler planned for Sun.

    Good call with the Sunflower Butter in the pancakes!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) July 14, 2011, 8:58 am

    I had pancakes too! It must be a pancake kind of day!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 14, 2011, 8:58 am

    I hope the people at blockbuster that check the DVD’s when they come back leave that note in!

  • Faith @ lovelyascharged July 14, 2011, 9:02 am

    I love Sunbutter! I kind of want to try peanut butter cookies but with SB instead…should be an interesting project for the weekend!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 14, 2011, 9:05 am

    nut butters make everything taste good! i think you’ve just made the next person that decides to rent narnia very happy! 🙂

  • Kelly July 14, 2011, 9:07 am

    I made almond butter pancakes for dinner last night…perfect! We use the Pamela’s gluten-free pancake mix and it is really good. Maybe try that one next time.

    • Baking 'n' Books July 14, 2011, 9:08 am

      Almond Butter. Pancakes. Oh my – I love AB. I never thought about actually adding the butter into the cakes before…this must be done 😉

  • Holly July 14, 2011, 9:11 am

    Split between the three of us?? 😉

    • CaitlinHTP July 14, 2011, 9:17 am

      My father in law stays with us for 10 days a month while he sees patients in Charlotte. That was not a thinly veiled “I am pregnant” reference. LOL

      • D July 14, 2011, 9:43 am

        That would have been a hilarious way to say it, though. Very creative!

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) July 14, 2011, 9:19 am

    Sunbutter makes anything better. 😉

    No race for me, but I am running a 14 miler training run tomorrow- my furthest distance to date! 🙂

  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me July 14, 2011, 9:21 am

    Love the operation beautiful note!!

    No races for me. Not a huge runner!

  • Carolina John July 14, 2011, 9:23 am

    Good luck this weekend, have some fun! And come to canton for the lake logan tri. I’m really trying to work that one out with Ashley.

    • CaitlinHTP July 14, 2011, 9:26 am

      I might do it! Have you done it before?

  • Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out July 14, 2011, 9:30 am

    Pamela’s GF pancake mix is MUCH better.

  • Melissa @ Be Not Simply Good July 14, 2011, 9:31 am

    Sun butter plus bananas sounds like amazing pancakes! Yum!

    No race for me this weekend. We’re going camping! I will hopefully sneak away from the fam for a run while we’re gone, though. There’s a hilly six mile loop near the campground that I remember well from last year. 🙂

  • katie @ KatieDid July 14, 2011, 9:33 am

    And nut butter for the win. Then again when does it ever not win? They look delish!

  • Jackie @ That Deep Breath July 14, 2011, 9:34 am

    Pancakes look great! Sunflower seed butter makes everything taste better…and I’ve only recently discovered it!

  • Tessa @ Amazing Asset July 14, 2011, 9:39 am

    Sunflower butter, or any type of nut butter for that matter, makes everything better 🙂
    Also, thank you for those great links! I will be sure to check them out today!

  • Keelie (SweatEqualsSuccess) July 14, 2011, 9:47 am

    I’m a huge nutbutter adder-to-everything type of person. Especially pancakes. Yum.

    Best of luck this weekend!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) July 14, 2011, 9:57 am

    Sunflower seed butter does make everything better! I don’t have a race this week, but I do have a 12 mile run this morning!

  • Errign July 14, 2011, 9:58 am

    I had pancakes too – cherry yogurt pancakes! Still haven’t had sunbutter. I’m flying out of CLT next month & I think I’m going to stop at TJs on my way back to Asheville after my return flight & get some, along with other goodies 🙂

  • Taylor July 14, 2011, 10:00 am

    I’m doing my first 5K saturday! I’m very excited/nervous! hehehe

  • Erin @ Big Girl Feats July 14, 2011, 10:02 am

    Good luck on the race! The only racing I will be doing is between the buffet line and the dance floor at my cousin’s wedding 😉

  • Yolie @ Practising Wellness July 14, 2011, 10:09 am

    Wow, what a fantastic idea, adding nut butter to the mix…mmmm…it looks so dense and doughy and delicious. And I love that Operation Beautiful note 🙂 Have a great workout! <3 xyx

  • Kelley @ Just Call Me Jack July 14, 2011, 10:22 am

    Had my half marathon last weekend. Still sort of recovering. They ran out of water for the first seven miles… it was an inaugural event. Needless to say the 90F degree weather didn’t help either.

    These pancakes look amazing!

  • Julie (A Case of the Runs) July 14, 2011, 10:44 am

    No races until September, but I do start marathon training on Monday!

    And no worries about biking indoors… I think the phrase “it’s like riding a bike” came from somewhere! LOL!

  • Amelia July 14, 2011, 11:09 am

    I just bought my first jar of the TJ’s sunbutter and LOVE it!! I really like how different the taste is from PB or AB. Makes for a unique flavor. I’ll have to try it with the pancakes.

  • Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy July 14, 2011, 11:11 am

    Your pancakes look amazing! I absolutely love TJ’s sunbutter!

  • Rae July 14, 2011, 11:29 am

    Half Ironman on tap for me this weekend….excited, amped, and NERVOUS!! Knock em dead on your tri!

  • Cyclist Kate July 14, 2011, 11:30 am

    Have you ever seen this recipe for oat bean waffles If you use certified gluten free oats, they’re gluten free, full of fiber and protein…I won’t say they taste exactly like regular waffles, but they are yummy :). Also, I highly recommend Gluten Free Girl’s gluten free flour mix (you buy the flours and mix it up yourself). You can just keep a big tub of it and make your regular gluten-containing recipes with it–it works like magic!

  • Sarah @ Celiac in the City July 14, 2011, 11:52 am

    hello, hello!

    been reading about your cut-back on gluten, but hadn’t commented yet — if you need help with anything, just let me know. (and check out my blog and/or FB page to ask any questions and get recipes!) Pamela’s is our favorite pancake mix. (or the GF Bisquick – not exactly healthy, but the pancakes are as good as the real thing) looks like you’ve found some other substitutions too. again, let me know if I can do anything to help!

    good luck this weekend!

  • Christine @ BookishlyB July 14, 2011, 11:56 am

    I love that you put a note in the movie- even if it’s just the employees that find it, it will make someone’s day. You should put them in with any bills you send in 😉

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife July 14, 2011, 11:58 am

    okay COOL that you put that note in the movie!!

    I am not doing a race this weekend, but I am headed out of town. Wheeee 🙂

  • Meg July 14, 2011, 12:03 pm

    I’m running my first 5k race this weekend, with my husband! So excited! I’m having a little toe trouble at the moment so it better heal quickly. I’ve already had to miss two other races I wanted to do this year and I’m determined to do this one! Wish me luck!

  • Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 14, 2011, 12:14 pm

    Yum these look so good! 🙂

  • Presley (run pretty) July 14, 2011, 12:26 pm

    That is such an awesome spot for a note!

  • run run rachel July 14, 2011, 12:35 pm

    the boyfriend has his first race since march this weekend. i’ll be his cheerleader this time instead of trying to keep up.

  • Amber K July 14, 2011, 12:42 pm

    Sunflower seed butter is SO good! I wish it wasn’t so darn expensive. Otherwise I would eat it constantly. Well, maybe that’s a good thing, lol!

  • Amanda @ the beauty notebooks July 14, 2011, 1:10 pm

    Love that Operation Beautiful note, Caitlin!

  • Nicole W. July 14, 2011, 2:33 pm

    I am running my first half marathon this Saturday!! I’m very excited but also really nervous! Good luck on your races!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 14, 2011, 3:28 pm

    I love drizzling nut butter ON my pancakes, but that’s a great idea to put it IN them! I’ve got to try this next time.

  • Dee @ GF Grad Nut July 14, 2011, 6:55 pm

    Ooh, me, me! I’m running a 4-miler on Saturday – SO excited!!

    And yummmm, Sunbutter.

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit July 14, 2011, 9:19 pm

    Oh my gosh I LOVE sunflower seed butter! I don’t buy it very often bc I devour it so fast 🙂

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