Pancakes & Hearts

I heart you guys.

Coconut Cauliflower Pancakes - HEARTLike, seriously…that little bugger took me 5 minutes to make! πŸ˜‰

But you wanna know JUST how much I heart you?

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I heart you so much that when I made these pancakes and layered them with my eggfruit pudding, that I felt bad for rubbing it in your face that I have eggfruit pudding and you don’t.


Oh wait, I didn’t just say that.

Really…you should feel the love…

PicMonkey Collage 2Especially since when I made them a second time, layered them with whipped cottage cheese, but then I realized they were a bit dry.

Obviously I was distracted before by the mouth-watering chocolatey eggfruit pudding. πŸ˜‰

Oh snap…there I go again.Β Sorry.

N – E – waaaaaaaaaaay…

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Back to hearting you!

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During a bout of insomnia the other night…I got in the kitchen determined to perfect these lil’ cakes.

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On the FOURTH(!!) batch, I finally got it right AND I made them a little more festive for the upcoming holiday! πŸ˜‰

Coconut Cauliflower Pancakes 4If that’s not true heartingΒ then I don’t know what is!

But wait…it get’s better!

Because, since I love your little hearts so much and I want you to grow up big and strong, I hid something in your pancakes this morning, but you’ll never EVER guess what it is…well, unless you saw Friday’s post! πŸ˜‰

Coconut Cauliflower Pancakes with Pomegranate Cream

By:Β Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Keywords: fry food processor breakfast high fiber gluten-free coconut flour cauliflower Pancake Sunday

Ingredients (Serves 1)

    For Pancakes

    • 2 Tablespoons coconut flour*
    • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (30g scoop)
    • 1/4 teaspoon sodium-free baking powder
    • 1/4 cup packed “riced” cauliflower (pulse in food processor until fine)
    • 2 large egg whites, whisked until frothy
    • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce
    • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

    *If using regular flour instead, omit one egg white.

    For Pomegranate Cream

    • 1/3 cup cottage cheese
    • 2 Tablespoons pomegranate juice


    For Pancakes

    1. Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle to medium heat and coat with cooking spray.
    2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine flour, protein powder, and baking powder and stir to mix.
    3. In a separate bowl, whisk egg whites until frothy (about 5-6 seconds) then add “riced” cauliflower, apple sauce, and almond milk and stir to combine.
    4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well.
    5. Spoon batter onto skillet forming 3 medium-sized pancakes and cook 5-6 minutes per side (batter will not bubble).
    6. Serve layered with pomegranate cream, pomegranate seeds, and coconut flakes.

    For Pomegranate Cream

    1. Combine ingredients in a small blender and blend until smooth.

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    Nutrition facts using this protein powder, this cottage cheese, and this pomegranate juice:

    Coconut Cauliflower Pancakes Nutrition

    Β Pomegranates are good for your HEART, cauliflower is good for your GUT, and well, if you’re like me, the two are practically connected! πŸ˜‰

    Coconut Cauliflower Pancakes 6So why don’t you whip up a batch of these babies on Thursday and show someone
    just how much you HEART them…

    Shhh, the veggies will be our little secret! πŸ˜‰

    Do you have any plans for Valentine’s Day this week?
    The man-friend and I are planning a trip to Memphis over the weekend! And I’m really hoping we get a chance to eat HERE!
    (Only because I saw it on DDD…but really, Guy has NEVER let me down!)

    How do you show someone you “heart” them?
    I love cooking for people, surprising them with gifts, and I’m a BIG hugger…just in case you get the chance to meet me someday…you know, you’ve been warned! πŸ˜‰


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    53 Responses to Pancakes & Hearts

    1. katie says:


      Awwww so much love you spent all that time making the heart for us πŸ˜‰ we all love ya back!

      Adding cauliflower to pancakes, so interesting! First time I have ever seen that! They loo fab, as your pancakes always do!

      Happy Pancake Sunday! <3

    2. Love the pomegranate heart :-p

      The boy and and I are delaying our Valentine’s Day until Saturday, when we’re going out for a sushi date. I’m always happy for an excuse for a sushi date :-p

      • kissmybroccoli says:

        Heck yeah! Sushi dates are the BEST! Even after the FEAST the man-friend and I had on Saturday night, I’m STILL craving more! Lol

    3. Well these LOOK absolutely fantastic, but I have to be honest and say the idea of eating cauliflower first thing in the morning kind of skeeves me out 😯 I’d have no problem eating them for lunch or dinner, though, especially if you came to cook for me and didn’t tell me what was going in them πŸ˜‰ And I’m with you on cooking and gift giving being great ways to show someone that you care about them. That and just being able to give someone your time/support/attention are all good in my books.

      • kissmybroccoli says:

        I know, it sounds crazy…but you can’t taste the cauliflower ONE bit! And as soon as I put the finishing touches on my teletransportation device, I will be in your kitchen whipping you up all kinds of hidden veggie treats! Just as long as you promise to make me some cookies! I’ve still yet to try an oatmeal chocolate chip! πŸ˜‰

    4. These are super cute and perfect for Valentine’s Day! I really, really need to get myself some coconut flour… I just already have so many other flours and pancake mixes that I keep telling myself that I should use them up first. But those beauties may have finally pushed me over the edge πŸ˜›

      • kissmybroccoli says:

        Oh girl, with as much as you make pancakes, it will truly change your life! Just one tablespoon takes a regular pancake to a panCAKE just like that! I swear it’s one of my most used flours! Do it!

    5. Nom nom nom!!! these look delicious – i have a huge tub of riced cauliflower just waiting for me in the fridge; definitely think i’ll be using some of it to make these!

      • kissmybroccoli says:

        Awesome! You have to let me know what you think! But I’m sure you will LOVE them since I just spied your cauliflower pudding! I tried to leave a comment, but your bloggy doesn’t like me right now! πŸ™ I’ve still got some leftovers too so I’ve GOT to find the time this week to try your recipe! πŸ™‚

    6. Cauliflower??? These should have been you Strange But Good. LOL! πŸ™‚

      Your pancakes have my heart. xo

      • kissmybroccoli says:

        I know, right? I just have such a hard time posting pancakes on any day other than Sunday! It’s like sacrilegious or something! Lol

    7. Kat says:

      cauliflower in pancakes?! you are just too much for me girl, i love it!
      And i love how fluffy these babies look!

      • kissmybroccoli says:

        I know, right?! I definitely did the crazy, sleep-deprived pancake dance on the last batch! So fluffy I wanna diiiiiiiiiie SLEEP!! Lol

    8. Hey Heather – Had to swing over from your Instagram feed to find this pancake recipe. Like the others, let me just say, Cauliflower?? Well, I have some leftover from my last CSA box, so this should be a good way to use it! Very clever.

      • kissmybroccoli says:

        Thank you so much Tony! I’m so glad I stumbled across your IG feed…you’ve got some pretty delicious-looking eats! Those quinoa cups are totally calling my name! πŸ˜‰

    9. OK – those are just amazing!

    10. Lucie says:

      I love you back Sweetheart ! Gosh, I love these. And since I am endlessly stucked and obsessed with whipped cottage cheese, how perfect are they for meeee?? Isn’t it sad that we don’t celebrate Valentines Day here? Well I think I just create a valentine Sunday coming weekend doing these babies.
      I give wet kisses on cheeks when I heart someone. Not always wet, but a lot- and definitely kiss the cheeks of my loved ones permanently πŸ™‚ So you know, I warned you. πŸ™‚

      • kissmybroccoli says:

        Hey, I’m a hugger…you’re a kisser…we go together like peanut butter and jelly…like wine and cheese…like cauliflower and whipped cottage cheese! I’m telling you…it’s fate! πŸ˜‰

    11. Robyn :) says:

      Your pancakes are always amazing!!

      For Valentine’s Day I am cooking for my husband, then the day after I am planning to go to a painting studio with a friend whose husband is deployed. On Saturday hubby and I have a dinner to go to and the followin g week a dinner/dance! All Valentine’s related!!

    12. Lisa says:

      These look simply fabulous! Then again, when do your pancakes not look so;)
      I can’t believe adding the cauliflower has them turning out so beautifully! I never would’ve imagines that! I kind of like it though!

      • kissmybroccoli says:

        Aww, thanks doll! I couldn’t believe it either…they turned out SO fluffy! And…I may or may not have patted myself on the back once I realized you couldn’t even taste a HINT of the cauliflower! Now I wonder if it would work with broccoli… πŸ˜‰

    13. Cauliflower in pancakes?! You are borderline crazy. And that’s why I love you. πŸ˜€

      I have no plans for Valentine’s Day – I’ll probably end up having a movie night with myself (plus chocolate!) haha.

    14. I hope bryan gets vanderbilt so I can come eat/cook with you regularly!! I will be making these this week for sure!! Pancake dance worthy

      • kissmybroccoli says:

        Oh my gosh, YES!! Pancake dates will be a MUST!! My fingers have been crossed for months! You find out next month, right?

    15. Ummm, if you really truly hearted me, I think you’d make these for me. πŸ˜‰ They look great!

    16. These look fantastic and how cute is the pomegranate heart!! πŸ™‚

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    18. Great photos! These look delicious πŸ™‚

    19. Love the pomegranate hearts! And cauliflower was the last ingredient I would have guessed… so creative! I can see it’s flavor being pretty well hidden. I’m linking up some V-day recipes on Wednesday, is it okay if I include yours?

    20. I am feelin’ the L-O-V-E!! If spending five minutes on pomegranate heart construction isn’t true gushy love, I’m not sure what is!

      Adding cauliflower to my cakes sounds like it might be a tiny step outside my comfort zone, but I think I’ll be able to muster enough strength to walk on the wild side. Can you *really* not tell it’s in there?

      Valentine’s plans? Wine tasting with the girls…then eating carrot cake with a very new guy. πŸ˜‰

      • kissmybroccoli says:

        I swear on my weird foodie heart…can’t taste it AT ALL!! You seriously have to try it to believe it!

        VERY NEW GUY?! How is this the first I’m hearing of this?!? Spill!

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    22. Amazing. I can’t get over how gorgeous those photos are…

      I want to eat this, but I think the combination of cottage cheese AND cauliflower might cause my gut to HATE (not heart) me. πŸ˜‰

      • kissmybroccoli says:

        Awww, poor gut! Hey, that reminds me…I meant to ask you, my fellow-lactose challenged friend, does Chobani ever cause you problems if you eat more than like 1/2 cup or so? I had a whole cup the other day (which I rarely do) combined with pumpkin and some cereals and I had some of the same symptoms that I get when I try to eat fro-yo without taking my Lactaid pills. Not sure if I was the fiber in the meal or too much dairy…

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    26. mscharls says:

      Gave these lil gems a crack tonight… So excited about the cauliflower as its sooo low in carbs!! The batter was absolutely divine!! Tastes awesome and I was super anxious to cook these up… I used a low heat and a small spray of olive oil in the pan but alas, they just didn’t cook well, fell apart and stuck πŸ™

      Not sure what happened!!

      But… Will continue on as the batter was SOOOO freaking nice! Thinking of putting it in a ramekin and baking it… Thoughts?

      BTW love love love your blog!!! <3

      • kissmybroccoli says:

        Aww, I’m so sorry to hear you had problems with the pancakes turning out! This recipe gave me a little trouble in creating…we’re talking SIX batches in all 😯 …so I feel I know the in’s and out’s of them pretty well. Hmm, did you use sweetened or unsweetened applesauce? One problem I ran into (and you wouldn’t really think it would make that much of a difference) is that with sweetened applesauce, the sugar in it tends to want to caramelize as the cakes are cooking which can cause it to stick a bit. Other than that, I would just recommend using a medium heat setting and waiting until you start to see the sides crisp up before flipping (the raw batter side of the cake will start to look kind of waxy or dry…that’s when you know it’s ready).

        Funny you should mention baking it because I actually did a few experiments with it in baking. It needs a bit more protein powder to “set” and a little extra sweetener, but definitely worth trying out! I still want to get in the kitchen and try a few more things, but I hope to have a recipe on it in the future!

        Thank you so much for your sweet comment AND the feedback! Please let me know if you have any other questions OR if you try the cakes again, how they come out! πŸ˜€

        • mscharls says:

          Ahhh ill make a change in the Apple sauce, I actually just used steamed purΓ©ed apples so that could have been the problem πŸ˜€

          My protein powder also has zero fat and carbs, perhaps that contributed to it hehehe!!

          Next time ill bake it and will be sure to tag you on IG if its successful <3

          Thanks for the reply!!

          • kissmybroccoli says:

            Oh that would be AWESOME! I really hope the changes help…the steamed apple puree might not have had enough liquid to them and I know that protein powders can be a bit tricky at times. I used a vegan one once in a recipe I had already made perfectly TWICE and they came out horrible…crisp and golden brown on the outside, but completely RAW on the inside! One of the ONLY times I’ve ever thrown a pancake away! πŸ™

    27. Carole says:

      Heather, this is fantastic. So glad you linked in with Food on Friday. Cheers

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