So Long Sandy // Grape Nuts Pancakes

So long Sandy, you were one heck of a storm!  Thankfully, we never lost power, no trees or branches fell on our house or cars, and we didn’t have any flooding…  We were very lucky.  Unfortunately, not everyone else was as lucky and there’s lots of clean-up to be done.  My thoughts and warm wishes go out to everyone on the east coast that was affected by Sandy.


On a sweeter note, I woke up this morning in the mood for pancakes.  Surprising, right?!

For some unexplained reason, I’ve always thought of Grape Nuts as the cereal for grandparents.  Was there ever a commercial with older people eating Grape Nuts?!  I don’t know…  Maybe it’s because of the high fiber content?  Or because of the small pebble-like “nuts” that don’t require much chewing?  Again, I don’t know…


What I do know is that my nutty idea to combine pancakes + cereal was a hit 🙂 These ‘cakes are fluffy, hearty, full of fiber, packed with protein, and will keep your belly full until lunch!

Grape Nuts Pancakes

¼ cup white whole wheat flour

¼ cup Grape Nuts cereal

1 teaspoon stevia

a few shakes of cinnamon [as much or as little as you’d like, I like a lot]

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 egg [or 2 egg whites]

¼ cup water

  1. In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients. 
  2. Whisk the ingredients together until combined.  Note: There will be some lumps because of the Grape Nuts.
  3. Spray a medium-sized skillet with non-stick cooking spray and place over medium heat.
  4. For each pancake, spoon 2 generous tablespoons of batter into the pan. 
  5. Cook each pancake until a few bubbles form and burst, approximately 1 to 2 minutes. 
  6. Flip the pancake and cook until browned on the underside, about 1 to 2 more minutes.
  7. Serve the stack of ‘cakes with your favorite toppings!

toppings: coconut Chobani + maple syrup + chopped dates



Question:  Do you ever relate food with age?

Question:  Have you ever tried Grape Nuts?  I think they’d be a tasty yogurt or ice cream topping!


Filed under Breaking News, Food, Recipes

20 responses to “So Long Sandy // Grape Nuts Pancakes

  1. YUM! Last time I had grape nuts I lost a tooth! I think I was like 8.. been afraid of them ever since! Weird I know..

    • Eek! I would be afraid of them too… I’ve never eaten them in a bowl of cereal, today was my first time trying them, but I did snack on a few and they were super hard! Hopefully they soften up with some milk/ yogurt 😛

  2. I wonder if this would work with Ezekiel cereal instead! Totally giving this recipe to my mom, too. She LOVES grape nuts cereal!

  3. Grape nuts were my favorite cereal all through college! I always think of them as “old people food” too, but for whatever reason my college dining halls ALL stocked Grape Nuts–and you can bet I chowed down. With honey and banana on top? Amazing. And can you believe I haven’t had them since I graduated? I think you’ve inspired me to go buy a box!

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  5. confession….I LOVE grape nuts! So crunchy and perfect! I cant wait to try them in pancakes 🙂

  6. I’m so happy you remained safe, and never lost power girl!

    What a great recipe. I’ve never had grape nuts before. They sound delicious though!

  7. Love these!!! I tried to make cornflake pancakes awhile back, borrowing from the momofuku cornflake cookies. They didn’t turn out so well, but I love these! The toppings look fantastic!

  8. Grape nut pancakes?! That is an awesome idea!

  9. I’m so glad you are okay! I was thinking about you! I have never had Grape Nuts… I can’t have all the fun cereals since they aren’t gluten free. boo!

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  11. Ummm are you a genius? YES YOU ARE. This looks incredible. Love the addition of Cho to EVERYTHING. It’s funny because I used to hate those “grandparent” cereals and now they’re the ones I like best! I rarely eat cereal on its own but love to add it to things like Cho or pudding, so I find a less sweet tasting cereal works well for that.

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