Cranberry almond whole wheat pancakes

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I can’t take full credit for this weekend’s pancake flavor, Lindsay left a comment last week suggesting cranberries and I ran with it. Thanks Lindsay!

Previous pancake Sunday creations:

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After seeing how these pictures came out, I’m kind of wishing I had waited until after Thanksgiving to go the cranberry route. Aren’t they so festive?

Every year after Thanksgiving I snatch up a bag or two of frozen fresh cranberries on some sort of ridiculous super sale. I currently have 4 bags of cranberries in my freezer. No joke.

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Given the hoarder-like amount of cranberries in my possession, I foresee many upcoming weekends involving these pancakes. It’s a good thing they turned out awesome. In fact, I might say these are my favorite yet. I love the tartness of the cranberries that kind of pop in your mouth combined with the maple syrup and almond flavor that balance it out so your lips aren’t puckering with each bite.

Ulysses was out of the house by 7:30am yesterday to go to a gun show in Pennsylvania and totally missed out on these. I have a feeling he’s going to be pissed when he sees the pictures. Winking smile

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*If you could take 2 seconds and head over to Jen’s blog to vote on your favorite picture in the contest she’s hosting, I’d totally appreciate it (even if it’s not my peppers. Winking smile) Thanks!*


Cranberry Almond Whole

Wheat Pancakes

Yield: 5 medium pancakes

  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pancake mix (or from scratch use: 3/4 ww pastry flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped frozen cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds

Optional Toppings

  • extra chopped cranberries
  • extra sliced almonds
  • brown sugar
  • maple syrup


Combine all ingredients except cranberries and almonds in a medium bowl and whisk together. Fold in cranberries and almonds. Heat a pancake griddle or pan over medium heat, grease and pour batter. Cook for 1-2 minutes per side until cooked through.


What was your breakfast today?

What’s your favorite way to use cranberries? Obviously, I’m in need of some good suggestions!

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  1. 1

    Can I come over for dinner?

  2. 2

    Mmm – i wish THIS was my breakfast today!! I had a boring one – eggs and a bagel. Love the photos!

  3. 3

    your pictures are awesome! These pancakes look so delicious, I love cranberry season:) Sounds like you are all set in your cranberry stash!

  4. 4

    I can’t wait to make these. Cranberry is one of my all time favorite flavors. Cranberry apple crisp is a great way to use up some of your cranberries.

  5. 5

    Yum! Must try this soon :)

  6. 6

    Your photos are beautiful!!

    Cranberry almond pancakes? What a great combo!

    Breakfast today for me was a bagel with peanut butter and a banana..definitely not as gourmet as yours, ha.

  7. 7

    I had pancakes for breakfast too, but I bribed mike to take me out for breakfast, so I didn’t make them. They were blueberry and glorious!!

    I’ve had some really good cranberry white chocolate chip cookies.

  8. 8

    OMGGG the second to the last photo… i want to JUMP in it! <3 I'm so glad cranberry season is back! i'm dyingggg to experiment with my fav lil berries again =) my breakfast? i think it was coffee and… ahhh i dont know!

  9. 9

    I love pancakes on Sundays :) Yours look fantastic! I haven’t bought cranberries yet this year, and this was totally the kick I needed to do so.

  10. 10

    oh my gosh, i just have to say how much i love ur header and site name!! way too cute. :)

    i’m also a total pancake-addict so i’m so happy i happened upon this post on ur blog LOVE IT!! :) growing up my dad would make us chocolate chip pancakes every sunday…it makes me wish i could move back home. :)

  11. 11

    I had some green S’more French toast. :) Loving your recipe. I’ve never bought frozen cranberries. Maybe this year will be the first! :)

  12. 12

    I think I know what I’m adding to my next batch of Kellogg’s Eggo FiberPlus(R) waffles this week! Cranberries and almonds… so perfect for the season!

  13. 13

    oh my, those look sooo good. I’m gonna have to give them a try, ever since Thanksgiving has been in the air I have been going cranberry crazy… and I’ve always been almond crazy :) !

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