by Holly on January 8, 2012

in breakfast,dating,recipes,vegetarian

Apparently, if you go out to the bars with your friends on a Saturday night with unshowered hair, without make-up on and dressed in a scrubby outfit you threw together in 10 seconds, that is when you will score the phone number of a potential gentlemen caller friend.

Ummmm…why am I just finding this out now? If I had discovered this life-changing piece of information years ago, it would have saved me time, mornings waking up with crusty make-up and many pairs of ripped tights (as a result of the many booty dances performed to woo unsuspecting men into my Everythingtarian web).

I give up. This is just something I will never understand.

Much like vegetables in pancakes.

In theory, vegetables and pancakes shouldn’t mix…much like phone numbers of cute guys and girls with frizzy, unwashed-for-five-days-hair. But in both instances, apparently they do.

So don’t fight the universe. Just go with it.

Cinnamon Acorn Squash Pancakes
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutesĀ 

1 cup oats
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup pureed acorn squash
1 egg
3 T flour
2 – 3 T milk
2 T canola oil
1 heaping T brown sugar
1 t baking powder
1 t cinnamon
pinch of salt

In small bowl, mix together oats, yogurt and squash. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly, adding more milk if the batter is too thick.

In a greased medium saucepan over medium-low heat, scoop approximately 1/6 of the batter in the pan. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side, flip and smush down slightly with a spatula. Cook another 3 to 4 minutes or until both sides of each pancake are golden brown.

Makes 6 pancakes (2 servings)


emily (a nutritionist eats) January 8, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Isn’t that the way it always works out?! :)

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 8, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Men – who will ever figure them out?

Hillary January 8, 2012 at 6:27 pm

When I met Nick, I was on my way to class, rocking ripped jeans, a sweatshirt, and a greasy, frizzy ponytail. He was nearly in a coma from taking too much Sudafed that morning. Five years later, we still like each other.

I have good vibes about this gentleman caller, obviously.

Allison (Allison's Delicious Life) January 8, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Hahahah men will never be understood. This is a really cool pancake idea. I’m positive that I would like it. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Angharad January 8, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Ha ha ha. Love it. Also, love these pancakes – they look fabulous!

Amber January 8, 2012 at 6:41 pm

The pancakes look great! I met my hubby while sweating up a storm during intramurals… boys are strange.

Erica January 8, 2012 at 6:44 pm

hahaha. I met Josh in class…which my hair was never done for, I was rarely wearing makeup and my usual outfit consisted of a gap favorite tee and either an old ratty pair of jeans or pj pants. Yup. Great meal!

Matt @ The Athlete's Plate January 8, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Yum! You know I want these ;)

Suzanne January 8, 2012 at 7:00 pm


Andrea@WellnessNotes January 8, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Sounds like a successful weekend to me! :)

Danielle January 8, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Life doesn’t make a bit of sense. So I say: roll with it. And if rolling with it includes Cinnamon Acorn Squash Pancakes, I can forget about the fact that the vegetables are fooling around with my favorite breakfast food and just enjoy ’em :) every last bite.

Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile January 8, 2012 at 7:37 pm

I think the best things are always what you don’t expect. This is a great idea :D

Lauren January 8, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Haha, why does that always seem to happen. You get hit on when you are most definitely not prepared. Been there! Like at the gym when I am probably the most disgusting I could possibly be. Not hot.

Maren January 8, 2012 at 8:13 pm

HELL YEA GIRL! Don’t you want to shoot the people who say, “you will meet someone when you stop looking!!!”…but then thank them in the end because it’s so damn true? Pumped for ya.

p.s. Those pancakes sound delish. I’m all for pumpkin in my pancakes…even in January. Acorn squash sounds awesome too. Must try!

Katie @ Peace Love & Oats January 8, 2012 at 8:59 pm

lol that’s good to know… because I tend to look like that all the time.

the tasty tRuth January 8, 2012 at 9:53 pm

I had a professor last semester who liked to remind us we’ll fall in love “picking our noses.” I can go with that.

sarah @ sarah learns January 8, 2012 at 10:16 pm

hahaha, i love it! i hope you’re not planning on hanging up your booty dancing tights anytime soon though – that just sounds like too much fun to give up.

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 8, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Pinned these! I can see my Saturday morning breakfast from here. :)

Way to go with the phone number. That always happens when you least expect it. Weird.

janetha January 8, 2012 at 10:36 pm

hmm. how many child servings would you say this recipe makes? because i am basically at the maturity level of a 12 year old boy…

SingleNerdFemale January 8, 2012 at 11:07 pm

Look at you, pulling a phone number, you saucy little thing!

Obviously we were both given wrong information in our youth on how to catch a man.

Lauren @ The Climbing Chef January 9, 2012 at 12:03 am

LOL! Yea… men make no sense… EVER! And they think we are the ones who are complicated… *sigh* Oh well, those pancakes look amazing and will be made on my mid-week day off :)

Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon January 9, 2012 at 5:41 am

Haha it’s funny how it always seems to happen like that, huh?
And I’ve had b-nut squash pancakes, I’ve had pumpkin pancakes, I’ve had sweet potato pancakes, but acorn squash pancakes are new!
Sounds yummy!

Madeline - Greens and Jeans January 9, 2012 at 7:19 am

Hahaha, amazing. All the best ones are captured this way!

Liz @ IHeartVegetables January 9, 2012 at 8:31 am

Hahaha that’s hilarious. And thanks for passing along that tip ;) I could save a lot of time and money if I stopped wearing make up ;) hehe

Diana @ frontyardfoodie January 9, 2012 at 9:11 am

See! I told you the fro thing would work out.

Also, most girls are sexiest when they aren’t trying. hehe

Bronwyn January 9, 2012 at 9:39 am

Haha, men, who really understands them? Hope he gives you a call. If not, at least you have pancakes, right?

Sarah@The Flying ONION January 9, 2012 at 11:21 am

I shall never understand the male mind. But just think of all the money we girls would save on hair products and makeup? Maybe I should give this a try. ;)

julie January 9, 2012 at 1:04 pm

I love how it’s ‘adult’ servings hahaha i still act like a kid but do i still get an adult serving?

jamie January 9, 2012 at 1:04 pm

my husband likes to remind me of how bad i smelled when we met. no shower + frizzy bun = truuuu luvvv.

that’s awesome, good for you!

Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) January 9, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Haha, but seriously – that’s awesome that you scored some digits. I hope it works out :)

Cassandra @ She Don't Eat No Meat January 9, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Thanks for giving me an excuse to finally stop trying to wrestle with my ‘fro and learn how to apply eyeliner and just go with it. ;)

julie @ the semi-reformed nerd January 9, 2012 at 9:51 pm

EUREEKA! I finally have a use for the orphan acorn squash in my fridge! Hooray!

Adrienne S January 10, 2012 at 2:47 pm

That is how i met my husband. Friends wanted to go out..I was in bed already, rolled out threw on shorts, tank and a baseball hat. Got his number and we were married less than a year later. He also proposed one night as he was leaving my house..once again I was in pjs and no makeup. Anyway…17yrs later its still working!

Lauren January 17, 2012 at 3:39 pm

That’s always how it works! I met my partner when we sat next to each other on a plane. I was unshowered, dressed in a t-shirt that had awkwardly been cut into a tank top, and reeking of body odor and the copious amounts of whisky I had drank the night before. And my hair was terrible. Less than a year later we were living together!

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