Aug 30

Fig Newton Pancake


Fig Newton Pancake (9 of 10)

The benefits of eating swirled things include: (1) getting to eat frozen yogurt and (2) getting to eat cinnamon rolls…both delicious and both swirled.  And now we can add pancakes to the list of swirled things, because it’s only logical that every list of delicious things has pancakes on it. 

Other logical things, you remember that game MASH?  Umm yeah, the game that predicted your future.  Forget career/aptitude/placement tests, all you need is a pen + paper + a friend and you can quickly determine your profession, how many kids you’ll have, the car you will drive and whether you will live in a mansion/apartment/shack/house.  Seriously, 5 minutes and your future is set. 

Well, this pancake reminds me of MASH because at the beginning of the game you had to draw a swirl and then use the number of lines in the swirl to determine what things to cross off from your list.  Tell me you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth.


Fig Newton Pancake (2 of 10)

Other swirled things, silverware (well, sometimes they have swirly desings).  I’m having to decide what silverware says, “kylie and andrew.”  It’s stressful.  I do think that all places that sell silverware (I’m talking to you, Pottery Barn), should offer food tastings with said silverware.  Then you could eat with it and make an educated decision on whether or not the silverware is “you.”

Fig Newton Pancake (4 of 10)

And if you pick the right silverware, you’d just be happy and you’d be known as the couple with the perfect silverware and everyone would want to come to your house for dinner parties.  And people would make comments like, “oh my gosh, this silverware fantastic!”  Just imagine what happens if you pick the wrong silverware.  That’s the stuff nightmares are made of.

Well, that, and this.  Did you know that?  At one point there were wasps in your figs?!  I’m still eating them.  But enough about the nightmares, I’d rather be “driving Cadillacs in our dreams.”  Gahh, that song.  love.  I can’t wait to impress (read: really-really-annoy) Andrew with my song memorization skills when he gets home from Singapore today.  After 24 hours on a plane, I can think of nothing else he would rather listen to.

Fig Newton Pancake (10 of 10)

Fig Newton Pancake

Yield: serves 1



3 dried figs (from, chopped

1/8 tsp cinnamon

2 Tbsp almond milk, original


4 tbsp oat flour, firmly packed

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

pinch salt

1/4 cup flavored greek yogurt (not plain...I wanted it to add some sweetness, use any flavor; I used coconut, but vanilla or honey flavored would work too)

1/4 cup almond milk, original

1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted

1 tablespoon flaxseed, ground

1 tablespoon water


Make the fig filling. Add dried figs into a small food processor. Process for 1 minute, scraping the bowl down as necessary. Add in cinnamon and almond milk. Process until smooth. Scoop filling into a small, seal-able plastic bag and place in the fridge while you prepare your pancake batter.

In a small bowl, combine water and ground flaxseed and allow it to thicken for 5 minutes. In a separate bowl, combine oat flour, baking powder and salt. Into your flaxseed + water bowl, add in greek yogurt, almond milk and coconut oil. Pour wet ingredients into dry and quickly stir together until smooth.

Remove your bag of fig filling from the fridge. Use scissors to snip a small hole in one corner. Set aside.

Heat a greased (butter, coconut oil, non-stick cooking spray) skillet over medium heat. Pour on the pancake batter to make one pancake (or 2 or 3...whatever you prefer). Use your fig filling to make a swirl in the batter (you probably won't use it all). Allow the pancake to cook for ~7 minutes, or until pancake has dull edges and bubbles coming through. Flip to the other side and cook for another 3 minutes. Serve hot with topping of choice. I topped mine with coconut greek yogurt, banana slices and some more of the fig filling.

{Disclosure statement: I received free samples of dried figs from  I was not compensated for my time.  All opinions about delicious figs and the wonderful, sweet people at are completely mine.}

Fig Newton Pancake (7 of 10)

9 comments on “Fig Newton Pancake”

  1. Oh my gosh MASH was THE game. Good times, good times. I totally agree that swirled things are amazing, and so are pancakes. So swirled pancakes (with dried figs!) are just incredible.
    And good luck finding that perfect silverware! I’m sure you will make a fine decision that you and Andrew will be content with :)

  2. HOLY SHITE GET IN MY BODY. Omfg I forgot about fig newtons, but they were like my favorite things everrrr. Plus who doesn’t love pancakes. I am making this recipe ASAP.

  3. What a grand idea! I’ll be trying this soon!

  4. Wow these are amazing! So sharing this :)

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