Birthday Cake Pancakes-Natural & Healthy!

This weekend I advance to big girl status and turn 25 years old…

If you would have told me 10 years ago where I would be at the age of 25 I would have definitely said, shut the front door!…”I have TWO kids?! I live in Las Vegas?? I have a food blog?? Wait I have TWO kids?!”

10 years ago I was still in high school & looking to attend the FIDM fashion college (considering I’m the least fashionable person of all…) I ate corn dogs and chipotle burritos on a weekly basis, and every time I held a baby it started to cry.

You can definitely say my life isn’t where I thought it would be, but I love exactly where I am. I’m glad the days of corn dogs and fashion school are long gone. Making pancakes coated in sprinkles with my two darling babies is a lot more fun anyways :). And plus, they don’t cry when I hold them either.(Well..most of the time!)

A big special thanks so Kodiak Cakes for sending me some samples of their Flapjack & Waffle mix so we could make some special Birthday Cake Pancakes! Every ingredient is natural, readable, and recognizable! Not to mention you just have to add water and voila, you’ve got whole wheat pancake goodness.

But since birthdays are special, we dressed up this pancake mix with some fancy add ins to make any birthday morning one to remember!

Printable Recipe Here:ย Birthday Cake Pancakes

I highly suggest topping with coconut cream and extra sprinkles!

And guess what, because I love you guys and so do the people over at Kodiak Cakes, THREE OF YOU have the chance to get a FREE box of their pancake mix. I may even throw in a surprise myself!

Like some sprinkles…

Or maybe a birthday cake…

Or maybe I’ll just jump out of a sprinkle covered birthday cake when you open your door?!


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Have A Great Week Friends!! XO

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  1. sara stein says:

    Tonight I’m actually going to make beet pancakes! I’ve never tried them out before, and woke up too late to make my husband some for breakfast! The color is to die for.

  2. These look fabulous!! Can’t wait to try!

  3. Kelli T. says:

    I saw something like this on pintrest and was going to do it for my (almost) 4 year old’s birthday in august. Not only is this much healthier but it looks equally cute and delicious!

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Looks like I am going to start celebrating my birthday every weekend!

  5. Meghan O'Malley says:

    I like my pancakes with chocolate chips. It’s like dessert for breakfast!

  6. Sarah T. says:

    I like pancakes plan or with fruit of any kind. I also do chocolate chip on occasion!! These birthday pancakes look amazing though! Will have to try them!

  7. I love making Jamie Oliver’s apple pancakes … they’re hearty, packed full of flavour and healthy as you make them with whole wheat flour, oats, unrefined sugars and, of course, apples ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Happy early Bday! I’m in love with these pancakes…they look awesome! I’m a huge sprinkle fan!

  9. Love your blog and love the fun pancakes! My 18 month old would be all over those ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. So exciting, Happy Birthday! Sounds like the perfect Bday breakfast. The sprinkles make it seem like funfetti cake but you can eat this and know its a heck of a lot better for you!

  11. I would love to make these! I’m going back home next month and I am my younger brother’s official pancake cook- I’m sure he’d be thrilled too ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Happy birthday, gorgeous! My favorite pancakes are definitely Kodiak – easy peasy!

  13. Kristina says:

    These look fabulous. I also have a June Birthday so Happy Birthday to us!! Whole wheat pancakes = less guilt and more bikini time! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Happy Birthday Ari! I’ve wanted to try these pancakes for a while but I can never seem to find them in my area!

  15. Happy 25th!! I love pancakes with real maple syrup and a dollop of peanut butter.

  16. Macey W says:

    These look so yummy!

  17. Would love to try! Thanks!

  18. Courtney says:

    So fun, what a great birthday treat! I am all about endless fruit (any seasonal) and nut butter as toppings!!

  19. I love pancakes with carmalized fruit on top but I always do half with chocolate chips for my boyfriend.

  20. Shannon says:

    I have a picky 4 yr old so I add smashed banana and a scoop of Cacao Green Superfood to our whole grain pancake mix. Even if you add it to something like Krusteaz mix you can feel a lot better about feeding that to your little one. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  21. Protein pancakes are the best!

  22. I love pancakes with a smear of peanut butter and some real maple syrup. Yum!

  23. we love pancakes with chocolate chips and we miss you guys!! who am i supposed to discuss bachelorette with now that you are gone!

  24. Aww, Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday Arielle, happy birthday to you! These look Delish! My birthday isn’t til September, but I have no issues celebrating months in advance with these! Or just eat this because its a day of the week ending in letter y ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Happy Birthday! Favorite way is with peanut butter and syrup, but I also love a good blob of butter with syrup too! That’s why I don’t eat them too often haha ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Happy Birthday Arielle!!! Hope you enjoy your 25th birthday ๐Ÿ™‚ My favorite way to eat pancakes is to make them whole wheat with banana mash and peanut butter, topped with coconut flakes and a dash of nutmeg.

    • Banana’s and peanut butter seem to be super popular, I think it’s genius! With coconut flakes and nutmeg…now that sounds like a special treat! ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Kelsey Morasco says:

    If i had to share my birthday with anyone i am soo glad that it is with you!! You are truly the best sister-in-law any girl could ask for and any girl that could handle my brother has to be really special and amazing and you truly are ari. ๐Ÿ˜€ I love having you as my family and I loved spending the weekend with you guys!! Love you!!!

  28. Joselyn says:

    I make pancakes every Saturday for my family. i love oatmeal pancakes topped with peanut butter, applesauce or plain yogurt and fruit…especially berries!

  29. I love to make my daughter zucchini-banana pancakes and she gobbles them up.

  30. Looks so yummy! And Happy Birthday!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  31. hsiaolei says:

    Yum. These look so delicious.
    Happy birthday.

  32. stephanie says:

    i love making my pancakes with protein powder and blueberries. num num

  33. Can’t wait to try these but in the g.f. Version ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you!
    My kids love pancakes made with applesauce and cinnamon. I also make a double batch and use left overs to make pb and j sandwiches.

  34. In a stack of at least three. Each smothered in peanut butter, topped with banana slices, and doused with real maple syrup. Yum!

  35. Yummmmmmmm!!!!! These look great, and I’d love to try a mix on those mornings when I’m scrambling to get it all done. Pancakes from scratch are great, but I’m all for a mix if it uses whole food ingredients! My favorite pancakes these days are blueberry lemon.

    • Mixes just make life a little easier on those busy crazy mornings! And blueberry lemon?! I have never tried that, and now i must! Sounds delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Happy Birthday! Being a young mom is the best, you will really be high fiving yourself when the girls are graduating high school and you’re still young and hot ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy your birthday!

  37. Michele says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas! Love your healthy sense of fun! (You’re way too darling and still very young!).

  38. Angie T. says:

    Happy Birthday to you! These look amazing!! I love plain old fashioned buttermilk pancakes with lots of butter & syrup on top BUT since they put me in a carb/sugar coma, these days I make gf/sf versions made with oat flour, bananas & cinnamon. But I really want to try this brand you used bc just adding water sounds perfect!

  39. Ummm, just WOW!! I am obsessed with your blog, your hilarious and entertaining stories & the FOOD! Bring on the sprinkles! Love it & will definitely be making these for my boyfriend on our next special day ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. Happy Birthday! The big 2-5 ๐Ÿ™‚ I promise, it’s not nearly as scary as it sounds! My favorite pancakes are banana walnut with a sprinkle of flaxseed — using a nice mix of white & whole wheat flours.

  41. Happy Birthday!!! The only way to celebrate your bday is with sprinkles!! YUMMMMMM

  42. I could eat sprinkles on everything!

  43. Miranda says:

    I love to add blueberries to buttermilk pancakes!

  44. Marie Leinberger says:

    I may be super boring……but I love plain old pancakes, nothing on them! I think it is because I have really really good memories of sneaking left over pancakes out of the fridge all day long after we made big family breakfasts!!!! No time to top them with anything, just snatch and grab carbo-amazing-ness.

  45. Those look delicious and my son’s birthday is coming up on Saturday. I like pancakes with smashed bananas or apples and cinnamon. They are sweet enough to not need syrup.

  46. Once I get the mix, just need the sprinkles! And maaaaaybe a little whipped cream…. ๐Ÿ˜€

  47. Breakfast for dinner and blueberry pancakes are the best. Waffles are a close second!

  48. Buckwheat pancakes!

  49. Deborah Yoo says:

    Whole wheat pancakes with chocolate chips and walnuts drizzled with maple syrup

  50. Amber Martin says:

    My family and I love pancakes and you can never go wrong with rainbow sprinkles.

  51. barbara n says:

    I love potato pancakes with applesauce and sour cream

  52. Nicole Johansen says:

    Have a very happy birthday weekend! These look amazing… Now I may have to have a made-up birthday celebration this weekend ???? We have been using Kodiak pancake mix and love it! I snuck it into our pancake making one weekend and my husband was surprised he liked something healthy for pancakes lol! He seems very similar to your husband ???? Thank you for sharing your talents and blessings on this blog- I really enjoy reading it and making recipes from here! Your family is stinking adorable as well! I have passed on your site to my Fit4Mom Body Back class mommas. Spreading the love!

  53. I love your pancake! It’s so pretty and colorful!

  54. I love my pancakes with fresh fruit (banana’s or berries) and a drizzle of maple syrup! Yum!

  55. Bernadette Tomasso says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog! I have been following religiously for the past few months! and I have learned b much ! I have a 2.5 year old and an almost 8 month old and I have really put alot of hard work into making sure that they don’t eat the way that I did when I was younger…. hamburger helper and chicken fried steak patties! Thank you for all of your recipes and entertainment.!

    i just love pancakes! ๐Ÿ™‚ maybe some applesauce and strawberry on whole wheat pancakes ๐Ÿ™‚

  56. I really like banana nut pancakes! …. No need to add any additional sugars, nor syrup. Great as is.

    And happy birthday!

  57. Wishing you a very happy belated birthday! I just turned 25 in April – definitely a great year ahead and I wish you the best ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. I am going to make these gluten-free! They look so yummy and cute. Even though my birthday is in August, I think I’ll celebrate today anyways ๐Ÿ˜‰

  59. If you are ever in a state where cannabis is legal, I would suggest using cannabis infused oil for a smooth earthy flavor and some pain relief ๐Ÿ™‚ this is my favorite way to make pancakes! Thanks for sharing your special birthday experience! I can only imagine that you must feel very grateful to have this breakfast instead corndogs and chipotle, neither of those sound appetizing on any regular day, let alone your birthday! Enjoy your celebration ๐Ÿ™‚

  60. Meredith says:

    Welcome to the world of being 25! Having been 25 for a whole 6 months I can attest that it’s pretty fabulous. Pancakes are definitely an indulgence for me and when I do have them I love them with bittersweet chocolate chips and, because my mom is from Vermont, I only ever knew real maple syrup.


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