My kids love pancakes. After seeing our favorite pancake mix announced on a list of Genetically Modified foods...I wondered what exactly came in the red box that was regularly in our shopping cart?! I decided to start making pancakes from scratch using organic four and ingredients. This is the best way I know how to ensure there aren't any unpleasant surprises in my kids breakfast.
It dawned on me one day that I cold put applesauce into the pancakes to make them more moist and easier for my little ones to chew and swallow. A light bulb went on....I thought...if I can use applesauce, why can't I use green been puree? It tastes terrible and my kids won't eat it plain...but in pancakes?! Sure! It goes right down! So here is my recipe for family pancakes, vegetables included:
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp Cinnamon (more or less to taste)
pinch of fine sea salt
Jar of pureed veggies, or 1/2 C fruit or vegetable puree including but not limited to pumpkin, green bean and apple.
2 Eggs (also optional, pancakes will less fluffy without these)
2 tbsp Melted organic Coconut oil
2 tbsp organic flax seed (optional)
Liquid. This can be soy milk, almond milk, cow milk, apple juice (will make a crispier pancake).
2/3 C unsweetened chocolate chips
Step 1. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and cinammon in a bowl and whisk together.
Step 2. Add 2 eggs, veggie or fruit puree.
Step 3. Wisk together adding a little liquid at a time until batter reaches a honey-like consistency. I'm not including an exact amount of liquid needed because it will vary based on your egg size, puree consistency, and type of milk or juice used.
Step 4. Add chocolate chips and melted coconut oil and wisk together.
Step 5. Coat frying pan with a bit of coconut oil (I like spreading it with a silicone brush best) add pancake batter to pan. Cover with a lid and flip when pancake appears to have bubbles on the top. Larger pancakes generally take longer then smaller ones. Make sure to monitor cooking progress. Recover with lid, removing at end. This will ensure an even rise on what will be a thick pancake.
Step 6. Marvel at your children eating their green beans with a little coaxing from a few semi sweet chocolate chips!! We don't even need syrup. Mix it up by cutting the cooked pancake up with cookie cutters and adjust to the seasons!
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Disclosure; This is not a sponsored post, this is the result of cooking at home for my family, please consult your pediatrician for questions regarding your child's individual nutritional needs.