Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Kid-Friendly Pancakes

So in the early morning of 7am, I watch my friend's little niece. She is pretty much well behaved and very quiet. Most of all, like my son, she is a VERY picky eater. The two things she absolutely loves that I've discovered are pancakes and apple sauce. The pancakes I've been preparing for her have been the instant mix Buttermilk ones. They are okay but taste fairly bland unless you drench them with syrup. This morning when I grabbed the milk for little Miss, the can of apple sauce was staring me in the face. So the of course the lightbulb went on. Apple sauce in the pancake mix! Not only would I add a bit of flavor but moistness to these floured discs. Here's what I came up with for my picky eater:

1 cup of Buttermilk Complete Pancake mix
2/3 cup of Water
5 tsp of Unsweetened Apple Sauce
Canola Oil Spray
1 cup of Milk Chocolate Chips (optional)

I usually mix anything that I want to come out smooth in my Magic Bullet. If you don't have one, you can always use a blender or the good old fashioned way by hand with a whisk or fork. Mix or blend the Pancake mix and Water. Make sure to grab a spatula and break up any lumps or clumps of Pancake mixture. Add all your Apple Sauce and blend. Again, take your spatula and break up any lumps. By this time though, your mixture should be very smooth after adding the Apple Sauce.

Heat up a small pan and spray some Canola oil throughout the surface. Keep flame on Medium Low. Take mixture, pour in the middle, and let it sit until its a golden color.

After you pour the mixture, you can opt to add some Milk Chocolate Chips, Pecans, or any Fresh Fruit depending on your taste buds.

Flip when the edges are a golden brown and the mixture bubbles up throughout the pancake. Heat up other side for about 2-3 minutes then serve. I doubt with this mixture the kids will need any maple syrup!!

Enjoy :-)

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