Friday, September 17, 2010

Big Old Batch of Pancakes for the Kids

I used my last frozen homemade pancake this morning so this afternoon I whipped up a batch of new ones.

Here are the regular pancakes.

Here are the chocolate chip ones (a special treat for my three year old son).

This is the recipe I originally used to make wheat pancakes but after much tweaking I now have my own hybrid recipe:

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup ground flax seed
2 eggs
2 cups milk
2 pureed bananas

Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately and then mix everything together.
I use a 1/3 cup measuring cup to pour the batter onto my griddle (I cook the pancakes at 325 degrees).
I cool the cooked pancakes on wire racks and then place them in airtight containers and put them into the fridge. After a couple of days I freeze whatever is left over by placing the pancakes on a baking sheet in a single layer. Once frozen I pop them into freezer bags. When I'm feeling lazy and don't want to cook (isn't that always?) I just defrost the pancakes in the microwave for about a minute each.

When I made these pancakes I added a container of pureed sweet potato baby food that I found in my cupboard. I also added some chocolate chips to part of the batter per my son's request. I have also made apple pancakes with this recipe- I just replaced the pureed banana with pureed apples. I pretty much just use what I have laying around.

Because these pancakes are for the kids I try to make them as healthy as possible. I do not add sugar, salt or oil for this reason. I don't use all whole wheat flour because it makes them a bit too dense, to the point where my son won't eat them.

When I am making Sunday pancakes (Sunday is our family day- it is the only day that we are all home) I use this recipe. It is absolutely not healthy but they are darn good and the best homemade pancake recipe I have made yet!


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  2. Congrats on being the Top Frugalista!!!!! You have earned it well 80) Those pancakes look sooo yummy!!