Monday, April 7, 2014

Healthy toddler pancakes

In our house, daddy is the pancake king. He manages to get them so fluffy and delicious.

But here's something funny. While I have no problem slamming down a good ol' plate of pancakes, I'd rather give Punkito something "better." Something with just a tad more nutritional value.

That's where these pancakes come in. They are seriously the easiest thing to make (in a blender!) and have no white flour, no refined white sugar - just oats, banana and coconut oil!

Healthy Toddler Pancakes
Makes 6-8
(Adapted from Colourful Palate)

3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
scant 3/4 cup milk (I use almond)
1 Tablespoon coconut oil
1 very ripe banana
chocolate chips (optional, but recommended :))

Place all ingredients (except chocolate chips) in a blender or food processor and puree until completely smooth. Spray a medium skillet or pan with nonstick spray and place over low to medium heat. Use a 1/4 measuring cup to scoop batter onto the skillet. Cook until golden on each side.

I will usually cook two or three for the Little One first, then stir in the chocolate chips and make the rest for Mama. These are so good, I usually don't even need syrup! Serve with a side of fruit and watch your littles nom away.

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