Monday, June 10, 2013

Veggie Pancakes

Since we've been at the cabin my 2-year-old has been on a kick of asking Grandma and Grandpa for pancakes in the morning.

I think we are going on our 5th straight day of pancakes.

I decided enough was enough.  I knew there was a healthy pancake recipe.  Before I had my second child, I worked with kids and had a kiddo who's mom sent a veggie pancake with him everyday because he wasn't much of a vegetable eater.  I tried to get her recipe several times, but never managed to get it on paper.

Let me say, I am noooo baker.  So, when I was researching other recipes I was a little frustrated that I wasn't coming up with something like I wanted.  I decided to give it a try with what we had on hand. 

So, with more than a little nervousness, I started developing my own recipe.  At least we were dealing with pancakes and I could alter the batter as I went.  It doesn't have to be a perfect attempt.

It took a couple tweaks along the way, but I think they came out pretty good!

Ingredients we had:
1/2 zucchini
1 Gerber 1st foods Sweet Potato (the little one is moving past these, so this was a perfect way to skip a step)
1 egg (nevermind the 2 eggs in the picture, I'll explain the small batch later)
1/4 c Applesauce
3/4 c Whole Wheat Flour
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 c Light Vanilla Soy Milk

This made about a dozen silver dollar pancakes. I did such a small batch because I wanted to make sure I had plenty of veggies leftover to try again if I failed. I have to say, I don't think I failed at all - they were tasty!

The first cakes were a little on the wet side, so I kept adding flour until I got it to the ratio above. Then they seemed great. I've also have very little experience with cooking pancakes and it always could have been a chef failure with the heat and duration of cooking, which is why there are no cooking instructions! :) I'm guessing most of you can cook a better pancake than me, but try this recipe because it is delicious and you can feel pretty good about your morning meal.

I like the fact that I don't have to feel like my kiddo isn't getting the nutrition he needs during this pancake obsession. We managed to sneak both fruits and veggies in there and he still ate them like mad! Success.

Any of you experienced cooks out there want to add any suggestions or recipes of your own, feel free! I was winging it and pretty excited about the end result, but I'd love any ideas!


  1. Hello, just stumbled here. These look good but I am way too afraid to try it!

  2. These look good! I may have to try them on my little one this weekend!


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