Written by: Olivia Cheng
If your kids are like many others, there’s a good chance they enjoy pancakes from time to time. That said, there’s also a good chance you might feel you don’t always have the time to make them. Or, you might simply want to ensure your children are eating well, and you worry that pancakes aren’t good for their growing bodies.
These are understandable concerns. Luckily, as these two recipes prove, it’s possible to serve your kids pancakes that are delicious, relatively nutritious, and much easier to whip up than you might assume.
(Tip: To ensure your kids are always satisfied and well-fed, when you don’t have time to make pancakes or other meals yourself, you can have meals for kids delivered instead.)
Recipe 1: Fluffy Pancakes
The ingredients for this recipe are:
- ½ teaspoon of coconut oil (coconut oil offers a range of health benefits that make it a good option for frying)
- 2 eggs at room temperature
- ½ cup coconut milk
- 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ tablespoon honey
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- pinch of sea salt
You might also want to top these pancakes with blueberries and raspberries, both of which provide kids with great nutritional benefits.
To make the pancakes, follow these steps:
- Beat the eggs in a bowl until fluffy, about two minutes. Next, add in the milk, honey, and vanilla extract, lightly mixing the ingredients together.
- Add coconut flour, baking powder, and sea salt in another bowl. Once ingredients are thoroughly combined add this mixture into the wet mixture. Fold it in lightly so it remains fluffy.
- Heat the oil in a small frying pan and spoon a few tablespoons of the mixture into the frying pan, using the back of the spoon to spread them into shape. Your goal is to have finished pancakes that are about 1 centimeter thick and 4 centimeters wide. Cook for a few minutes on one side until the top dries, then flip and cook on the other side for another few minutes until the bottom is light brown.
Recipe 2: Super Simple Pancakes
Your ingredients for this recipe will be:
- 1 1/2 cup flour (for a healthier option consider mixing whole wheat flour in with white flour)
- 1-2 tablespoons sugar (you can use honey)
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1 3/4 cup milk
- 2 tablespoon coconut oil
Once you have your ingredients, follow these steps:
- Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
- Mix the egg, milk, and coconut oil in another bowl.
- Gently combine both mixtures together.
- Let sit for five minutes, so the baking powder has time to make your pancakes fluffy. In the meantime, begin preheating a lightly oiled pan.
- Determine the size of pancakes you want and pour in the appropriate amount of batter, spreading it into shape. Flip to the next side when bubbles start to form on the surface.
- Remove when the bottom is golden brown.
There you have it! While you might not always have the time (or the inclination) to make your kids pancakes, when you do choose to, these recipes strike a balance between ease and nutrition.