Yogurt Pancake Recipe
Before I became a mom I had always heard that kids, especially toddlers, were notorious picky eaters. I always laughed and said “not my kid”. Well lets fast forward almost 17 months into mommyhood and I can kick myself for making such a bold not to mention naive statement.
When my daughter started solids at around 6 months, I became obsessed with making her all sorts of healthy purees. At that time with food being so new to her, she ate every bite. Then when she progressed to table foods closer to 8 months, I again offered her a variety of healthy foods and with texture being so new to her compared to eating purees she ate everything up. I thought to myself, I did it! I am one of the lucky ones, I don’t have a picky eater!
Then, as my daughter started to develop her own little personality, her food preferences came right along with that and let me tell you, if it isn’t a carb or covered in cheese this girl won’t touch it most days. I then became desperate to make sure she was getting a well balanced nutritrious diet so I began my quest to find ways to have her eat healthy meals without forcing feeding her and making meal time a nightmare for both her and I!
Today I am going to share two tried and true recipes that have become staples in our house. My daughter absolutely loves these recipes and the best part is she has no idea how healthy they are for her, so it is a win win!
The first recipe is a healthy alternative to store bought pancake mixes. I call them yogurt pancakes and my daughter absolutely loves these, she always gets so excited when I give these to her for breakfast. It is great for her because it gives her some added dairy and protein, which is a plus. You can find the second recipe on the post following this one.
- 1 Tablespoon Yogurt ( I used Organic Whole Milk Yogurt, but any will do)
- 1 Tablespoon Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 Whole Egg
- Dash of Cinnamon (Optional)
- Dash of Pure Vanilla Extract (Optional)
- ½ tsp of Brown Sugar (Optional)
- 1 Teaspoon of Cacao Powder (Optional- if you decide to add cacao I would only add this and not the cinnamon/vanilla/brown sugar options, it can be a bit over powering altogether but alone it is a delicious chocolately treat that my daughter adores!)
Whisk Together yogurt, flour, egg and desired add ins until well combined. Take the tablespoon measure to scoop up batter onto a hot skillet ( make sure to spray with cooking spray prior to adding pancakes, these have a thin texture so they will stick to the pan if the pan is not sprayed). Flip once batter starts bubbling. These cook relatively fast, I would say about 2-3 mins per side. Makes about 4 silver dollar size pancakes.
I serve this with some 100% natural maple syrup and a side of fresh fruit and that’s all there is to it!
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