They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day…and I say it can also be the yummiest! Today’s post is all about simple, deliciously fluffy pancakes. All kids love a bit of something sweet and all parents love a brekkie that’s healthy for their kiddos. Pancakes offer the best of both worlds, plus they’re super easy to whip up when you’re short on time.
Of course, a yummy alternative on really busy mornings is to have kid’s meals delivered to your house. That way, you won’t have to source ingredients and cook. Plus, you’ll know exactly what your kids are eating, whereas at a restaurant, do we really ever know?
When it comes to making healthier pancakes, it’s going to come down to the quality of the ingredients, and this list is really easy, so even though they are technically a type of bread, they are not bad for you. You can even spruce them up by adding seasonal fruit like peaches or cherries to make your pancakes even healthier and a little ‘gourmet’. Follow the recipe below for a truly wow-worthy breakfast!
Makes around 10 pancakes
Non-stick Griddle or Skillet
- 1 egg
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 tbsp safflower oil
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp coconut oil for griddle
Start by beating the egg in a large bowl until it is fluffy. Add in all of the other ingredients and continue beating until the batter is smooth. Heat a skillet and grease with the coconut oil. Take a large spoonful, around ⅓ cup of batter at a time and pour onto the skillet. Flip the pancake when the edges are dry. Both sides should be golden brown and fluffy. Once removed from the pan, stack the pancakes on a paper towel to keep them hot before serving.
Dress Up Your Pancakes:
Ready for the fun part? Add a bunch of tasty and fresh toppings to your pancakes to really impress your family. Or, you can add the toppings straight into the batter to cook them inside the pancake. Here are some of our favorites:
Beat 1 banana into the initial mixture. Continue with the regular steps. For the topping, slice a half of a banana onto the top and sprinkle nutmeg.
Other Fruit Favorites:
Add ¾ cups of finely chopped pecan to your pancake batter. Save some halved pecans for the top of the pancakes as garnish.
Other Nut Favorites:
The next time you are thinking of what to make for brunch, surprise your family with maple syrup’s best friend. Fluffy pancakes are quick and easy and will fill your kids up for the rest of the morning. I’m sure these will soon become a hit in your household, as they are for so many other families!