I’m sure I’ve said it before, but I have the world’s pickiest 1 year old. It’s been When I stopped breastfeeding, she decided she wouldn’t be drinking regular cow’s milk. Or any other kind of milk- you name it, I tried it. So it’s forced me to get creative in how I prepare the food that she does actually eat. (Like the ketchup she eats by the spoonful- I add ground flax to it.)
The one thing everyone in my family eats is pancakes. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, they will always eat pancakes and I found a way to make that a good thing. Here’s my non-gmo healthy pancake recipe- which I usually quadruple, leave out the milk and vanilla and store in a glass container for easy pancake making in the morning (just add milk and vanilla when you’re ready).
1 tablespoon of organic flax seeds
1 tablespoon of organic chia seeds
2 cups organic, unbleached flour (whole wheat is good, but has always made my pancakes less fluffy)
2 teaspoons organic cane sugar or coconut sugar
2 cups grass fed organic milk
1/4 teaspoon organic vanilla
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon arrowroot powder
First, I add the flax and chia seeds to my NutriBullet and pulse it until they are completely ground to powder. Mix all the dry ingredients together, then add milk and vanilla. I use whole milk since I’m trying to fatten up my kids a bit, but skim milk also works great. Try not to overmix or it will get tough. Pour onto oiled pan (I use coconut oil for this). Cook on low to medium heat until bubbles form and flip until sides are lightly browned. Serve with organic maple syrup. My kids and husband would probably eat maple syrup by the spoonful too, so I make sure to always buy the organic, grade A maple syrup- and not the other crap made with high fructose corn syrup- most of the conventional “maple syrups” don’t even contain actual maple syrup! Just a bunch of chemicals!!
Back to the pancakes- I am not a “measuring” things type of cook, and I like to experiment when I can. I sometimes add ground hemp seeds to the mix, sometimes we add walnuts or pecans. Sometimes, I’ll add extra vanilla and whenever I can, I add pumpkin to the mix. My kids LOVE pumpkin pancakes. You can also add organic applesauce- that’s a good one too. I always try to serve them with raspberries, strawberries or blueberries (from my garden!!).
Next up- I’m going to try this recipe with chocolate chip cookies. We’ll see how that one turns out.