Pancakes are Ben’s favorite breakfast. He won’t eat anything but pancakes in the morning! Some mornings he’ll have some apple and carrot sauce or down a bottle of chocolate milk for added nutrients. Usually I give him Organic Silver Dollar Pancakes from Trader Joe’s which I just heat up in the microwave or in a pan on the stove. On lazy mornings when we’re not rushing out the door I like to make him these nutritious homemade pancakes.
1/2 cup oat flour (I grind rolled oats in the blender first)
5 oz. applesauce
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 apple (cored, skinned, and sliced)
2/3 c. flour
Grind up rolled oats in a blender and pour into a bowl. In the blender add apple, banana, eggs, and applesauce. Blend. In a bowl or using a stand alone mixer mix oat flour, flour, and baking powder. Pour in and mix egg and fruit mixture to form a batter.
Using a tablespoon spoon the batter into a warm pan with coconut oil or butter and fry until golden. Flip over and fry on the other side. Serve with honey or fruit.
What I really like about this recipe is that you can add a variety of fruits and veggies in. Zucchini, bananas, crushed pineapple, pumpkin puree, pureed beans, and carrot sauce can all be mixed in and give nutrition to a simple breakfast food!