Monday, March 5, 2012

Yummy breakfast for kids

What's your kids favorite breakfast?  Could it be pancakes?  Is that yours too?  Here's a healthy and fun recipe they will love.. and you too!


In your blender put:

1 ripe banana

1 egg

1/2 c. milk

1/2 c. flour

1/2 t. vanilla (optional)

1 t. agave syrup, honey or maple syrup


Put 1 ts. ghee (clarified butter) on HOT griddle or skillet for each pancake.

NOTE:  ghee does not smoke! (And neither should you:->), pancakes will be more like crepes!!!

HEALTHY ADDITIONS: this is the fun part as a mom as you want your kids favorite foods packed full of nutrition.  Here goes!

instead of regular milk, substitute your favorite alternative - rice, nut milks, kefir, yogurt, buttermilk...whatever you think they'll eat!  I have a friend who uses cottage cheese too!

instead of plain flour, substitute whole grain, whole wheat (partial!), gluten-free flours, etc.  I sometimes add a little wheat germ, ground flax seed, or a scoop of protein powder

in addition to the banana, add 1/4 c. pureed sweet potatoes/carrot mixture (I freeze it in small batches for these little additions!), or you can always substitute with apple sauce or whatever fruit your child enjoys.  If you add too much, just add another egg and small scoop of flour and it will cook fine.


Hope you all enjoy it!  Kids love this recipe and even I will spread a little peanut butter on it and roll it up for a quick lunch!