Know a little someone who loves a pancakes recipe or two? Make their day extra special and let them get their hands sticky in the kitchen too…
Healthy pancake recipe for kids of all ages are easy to make. There are different tasks each age group can get stuck into until eventually they have the confidence and skills to be able to make them from start to finish – just be prepared for some sticky ceilings. Once your pancakes recipe are made, the options of what you can fill them with are endless from cheese and spinach to chocolate and bananas…
Toddlers love pancakes for breakfast or even for a snack. Frozen pancake recipe or pancakes from a mix work well when you’re in a hurry, but homemade pancakes don’t take that much longer and you can give your child healthier choices and more variety. Give these pancake recipes a try.
How to make pancakes
Once you learn how to make pancakes from scratch, you can delight your family with homemade pancake recipes of every variety.
Easy Alphabet Pancakes
1 cup milk
- Brush griddle or skillet with vegetable oil or spray with cooking spray; heat griddle to 375°F or heat skillet over medium heat.
- In medium bowl, stir ingredients until blended.
- If desired, pour 1/2 cup batter into plastic squeeze bottle with narrow opening to use for making letters. Squeeze batter from bottle or drizzle from spoon onto hot oiled griddle to form letters. Cook pancakes until edges are dry. Turn; cook other sides until golden brown.
Dos for Making healthy Pancakes for kids
- Even though it’s a pain, it’s important to mix the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients in separate bowls before combining.
- A griddle with a temperature control is the best tool for cooking pancakes. I like to use my electric skillet (compare prices), because as Alton Brown says, it’s not a uni-tasker (one trick pony kitchen tool).Set the temperature to 375 degrees F when preheating, then turn it down to 370 or 360 once you start to cook the pancake recipe.
- If you don’t have an electric skillet or griddle, use a heavy cast iron or nonstick skillet over medium heat.
- Let the batter rest 5 to 15 minutes before cooking.
- For really light and fluffy pancakes, separate the eggs. Add the egg yolk(s) where the recipe calls for eggs to be added in. Beat the egg white(s) separately, and fold in at the very end.
- Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to make nice-sized pancakes.
- Flip at the right time: Look for bubbles on top and light browning around the edges.
It’s okay to peek to see if they are browned on the bottom. If the pancakes are too floppy to flip, they aren’t cooked enough. If they are getting brown before they’re ready to flip, turn down the heat.
- Try making one test pancake recipes first to see if the griddle or skillet is the right temperature. Invariably, the first pancake ends up being the worst one anyway.