I mentioned before I had been trying to perfect my pancake recipe. When I’m creating recipes to use for my kids it does take a bit of trail and error with ingredients to get things just right. I’ve been making pancakes from scratch for quite some time now, so I’m familiar with what makes a good pancake! I also have 3 tiny taste testers to let me know what they like as well.
Of course, being a health conscious mom I also want to pack as many nutrients as I can into my kid’s breakfast. When my 7 year old son goes off to school in the morning I want to be sure he will have energy to last him until lunch time. The problem with sugary kids cereals and some frozen pancakes is that they are loaded with sugar and refined grains that give kids energy spikes, then crashes. Kids tend to loose focus easily and eating highly refined foods won’t help with that!
Oats provide long lasting energy and are iron rich, so I feel good about feeding them to my toddler and baby as well. Its awesome being able to make a breakfast like this and feed all 3 boys the same thing! The stone ground whole wheat flour in these is also naturally rich in iron, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and folate so your getting nutrients from grains without the bleaching and enriching refined grains go through. I’ll never understand the concept of stripping grains of their natural nutrients, then adding them back in. Getting back to basics and using stone ground whole wheat flour, rolled oats, and real apples make these pancakes a delicious way to start the day. They are great for snacks and lunchboxes as well!2
Whole Wheat Apple and Oat Pancakes
By May 16, 2014Published:
- Yield: 6-8 medium pancakes
I mentioned before I had been trying to perfect my pancake recipe. When I'm creating recipes to use for my kids it does take a bit …
- 2 apples I would recommend using a sweet variety of apple
- 1 1/2 cups stone ground whole wheat flour I use Arrowhead Mills
- 3/4 cup rolled oats I use regular roled oats, not quick cooking
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp masobado sugar Or maple syrup. A hint of sweetness makes for pancakes that don't need syrup!
- 3 Tbsp unsalted butter We use grass fed
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups milk of your choice
- Peel and dice apples. Put in steamer or bake in oven until soft. The small you dice your apples, the quicker they cook! I use a steamer and by the time I had everything else together my apples were ready.
- Mix together flour, oats, cinnamon, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in one bowl.
- In a separate bowl mix together eggs, vanilla, milk, and melted butter.
- Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour wet ingredients in. Stir gently to combine evenly. When batter is almost combined add apples and finish mixing.