He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart;
he gently leads those that have young
. {Isaiah 40:11}

03 August 2010

Let Them Eat Cake!...{pancakes, that is}

Pancakes of any kind are easy to freeze and easy to thaw {microwave or toaster}. Throw on some fresh blueberries or mashed strawberries and they'll sing your praises. {At least they should!}
Here are some of our Easy-Peasy Make-Ahead Pancake Recipes:

Basic Pancakes
Courtesy o' Natalie B. 
1 cup flour
1 egg
2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
1 c milk
1 T sugar
2 T vegetable/canola oil

Mix until smooth and cook. 

Add 1 T of fruit preserves OR 1 tsp vanilla extract OR 1 c fresh mashed strawberries/blueberries OR mashed banana OR chocolate chips

Sweet Potato Pancakes
Courtesy of WholesomeBabyFood.com
2 T unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup cooked sweet potato, mashed
1 egg (or 2 egg yolks)
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 t baking powder
1/4 cup milk

Mix sweet potatoes in a bowl with the egg. Stir in flour and add baking powder. Add up to 1/3 cup of milk while stirring. Stir in 1 T butter.The mixture should have the consistency of thick, lumpy sauce like an "instant" pancake mix. Place a skillet over medium heat and add 1/2 t butter. Spoon batter into skillet and cook until bubbles rise to the surface of the pancakes and break. Approx 1-2 mins. Flip and cook another 2 mins. 

1 or 2 ripe bananas (not overly ripe or mushy bananas)
Pancake Batter (try Hodgson Mills Buckwheat Pancake Mix)

Slice bananas thinly and coat with pancake batter. Lightly fry in pan until golden brown. Serve as finger food for snack or at breakfast time

 {You can do this with peeled, thinly sliced apples too.}

Applesauce Pancakes
I Can't Remember Where This Came From

1 cup flour
1/4 t salt
1 1/2 t baking powder
1 T melted butter
1/2 cup milk
1 beaten egg
1/2 t vanilla
1 1/4 cups applesauce 

Sift flour, salt and baking powder into a medium mixing bowl. Combine butter, milk and egg. Stire into dry ingredients. Add vanilla and applesauce; beat well. Spoon batter into a hot, well greased griddle, enough batter to make an approximately 4" diameter pancake.  
If making them from scratch isn't for you, Hodgson Mills sells several different pancake/waffle mixes that are easy to find in grocery stores. 

Cover It With... 
yogurt mixed with fruit puree OR pure fruit puree OR sliced fruit OR maple syrup OR CHoCoLaTE syrup
** Freeze individually or separate with wax paper to keep from sticking together. 

1 comment:

  1. yum! ive never thought to freeze pancakes! i think i'll have to try it ;)


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