|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 2g||3%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||5%|
|Total Carbohydrate 22g||8%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||2%|
|Total Sugars 4g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This pancake recipe is designed with kids in mind. Pancakes are a good candidate because the ingredients are simple, and kids can mix them together themselves. The adult(s) will have to oversee the use of the griddle and give some instruction on pancake flipping.
This easy pancake recipe for kids is a great way to get kids involved in preparing breakfast. They will build skills and cooking competence while also making family memories. Your child might even propose making pancakes for dinner. They make think it's fun to cook; it may be a new interest that they'll take up and look forward to doing with you.
Discuss what toppings will be used, from good old-fashioned butter and maple syrup to fruit toppings or even peanut butter.
For kids who are just learning to flip pancakes, a griddle, if you have one, is recommended over a frying pan. Instructions are given for both methods.
Before you start, make a point of washing your hands and those of your child before you touch the clean utensils and ingredients. This will be a good life skill to cultivate.
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Gather the ingredients.
In a large mixing bowl, add all dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt). Hollow out a place in the center of the dry ingredients.
Melt butter in a microwave-safe container (Set at low power for 20 seconds. It's OK if it is not completely melted.)
Pour the butter, vanilla, milk, and egg in center of dry ingredients.
Using an electric mixer, with adult supervision, mix on low until all ingredients are well mixed. Use a spoon to scrape the remaining flour from the side of the bowl.
Spray the griddle with cooking spray. Preheat an electric griddle to 300 F. For a stovetop griddle use medium-high heat.
Fill a ladle half full with batter and slowly pour it on griddle. Repeat, leaving plenty of space between pancakes for easy flipping. When pancakes are filled with small bubbles, gently slide a spatula under the pancake and flip.
Cook for another 30 to 45 seconds and use spatula to lift off the griddle.
Serve the pancakes with your choice of whipped cream, strawberries, blueberries, bananas, chocolate sauce, maple syrup, or butter. Enjoy!
Adult Supervision Required
While this "Kids Can Cook" recipe is written with kids in mind, it is not necessarily meant for kids to make without adult help. The child's age and cooking level will determine how much help they need in the kitchen. Kids should always ask their parents before cooking anything.
- Make the cleanup part of the cooking process. The mixing bowls, measuring spoons, and mixer blades should be rinsed as soon as possible so the batter doesn't harden. They can be washed thoroughly after the meal.
There are lots of ways to top pancakes. Here are a few your kids might like.
- Peanut butter, almond butter, chocolate hazelnut spread, chopped nuts
- Maple syrup or honey
- Fresh jam or preserves
- Fresh fruits such as sliced bananas or berries of any kind
- Whipped cream and chocolate sauce takes it more toward dessert
How to Store Pancakes
Leftover pancakes should be wrapped in plastic or placed in an airtight container and stored in the refrigerator. They can be reheated in the microwave to enjoy within three to four days.