10 Tasty Ways to Change Up Your Pancake Recipe
Shred it, add it, and enjoy!
popular all over the world—for good reason! They are super quick to whisk up
and use just a handful of ordinary ingredients. Their versatility makes them a
popular choice for any meal of the day. Enhanced with sweet or savory toppings,
pancakes even make for a filling main. And what is best—they are a winner for
With a very picky
eater at home, I have been experimenting with different pancake alterations to
make them more nutritious and introduce new flavors and ingredients. If
shredded or puréed, then added to the pancake batter, even veggie-refusing
toddlers will tuck in!
Simply take a basic
pancake batter recipe like this one. Drop the sugar altogether and use ordinary
milk, if preferred. Then, add a handful of different vegetables or fruit (best
shredded or puréed, depending on your kids’ preferences) to the pancake batter
before frying, and be surprised!
don’t change the basic taste and structure too much are best for the pickiest
of eaters, and some flavor combinations are so delicious, you’ll just have to
try! Here are 10 favorites:
Carrot & Coriander
If you are new to experimenting
with different types of pancakes, carrots are a safe vegetable to start. They
are sweet and a popular side dish for most kids. Use a very fine grater to
shred the carrots as thin as possible so that they cook through. Add some
chopped coriander for further variation.
Zucchini & Parmesan Cheese
barely change the taste of the pancakes at all. If your kids are skeptical of
the color green, you can peel it first. If you are looking for more flavor, add
Parmesan cheese. Here is an even more grown-up version for the brave ones:
Sweet Corn & Avocado
The clue is in the
title—sweet corn will add sweetness! Mashed avocado makes for a nice topping,
or enhances the creamy texture of the pancake overall if added to the batter. If
your kids spit out anything in small bits, simply purée the sweetcorn together
with the avocado before adding to the batter.
Kohlrabi & Green Onions
zucchini, kohlrabi won’t alter the pancakes’ color and taste. Add very finely
sliced green onions for more bite.
One of our seasonal
favorites, pumpkin purée tastes wonderful within pancakes. Add pumpkin pie
spice and maple syrup if your little ones have a sweet tooth.
Sadly, wild garlic
is only in season in spring. But it’s worth waiting for! As expected, wild
garlic adds a subtle garlicky taste to the pancakes. Sweet potato or carrot
mash work well as a topping. To make the pancakes, first chop the leaves, add
them to the batter, and then purée for a very smooth consistency and delightful
green color. If you are dying to try this outside of spring, or fancy serving
green pancakes for Halloween, you can use spinach instead.
Nuts like almonds don’t
only add bite to the pancakes. They can also replace other ingredients for a
more varied diet. Use almond flour instead of wheat flour, or almond milk
instead of cow’s milk. Also perfect for people with gluten- or
Apple & Cinnamon
Germany, pancakes are served with apple sauce. Many schools and nurseries still
serve them that way. If apple sauce isn’t at hand, or your child prefers dry
pancakes without sauces or sides, simple chop an apple or grate it, then add it
to the batter. A pinch of cinnamon adds a warm, wintery flavor.
Any red berries,
fresh or frozen, work well within pancakes. Blueberries whizz and explode when
fried, which kids love. They make lovely pink and purple splotches, and taste
sweet and juicy. What’s not to like?
For more sweet variations
that aren’t quite as moist, why not use some dried fruit? Raisins are an
all-time favorite with most kids, but prunes, apricots, figs, dates, or
cranberries also make for nice options.
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Published on September 25, 2017