We had so much fun in the Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club kitchen this past month getting ready for Easter. Its one of my favorite holidays to be in the kitchen & all of the recipes we made to share were colorful, whimsical & fun just like this holiday including our Bunny Pancakes for breakfast.
Erin jumped right in, rolled up her sleeves & helped make a fun Easter breakfast for everyone. We made Bunny Pancakes & although we didn’t have time to turn them into bunnies in the studio, we’ve included all of the information so that you can try it at home. We did however add in some bunny food ingredients that you won’t be able to taste; they’re a must make & Erin gave them a ‘thumbs up’. And, then we made a fruit bouquet to serve alongside with honeydew & cantaloupe flowers, watermelon cracked eggs & a few strawberry roses to round it off. Check out Erin in action below & then check out our breakfast ideas under the video.
Carrot-Applesauce Pancakes by Jodie Fitz
3/4 cup Price Chopper low-fat milk
½ cup carrots, fresh & pureed
4 oz. Price Chopper cinnamon applesauce
1/8 cup raw sugar
1 Price Chopper egg
1 teaspoon Price Chopper vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, unbleached
1 tablespoon Price Chopper baking powder
1 teaspoon Price Chopper cinnamon
Price Chopper Non-stick cooking spray
You can mix everything together in a bowl with an electric mixer or, for a little kid fun, put all of the ingredients into a blender and let the kids blend it up. Heat a griddle to medium heat; coat the griddle with non-stick cooking spray. Pour the batter on to the pan slowly and cook one side until it’s golden brown, flip and cook the opposite side.
Carrots: We create our pureed carrots by placing either the fresh baby carrots or fresh peeled & sliced carrots into our mini food processor. You want to pulsate them until they are pureed & then finish them by adding in the applesauce and continuing the process until all carrot pieces are broken down so that they can’t be detected in the batter.
Create a Bunny Face: Fill a decorating tube with some of the batter that is tipped with a large mouthed metal writing tip, because pieces of carrots can still get stuck in a narrower tip. Create the eyes, nose, whiskers & mouth on the pan first. In doing this step the face will begin to cook first. Add extra batter over the top to create the head & then add the ears. Once the one side is fully cooked, when you flip the pancake you will see the face on the other side.
Serve with a Side of Fruit: You can create added Easter fun by using ridged fondant cutters to create flowers in honeydew & cantaloupe melons. A metal tulip cookie cutter that is fairly durable will create fabulous pineapple flowers. Easter egg-shaped cookie cutters are great in watermelon. Simply cut the egg in half with a zigzag cut to create a cracked egg. Serve the fruit in shapes on a plate or slip them onto cookie/cake pop sticks to create a bouquet of fruit pop breakfast fun.