Pancakes are without doubt a fun breakfast creation. I think part of loving them so much is that they are always served as a special treat; sleep-overs, weekend fun and holidays or maybe even part of brinner. Once in a while, I love taking just a little bit of batter, changing the color and creating designs in the pancakes; below I posted exactly how I make the designs.
Here’s wishing you a little holiday breakfast fun….
Cinnamon Pancakes by Jodie Fitz
1 Price Chopper egg
1 ½ cups Price Chopper flour
1 cup Price Chopper 1% low fat milk
3T Price Chopper sugar
2T Price Chopper vegetable oil
3tsp. Price Chopper baking powder
½ tsp. salt
1tsp. Price Chopper vanilla extract
1 tsp. Price Chopper cinnamon
Price Chopper butter or vegetable oil spray
Mix all of the ingredients together. Heat a non-stick frying pan, griddle or electric griddle on medium heat and coat with a thin layer of butter or vegetable oil spray to prevent the pancakes from sticking. Cook the pancakes on low heat until golden brown on one side, flipping to cook the other side.
Added Pancake Fun
Step One: Let your children participate in the cooking process by having them draw a simplistic design (for example – snowflake, snowman, Hanukah candles, ornament) onto a piece of paper or have them trace a cookie cutter design onto a piece of paper.
Step Two: Spoon some of the batter into a cake decorating utensil with a metal writing tip; do not use a plastic tip with the heat.
Step three: After you have heated and coated the griddle or pan you are using, use the batter in the decorating utensil to create a design and let it cook for only 20 seconds before adding more batter on top with a ladle to create the circle affect of a pancake on top of the design. Let the pancake cook as usual, flipping to cook both sides until golden brown and serve.
The kids will love watching their design emerge as part of their pancake.
NOTE: You can also add food coloring before placing the batter into the decorating utensil for additional pancake fun.
This one of my Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club Recipes – don’t forget to visit at www2.pricechopper.com/kids