I started making this type of pancakes for Tommy when he could first start eating solids (without the protein and some other ingredients I added along the way). I found the initial recipe here. I opted for these pancakes because they had wholesome ingredients I prefer to feed my baby, rather than just pancake mix. Once he got older and he could tolerate more ingredients I tweaked the recipe and it became a family favorite recipe!
I started adding protein, because I am always looking for recipes to add my protein powder to and this gave me a reason to eat pancakes with my kids! You can also make these pancakes without protein. We like to add banana and berries to ours. You can also make these plain though and they are equally as delicious. Last sunday we made a PANCAKE BAR!! It was fun and delicious too. June was able to add anything she wanted to her pancakes (that we had in the pantry, of course ;)).
1 1/4 Cup Rolled Oats (+1/4 Cup if not using protein powder)
2 Scoops Protein Powder* (optional)
1/2 Cup Applesauce
1/2 Cup Almond Milk
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1 Tsp Baking Powder
2 Tbsp Flax Meal (Optional: I just have it)
Butter (for cooking)
See Below for Pancake Bar Topping Ideas!
Lets Make It:
In a food processor or blender blend the oats until fine. It will turn into an oat flour. Add the protein powder, eggs, applesauce, almond milk, cinnamon, baking powder and flax meal (if using). Blend until combined.
Heat a pan or griddle and coat with butter until melted and bubbly. Add batter in small circles (about 1/4 cup each). If you are adding the bananas or berries place them on top of the pancake circles and gently press them down in the batter. Cook about 2-3 minutes, until the bottom side is lightly browned. Flip and cook another 1-2 minutes on the other side.
Top with any topping you would like. See the list below for suggestions!
Pancake Bar Suggestions
– Berries: strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries
– Peanut Butter
– Chopped Nuts
– Chocolate Chips
– Maple Syrup
–Protein Powder– You definitely don’t have to use protein powder, but I like to use the Orgain plant based protein for the kids pancakes, because they use a ton of extra fruit and vegetables in comparison to the whey protein. You can use any flavor. I used strawberries and cream. My second choice would be vanilla, but chocolate would be delish too… or whatever you have!