Tuesday 5 February 2013

Fantastic Flapjacks

On February 12th, people will be eating pancakes for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. It's Pancake Tuesday. This is a great opportunity to promote your nutrition program or use it as a fundraising opportunity.

Invite families, businesses or community groups to enjoy homemade pancakes with students throughout the school day. Have those that are able to attend donate $2 with funds to go toward your nutrition program.

Below I've included a recipe you can use. You can make this savoury or sweet, depending on what you're craving.

You can also cook the pancakes in a muffin tin. Add your favourite toppings such as: bacon, sausage, banana, blueberries, apples, etc.

Pancake Bites
Picture and recipe can be found here
Recipe taken from Skinny Taste

2 cups whole wheat flour
4 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 salt
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp sugar
2 eggs
2 cups + 2 tbsp milk (2% or 1%)
2 tsp vanilla

Mix the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients. Don't overmix.

If using muffin tins: Spray the muffin pan with cooking spray. Fill each cup 3/4 of the way. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes.

If using a griddle: Heat to medium. Lightly spray and pour 1/4 cup of pancake batter. Flip when edges start to bubble. Makes approx. 14 pancakes.

These also freeze and reheat well.

Instead of syrup, serve the pancakes or pancake bites with fresh fruit or a yogurt topping.

*Remember that OSNP guidelines state:

- Pancakes be served one time per week or less.
- Only small amounts of butter or syrup be used, but not both

1 comment:

  1. I love the idea of pancake bites.... a great competition to the new eggo minis out there that I know kids love but do not have a lot of nutritional value to them. And they can all be "personalized" so that you can make as many as you like - maybe have one row for each family member's favourite additions?