Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Snowman Pancakes

You might wonder why we make snowman pancakes every Advent, given that one of my rules for the activity Advent calendar is "no sugar treats."  Truthfully, we do whole wheat pancakes, waffles, or muffins for breakfast once a week pretty much year round, so the treat for my kids is in the shape and decorating, rather than in the pancakes themselves.  Here are a few pictures of our creations from last year.

As you can see, each big kid got a big plate with a snowman and a little plate of things for decorating it.  In this case, they used bananas, clementines, raisins, chocolate chips, coconut flakes, peanuts, cashews, and dried papaya, but that's just because those are the items I had in the cupboard at the time.  

L just got chunks of pancakes.  Which he ate with his face, because apparently his hands were not up for the challenge that day.

The pancakes weren't hard to make, either.  I cooked them two at a time on my stove-top griddle.  I used a 1/4 cup dry measuring cup to scoop the batter and filled it about 1/3 full for the head, 2/3 full for the middle, and all the way full for the bottom.

Added bonus: here's my go-to pancake recipe.

Super Fluffy 100% Whole Wheat Pancakes

Beat 2 eggs with 1/4 cup brown sugar and 2 tablespoons melted butter or oil.

Add 2 cups plain kefir or yogurt and mix well.

In a separate bowl, combine 2 cups whole wheat flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Stir dry and wet ingredients together until just combined.  Some lumps are normal.

Pour batter on a pre-heated griddle and cook over medium heat until the edges are dry, the bottoms are browned, and you can flip the pancakes without smushing them.  Flip and cook until the second side is browned.  

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