Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Happy Pancake Day!

Well, Happy Belated Pancake Day as it may be!
Kids cooking classes continue to be a success--I find them really fun--that hour goes by so fast!  The kids seem to be having fun too--definitely a great venture so far!
We made these little silver dollars last night with a little fruit and this dip to go with...they must have been good....there were only a couple left for the kids to take home!

I know that Pancakes aren't generally "health food", but I also know that anytime you make something from scratch, instead of a mix, or a prepared product, it is better for you.  Baking from scratch takes the same amount of time, but allows you to choose exactly what you put in it : Whole ingredients like eggs, milk, flour...Leave all the "extra" ingredients where they the box.

Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Silver Dollar Pancakes
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon (or more of you really like cinnamon)
1 egg beaten
1 1/2 tbsp oil
enough milk to measure 1 cup when mixed with the egg.

Mix dry ingredients.  Mix wet ingredients.  Add wet to dry all at once and mix lightly with a whisk just until moistened--don't over mix it, lumps are okay!
Drop by tbsp-ful into a hot pan and cook like usual.

Serve with cut up fruit and this dip:

Peanut Butter Fruit (and pancake dip :)
1/2 cup plain yogurt
2tbsp peanut butter
1tbsp honey
pinch cinnamon

Mix all together until well combined.  Serve with fruit and/or pancakes!

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