How about breakfast for dinner? My kids don’t request it too often, but it is definitely something that is done in our household. Most of the times when we do pancakes it is out of a box for the pure simplicity it offers to our short hours together. The Vitamix Recipe book has a great and easy recipe though too. If you don’t have buttermilk in the house you can add 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice to a cup of milk and let it sit for 10 minutes. We never have buttermilk in the house. My friend Ashley made us pancakes once and added food coloring to the batter. I don’t know if we have had “white” pancakes since. This morning we added sprinkles to the batter once it was poured onto the griddle.
I was part of a Facebook group a couple of years ago that a gal put together. She prepared weekly menus for the group that were healthy and wonderful tasting. One that I use often instead of pancakes is an Egg/Banana Pancake. Here is how I make them:
Beat 2 eggs in a bowl.
Add cinnamon (I love this spice so I add quite a bit), a splash of vanilla and beat again.
Mash a banana and then add to the egg mixture. Beat again.
Heat pan on low-medium heat and spray with coconut oil.
Cook like an omelet, or mini pancakes. I usually make 4 small pancakes.
Eat with fruit or maple syrup.
One thing I wish my kids requested more of was French Toast. We made this often when I was growing up. I use the Better Homes and Garden’s recipe which adds just a bit more flavor.
4 eggs, beaten
1 cup milk
2 T sugar
2 t vanilla
1/2 t vanilla
1/4 t nutmeg
Loaf of bread, I prefer the English Muffin Toast
In a bowl beat eggs together then add milk, sugar, vanilla and spices.
Coat both sides of bread in the egg mixture.
On the griddle over medium heat cook each slice of bread, about 2 minutes on each side.
Serve with butter (optional) and maple syrup.