Tuesday, June 2, 2009

WIP: Savory-Sweet Veggie Pancakes

So, I'm always trying new recipes for my twin toddlers. Most of the time they eat what we eat for dinner, but lunches I usually gear more toddler friendly. Or I fill out their dinner with toddler friendly foods. My girls do pretty well in the veggie category, but like most Moms out there, I guess I'm always trying to find new ways to make veggies more enticing. This is a pancake that is a WIP (Work in Progress.) I think this batch ended up turning out okay, but I want to make some changes next time. Notice the sweetness comes from the natural applesauce & carrots. The ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon also add a sweet quality. Comments and suggestions are surely welcome!!

WIP: Savory-Sweet Veggie Pancakes

2 carrots
1 zucchini
2 cups cooked brown rice
1/4 -1/2 cup of milk (or water)
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all natural applesauce
1 egg
1/2 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
a smidgen of fresh nutmeg
1-2 tsp cinnamon

Cook rice according to package directions. Grate carrots and zucchini in a large bowl. Add applesauce. In your blender, blend rice and milk until smooth. Start with less milk and add as needed. Add the pureed rice to veggies and applesauce. Add the rest of the ingredients. Stir. You might need to add more or less of the flour to get the best consistency. Cook on a griddle, flipping when pancakes start to bubble.

Notes: Next time I'm going to up the veggie amount. Maybe as much as 3 carrots and 2 zucchini.

My daughter, Izzie eating the pancakes with cream cheese topping. She seemed to like them!

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