The kids and I are in the Halloween spirit! We made some Halloween crafts now lets make some festive food! I brought out my cake decorating tubes, placed some batter in the bag and got creative! The first time I made these pancakes I could not keep up with production! I felt good my kids could a enjoy a nutritious breakfast!
This is the first time I have used Chia® flour and it reminds a lot like ground flax seed, which you could in place of the flour, too. Now for my
picky husband I have to use all-purpose white flour and shhh, don’t tell him, but I also use ground golden flaxseed. I have learned the golden variety is so easy sneak into pancakes. They do not make the pancakes turn out dark like the brown flaxseed. But he will still ask, “What’s in these?” I guess you can say poor guy but I just tell him, “Honey, I want you live a long, healthy life”
Mix together “wet” ingredients: egg, oil and milk.
Mix together “dry” ingredients: flour, chia flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.
Make a “well” and pour in wet ingredients and mix together.
Now it is time to have some fun! Get my cake decorating bag, I used a size 5 tip. Place bag in a tall glass to make this process a bit easier.
In a hot skillet pan place a drop of canola oil – this really makes the pancakes taste yummy! Make a dot and two circles.
Draw lines from the dot in the middle to the outside circle.
I used up the batter and made all kinds of different shapes. Then I froze the leftover and now we have pancakes ready for the week! I think this beats buying a box of frozen waffles.
Homemade Hearty Pancakes
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup chia flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 tbsp canola oil
In a bowl, mix together flour, chia flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar and set aside. Combine milk, egg and oil. Next, pour wet ingredients into dry mixture and mix until well-combined. Place pancake batter into cake decorating bag or use a Ziploc® bag. Place a drop of canola in the pan. Drop batter into a variety of shapes of your choice and flip when ready. Have fun!