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Anyone else have a 5 year old?
Anyone else have a 5 year old who has a list of like 10 things they will eat and rarely if ever varies?
Having a picky child is not for the faint of heart especially when you’re trying so every hard for them to develop a good relationship with food. I want Mason to enjoy all different types of foods. I don’t want to FORCE him to eat all different types of foods. If I’m being honest, I’ve tried the forcing thing and it doesn’t work out well for anyone. So instead what I try to do is take the foods he does like and give him the healthier of those options most of the time.
Breakfast can be a huge challenge for us. He likes eggs but rarely if ever wants them. He *does* like smoothies and he LOVE pancakes. Smoothies can be good for you but pancakes aren’t always so I wanted to make protein pancake for kids, one that I knew they would love that also added a little more punch then usual, particularly in the protein department because that is typically where he is lacking. So how’d I do it? I made it super simple by adding Orgain Organic Protein Powder to one of my favorite pancake recipes.
This recipe makes a smaller batch, so if you’re looking to have leftovers for freezing or feeding 4+ hungry people you may want to double it! In a large sized bowl combine 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour, 2 scoops Orgain Organic Protein Powder, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
In a medium sized bowl whisk together one egg. Add 1 1/4 buttermilk and 2 tablespoons melted butter. Whisk together.
Whisk together until clumps are mostly gone. Heat a skillet pan to medium to high heat. Make small dollar size pancakes with your batter (perfect size for kids). Once bubbling flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Serve HOT!
The kids and I LOVED these pancakes and I loved that it gave them both a little extra protein to start their day. Another great thing to do to add more protein is to top the pancake with a scoop of peanut butter. It’s a great alternative to syrup or butter.
Another thing I love about these panckaes? Being able to use my Orgain Organic Protein Powder. The Vanilla Bean flavor that I have is delicious, it has 21 grams of organic plant based protein, has no added sugar, 5 grams of organic fiber is Vegan, soy-free, GMO free and gluten free. It can pretty much suite everyone’s needs! We’ve been using it to make an amazing Strawberry Pomegranate smoothie (recipe coming soon) and I love how smooth and creamy it is, no graininess at all.
Want to try Orgain Organic Protein Powder for yourself? Enter below!
- In a medium bowl combine 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour, 2 heaping scoops Orgain Organic Plant Based Protein Powder in Vanilla Bean, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
- In a large bowl beat one egg. Add 1 1/4 cup buttermilk and 2 tablespoons of melted butter.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, whisk together until there are little to no lumps.
- Heat a skillet to medium heat. Make pancakes that are slightly smaller than 1/4. They should be similar in size to "silver dollar" pancakes which are perfect for kids.
- Cook until the batter starts to bubble, flip and then let cook for another 2-3 minutes.