Fun & Easy Mini Pancake Skewer!

Anything that is fun for kids to grab and go is usually a hit with our Kids Eat Smart Breakfast Clubs.  This is a great recipe that can be used at any of our KES Clubs and you can mix and match the fruits you choose to put on your skewer – anything goes, the more fruit the better! The key will be creating the tiny pancakes on a griddle and getting the fruit prepared to place on the skewer. Try serving the skewer with yogurt for dipping and milk to have a well balanced breakfast at your KES Club this week.  This also makes a great grab and go for those busy  weekend mornings.   

Mini Pancake Skewers

Ingredients

For the pancakes

  • 1 medium egg
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter – melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

For the skewers

  • 1 cup small strawberries – washed
  • 1/2 cup blueberries – washed
  • 1/2 cup raspberries – washed
  • 1 medium banana – cut into thin slices
  1. In a medium bowl, beat the egg. Add in all the other ingredients and mix until well combined.
  2. Heat a griddle on medium heat and coat it with a bit of oil.
  3. The easiest way to get mini-pancakes is to fill the batter into a squeeze bottle with a narrow spout (for example, one of the plastic red ketchup bottles at diners). Squeeze out the pancake batter so they are about the 1-inch (2.5-cm) in diameter. If you don’t have a squeeze bottle, you can drop the pancake batter on with a small spoon. Form about 8-10 pancakes at a time, so you give yourself enough time to be able to flip the pancakes over before they burn.
  4. Cook the pancakes until bubbles start forming on the surface and the bottom is a light golden brown, about 1-2 minutes. Flip and cook for another minute, until the flip side is also a light golden brown.
  5. Skewer the mini pancakes and the fruit onto a cocktail stick, alternating between the mini pancakes and fruit.
  6. Serve with yogurt for dipping.

Recipe sourced from: https://www.theworktop.com/breakfast-brunch-recipes/mini-pancake-skewers/

Image sourced from: https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/strawberry-pancake-skewers/57677e8d-8a73-4da6-840a-0a704539896b

Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation NL.

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