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
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
In a medium bowl, beat the egg. Add in all the other ingredients and mix until well combined.
Heat a griddle on medium heat and coat it with a bit of oil.
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.
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.
Skewer the mini pancakes and the fruit onto a cocktail stick, alternating between the mini pancakes and fruit.
Serve with yogurt for dipping.
Recipe sourced from: https://www.theworktop.com/breakfast-brunch-recipes/mini-pancake-skewers/
Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation NL.