23 Easy Pancake Recipes For Kids

20+ Easy and Healthy Pancake Recipes For Kids

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Healthy food is not tasty. At least that is what we – the adults and kids alike – believe. But then we are forced to accept that we are wrong when somebody presents us a healthy and tasty option.

One such food is pancakes. You may use several healthy ingredients and be sure that your children will love eating them because pancakes are that delicious.

Haven’t you ever tried pancakes for your kids or do your kids love pancakes so much that they want to try more varieties of it? In either case, you may read on as MomJunction shares some healthy pancake recipes for kids.

Easy pancake recipes for kids

1. Chia seed pancakes

Chia seeds have omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, fiber, magnesium, and manganese which help in your child’s overall growth. So, here is our first healthy pancake recipe for kids.

Chia seed pancakes

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You will need:

  • 11/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2tsbp sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2tsp chia seeds
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup milk

How to:

  1. Put all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Make a well in the center and add the beaten eggs and milk.
  3. Whisk until it forms into the pancake batter.
  4. Let the batter rest for 5 minutes, allowing the chia seeds to gel.
  5. Place a non-stick pan on medium flame.
  6. Butter the pan and pour the batter to make pancakes.
  7. These pancakes will not form bubbles at the top, so flip them when the bottom turns golden brown.
  8. Add your kid’s favorite toppings such as banana, strawberry or some chocolate syrup.

Preparation time : 10 minutes

Cooking time : 20 minutes

Serves : 4

2. Carrot cake pancakes

Do your kids love carrot cake? If yes, here is how you can serve them their favorite cake in a new style.

Carrot cake pancakes

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You will need:

  • 1½ cup wheat flour/ all purpose flour
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • ¼tsp salt
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 4tbsp powdered jaggery
  • 1¼ cup cow’s milk
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 3tbsp unsalted butter

How to:

  1. In a mixing bowl, add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar, and salt. Add grated carrot to the mixture and mix well.
  2. In another bowl, add milk and vanilla extract and whisk until they mix completely.
  3. Now, slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet, stirring continuously to avoid lumps.
  4. Place a non-stick pan on medium heat and add some butter.
  5. Pour the batter onto the pan in the size you want.
  6. Cook for 1-2 minutes until both the sides turn golden brown.
  7. Serve them with maple syrup and banana on the side.

Preparation time : 10 minutes

Cook time : 15 minutes

Serves : 4

[ Read: Easy-To-Make Birthday Cakes For Kids ]

3. Chocolate and coconut pancakes

Add cocoa to the pancakes to make them irresistible for your children, especially when they are so joyed to have something which has chocolate flavor.

Chocolate and coconut pancakes

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You will need :

  • 1 cup shredded coconut, lightly toasted
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 2tbsp cocoa powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1tbsp butter
  • 2tbsp jaggery powder
  • 1 cup cow’s milk

How to :

  1. In a large bowl, add the coconut, flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, and salt and mix well.
  2. Add the milk and the egg to the dry ingredients and mix again.
  3. Heat a non-stick pan to medium heat, grease it with butter, and add the batter in the desired size.
  4. Cook for 1-2 minutes on both sides.
  5. Drizzle some coconut on the top and serve with some maple or chocolate syrup.

Preparation time : 15 minutes

Cook time : 8 minutes

Serves : 4

4. Choco chip pumpkin pancakes

It has the goodness of pumpkin with the taste of chocolate.

Choco chip pumpkin pancakes

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You will need:

  • 1½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2tsp white sugar
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2tbsp butter
  • 3tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Choco chips

How to:

  1. In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and pumpkin pie spice.
  2. Make a well in the center and add pumpkin puree, milk, egg, and butter, and whisk until it forms a smooth batter.
  3. Heat a non-stick pan and grease it with butter.
  4. Pour the batter onto the pan in the desired size.
  5. While the pancakes are cooking, sprinkle some chocolate chips and cook until the bottom turns golden brown.
  6. Serve as it is or add some maple syrup.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Serves: 4

5. Zucchini pancake

In case you do not want your kids to have too much sugar then here is a recipe of a savory pancake. The star ingredient of this recipe is zucchini. Zucchini contains micronutrients, antioxidants, and phytonutrients.

Zucchini pancake

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You will need:

  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup grated cheese
  • ½tsp baking powder
  • ½tsp salt
  • ¼ cup cold-pressed oil

How to:

  1. Grate the zucchini and blot it with a paper towel to remove the moisture.
  2. In a large bowl add the zucchini and the eggs, and whisk.
  3. In another bowl, mix the flour, parmesan cheese, baking powder and salt.
  4. Add the zucchini mixture into the flour mix and stir until it turns into pancake batter.
  5. Heat a non-stick pan and add a teaspoon of oil, then pour the pancake batter in the desired form.
  6. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes per side until both sides turn golden brown.
  7. Place the pancakes on a paper towel to absorb excess oil, and serve.

Preparation time : 20 minutes

Cook time : 10 minutes

Serves : 5

6. Strawberry shortcake pancakes

Most children love eating strawberries. So, this pancake recipe is what you must try for your kids.

Strawberry shortcake pancakes

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You will need:

  • 1½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chopped strawberries
  • 2tsp white sugar
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • ¼tsp salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3tbsp butter
  • 1½ fresh buttermilk

How to:

  1. In a large bowl, add egg, melted butter, and buttermilk, and mix well.
  2. In another bowl, mix flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, then add the dry ingredients and whisk until a pancake batter is formed; add some chopped strawberries and mix to coat them.
  3. Next, heat a non-stick pan, grease it with butter, and pour the pancake mixture in the desired shape.
  4. Cook it for 2-3 minutes on both sides until they turn golden brown.
  5. Stack them on a plate and add chopped strawberries and whipped cream in between.

Preparation time : 20 minutes

Cook time : 10 minutes

Serves : 4

[ Read: Dessert Recipes For Kids ]

7. Gingerbread pancake

Gingerbread with hot milk is a meal that most parents serve their children. But have you ever tried making gingerbread pancakes?

Gingerbread pancake

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You will need:

  • 1½ all-purpose flour
  • 1tbsp baking powder
  • ½tsp salt
  • 1tbsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp cloves
  • ¼tsp allspice
  • 1tsp ground ginger
  • 2tbsp melted butter
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • ¾ cup cow’s milk
  • ½tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg

How to:

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Add milk, butter, molasses, and vanilla, in another bowl and beat them to mix well.
  3. Combine the dry and wet ingredients, and whisk them until it becomes a smooth batter.
  4. Heat your skillet on medium heat and then reduce the flame. Pour the mixture in the desired shape. You may try the gingerbread man shape to make it interesting for children.
  5. Let the pancakes cook for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  6. Serve them with whipped cream and sprinkles.

Preparation time : 20 minutes

Cook time : 15 minutes

Serves : 4

8. Red-velvet pancakes

Surprise your little one with these red velvet pancakes.

Red-velvet pancakes

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You will need:

  • 1¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1tbsp baking powder
  • ¼tsp salt
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cup cow’s milk
  • ¼ cup powdered jaggery
  • A few drops of red color

How to:

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl, and wet ingredients in another.
  2. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and whisk until it becomes a smooth batter.
  3. Heat the pan on medium flame and pour the batter in the desired size.
  4. Cook them on low flame for 2-3 minutes and serve with some whipped cream.

Preparation time : 20 minutes

Cook time : 15 minutes

Serves : 4

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Fluffy Pancake Recipes For Kids

9. Nutella stuffed banana pancakes

Surprise your kid with these delicious Nutella-packed banana pancakes with a twist.

Nutella stuffed banana pancakes

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You will need:

  • 1 large, ripe banana
  • 1 egg
  • 2tbsp melted butter
  • 2tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup wheat flour or all-purpose flour
  • 2tbsp sugar
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • ¾ cup melted Nutella

How to:

  1. Mash the banana in a large bowl, add the egg, butter, vanilla, and milk, and whisk it until all the ingredients are combined.
  2. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt to the above mixture and mix so that it forms a pancake batter.
  3. Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat and pour in the pancake batter.
  4.  Before the pancake sets, add 1 teaspoon of melted Nutella in the middle of the batter.
  5. Then add 1-2 tablespoons of batter on the top of the Nutella to seal it off.
  6. Let the pancake cook for 2-3 minutes on both sides.
  7. Drizzle some melted Nutella on top and serve these yummy pancakes with some cut banana.

Preparation time : 15 minutes

Cook time : 10 minutes

Serves : 12

[ Read: Cupcake Recipes For Kids ]

10. Fluffy yogurt pancakes

Here’s one more recipe of fluffy pancakes for kids.

Fluffy yogurt pancakes

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You will need:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup oatmeal
  • 2tbsp powdered jaggery
  • 1¼tbsp baking powder
  • ¼tbsp baking soda
  • ¼tsp salt
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2tbsp melted butter

How to:

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Whisk eggs and yogurt in another bowl, and pour it into the dry ingredients, along with melted butter.
  3. Mix all the ingredients so that the pancake batter is smooth.
  4. Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat, grease it with butter and pour the batter onto the pan.
  5. Cook for 2-3 minutes on both sides until they turn golden brown.
  6. Serve them with some maple syrup or jam.

Preparation time : 10 minutes

Cook time : 5 minutes

Serves : 4

11. Fluffy raspberry multigrain pancakes

Adding berries to plain pancakes enhances the flavor, and if your kids are fans of raspberries, then this recipe will definitely become a hit.

Fluffy raspberry pancakes

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You will need:

  • 1 cup multigrain flour
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ cup cow’s milk
  • 2tbsp butter
  • 3tsp baking powder
  • ½tsp salt
  • ¼tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups raspberries
  • ¼ cup powdered jaggery

How to:

  1. Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat and turn it to low flame after the pan is heated.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the egg, milk, melted butter and vanilla extract and mix well.
  3. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in another bowl, pour in the egg mixture slowly and continue to whisk until a smooth batter is formed.
  4. Let the batter sit for about 5 minutes so that it puffs up.
  5. Grease the pan with butter, and pour the batter.
  6. While the batter is cooking, add some chopped raspberries. Let it cook for 2 minutes and then flip and cook for 1 more minute.
  7. In a saucepan, add 1 cup of chopped raspberries to 1/2 cup of sugar and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes, until it turns to a saucy consistency.
  8. Stack the pancakes and drizzle the raspberry sauce on top.

Preparation time : 5 minutes

Cook time : 15 minutes

Serves : 4

12.Sweet potato and red rice pancakes

These make an excellent choice for breakfast or lunch for your kids.

Sweet potato pancakes

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You will need:

  • 1 cup red rice flour
  • ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3½tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • ½tsp nutmeg
  • 1¼ cup mashed sweet potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ cup cow’s milk
  • ¼ cup melted butter

How to:

  1. Whisk the eggs and milk in a bowl, add the sweet potatoes and mix well.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients and add the sweet potato mixture to it and whisk until it becomes a smooth batter.
  3. Heat a skillet on medium heat and grease it with butter, pour the batter in the desired size.
  4. Cook the pancakes on low flame for 2-3 minutes and serve.

Preparation time : 15 minutes

Cooking time : 12 minutes

Serves : 12

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Eggless Pancake Recipes for Kids

13. Apple chocolate pancakes

This recipe qualifies to be the favorite for both you and your child as it has the goodness of apple as well as the fun of chocolate.

Apple chocolate pancakes

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You will need:

  • ½ cup grated chocolate
  • Chocolate chips
  • 1 apple
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 4tbsp sugar
  • 2-3 drops vanilla extract
  • 2tbsp butter
  • ¾ cup cow’s milk
  • ¾tsp baking powder
  • Honey as per taste

How to:

  1. In a bowl, add wheat flour, chocolate chips, melted butter, sugar, grated apple, milk, vanilla extract, and baking powder.
  2. Mix all the ingredients until they form pancake batter.
  3. Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat and grease it with butter.
  4. Turn the flame to low and pour in the pancake batter as per the desired size.
  5. Let the pancake cook for 2-3 minutes on both sides.
  6. Drizzle honey and serve them.

Preparation time : 10 minutes

Cooking time : 10 minutes

Serves : 3

[ Read: Baking Recipes For Kids ]

14. Eggless mini mango pancakes

Mangoes help to promote digestion. So, the next summer serve the mango goodness to your kids with this easy-to-make mini mango pancakes.

Eggless mini mango pancakes

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You will need:

  • ¼ cup mango cubes
  • 1tbsp powdered jaggery
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cornflour
  • ¼ cup cow’s milk
  • 2tsp melted butter
  • ¼tsp cardamom powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 4tsp butter for greasing and frying
  • Honey as per taste

How to:

  1. Put the mango cubes and sugar in a blender and blend it into a smooth paste.
  2. Transfer the mango paste into a large bowl, add rest of the ingredients and mix with a whisk until it forms a pancake batter.
  3. Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat and grease it with a teaspoon of butter.
  4. Pour the batter into mini-sized pancakes.
  5. Cook the pancakes for 2-3 minutes on both sides until they turn golden brown.
  6. Drizzle some honey, and serve them.

Preparation time : 10 minutes

Cook time : 15 minutes

Serve : 14 mini pancakes

15. Eggless oats pancake

With this recipe, you can make your kids love eating oats.

Eggless oats pancake

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You will need:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup powdered oats
  • ¼ cup powdered jaggery
  • ½ cup boiled cow’s milk
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1tsp fruit salt
  • Ghee or butter for cooking

How to:

  1. Add all the ingredients in a large bowl and whisk until it forms a smooth pancake batter.
  2. Heat a non-stick pan on medium flame and pour the batter of the desired size.
  3. Cook the pancakes for 2-3 minutes on both the sides until they turn golden brown.
  4. Serve with some sliced bananas and chocolate syrup.

Preparation time : 20 minutes

Cooking time : 10 minutes

Serves : 4

16. Eggless jaggery pancakes

Make breakfast sweet and healthy at the same time with these jaggery pancakes.

Eggless jaggery pancakes

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You will need:

  • 2tbsp grated jaggery
  • ½ cup rice flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2tbsp butter

How to:

  1. Add all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix to form a smooth batter.
  2. Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat and pour the batter of the desired size.
  3. Cook the pancakes for 2-3 minutes on both sides on low flame.
  4. Remove them as they turn golden brown and serve.

Preparation time : 10 minutes

Cook time : 15 minutes

Serves : 4

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17. Spinach mushroom pancakes

These savory pancakes are great for a Sunday breakfast for kids.

Spinach mushroom pancakes

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You will need:

For pancakes:

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolk
  • 2/3 pint milk
  • Butter for greasing

For the filling:

  • 80gm of unsalted butter
  • 3 garlic cloves peeled and crushed
  • 3 shallots diced
  • 500gm of diced mushrooms
  • 400ml double cream
  • 6tbsp spinach
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

How to:

  1. Melt the butter in a pan, add the shallots and garlic, and sauté for a few minutes.
  2. Add spinach and mushrooms, sprinkle the seasoning and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add the fresh cream and heat for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Whisk the eggs, yolk, flour, and milk in a bowl to form a smooth batter.
  5. Heat a pan and grease it with butter, pour the batter onto the pan in the desired size and cook the pancakes for 1-2 minutes on both the sides.
  6. Once cooked, add a spoonful of the mushroom filling, roll the pancake and serve.

Preparation time : 30 minutes

Cook time : 10 minutes

Serves : 4

18. Dry fruits pancake

These pancakes have a fun-filled surprise in the middle.

Dry fruits pancake

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You will need:

For pancakes:

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cow’s milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1tbsp sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Oil for cooking

For filling:

  • 1 cup roasted dry fruits of your choice
  • ½ cup icing sugar
  • 1tbsp honey
  • 1/2tbsp cardamom powder

How to:

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Separate the egg yolk and beat the whites, then add all the wet ingredients to the dry ones and whisk until it forms a smooth batter.
  3. In another bowl add all the filling ingredients to create a lumpy paste.
  4. Heat a pan on medium heat and pour the batter to form pancakes of the desired size.
  5. Cook them for 2-3 minutes until they turn golden brown on both the sides.
  6. After the pancakes are cooked, stuff them with a spoonful of the filling and serve.

Preparation time : 20 minutes

Cook time : 10

Serves : 2

19. Dates pancake

This kid-friendly pancake is an all-time favorite.

Dates pancake

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You will need:

For pancakes:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • A pinch of salt

For filling:

  • 200gm seedless dates
  • 1/3 cup walnuts chopped
  • 2tbsp honey

How to:

  1. Mix all the ingredients except water in a large bowl.
  2. Add water slowly and make it into soft dough, knead well and keep it covered for 1½ hours.
  3. Mix all the ingredients for filling.
  4. Roll the dough thin and cut it into 5cm circles.
  5. Add the filling in one part of the circle, close it with the empty part, and seal by pressing the edges.
  6. Deep fry them until crispy, and serve with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.

Preparation time : 30 minutes

Cook time : 20 minutes

Serves : 2

20. German pancakes

These pancakes are not fried but baked.

German pancakes

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You will need:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3tbsp sugar
  • 2tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½tsp salt

How to:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400oF.
  2. In a bowl, whisk the eggs until the white and the yellow are mixed well and frothy.
  3. Into the egg mixture add the flour, butter, warm milk, sugar and vanilla extract, and mix until all the ingredients are combined to form a smooth batter.
  4. Pour the batter into a greased cake pan and place it in the preheated oven.
  5. Set the oven temperature to 350oF and bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle some powdered sugar and serve these fluffy pancakes with fresh strawberries.

Preparation time : 15 minutes

Cook time : 20 minutes.

[ Read: Banana Recipes For Kids ]

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Pancake Recipes with no milk

21. Vegetable pancake

Make these vegetable pancakes which your kids cannot resist.

Vegetable pancake

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You will need:

  • 2 cup zucchini
  • 2 cup carrot
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 cup plain yogurt
  • ½tsp salt
  • 1/8tsp black pepper
  • ½ cup whole wheat
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese
  • 1tbsp olive oil

How to:

  1. Mix the grated carrot and zucchini in a large bowl, add the egg, yogurt, salt, and pepper mix.
  2. In another bowl mix flour, cornmeal, and baking powder.
  3. Add the veggies mixture to the flour mixture and whisk to form a smooth batter.
  4. Add the grated cheese.
  5. Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat and pour in the mixture onto the pan to form the desired size, sprinkle some olive oil and cook for 2-3 minutes on both the sides.

Preparation time : 30 minutes

Cook time : 10 minutes

Serves : 4

22. Potato pancake

Kids will love these crispy potato pancakes at any time of the day.

Potato pancake

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You will need:

  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup chopped onions
  • 1tbsp all-purpose flour
  • ½tsp salt
  • ¼tsp pepper
  • ¼tsp garlic powder
  • Canola oil

How to:

  1. Grate the potatoes and cover them with a paper towel to absorb the moisture.
  2. Put the grated potatoes in a large bowl and add egg, chopped onions, flour, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Mix all the ingredients to form uniform dough.
  3. In a skillet, heat oil for deep frying, pat the potato mixture between hands and drop it into the oil.
  4. Cook evenly on low flame and serve.

Preparation time : 20 minutes

Cook time : 20 minutes

Serves : 2

23. Dairy-free buckwheat pancakes

These are some healthy and melt-in-your-mouth pancakes.

Dairy-free buckwheat pancakes

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You will need:

  • 1½ cup buckwheat flour
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2tsp baking soda
  • 1tsp salt
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2tbsp maple syrup
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • ½tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2tbsp coconut oil

How to:

  1. In a large bowl, mix the flours, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In another bowl, add coconut milk, beaten eggs, maple syrup, olive oil, and vanilla extract and whisk.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and stir until a smooth batter is formed.
  4. Heat a griddle on medium heat, grease it with coconut oil and pour the batter in the desired size.
  5. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side and serve with some sliced bananas and maple syrup.

Preparation time : 10 minutes

Cook time : 10 minutes

Serves : 4

Serve these yummy breakfast pancakes and see your kids go to school with their tummies full.

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