I saw a recipe for pancake pops and thought what a great idea.
However, in the testing I didn’t think it worked. My teen agreed.
We went back to the drawing board and came up with what we preferred.
A fantastic mix of crunchy apple and buttery pancake but done slightly differently than you’d expect.
If apples are not on the menu yet there are swap options too.
I think this is a great option for many fussy eaters.
Recipe – pancake apples
For pancake (batter needs to be fairly thick)
½ cup flour
¼ tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
½ tsp vanilla
1/3 cup + 1 tsp milk
1 tbs melted butter
1 apple (I haven’t tested yet, but sure sliced pears, strawberries or banana would work too)
Optional – cinnamon and powdered sugar to dip into
Grease a frying pan on medium heat
Mix dry ingredients for pancakes in a bowl
Whisk wet ingredients together in a bowl
Add dry to wet ingredients gradually and whisk to make a smooth batter
Cut apple thinly into discs
Dip apple disks in pancake mixture and then fry, brown each side.
We preferred them served cold as the warm apple wasn’t as nice a contrast
Optional dip into cinnamon and/or powdered sugar before serving
Judith, MA Cantab (Cambridge University), Post Grad Dip Psychology (Massey University), is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
Learn more about Judith here: https://theconfidenteater.com/about/