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Mini Pancake Muffins With {Sprinkles} Please!

It’s no secret my daughter loves PANCAKES! Every morning usually starts out with her shouting off requests for breakfast.

I want chocolate chip pancakes, waffles, cookies, ice cream, and donuts!

See the theme? She gets her chocolate loving sweet tooth from her Mama! I mean how can you not LOVE chocolate, right!? Well, try explaining to your newly turned 3 year old that you cannot make a trip to her favorite donut shop, that ice cream and cookies are not breakfast items, and you are out of chocolate chips. I can attest to the fact that this is no easy task! Many mornings result in a short melt down, but usually I can get her to perk up with one word – “Step Stool.” All I have to do is pull that bad boy out of the pantry and we are ready to get cooking!

Like a typical toddler, she will fixate on her favorite food items for weeks on end, but if you have read my blog before, then you know I am big on variety. I feel the best way for children to be open to trying new things is to start young. Even a new piece of fruit added into the rotation is key.

That’s when I started to realize we were stuck in a breakfast rut and I was the facilitator. We have been doing a lot of chocolate chip pancakes and waffles. Honestly, I felt good about it. Mostly because I make a healthy batter, which excludes sugar, eggs, and butter. So, adding in a few chocolate chips wasn’t a big deal. While I still feel that way, I also realized I don’t want her viewing chocolate as a “healthy” food group for every meal. Insert my pancake muffins!

I Want Mini Pancake Muffins With {Sprinkles} Please!

Ingredients:

1 Cup Flour

1 Cup Milk

1 TBS Baking Powder

1 tsp Cinnamon

1/2 tsp Salt

1 Cup Oats

2 Ripened, Mashed Bananas

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Toppings:

Sprinkles

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients, except sprinkles in a large mixing bowl. Spray mini muffin tin with cooking spray. Fill each muffin tin to the top with batter. Top with Sprinkles and place in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes.

Eat and Enjoy!

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Recipe Failure

It’s no secret that I enjoy creating new and delicious recipes for my toddler. Inspiration seems to be everywhere, as my newsfeed explodes with short video clips of tasty foods. We even enjoyed a few amazing dinners from those videos. So, when I saw a breakfast recipe which appeared to be easy, quick, and appetizing – I knew I had to give it a try.

Recipe Failure…

The recipe had ingredients my daughter loves – toast and cheese. Eggs were also a main ingredient. Like any toddler, sometimes she loves them and sometimes not. So, I began changing a few things. Here is where I began my first recipe failure in a VERY long time.

Recipe:

  • Use a spoon to indent the center of bread
  • Crack and drop an egg in the center
  • CHANGE: My daughter is big on texture. If I cut into a piece of toast and orange oozed out, she wouldn’t try it. So I scrambled the egg…
  • Buttered the edges of the bread and placed shredded cheese over the butter
  • The egg soaked through the bread like french toast
  • Had a little egg left over, so I dumped it on the bread and placed it in the oven immediately
  • Cook at 400 F for 15 minutes

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This recipe inspired me to try the same thing with other ingredients my daughter loves! Also a recipes failure…

Recipe:

  • Use a spoon to indent the center of bread
  • Place cut up strawberries in the center
  • Pour pancake batter on top
  • Sprinkle sugar around the edges
  • Cook at 400 F for 15 minutes

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The eggs were overcooked and the pancake was undercooked! Needless to say – I tossed them out and made a typical pancake for my girl! While my adventures in the kitchen aren’t always successfully, they do create some great memories.

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What was you latest kitchen catastrophe?

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