My plan to sneak fruit into food has been detected by my oh-so-clever son, Jon. Last night after I was done cleaning up dinner from Hannah and I, Jon comes home and announces that he is hungry. I told him that I would make him some GF Pancakes; that way I could make and freeze extras for the rest of the week while I was at it. As I was getting ready to mix up the pancakes, I saw a banana that needed to be used and decided to add some applesauce to the mixture as well. To try to distract from the healthy things I added, I balanced it out with a few chocolate chips per pancake. I was hoping that since he wasn’t going to be having any veggies with dinner, the added fruit to the pancakes would make a somewhat healthy meal. I also made him a bowl of homemade applesauce to have on the side. I put his plate down in front of him and go back to making the other pancakes to freeze for the week. He calls me over to the table to show me that he doesn’t think that the pancakes are cooked all the way through. I told him that yes, it was cooked all the way through, what he was seeing was a small chunk of banana. He was not pleased with me at all. LOL! He asked me why I had to ruin his pancakes. I reminded him that he loves, not just likes, my banana bread that I make that not only has banana, but chocolate chips in it. There really isn’t much difference with the pancakes, and he can put syrup on these, what is better than that?!?! Aaron pointed out to him that I was right and he should just suck it up and eat the pancakes. He grumbled about them the whole time he was eating, but he finished them. Oh, he had them for breakfast today too. I think he may have forgotten all about that added fruit today. :) I win. Oh, and BTW, I tasted the pancakes and they were awesome!
Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes
2 cup of Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix
1 TBSP Oil
1 TBSP Applesauce (I used sweetened, homemade)
1 mushed up banana
1 1/2 cups milk or water (I used water, but usually use milk)
Chocolate Chips to sprinkle on each pancake as they cook
1. Mix all ingredients together.
2. Heat griddle or pan.
3. Pour batter into pan. Sprinkle a few chocolate chips onto each pancake as they cook, before you flip.
Makes approximately 12 4-inch pancakes. These freeze very well.