Back to School time is coming whether we like it or not. Truth is, I have to feed my kids year round….crazy, right?! I swear they eat enough for a small army, but I have to remind myself that they are still growing. The burning question at my house every morning is, “What do we have for breakfast?” I would love to say that I am an amazing mom who makes eggs, bacon, hash browns, etc. HOWEVER, I am keeping it real. That doesn’t happen unless we are having breakfast for dinner. I am lucky to make myself a cup of coffee and snag a banana or granola bar.
My kids usually have cereal, granola bars, muffins, bagels, fruit, etc. These pancake bites have made their way into our rotation. They are simple. I can customize them for each kid. Plus, they have less sugar than muffins.
You just make a batch of pancake batter. I use my go to Homemade Pancake mix. It can be made gluten free and you can use any type of milk (included soy, almond, coconut, etc)
Spray a mini cupcake pan with cooking spray. I used my mini muffin tin for these. Then fill each cup about 3/4 full. Choose your mix ins. Some of our favorites are….
- Strawberry Jam
- Rainbow Chips
- Chocolate Chips
Really what ever your family likes. Bake these at 350 for about 10 minutes. Depending on the size of the pan you use.
My kids love eating these by themselves or with a little bit of syrup. You can make them ahead and put them in ziplocs. My kids have decided they like these better warm. They pop them in the microwave for about 10 -15 seconds to just warm them up.
Looking for more breakfast ideas? Check out these Oatmeal Raisin Baked Oatmeal Squares.