Mommy’s Skinny Kid Baby Cakes

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Our family went out to our local burger joint tonight for dinner. Sometimes I just don’t feel much like cooking. I mean, I did make Eggplant in Garlic Sauce with Rice Noodles this morning for our lunch-only took me 30 minutes. I guess I was “cooked out” for the day.

Well that’s what I thought, but not my two year old. I ordered him chicken strips, but he wanted pancakes. They only serve pancakes for breakfast. He kept insisting they had them-I mean, they were on the menu. He wouldn’t take “no” for any answer.

So, like any ever pleasing mom would do, I made him pancakes when we got home.

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But my baby, like all my boys, is a petite little guy. He was born nearly 6 weeks early and is still catching up to his heavier peers. So I decided to make some extra nutritional pancakes. And I love making breakfast ahead for the week for all of my boys.

My finicky shark with autism benefits from extra nourishment as well, so I made these Skinny Kid Baby Cakes with just that in mind.

I added a heaping scoop of Protein Synthesis powder in Vanilla for muscle growth and energy sustaining fuel.

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And a loaded 1/4 cup of ground flax seed for extra brain power with healthy omegas.

Greek yogurt added a buttermilk taste with high protein, and sugar and baking powder added sweetness and fluff.

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Did you know semi-sweet chocolate chips have healthy fat too!

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And these cute little baby pancakes all start out with Bisquick.

Ingredients:
2 cups Bisquick, pancake and baking mix
1 1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup fat free plain Greek yogurt
2 eggs
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1 scoop protein powder, vanilla or plain
2 Tb sugar
1/2 Tb baking powder
1 tsp vanilla

Whisk dry ingredients in a large bowl, make a well in center, then add wet ingredients to the well and mix well.

Heat a griddle over medium heat. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Pour pancake batter in 2 Tb portions onto hot griddle. (Optional-sprinkle with mini semi-sweet chocolate chips.) When bubbles have formed around edges, about 1-2 minutes, carefully flip pancakes and cook 1/2-1 minute more on opposite side. Repeat for entire batch.

Makes about 36 pancakes, or 12 servings.

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Serve with maple syrup, whipped cream, peanut butter, or just plain for a quick on-the-go breakfast.

Author’s Note: And for a new twist, add cinnamon to the batter and sprinkle on white chocolate chips instead of dark. My kids wolfed them down this morning!
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Mommy’s Skinny Kid Baby Cakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Number of servings: 12

Per Serving 103 calories

Fat 5 g

Carbs 11 g

Protein 4 g

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Mommy’s Skinny Kid Baby Cakes

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 3

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Bisquick, pancake and baking mix
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup fat free plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1 scoop protein powder, vanilla or plain
  • 2 Tb sugar
  • 1/2 Tb baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Whisk dry ingredients in a large bowl, make a well in center, then add wet ingredients to the well and mix well.
  2. Heat a griddle over medium heat and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Pour pancake batter in 2 Tb portions onto hot griddle. (Optional-sprinkle with mini semi-sweet chocolate chips.)
  4. When bubbles have formed around edges, about 1-2 minutes, carefully flip pancakes and cook 1/2-1 minute more on opposite side.
  5. Repeat for entire batch.
  6. Keep warm under a clean, dry kitchen towel.

Notes

Pancakes may be frozen and reheated in the microwave wrapped in a paper towel for 1-2 minutes.

What’s your child’s favorite quick breakfast?

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