The “Special” Pancakes – Whole Wheat M&M Pancakes

The pancakes are not really anything special, but they sure are to my kids!  The past two to three weeks have been crazy with birthday’s, school ending, and other family events.  And this past week included a couple of trips to the pediatrician, one child for an ear infection and another with strep.  We finally had a peaceful morning where we didn’t need to go anywhere, and both kids were feeling better and so were their appetites.   This called for a special breakfast and pancakes was the answer.  Not just any pancakes but M&M pancakes. Whole Wheat Pancakes  These Whole Wheat M&M Pancakes were the perfect celebratory breakfast.

I couldn’t bring myself to make “Just Add Water” pancakes with M&M’s.  If I’m putting candy in breakfast food it needs to be balanced out with something healthy, so whole wheat was the way to go.  This is pretty ironic because I have no problem eating a cupcake for breakfast, but hey if it’s for my kids I felt the pancakes need to be justified with something healthy.  You know because the whip cream, syrup, and butter the pancakes were cooked in scream HEALTHY!  Actually, I found the whole wheat flour gave the pancakes some depth and great flavor.

M&M’s might not be your forte but this is a really great from scratch pancake recipe that you can add pretty much anything that sparks your fancy!

Whole Wheat M&M PancakesStack of Amazing Pancakes!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup flour

2 tsp. baking powder

Pinch of salt

2 Tbsp. sugar

1 cup milk

1 egg

M&M’s (3/4 cup is probably enough, but this is really up to your taste)

Directions:

Preheat a skillet over medium heat.

Mix together flours, baking powder, salt, and sugar.  Beat together the egg and milk in another bowl.   Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture, fold in M&M’s.

Spray the skillet with cooking spray or grease the skillet with butter.  Pour 1/4 cup of the batter into the pan for each pancake.  Cook until little bubbles start to appear at the surface.  Then flip the pancake and cook until golden brown.

Pancakes with WhipServe with a little whip cream and a small amount of syrup.  Obviously the M&M’s make the pancake sweet so don’t overload them with syrup.

Enjoy and make these “special” pancakes for your little one!

 

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