Kid Friendly Pancakes Cup Recipe | Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am NOT A KID PERSON! And yet, I am. I have this theory that the more you want kids to like you the more they don’t. I have always had a kind of stand offish approach when I am around kids. Because of this kids tend to be drawn to me. I am a bit of a goof and like to entertain them with my silly antics. This makes me even cooler I guess because they flock to me!
My brother in law has kids. Like young ones. Did you know that kids don’t like anything? And what they do like can change from minute to minute. Lucky for them I am always up for a challenge! Look at those faces above. How could I not try and make them something they would make them smile?
I came up with the little throw together recipe over the Christmas holidays. My hubby and I were lucky enough to have his family visit two weekends in a row. It gets to be a little bit of a circus. I am always looking for easy and fun things to throw together in the kitchen. I made these handy pancake cups on a whim to save time. When I say kids gobble them up I knew I had a hit on my hands!
(I will say we had to do a little bit of stealth work. The pancake cups had to be crumbled to look like “regular” pancakes so they would eat them without any questions. I have learned that questions are bad when it comes to kids and food!)
Kid Friendly Pancakes
I have never been a fan of pancakes in general. When I made these it was just for the kids. I decided to give it a taste and to my surprise they were absolutely DELICIOUS! It’s like a pancake muffin. Kids can’t tell the difference but I could. They had a nice crusty texture that made everything pop.
I have made these a couple times without the kids. They are a hit even for the kids at heart. Like me!
- 1 Egg
- 2 cups Self Rising Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder (gives a little bit more lift for fluffiness)
- 1⅓ cup Milk (or water)
- ¾ tsp. Salt
- 2 tbs Agave Nectar (or sugar)
- ½ tsp Vanilla
- A dash of cinnamon
- 2 tsp Vegetable Oil
- Blueberries - fresh or frozen (or whatever fruit makes you happy - blackberries, strawberries, raspberries etc) (I am going to try chocolate chips soon!)
- Makes about 12 pancake cups
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Add egg to a medium mixing bowl and beat it. Beat it real good. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix together until everything blends out. Your pancake batter should be smooth. It's okay if it is a little lumpy.
- Pour mixture into a big measuring cup.
- Grease your muffin tin(s). This makes about 12 total. I like to use the baking Pam, however, you can use butter or Crisco.
- Add your berries to the muffin pan. I would say about 6 to 8 blueberries should be fine. I always make make a few without any berries. It's hard to believe but not everyone likes berries!
- Fill up the muffin tin with your pancake mix about ½ way.
- Bake for about 18 to 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let rest for about 7 minutes. Run a butter knife along the sides to make sure the pancake cups don't stick. Remove and put into a big bowl lined with a towel.
- Whenever you are ready to serve pop in the microwave for about 30 seconds. I like to cut mine in two, add butter and then top with maple syrup. For the picky kids I recommend tearing into pieces.
- Serve with sausage links and fresh fruit. You will be a breakfast hero!