So it’s that time of year. A good time to talk to kids about limiting sugar consumption and also the one day they are definitely not going to listen. For some fun ways of incorporating vegetables into their diets try our monster mash pancakes.
If you’re in the mood for spinach but not in the mood to cook, tomorrow is your last chance to support kids’ culinary education by taking yourself out to breakfast, lunch or dinner! Visit our restaurant partner Alice’s Arbor and ask about the spinach salad special!
Or save the seeds from your jack o’lanterns and toast up some pepitas. Pepitas, or pumpkin seeds, make a delicious snack on their own or can be used as a topping for your pancakes, salads, etc.
Monster Mash Pancakes
Makes 4 Servings
1 ½ cup whole wheat flour
3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1 ¼ cup milk
2 cups fresh baby spinach
Transfer dry ingredients to a mixing bowl. Add wet “Add-in” ingredients, mix to combine. Let sit for 5 minutes to allow buttermilk (to react with baking powder for fluffy pancakes)
Warm butter on skillet over medium-high heat. Add batter in 1/4 cup scoops, leaving 1 to 2 inches between pancakes. (If adding fruit add on pancakes now).
Turn heat to medium- low and cook until bubbles appear and edges firm up. Flip pancakes and cook another 1 minute. Repeat with remaining batter.
Serve with homemade (no-sugar) whipped cream or a fruit smash.