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Some of the best ideas for this blog come from you, the readers. When I made hamburger pancakes a few days ago, Jenny P MD, MPH left a comment that they love to add cauliflower to their pancakes to make them extra fluffy! I knew my kids would eat these too, as anything that looks like a pancake gets eaten around here.
Cauliflower, considered a cruciferous vegetable, is a great food to add to your children's diet:
- It has almost 100% the RDA for Vitamin C per 1 cup.
- It's high in fiber! Will keep those kids regular.
- It contains important antioxidants.
- It has been shown to promote cardiovascular health.
(I put some plain Greek yogurt in a squeeze bottle for the tops of those pancakes)
So, this is how we made our cauliflower pancakes....
- 1 1/2 cups homemade pancake mix
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 cup cauliflower
- 1 egg
Whenever I add pureed vegetables to our foods, I usually blend it first with the other liquid ingredients.
- Place 1 cup of cauliflower in microwave safe bowl.
- Cover cauliflower with water and microwave until tender (5-10 minutes)
- With 1 1/2 cups of the water used to cook the cauliflower, and the 1 cup of cauliflower, place in blender, and puree until smooth.
- Then add the egg and blend again (as long as your water/cauliflower isn't hot and will cook your egg, LOL).
- Blend until there are no chunks of cauliflower left.
- Add your liquid ingredients to your pancake mix.
The verdict: Yummy! There were a few chunks of cauliflower left, which the kids weren't thrilled about, but they still ate it! They turned out delicious, and it gave me a reason to use up some cauliflower from our fridge.