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For letter-Y we wanted to make Yam Pancakes! I've actually been eating yam pancakes for awhile now, only the ones I've been making (with egg whites and protein powder) don't usually appeal to my kids. LOL
These yam pancakes are different though! Kids love them, and they got rave reviews by my neighbor and recipe tester!
And why would you add yams to your pancakes you ask? Well, since you asked... Yams are a great source of Vitamin A! In one yam, depending on the size and where it came from, you may get 35%-90% of your daily recommended value for Vitamin A!
So, the easy steps to
- I took one leftover yam from dinner (you can leave these in the flesh, and put them in the fridge. They are great as leftovers or to use in recipes)
- I used
- 1/2 cup of the cooked yam scooped out from it's skin.
- 1 cup low fat milk
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 egg
- I blended all ingredients in a blender (Magic Bullet Actually), until it was smooth and runny.
- Then I put in a bowl:
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- Then added the liquid ingredients to the dry. You can add more milk if you need to for the consistency of pancake batter. I like mine thin, so it pours easily and cooks thoroughly.
- Then pour batter onto a hot griddle. Flip pancake when it begins to bubble.
- Then EAT! MMMM!
So, don't delay! Have some yams for dinner, so you can have some leftovers for breakfast!