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Halloween Healthy Breakfast & Homemade Pancake Mix Recipe
October 31, 2011 | Home >Healthy Kids >Halloween Healthy Breakfast & Homemade Pancake Mix Recipe

Halloween Healthy Breakfast & Homemade Pancake Mix Recipe

Good morning!!  Halloween hasn’t even started and we’ve eaten too much sugar already! This breakfast was ‘just what the doctor ordered’. Fruit, pancakes, and hard boiled eggs!  Good and healthy way to start the day!

Pancakes are a great compliment to a plate of fruit for breakfast.  We make our own pancake mix, and we always have some ready when the mood strikes, like today! So I’ve included our pancake mix recipe, and our special twist, pancake spider webs, for Halloween morning.

Halloween Healthy Breakfast & Homemade Pancake Mix. Discover the whole wheat pancake secret!

Whole wheat homemade pancake mix recipe:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 cups white flour
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 cup baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Store in an airtight container.  When ready to make pancakes, add:

  • 1 1/2 cup mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 egg

Super easy, and super yummy! My kids make these pancakes a lot, and it’s cheaper than a commercial pancake mix.

So, for Halloween, we put the mix in a squeeze bottle, and squirted out some spider webs.

Halloween Healthy Breakfast & Homemade Pancake Mix. Discover the whole wheat pancake secret! Halloween Healthy Breakfast & Homemade Pancake Mix. Discover the whole wheat pancake secret!

We love the webs! The pancakes turn out small, so there is plenty of room for our fruit!

Halloween Healthy Breakfast & Homemade Pancake Mix. Discover the whole wheat pancake secret! Halloween Healthy Breakfast & Homemade Pancake Mix Recipe

As far as fun Halloween food goes, this is as complicated and creative as we can get.  There are some really fun ideas out there, but mine seem to never turn out like the pictures.

written by
Amy Roskelley

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Julia says:

Great idea to make your own pancake mix! When i make pancakes, I always make them with 1/3 buckwheat flour — it is EXTREMELY high in antioxidants. I also add the grated zest of an orange, lime, or lemon. Feel free to check out my post on getting kids to eat whole grains http://smartparentprogram.blogspot.com/ .

Amy says:

Thank you! I definitely need to use buckwheat more often!

MamaBear says:

Good idea to add a little buckwheat in! Nobody in my house will eat them if there’s too much but it won’t stop me from trying to get a little in here and there. 🙂 One suggestion…http://www.100daysofrealfood.com has information on safer oils to use other than Canola which is refined and not a good idea.

I look forward to reading more of your site as I strive to get my family to eat healthier!

Regina Zion says:

I would like to try your whole wheat pancake mix. I saw you used powered milk in the receipe. Is there a substitute ingredient for non-dairy? Can not eat dairy products.

Amy says:

Hi Regina.. I’ve never tried it, but there is powdered soy milk on the market. I am sure that would be a perfect substitute!

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Julie Brizard says:

Made these yummy pancakes for Valentine’s day breakfast today. We loved them! Any tips or comments about freezing the already made pancakes – makes too many for our little family and would love to be able to freeze the remaining pancakes and then reheat for my daughter when she’s ready for pancakes! Really enjoying this website – thank you!

Amy says:

Thank you Julie! I’m glad you like them.
They should freeze just fine. WE freeze pancakes all the time!

Annie says:

I love this mix! Thanks!

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Those are so cute! I’m bummed a threw a squeeze bottle (half full of something unhealthy) yesterday. But I can’t believe you are still using Canola oil. It’s terrible for you (so is corn and vegetable oils)! The research against it is astounding. I’ve been using olive oil (coconut oil is still so pricy and I haven’t researched it enough) in my baking and pancakes and they taste great and no texture difference.

Amy says:

Hi Rachel! You aren’t the first one to chastise us for still using canola oil. The only canola research I’ve seen has been put out by two people. Dr. Mercola, and Weston Price Foundation and I haven’t found their articles credible as of yet. You can buy organic canola oil that has not been genetically modified and is one of the highest oils in monounsaturated fat (the good fat). So is Olive oil, which we definitely use too!

I promise you, I’m totally open minded however, so if you have research to the contrary, feel free to send it my way!!

Here’s a wonderful article on canola oil put together by Small Footprint Family. It is well researched and very informative:


julie says:

hi! these are so great, my lil boys love them!
i leave out the dry milk powder since i haven’t had it on hand and just use the regular milk instead of water when i go and make the batter.
great recipe!! thank you:-)

Amy says:

Thanks Julie! I’m glad it worked without the powdered milk! People have been asking. 🙂

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Sona says:

Hi there,
Thanks for the recipe. I was wondering whether I could use creamer. Is it the same as milk powder? Please kindly clarify. It would be great if you may email me. I really would like to try this with rice flour as my son is allergic to wheat and egg. Thank you, Sona

It’s hard to say Sona, as I’ve never tried it. You might want to try a different recipe, possibly from a gluten free blog or something?!?

Debbie Nelson says:

I love your website and frequently use your recipes for my kids so please don’t take this wrong. I’m just having a hard time understanding when at a time where we are trying to avoid more sugar consumption for our kids, you call for added sugar plus refined flour in this recipe and then call it healthy. I make 100% whole wheat pancakes all the time, with no addition of refined flours or added sugar. It’s always a hit. A pancake with added sugar and refined flour would not be a breakfast I could feel good feeding my kids. Again not trying to criticize. You are a great resource for me and I’m sure thousands of others but please don’t tout added sugar and refined flour as a “healthy” breakfast.

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