Veggie Pancake Recipe! Breakfast for Busy Kids!

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Do kids have resistance to cold that we lose in old age?  They can be in the snow for hours. On Saturday it was a full 3 hours! I think the key is if they are busy or doing something fun, they lose track of time! I however, can’t stop looking at my watch when I’m cold! Each year, my kids and the neighbors (supervised by my husband of course) head out to make a snow fort! They can not let one snow storm go by without building one.  It is the most physically intense task of the winter! Trust me. It requires several hours of constant snow packing!  But, they are always so excited when they are finished, and they always insist on a photo to remember their hard work before it’s destroyed!  I found evidence of some of their past structures in 2008, 2010, and beginning of 2012

Veggie Pancake Recipe! Breakfast for Busy Kids! You can have veggie for breakfast, AND have the kids smiling about it!

So, what better to get them ready for the rigorous work of building snow forts than to start their day off with vegetables for breakfast?   We often think veggies and breakfast aren’t a good match. However, the feedback and the popularity of our vegetable muffins prove otherwise! Your kids  love the vegetable muffins (as does ours), so why not add Breakfast Veggie Pancake Recipe to your arsenal of veggies for breakfast.

Veggie Pancake Recipe! Breakfast for Busy Kids! You can have veggie for breakfast, AND have the kids smiling about it!

We included the power packed Zucchini (filled with immune fighting Vitamin C!)

Veggie Pancake Recipe! Breakfast for Busy Kids! You can have veggie for breakfast, AND have the kids smiling about it!

Carrots: Packed with eye protecting Vitamin A

Veggie Pancake Recipe! Breakfast for Busy Kids! You can have veggie for breakfast, AND have the kids smiling about it!

and corn that includes energizing Vitamin B

Veggie Pancake Recipe! Breakfast for Busy Kids! You can have veggie for breakfast, AND have the kids smiling about it!

We used these three veggies in our pancake batter (recipe below), and cooked them on a griddle like regular pancakes.

Veggie Pancake Recipe! Breakfast for Busy Kids! You can have veggie for breakfast, AND have the kids smiling about it!

Then, we got some beautiful pancakes, perfect for pre-snow playing activities of the day.

Veggie Pancake Recipe! Breakfast for Busy Kids! You can have veggie for breakfast, AND have the kids smiling about it!
Veggie Pancake Recipe! Breakfast for Busy Kids! You can have veggie for breakfast, AND have the kids smiling about it!
Veggie Pancake Recipe! Breakfast for Busy Kids! You can have veggie for breakfast, AND have the kids smiling about it!

 

Veggie Pancake Recipe

Veggie Pancake Recipe! Breakfast for Busy Kids!

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Ingredients

  • 2 cup zucchini
  • 2 cup grated carrot
  • 1 cup corn, canned
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/8 cup yogurt, plain
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 1/2 cup flour, whole wheat
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal, yellow
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

  • Finely grate zucchini and carrots.
  • Combine zucchini, carrots, and corn in a large bowl. Add the egg, yogurt, salt, and pepper and stir.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, and baking powder. Add it to the veggies. Fold in the cheese.
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet. Form balls of dough and press into a patty, using about 1/8 cup of dough. Add to skillet and cook on both sides (pressing to flat with the back of your spatula so it gets hot and cooked throughout the pancake).
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Mmm… And I love your children’s annual snow forts! Mine, too, were out for 3 hours, came in DRIPPING wet! My 15-month-old went out for about 30 minutes, before I forced him in, crying. He then sat at the back sliding door and watched his brother and sister play. Goes to show, that even at a young age, they WANT to be active and playing!

We grow our corn and freeze it!! Corn grows very well in Utah, and contrary to what people think, most corn seeds are not genetically modified. In fact, it is very difficult to purchase genetically modified seeds. You can only get them if you are a large corporpration or buy them by the truckloads.

Thank you…well they look pretty tasty, so I will be making these for my little ones…btw…the purchased the plate & bowl (food groups) for my girls and they were a hit…Thank you.

Loved these!! The kids liked them okay think next time I’ll sub orange bell pepper for the carrots (my daughter seems to not like carrots.) Have you ever tried adding spinach? Just curious. We love spinach. Thanks for the great recipes!!!

Hi Amy,
Thansk for the recipe. What can I substitute for cornmeal? I don’t have it at home. So anything else I can use instead?

I am sorry. I guess my question wasn’t clear? I was wondering if I could substitute cornmeal with anything else in the above recipe – since I don’t have cornmeal with me?

can these be made without eggs or can I substitute something else for binding, such as milk? My son has an egg allergy, but these look great. Thanks!

What other types of flour could you use in place of the whole wheat flour?? I have gluten free oat flour and also nut flours. Has anyone tried this and if so how’d they turn out?
Thanks a bunch!!

Hi there..im from malaysia..tq for the recipe.definitely going to try these for my active 5,4 and 2yrs old kids..hihi..great substitutes from their usual plain pancake.


I have the pickiest eaters in the world. I’ve been trying new recipes from here but strike out every time. However, my hubby and I loved these. I will take them for lunch.


these came out great! i used broccoli instead of zuchinni and i also used all frozen veggies and squeezed out the water. maybe less cornmeal would make these better, but they are good and i will freeze them also!