My kids used to love oatmeal. My oldest would ask for it, literally for every meal. And then one day it was like a switch went off and she started hating oatmeal. Such a sad day! But, the good news is, these pancakes can literally be a gateway to having your kids enjoy oatmeal. One of the ingredients is cooked oatmeal, and I think it has a cooked oatmeal taste to them, in a super yummy delicious way! Sometimes giving your kids a food in a different recipe that they are more familiar with is the ticket to getting them to enjoy it! These Super Amazing Oatmeal Pancake Recipe is a winner at our house.
The original recipe is part of a series of recipes from Produce For Kids, with great ideas for eating more fruits and vegetables. Pancakes are a great food to serve at breakfast to pair fruit with. You can slice or dice it and serve it on top, you can juice it and make it part of a syrup, you can include the fruit in the pancakes – so many ways! We try to serve seasonal fruit with our pancakes. This recipe is delicious with berries, but if they aren’t in season, you can serve them with diced apples and cinnamon, or peaches and apricots, or in the Winter months they are delicious as orange pancakes!
Sometimes instead of maple syrup, we drizzle pure honey on our pancakes. You really don’t need much because honey is so sweet.
Why is oatmeal so good for you??
- Has a high fiber content – helps remove cholesterol from the blood stream
- Enhance the immune system’s response to infection.
- Can help stabilize blood sugar
- Whole grains have been shown to help reduce the risk of childhood asthma
Whip up a batch of these incredible pancakes and feel good knowing you are adding whole grain oats to your child’s diet with a simple food that kids love!