Tuesday, January 1, 2008

"Deceptively Delicious" Pancakes

I got this great cookbook for Christmas called "Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food". It is the coolest book because it actually has secret ingredients! We tried out the pancakes with hidden sweet potatoes and they were REALLY Good! Here is the recipe! Here is a picture of what the "cook's" looked like... and then a picture of mine! We had break fast this morning, and had a vegetable and two fruits while eating pancakes... a good way to start the new year!

1 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Sweet Potato Puree (Shh!!! Don't tell.)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice (optional)
1 Cup pancake mix
Nonstick cooking spray
1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
Pure maple syrup, for serving

1. In a large bowl, mix the water, sweet potato puree, and cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice, if using.  Add the pancake mix and stir just to combine the batter-should be lumpy.
2. Coat a griddle or large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set it over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add the oil, and spoon the batter onto the griddle or pan, using 1/4 cup batter for each pancake.
3. Cook until bubbles form on top of the pancakes and the batter is set, 2 to 3 minutes.  Then use a spatula to flip the pancakes and cook them until golden brown on the other side, 2 to 3 minutes.


jenny said...

i saw this on oprah awhile back, such a good idea. i want to try all these recipes once i figure out how to puree...baby steps

Team Thomson said...

I also have heard of this book. I am glad that you put some recipies on here to try out! What a great idea :)