Apple and squash pancakes

Apple and squash pancakes

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Everybody would agree that pancakes works and are desirable food in every home. Our family is definitely not exception.

We have tried variety of pancakes, however, my goal have always been to find a healthier version of pancakes, with less sugar, more nutritious and preferable vegetable-included.

There are two reasons for that. The first one is our sons kindergarten, where they have a zero sugar politic, which means that there cannot be any or as less as possible sugar-included snacks in kids lunch box.

The other reason is our little boys eating behavior. He is a very picky when it comes to the meals. Vegetables are something that he avoids in all possible ways. Therefore, it takes a little bit more time and improvisation to “hide” vegetables in the meals. This receipt also came up with the same intention and our son is just in love with them.

These three components make these pancakes healthier. I have used shredded squash as a “hidden” vegetable, apple that itself is healthy and adds sweetness to the pancakes, thus, it is, actually, not necessary to add sugar to the receipt at all. Finally, I have used the whole wheat flour in combination with white flour as it is packed with nutritious.

pancakes

pancakes

pancakes

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 100 g sugar (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon (25 g) melted butter
  • 90 g white flour
  • 70 g whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 100 ml sparkling water
  • 1 apple
  • 1/2 small shredded squash
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

Instructions

  1. In a bowl whisk together eggs and sugar. Add melted and slightly cooled butter.
  2. In other bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and vanilla sugar.
  3. Add all the wet ingredients to the dry ones and stir it.
  4. Add sparkling water.
  5. Stir in shredded squash and apple.

These pancakes can be cooked in a pan that makes heart formed pancakes, as well as, in a simple pan. However, I would suggest to put more of the flour if you are cooking in a normal pan.

You can use variety of toppings: honey, yogurt, berries etc.

When I am making these pancakes, our son eats almost all of them. So my little pleasure every time is to enjoy few pieces with a good cup of coffee.

ENJOY!