Citrus Pancakes

Cooking in the kitchen with our children is beneficial on soooo many levels. Not only are they learning a plethora of skills, but the bonding time just can’t be beat.

This morning Hayden and I decided to get creative in the kitchen and explore some new ingredients. His request: homemade pancakes from scratch. My request: let’s make them snazzy!

I’m always excited when Hayden shows interest in helping me whip up something new, because it opens the door for tons of experiential learning time. I always try to teach him basic cooking skills, while also leaving room for him to make suggestions and participate as an equal member. It is amazing how much I learn when I allow this space to exist. Today for example!

I was using my imagination to see how many nutrient dense ingredients I could pack into one pancake recipe, (which if you’ve seen my other recipes, you know is A LOT), when Hayden suggested we add an orange. At first I kind of chuckled but then I started thinking, “Wow I bet that would taste really good!”

The result:

🍊 Citrus Pancakes🍊

An energy boosting, immunity pumping, strength building, delicious, nutritious start to your day…and omg are the yummy!

Even cooler then that, Hayden felt so proud of his ability to contribute to our new breakfast recipe!

Try these babies out and let us know what you think.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 TBL spoon coconut sugar
  • 2 TBL spoons chia seed
  • 2 TBL spoons Maca powder
  • 2 TBL spoons hemp seed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nut meg
  • 1 tsp imitation vanilla
  • 1 TBLS freshly squeezed orange (about 1/4 orange, squeezed)
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 TBL spoons melted butter

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DIRECTIONS:

combine all dry ingredients into a bowl until integrated.

-add liquid ingredients and mix until smooth.

– pour 1/4 cup of batter onto buttered

medium hot griddle (325 degrees).

– cook until lightly browned on one side (3-5 minutes)

-flip and cook until batter has cooked through.

-Serve immediately 🥞

ENJOY AND STAY CRUNCHY!

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Author:

About Me? Well geez... I haven't had anyone ask about me in gosh I don't know how long! Okay, okay I may be exaggerating a tad, but some days being a mom does feel like I am the last priority on the list. I am the mother of one adorably bright little boy named Hayden James. He is two years old and rocks my world in the best and most challenging of ways. I'm sure if you're a parent, you can understand that statement. I decided to start a family with my handsome hubby after moving to our favorite mountain community in California! We love spending time in the fresh mountain air, hosting gatherings for family and friends, and sitting back staring in awe at the little creation we made from scratch! I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology which is my other love. I am a practicing Marriage and Family Therapy Intern and especially value providing education on parenting. This area of my profession keeps me focused on continuing to learn and grow with regard to being a parent myself... a necessary task if I am to provide a platform for others to learn and grow in this area. I am always my first client, and work diligently to clear the path for others that may come to me in need of guidance. Parenting unfortunately does not come with a manual, but we are fortunate to have a sea of research and knowledge available to us on how to parent our children in ways that allow our children to grow up into the best versions of themselves possible! This is the knowledge I have spent years of my life accumulating and sharing with others. This is one space in which I am choosing to happily share that knowledge. So... if you're the type of person who is looking to start a family some day or already have, and want answers on what's best (according to me and lots and lots of research), then you've come to the right place! I also just like to have fun and be silly with being a parent too... it's either that or pull my hair out (and I rather like my hair), so silly, funny me is what you get ; D. Enjoy and happy parenting!

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