If your toddler is as picky as mine, you're likely wondering how he/she gains any weight at all. My little guy refuses to eat most fruits and vegetables and hesitates on meat. Bread items are almost a guaranteed eat with him though, which means I need to make the most of the bread item he's having. Most of the time, this means I put fruits or vegetables inside breads, muffins, and pancakes. We also drink 100% juice and I can get yogurt and applesauce into him pretty regularly, so we choose the "no sugar added" variety (for applesauce) or the added fruit (for yogurt).
Because he's my third picky eater (of four kids, did I do something wrong, lol?), I've learned to get creative in my cooking and to not push for him to eat more. It never works and only makes him less likely to eat. Actually, he'll share almost anything off my and my husband's plate. Lol. Go figure.
Here's a recipe for some pancakes made with applesauce. I actually got this particular one from here: http://www.wholesometoddlerfood.com/toddlerbreakfast.htm It's not the exact one I use when I make pancakes, but it's still a good one. And they freeze well for future use, so you could always make a bunch and pull a couple out when you're in a hurry or in no mood to make them.
Here's the recipe:
1 cup flour –
1/4 teaspoon salt –
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon melted butter –
1/2 cup milk –
1 beaten egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla –
1 1/4 cups applesauce
Sift flour, salt and baking powder into a medium mixing bowl. Combine butter, milk and egg. Stir into dry ingredients. Add vanilla and applesauce; beat well. Spoon batter into a hot, well greased griddle, enough batter to applesauce pancakes about 4 inches in diameter. **Freezes Well**
Have a great Wednesday and we'll see you tomorrow! Happy Pancake Making! J