When I would tell family and friends how picky my daughter was, they wouldn’t believe me. They had to witness her gagging – before the food even touched her lips – before they realized I wasn’t exaggerating.
Miss. Hazelnut is now three and a half and there’s been a lot of improvement. We have a variety of techniques that, when combined, have improved her eating immensely. We shamelessly bribe her with lolly pops for trying something new. We take a hard line and will sit at the dinner table for an hour until she tries <insert this new item> before finish the meal. We put sprinkles on pretty much any breakfast food so that she’ll eat it. We have learned to describe or prepare things in ways that appeal to her silly side. But honestly, as she’s gotten older and seen her parents, brother, and friends eating other things, she’s just gotten more amenable to trying new things on her own.
The one place we’re still lacking, though, is veggies. The fights about trying a vegetable are much more fierce and even once she tries the veggie, she often doesn’t like it and may even make herself gap (TBD if that’s real opinion or her stubborn streak). Any time I can hide a vegetable in something I know she’ll eat, I call it a win. These “orange” pancakes were one of the more recent wins. I appealed to her silly side with the orange color, and her sweet tooth with chocolate chips (with her plate topped with rainbow sprinkles). But I don’t feel too bad because know that there’s whole grain and pumpkin mixed in with the extra sugar we added. These pancakes are light on spice to appeal to her palate (feel free to bump up the cinnamon for a more sophisticated palate) and froze well for breakfasts throughout the week.
My daughter is still just a bit to young to have sleepovers regularly, but every once and a while, when we share a sitter with friends, Miss. Hazelnut spends the night with her best friend. I can’t wait for her to have planned slumber parties at our house, so that the girls can stay up late gabbing and rise in the morning with an extra special breakfast. I can’t wait to make these pancakes for her and her friends, and am excited to try some of the other slumber party favorites that the #SundaySupper tastemakers have dreamed up.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes
By Books n’ Cooks
- 4 Tbs. whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. table salt
- 3 Tbs. sugar
- 1/2 c. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 c. pumpkin puree
- Cooking spray
Preheat an electric frying pan or skillet to 300F (medium-low on a stove top)
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, sugar, and chocolate chips.
In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, vanilla and pumpkin puree. Add to the flour mixture and with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, stir to combine.
Spray frying pan or skillet with cooking spray. Ladle out pancake batter into prepared pan. (Each of my pancakes used a scant 1/4 cup of better). Cook untouched until edges and center starts to set. Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes to finish cooking.
Serve hot with maple syrup or other desired topping.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe! Now I’m off to bookmark and Pin other great recipes for my daughters next sleepover. Thanks to Marion at Life Tastes Good for hosting this week’s #SundaySupper Sleepover Favorites event!
- Bacon Jam Recipe by Life Tastes Good
- Baked Ham, Egg and Cheese Sandwiches by Food Lust People Love
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- Broccoli Breakfast Bake by Cricket’s Confections
- Classic Buttermilk Pancakes by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burrito by Brunch-n-Bites
- Julia’s Mushroom Quiche – Quiche aux Champignons by An Appealing Plan
- Nutty Sweet Potato Waffles by Wholistic Woman
- Overnight Green Chile Breakfast Burritos by Cooking On The Ranch
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Cereal Treat Bars by Crazed Mom
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes by Books n’ Cooks
- Pumpkin French Toast Casserole by Moore or Less Cooking
- Swedish Pancakes with Brown Sugar Bananas by Bottom Left of the Mitten
- Waffle Fruit Kabobs by Home Sweet Homestead
- 2-Minute Quick Fudge by Sunday Supper Movement
- Classic Oatmeal Cookies by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Heavenly Oreo Dessert by Confessions of a Cooking Diva
- Peach Slab Pie by Pies and Plots
- Better Than Anything Chex Mix by Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
- Caramel Corn by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Cobb Salad Dip by Food Done Light
- DIY Grilled Cheese Bar by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Fluffernutter Puff Pastry Turnovers by The Weekend Gourmet
- Make-It-Yourself Caramel Apple Bar by The Freshman Cook
- Maple Fish Party Mix by Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Midnight Chicken Nuggets by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- S’mores Snack Mix by Positively Stacey
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