Pan Muffins – Healthier Pancakes

Banana on Pancake

Banana on Pancake (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pan Muffins – How to sneak health into your kids’ junk food

Kids usually like pancakes. However, I don’t like them for two reasons, the refined flour and the sugar. My daughter loves pancakes too. So obviously I had to find a way to decrease the ‘junk’ value and increase the ‘spunk’ value.

What I made uses wheat flour, and half the sugar that pancakes need. I also added raisins and almonds. This kinda makes them more similar to muffins than cake. Hence, the name.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 eggs

    Picture courtesy - stuckychiropractic.com

    Picture courtesy – stuckychiropractic.com

  • ½ cup fine sugar
  • 1 heaped cup whole wheat flour (unsieved)
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/4th tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1/4th cup raisins
  • 1/4th cup crushed almonds
  • butter  – a smattering
  • honey – a drizzle

Here’s what you’ll do:

Beat the eggs with the sugar till they turn soft yellow and fluff up in volume. Now add the vanilla essence and baking powder and whip for 30 seconds more.

Now add the flour, and dry fruits and use a spatula or a flat spoon to mix it lightly in a figure of eight motion. Add the milk to reduce the thickness a bit.

Now use a ladle to scoop out small portions and spread them out on a non-stick griddle or tawa. You can flip them over just like that or use a little butter to grease them.

Cook until well browned on both sides. Flip them over on a plate and serve with a smattering of butter or a drizzle of honey or both.

bad images = sad life :(

bad images = sad life 😦

Make it for your kids and then tell me if they liked it 🙂

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