It is interesting to recognize how many remarkable stories are carried along with various types of food. Pancakes are no different from those nutritious foods that have been as ancient as any man can remember.
We always enjoy baking pancakes, and our children simply love them. Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday is a traditional day that is celebrated 40 days before Easter where people have their sins “shriven” – released from their sins – once they confess. The reason pancakes were chosen was because they contain ingredients that were forbidden during Lent. Moreover, the implication of the ingredients used symbolizes four points of significance at this time of the year:
Eggs – Creation
Flour – The staff of life
Salt – Wholesomeness
Milk – Purity
This weekend I tried new pancake recipes and the kiddos simply loved them.
Banana Almond Pancakes:
½ a ripe smashed banana
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons cooking oil
1 cup of milk
¾ cup of almond flour
½ cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Just mix all the ingredients in a blender.
We also added blue berries and chocolate chips while cooking them.
Serve with honey, maple syrup or even tahini mixed with honey; mouth-watering!
The boys enjoyed designing their own pancakes using some berries and pecans.
Sweet Potatoes Pancakes:
½ a cup of smashed cooked sweet potatoes
½ a teaspoon cinnamon
½ a teaspoon ginger
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of all spice
These are excellent and obviously healthy served with some honey, or maple syrup. The twins ended up licking their fingers afterwards.
We can always modify our recipes to guarantee the fact of providing our children with healthy eating habits. It all starts at home and moves out to the outside world. Enjoy!