Thursday, March 12, 2009

Peas & Carrots Pancakes

During naptime today, I made Savory Peas & Carrots Pancakes to try out on the girls. These pancakes have a thousand ideas stirred up in my mind. The possibilities are endless. They could turn into a meal on the go if I just added a bit of diced ham.

Peas & Carrots Pancakes
2 cups of cooked brown rice
1 cup of whole milk
1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
2 large eggs
1tsp baking soda
2 tbsp soy sauce*
1 tbsp melted butter
1 tbsp flax seed oil**
1/2 cup- 1 cup of thawed, frozen peas and carrots

In a blender or food processor puree the rice, milk, flour and eggs. This should take a couple of minutes, keep doing it until the rice breaks down to what you think your toddler will tolerate. The longer you do it, the smoother it will become. Add the baking soda, butter, soy sauce* and flax seed oil. Pulse a few times to blend.

Transfer mixture to a bowl and add the veggies. Stir. With a hot griddle ladle out pancakes in whatever size you prefer.

Lay them in one layer on a cookie sheet/bakers rack to cool. Use immediately or freeze on cookie sheet. When they are completely frozen transfer to a ziplock bag. Thaw in toaster oven or microwave. Instant side dish perfect for eating with your fingers.
*If you don't want to add the sodium from soy sauce, try another flavor enhancer.
** Flax seed oil (health food refrigerator section of grocery store) is a good fat that has omega 3's great for your brain!

Variations: To the batter add any variety of: diced ham, pinto beans, green beans, mushrooms, maybe even chunks of cheddar. The cheese would sort of melt, but I think it would hold together. With the added meat, this could be a complete meal for on-the-go!


Dana Lynne said...

ooh, wow! great recipe!!! is it from a book? i may have to try this!

dittdott said...

Thanks, no, I made it up myself. The girls had it for dinner and they loved it! I was trying to figure out how to get them to eat more rice since they can't eat with a spoon yet.

The Ortega's said...

These look good!! It's always a challenge to come up with new, fun and healthy things the LO's will eat. Thanks for the recipe. I can't wait to try them.