I have been packing Elle’s breakfast and lunch for daycare recently. I am constantly trying to come up with new non-processed foods for her to eat. It can be a bit challenging, because she’s:
- 2 years old
- Extremely picky about her food
I certainly have my work cut out for me. Thankfully, she loves most anything sweet, and there are several substitutions to baked goods that make them healthier. Additionally, since I am baking them fresh, they are non-processed with no additives. This week I made a new concoction that combines homemade pancake batter, sausage and muffins. It sounded like a harmonious combination, and one that I was sure my stubborn-eater couldn’t resist 🙂
There are lots of different ways to make these delightful tiny treats healthier. I opted for maple syrup instead of commercially-prepared syrup that contains high fructose corn syrup. I also used all organic ingredients.
I have some more ideas on how to make them healthier next time. I may add pieces of berries, bananas, or apples to the batter.
I might try whole wheat flour in place of the unbleached flour.
I may omit the sugar and just add a little more maple syrup to the batter instead.
I may mix up the meat and add bacon or ham.
Hmm… the possibilities are endless!
Just a note of warning: since they are small, and delicious, it’s easy to eat 10 without even knowing it!
- ½ lb cooked breakfast sausage
- 1¼ cup milk
- 1 tbsp white vinegar
- 1¼ cup unbleached flour
- ¼ cup cane sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¼ cup melted butter
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup 100% pure maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink.
- Meanwhile, add milk and vinegar to a large bowl and stir. Let curdle for 5-10 minutes, until the consistency of buttermilk.
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda and stir until well mixed.
- Add melted butter and egg to milk mixture and stir until well combined. Slowly add dry ingredients and mix until incorporated and all dry ingredients are wet.
- Pour pancake batter into slightly greased mini muffin pans.
- Drizzle maple syrup onto of batter, and top with cooked sausage.
- Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes, or until cooked through.
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