Healthy “Ice Cream” Sandwich Pancakes

by thev7591 on June 27, 2012

A few weeks ago, I cooked with Abebe’s preschool class again, and we had a blast. We made Healthy “Ice Cream” Sandwich Pancakes! They are sugar-free and oil-free, but you’d never know it by the way the kids were scraping their plates clean and asking for “more! please!” I actually couldn’t believe how much “ice cream” they ate! It’s also incredibly fast to make, with only a few ingredients, which I love. Here’s the recipe…

Part One: PANCAKES (makes 10-12 silver-dollar pancakes), Based on these from (never home) maker

  • 1 cup White Whole Wheat Flour (or regular WW flour)
  • 1 T baking powder
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 cup soy milk (I used plain, unsweetened… but almond milk or any milk you choose is good, too)

Mix dry ingredients. Add milk and whisk until combined. Using a 1/4 cup measure, scoop batter onto nonstick pan. Flip after a minute or so.

Part Two: “ICE CREAM” from Choosing Raw

  • 3 frozen bananas, sliced (or more, but at least 3 to work in the processor)
  • soy milk (or another milk), as needed

Pulse banana slices in a processor until crumbly. Then, turn it on and let it go for about 5 minutes, stopping to scrape down the sides or to add a bit of milk if it gets stuck to the sides. After a few minutes, the bananas will turn into the consistency of soft-serve ice cream!

Part Three: ASSEMBLY

Add heaping scoop of ice cream onto one pancake. Top with chocolate chips, blueberries (like we did with the kids) or any other topping. Place another pancake on top for a sandwich, or leave it open-faced, as some kids preferred, to have it as a sundae!

Enjoy!

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Katie’s Almond Joy Biscuits

by thev7591 on June 19, 2012

Well, these sure went fast.

I made these super healthy Chocolate Almond Joy Biscuits on a whim because we were out of muffins, and I love having healthy baked goods around. Gur and I have been eating them for breakfast and Abebe likes them after school as a snack before dinner.  They were also perfect for our play date over the weekend because they are portable and the perfect size for little (and big) hands. Even though I forgot to mix the chocolate chips in the batter before kneading, shaping and cutting the dough, I think drizzling them on top still worked! :-)

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