Just like millions of homes across the country, mornings are hectic around here. Between making lunches, finding lost shoes and a decent outfit that the kids will actually agree to wear (which seems like the hardest task!), I hardly have time to create an actual homemade breakfast. To top it all off, my four children are incredibly different from one another. What one child likes, the others do not. Quite honestly, a lot of times I feel like a short order cook in the kitchen trying to prepare meals for each of them (that doesn’t happen too often, don’t worry). But if there’s one thing all of my kids can agree on, it’s pancakes. Pancakes are the magical equalizer in our household. However, I’m all about sneaking in extra nutrients with new and different flavor combinations whenever possible into my kids favorite dishes. Therefore I always pop in fresh fruit into my pancake mix to shake it up and give my kids an extra dose of fruit in the mornings. This recipe for banana pancakes is superb and your kids will love it, guaranteed! This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.
Exploring New Flavors
I have been inspired by the new Juicy Juice Flavor campaign – where Juicy Juice is introducing new and exciting flavors to their products because just like you, I take pride in introducing my children to the world around them through food, family meal time and more. Beyond filling plates and nourishing bellies, flavorful foods have the power to teach kids about different cultures at snack time, lunch time, the holidays and more. Banana pancakes may not be the most outrageous recipe on the planet, but it’s a start.
I 1/2 Cups of Flour
1 Teaspoon of Salt
1/2 Teaspoon of Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
3 Teaspoons of Baking Powder
1 to 1 1/2 Cup of Milk
1 Banana (sliced)
Mix all of the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Add egg and vanilla extract and stir, add milk and stir until the pancake mix is the right consistency (I like a gravy consistency). Add sliced bananas and cook on greased griddle pan until pancake bubbles, then flip. Enjoy!
Lets get flavorful together
I’m really excited about Juicy Juice’s Flavorful campaign where Juicy Juice is creating an online resource dedicated to helping families discover a new world of flavor with its popular 100% juice line, inspiring kids to expand their taste palates. With help from Chef Jeff Mauro, host of Food Network’s hit daytime show The Kitchen, Juicy Juice will unveil a Flavor Exploration website with exclusive content for families, including original recipes, helpful tips and an upcoming three-part video series. Available in 16 flavor varieties, the Juicy Juice 100% juice line offers kid-favorite flavors and juicy fruit combinations like Apple to Passion Dragonfruit and Orange Tangerine.
Juicy Juice’s Orange Tangerine juice pairs perfectly with some homemade banana pancakes! Pick some up next time you’re at the store! With 100% fruit juice available in 16 juicy flavors everything from Apple to Orange Tangerine it’s easy for kids to enjoy favorite flavors and discover new fruit combinations to try.
What other fun fruit and pancake combinations would you try?