Birthday Pancakes

My baby girl is five today!!! And, yes, she is still my baby girl. *Sigh* Where does the time go?

Use your favorite pancake recipe. If you don’t have one- here’s mine:

(Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens- Kid Favorites Made Healthy)

  • 1/2 c all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or 1/2 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice added to 1 cup (less 1/2 tbsp) milk or skim milk and let sit for 5 minutes)
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
  2. Add egg white, oil, and vanilla to the buttermilk and pour over the dry ingredients.
  3. Mix until incorporated.
  4. For Birthday Pancakes, fold in a few tablespoons of jimmies-sprinkles-whateveryoucallthem.
  5. Drop batter by the tablespoon onto a hot pan lightly sprayed with cooking spray.
  6. When small bubbles rise to the surface, flip the pancakes and cook a minute longer.
  7. Pile three on a plate and top with whipped cream and mini chocolate chips or jimmies-sprinkles-whateveryoucallthem.

Homemade whipped cream

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  1. Pour cream into the bowl of an electric mixer with a whisk attachment.
  2. Whisk on high until soft peaks form.
  3. Add sugar and whisk for a few more seconds.

I was soooo tempted to use my favorite buttercream frosting on the pancakes (after all, how many birthdays does a girl get in a year?) but at the last minute ,I decided to act like the grown-up.

I will be back later to share her birthday cupcakes and pictures from her party, but right now I have to go get ready to go to the Discovery Museum. We’ve got a fun day planned!!!!

I linked this post up to Wonka Wednesdays at Hugs and Cookies XOXO and Show and Tell Saturdays at Be Different Act Normal

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One thought on “Birthday Pancakes

  1. OOOH I KNEW THERE’D BE A BIRTHDAY TREAT AND MY, OH MY THIS FITS THE BALL. THANKS FOR LINKING UP AND I HOPE ELLIE HAD A GREAT DAY…..I’M SURE SHE DID AFTER THAT BREAKFAST!!!!!!!!!!! XOXO

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