Some Facts, Health Benefits and Recipe of Whole Wheat Pancake for Kids
Pancakes look like chapatis but are cooked from starch-based batter containing milk, eggs, and butter. It is mostly fried on a griddle or frying pan with butter or oil. Pancakes are cereal food that is widely popular amongst kids. In Montessori schools, kids prefer to have pancakes as their breakfast or lunch.
Some amazing facts about whole wheat pancake:
- You would be surprised to know that the shape and structure of pancakes vary worldwide.
- In many places leaving agent is used to create thick, fluffy pancakes.
- A crepe is a thin Breton pancake that is cooked on one or both sides in a special pan to obtain a lace-like network of fine bubbles.
- Palacinke is a well-known variety, a thin moist pancake that is fried on both sides or filled with jam, cream, cheese, ground walnuts, and chocolates. Many people use some sweet or savory fillings.
- Pancakes may taste a bit sour if buttermilk is used in addition to milk.
Health Benefits of Pancakes shared by the preschool teachers of La Canada Flintridge, CA:
- You must be knowing that eating a plate of pancakes means getting plenty of carbs and that means pancakes are a great source of energy. Whole-wheat pancakes will also supply fiber and that will help stabilize your blood sugar and you will feel energized for the whole day.
- Pancakes are a rich source of iron. Iron plays a key role in oxygenating the human tissues so that they can function properly. Iron is also important for the right functioning of certain immune cells.
- Pancakes are a surprisingly good source of calcium. So it will obviously help kids develop strong bones.
How to prepare Pancakes for your Kids:
By now you must have understood that this is an ideal healthy dish working moms can cook quickly prepare for their children. If your kids have started going to the Montessori center, they will love eating pancakes as their lunch there. If you are planning to prepare this please use a non-stick Tawa to ensure your pancakes don’t lose their shape by sticking to the pan.
- Preparation time – 5 to 10 minute
- Cooking time – 5 to 10 minutes
What you need:
- Wheat flour – 1 cup
- Rice flour – 1 cup
- Green chilies (de-seeded and very finely chopped) – 2
- Finely chopped ginger – small 1 piece
- Cumin seeds – 2 tbsp
- Curry leaves – a few
- Salt – according to your taste
- Water – 4 cups (approx.)
- Take a mixing bowl first and nicely mix wheat flour, rice flour, green chilies, ginger, cumin seeds, curry leaves, and salt all together.
- Now add water to the mix and stir well to make a smooth batter (Not be too thick or too thin).
- Take the Tawa and heat a tbsp oil. Add mustard seeds and a pinch of asafoetida to it.
- Pour this mixture into the pancake batter with a light coat of coconut oil.
- Ladle the batter onto the pan. There should not be any holes in the pancake.
- Drizzle some drops of oil onto the pancake.
- Cook both sides of the pancake.
- Serve hot with some sauce to your kids.