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Pancake batter that's approved for food program

menus recipes Oct 14, 2021

Our favorite store-bought and homemade pancake batter that's approved for CACFP food program (with whole-grain options).


 Store-bought pancake mix that's approved for food program

Kodiak Cakes have a "power" flapjack mix that is whole grain and full of protein. Our providers love these for their kids!

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Kodiak-Cakes-Power-Cakes-Chocolate-Chip-Flapjack-Waffle-Mix-18oz/199156958

 

Homemade pancake mix that's approved for food program

If you'd rather make the pancakes yourself (or with your kiddos), here's our favorite recipe:

 

KIDS FAVORITE PANCAKES/WAFFLES RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

-2 cups milk (for waffles - cut back milk by 1/4 cup

-2 eggs

-1 T vanilla

-1/3 cup oil or butter 

-2 cups flour (for whole grain – use 1 1/3 cups wheat flour and 2/3 cup all purpose flour)

-2 T baking powder

-1/2 t salt

-1/4 t sugar

DIRECTIONS

Whisk the first four ingredients together then add the remaining four ingredients.

 

How to cook pancakes quickly

If you've got a lot of kids or don't want to stand over the stove flipping pancakes all morning, we have seen several providers making “sheet pan pancakes”. Just spray a baking sheet and pour batter into a baking sheet. Cut into squares after baking, instead of cooking on a griddle. Such a timesaver!

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