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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!


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:




-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


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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