Delicious + Healthy Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes

July 16, 2015 in Recipes

 {photo and recipe: 40aprons}

I swear I’m always looking for new, delicious, quick and EASY meal ideas for my toddler. Do you ever feel like you give them basically the same thing to eat day after day? I know I do. We have a few staples and try to branch beyond that, but sometimes you just need something quick and easy.  But then I remember that it also needs to be HEALTHY and taste delicious. I feel like everything has sugar these days– especially breakfast items and when I find something that is more of a healthy option with less sugar, it just doesn’t taste that great. Why can’t we ever win!? Anyway, I’m trying to be smarter about looking at labels/ingredients so when I found this recipe, I knew it was a game changer.

So before you look at the recipe– let’s talk about how exactly this recipe is quick and easy. Because when you first look at it, you may think it’s not. But the way I do it…it IS! If you have time to make it in the morning, that’s great! But I personally like to make it at night with my husband’s help [you know– bringing an at-home date night to a whole ‘notha level 😉 ] haha.

Here’s where the “quick and easy” comes into play. So I usually double the recipe and make as many pancakes as I can. After they’ve cooled a little bit, I individually wrap them in tin foil and place them in the freezer. Then when I need a quick breakfast for Henry, I pull one out and microwave it for 30 seconds and it’s done! Seriously– so easy. Get ready to throw out your Eggo waffles! And now let’s talk about how fantastic these taste. I’m not even kidding! They are SO good. So good that when we didn’t have anything planned for dinner one day and I’m scouring our pantry trying to scrape something together, I decided to make these. So here it is…I found this recipe on 40aprons and then changed it up a bit. My version isn’t gluten free just because I don’t own other types of flour.

BlueberryPancakes

 

Instructions

 

So I literally just mix everything together in my Ninja blender and then pour it right onto the griddle. Also– if you have a litter stinker like me, that sometimes likes to pick blueberries out and play with them instead of eat them, try blending the blueberries right into the pancakes. I will warn you that they aren’t as pretty when you do it that way. Your child may or may not be eating pancakes that look like they got in a fight with the blue food coloring, but I promise they still taste just as delicious! So delicious that he literally eats them plain…no butter, syrup, nothing! Can’t wait to hear what you guys think of our new favorite recipe. Head to the store today to grab the few items that you may not have and let me know when you try them!

Xo,

Liz

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  • Chelsea @ Life With My Littles July 19, 2015 at 3:25 am

    This is such a great idea! Our son loves pancakes and waffles, and I love the idea of making your own and freezing them individually! I will have to try this yummy recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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