Silver dollar oat pancakes

Getting kids out of bed can be like scraping gum off the underside of your coffee table, but the smell of these dippin’ doozies will have your kids bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in plenty of time to catch the school bus.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Maple syrup or topping of your choice

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  2. In a small bowl, beat the egg, buttermilk, applesauce andbutter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  3. Pour batter by 2 tablespoonfuls onto a hot griddle coated withcooking spray; turn when bubbles form on top.
  4. Cook until second side is golden brown. Serve with syrup.

Makes: 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts: 5 pancakes (calculated without syrup)equals 211 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 70 mgcholesterol, 660 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 gprotein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

Recipe courtesy of Taste of Home’s Healthy Cooking magazine. Visit TasteofHome.com for more healthy snacks for kids ideas and back to school recipes.

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