Version 1 for the whole family:
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/4 cup soy milk (or any milk your family prefers, I have a dairy allergy so I keep mine dairy free)
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
3 tablespoons melted butter or oil (Smart Balance Light if you want to keep it dairy free)
If you'd like add any fruit you want, some favorites are: blueberries, bananas or strawberries.
1. Mix together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Add the milk, vanilla, egg and melted butter. Stir until smooth and mostly lump free.
2. Heat your skillet or pan over medium heat (if you don't have a non-stick spray, please spray your pan before making these pancakes). Scoop desired amount of batter and pour on the pan. Flip once you start to see some bubbling on the edges of the pancake.
Version 2 Mostly for the Adults:
Ingredients: (makes 1 serving)
2 tablespoons of oat bran
3 tablespoons liquid eggwhites
2 tablespoons plain yogurt (use soy yogurt to keep it dairy free)
Mix all ingredients together and follow step 2 from above.
To make this sweet, make a huge batch and freeze them! Here are two great ways to freeze your homemade pancakes or waffles.
Tip 1: Flash Freeze - place each pancake or waffle in a single layer on a baking sheet and place in the freezer until frozen. Once they are frozen throw them in a freezer bag or container.
Tip 2: If you are like me and don't have the room in your freezer for multiple baking sheets you can always stack your pancakes and insert a small piece of wax or parchment paper in-between each on so they don't stick when you try to pull them out the next time.
Don't forget that you can always reuse your freezer bags. Just write "Frozen Pancakes" on the outside and just rinse out and reuse for the next batch!