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Pancakes & Cereal

MN WIC Program


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Cereal Pancakes

Printable Version: Cereal Pancakes Recipe (PDF: 692KB/1 page)

  • No-stick cooking spray

Coat griddle or frying pan with no-stick cooking spray.


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • Mix flour, sugar and baking powder in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  • 1 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup flake cereal
  • 1 cup fruit, cubed (try strawberries, peaches, raspberries, bananas or blueberries in these pancakes)
  • Mix egg, milk and oil in a separate bowl until foamy. Add cereal. Let stand 2 minutes until cereal softens. Add flour mixture and stir just to combine (batter will be lumpy).
  • Stir fruit into batter.

Pour 1/4 cup portions of batter onto a preheated griddle or frying pan. Wait until bubbles appear on the batter and flip over. Pancakes should be golden brown on each side.

Servings: 8

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Whole Grain Pancakes

Printable Version: Whole Grain Pancakes Recipe (PDF: 602KB/1 page)

  • No-stick cooking spray
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour OR 1 cup all-purpose flour plus 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ OR additional flour if wheat germ is unavailable
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp sugar

For a variation, add:

  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Coat griddle or frying pan with no-stick cooking spray.

  • Mix flour, wheat germ, baking powder, sugar, ground flax seed, and cinnamon in a medium bowl.

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups milk

For a variation, add:

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Mix eggs, milk and vanilla in a separate bowl until foamy. Add flour mixture and mix just to combine (batter will be lumpy).

Pour 1/4 cup portions of the batter onto a preheated griddle or frying pan. Wait until bubbles appear on the batter and flip over. Pancakes should be golden brown on each side.

Servings: 6


Serving Idea:

  • Serve with berries and Canadian bacon.

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Toaster Waffle Toppers

Printable Version: Toaster Waffle Toppers Recipe (PDF: 656KB/1 page)

  • 2 toaster waffles
  • 1/2 cup yogurt (look for low-fat or light yogurt)
  • 1/2 cup dried berries OR fresh berries OR canned berries OR frozen berries OR sliced kiwi OR mandarin oranges, drained OR fresh pineapple OR other fruit

Toast waffles in the toaster according to package directions. Let cool until just warm for kids to pick up without burning their fingers.

  • Top each waffle with 1/4 cup of yogurt and 1/4 cup of fruit. These may be picked up and eaten with your hands, just like toast.

Servings: 2

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Granola

Printable Version: Granola Recipe (PDF: 681.57KB/1 page)

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup nuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 300°F.

  • Mix oatmeal, wheat germ, nuts, coconut and cinnamon in a large bowl.

  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 Tbsp honey

For a variation, add:

  • Bran flake cereal, raisins or other dried fruits, sunflower seeds, rolled wheat or rye
  • Mix together oil and honey in a separate bowl. Add to the oatmeal mixture and stir well.

Spread mixture in an 11x17 baking pan or other large baking pan. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring every 5 minutes. (Granola becomes crisp as it cools.)

Store in a closed container or plastic bag.

Servings: 4-5


Serving idea:

  • Granola is a good topping for cold or hot breakfast cereal, yogurt or as Waffle Toppers

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Breakfast Bulgur

Printable Version: Breakfast Bulgur Recipe (PDF: 466KB/1 page)

  • 2/3 cup bulgur (bulgur may be found in the bulk foods section of the grocery store or sometimes in the rice, pasta or hot cereal section)
  • 1 1/3 cups water

Heat bulgur and water to boiling.

Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 25 minutes. (For softer cereal keep the heat on low and cook 12 minutes until the water is absorbed.)

Portion cooked bulgur into 2 bowls. Serve warm with toppings of your choice.

Servings: 2


Toppings:

  • Milk
  • Dried fruit, chopped (cranberries, apricots, plums, cherries or raisins)
  • Nuts, chopped (pecans, walnuts, almonds)
  • Cinnamon or nutmeg
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Brown sugar or maple syrup

TIP:

  • Tired of oatmeal? With a nut-like flavor, bulgur is a tasty breakfast alternative.
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