Growing up, Easter was a big deal. I remember my mom would make edible Easter baskets and we would look for hard boiled eggs hidden across the yard (those are much harder to find when there is snow on the ground!). After we found the eggs, we would eat the eggs along with our edible baskets. My mom certainly went all out, but I am going to opt for an easier option.
I asked some friends what they were going to have an Easter that Snackster Sam would approve. They had brilliant ideas and gave me permission to share!
Here are some ideas to have a candy-free Easter egg hunt:
I'll be honest with you... I've been searching for a long time for a better pancake, and I mean a pancake that is Snackster Sam approved.
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Traditional pancakes consist of complicated ingredients that provide little nutritional value. And to make it worse, we drizzle the stack of cakes with butter and maple syrup to add flavor. Real maple syrup can cost about $9 per bottle, so most families use the knock-off syrup, which is just sugar.
To put it plainly... traditional pancakes weren't cutting it for me.
I've tried to make a better pancake before. I even made a green pancake using avocados... it was awful. :(
So you have no idea how excited I was to try a pancake that was actually Snackster Sam approved, easy to make, AND tasted delicious (do I dare say even better than traditional pancakes?!)! I promise, you can't taste the banana. These seriously taste like traditional pancakes. Plus we didn't think it needed butter or syrup... just some berries and a sprinkle of cinnamon was enough for us!
What I love about these three ingredient pancakes is that it allows children to help in the kitchen. With simple tasks such as cracking eggs, peeling bananas, and stirring, this is a recipe for kids as young as 18 months to help. Our whole family was involved in the process, which was a fun way to start our Saturday morning! My husband, a self-proclaiming flipper master, flipped the pancakes and my kids took turns helping Mom.
I encourage you to try this and make it your own! What variations did you add? Share your comments below!
Preheat griddle to 350° or non-stick pan to medium heat.
For every banana, add two eggs to the mixture. A family of four would want 6 eggs and 3 bananas.
Add eggs and bananas to a mixing bowl. Add seasoning as desired. Using a potato masher, mash the banana and egg mixture (this will make for a thicker texture). You can also add the mix to a blender and blend until texture is smooth (this is easier and faster).
Pour mixture onto griddle or pan. Flip pancake and cook on both sides. (We tested and found that if you wait three minutes before the first flip, it works best.)
Top pancakes as desired and serve!
Try it and share your comments below!
Learn more about Snackster Sam in the lovable, rhyming children's book that helps kids make better food choices!
Danielle is the mother of two and creator of Snackster Sam. She has been concerned about healthy habits and nutrition for over a decade, and conducted an award-winning scientific study on portion control. She created Snackster Sam to make eating healthy more fun for parents and children. Learn more about the mission here.