Meal Idea for Kids: Apple Pie Christmas Ornament Pancakes

As children learn to read, write, and spell, it’s important for them to nourish their bodies with wholesome foods.   One of the easiest ways for your kids to eat right is to create a fun and healthy meal.

For gourmet grub ideas, we’re happy to share a great meal idea for kids that will even feed their mind as they learn to cook with you. Today we’re talking pancakes, and who doesn’t like Pancakes for Breakfast?

Today’s great meal idea for kids: Apple Pie Christmas Ornament Pancakes!


“My kids loved making these Christmas ornament pancakes.  I like to say they would have turned out simply beautiful if I didn’t have their help, but then I’d be lying.  I’m no artist, and these pancakes actually turned out better having my kids do the painting, than if I would have tried.

The recipe was inspired by (Mostly) Healthy Mom, who left a comment about using apple pie spice on the Apple Pie Parfait post.  I actually went out and got some apple pie spice right away, and then added it to these whole wheat apple pancakes.

Apple Pie Whole Wheat Pancakes

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 TBL baking powder
  • 1 tsp apple pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp salt

In separate bowl mix:

  • 2 cups low fat milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 TBL honey
  • 1 TBL canola oil
  • 1 grated apple

Mix all ingredients together and cook on griddle.

For painting, take a small amount of the pancake batter and add food coloring to it.  Use a clean paint brush to brush colored batter onto pancake during cooking.  Flip pancake and cook the painted side until pancake is cooked through.

This actually would be easier with regular thin pancakes.  The grated apple chunks kind of got in the way of painting smoothly.

The possibilities are endless here. I saw in a magazine where they painted faces on the pancakes. They were adorable of course. They must have had an artist help them. lol.”

After your children have helped cook, eat, and clean up this tasty meal, ask them a question about the process.  Chances are, they really enjoyed helping to prepare it and didn’t even realize that they were learning!

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