Breakfast for Dinner. So exciting. So inciting. So…something we do almost every week.
My kids are challenging when it comes to eating dinner. Between intolerances, allergies, and sensory issues, it can be tricky to figure out a decent meal that all three kids can/will eat. Enter Breakfast for Dinner.
My father actually used to make breakfast for dinner all the time when my mom was working nights at the hospital. Dad actually was a short order cook when he was in college and knows his way around a griddle. Fluffy omelets, golden pancakes, and Challah bread french toast were always his specialities.
Breakfast of some sort finds its way onto our menu as someone always picks it for their Star of the Night choice. The recipe below is something new that I started when I got tired of standing up flipping pancakes. It is super simple and super easy, and I hide a little veggie goodness in there. The kids are were none the wiser until they helped me make a batch, saw the pumpkin, and couldn’t care less. They still love them.
These pancake muffins aren’t just for dinner, either. They are great to send in lunch boxes, for snack, etc. The recipe can be adapted to be nut free, or the GF/DF version we make is pretty tasty, too.
- 2 cups Pancake/waffle Mix (we use Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Pancake Mix)*
- 1 cup Milk of Choice (we use Almond milk)
- 2 eggs/Flax eggs
- ⅓ cup canned pumpkin (Organic if you can swing it)
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- Toppings of choice (chocolate chips, chopped strawberries, blueberries-your choice)
- cooking spray or coconut oil to grease muffin tin
- Preheat Oven to 350.
- Grease mini muffin/muffin tin with spray, coconut oil, etc.
- Whisk together milk, eggs/flax eggs, and pumpkin.
- Add cinnamon and pancake/waffle mix to wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
- Pour mixture into prepared tins
- Add toppings (about 3 pieces for mini muffins) to the filled tins
- Bake for 10-11 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Let cool, remove from tins, and enjoy!
Hope you enjoy this simple recipe, we certainly do!