So, I’ve come to a compromise – we use the mix, but I get to add “healthy things” to the pancakes, & to make up for it, I’ll usually throw in some blueberries or chocolate chips to make sure the kids will actually eat them. It’s a vicious cycle.
I’m on a huge omega 3 oils kick right now, & anywhere I can throw them in, they are included. These are full of protien, & fiber, & the omega 3 oils – so they are healthy, & they fill you up & keep you going. I’ve also been adding freshly grated & toasted coconut to everything. As in, I use my machete to break it open, & then put it into the food processor to shred, then toast in the oven. It isn’t sweet, but I feel like it is important & it isn’t noticeable.
1 Tablespoon amaranth seeds – lightly toasted or popped
2 Tablespoons flax seed
2 Tablespoons chia seed
1 Tablespoon natural coconut – shredded & toasted (unsweetened)
1/4 cup oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
dash of cardamom
Mix ingredients together, then add 2 cups of pancake mix, & water to reach desired consistency. Allow to sit for a few minutes so that the oats soften, & the flax & chia will begin to thicken.