“Fried” Apple Pie Pancake
 This week in Kids Kitchen we had a Pancake Party!
 The kids were ecstatic when I told them what we were making.  They learned about each ingredient along the way as we added in into our batter.  Everyone stirred, poured, and mixed.
While the pancakes were cooking, we sliced our fruit for the faces.  Using a plastic lettuce knife, everyone cut their banana, strawberries, and grapes. 
When it was all said and done – each face was unique and all the kids gobbled up their multi grain pancake with real maple syrup or honey!
Class was over and they walked out before they had tasted their apple pie pancake.  So, parents, please comment on this post and let us know what you and your child thought!!
Multi-grain Pancake Recipe:

½ cup all purpose flour
½ cup whole wheat flour
¼ cup corn meal
¼ cup quick cooking oats
2 tbsp sugar
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
(Make buttermilk with milk and add 1 tbsp lemon juice or vinegar and let sit at least 5 min.)
2 tbsp canola oil

*Egg can be omitted for an allergy; no need to replace.  They tasted and looked the same!

Makes 8 medium sized pancakes
Double the recipe, and make 12 large plate size pancakes
*Add a fruit face on top of any pancake.Strawberries – eyes, Blueberries – nose, sliced rounds of bananas for outline of smile. Drizzle with honey or maple syrup! Fun, cute and Yum!

Fried Apple Pancake Pie
Dip a sliced apple ring that has been cored into pancake batter. 
Cook on a skillet or frying pan until batter is cooked through.
Take a bite into this “fried apple pancake pie”

Kids Kitchen Konnection: Making faces with fruit is always fun! Some kids like to eat the fruit first before diving into the pancake, and that’s OK too!