Cooking with kids – Stuffed Pancakes! Yummy!

Cooking with Kids -Yummy Stuffed Pancakes

Do you want to know how to make cute little pancake turnovers with  raspberry or other fruit fillings inside? I get fillings and pancake mixes from The Prepared Pantry – and they have lots of combinations as you can see below. Cooking with kids becomes easy when doing it this way!

 

Here’s how:

  1. Prepare the pancake batter from your  favorite recipe or mix. It works best if the batter is a little thin.
  2. Preheat a skillet or griddle by  melting a little butter over medium heat.   To assure that your pancakes cook all the way through, you’ll want the  heat a little lower than for other pancakes.
  3. Pour an evenly round circle of  pancake batter on the skillet.
  4. Let it cook until little bubbles  form, then pop, and the indentations stay on the batter.
  5. Spoon a small amount of pastry  filling on half of the pancake, making sure not to get too close to the edges  and not to overfill it. A little goes a long way and it will press and spread  as you fold over the pancake.
  6. Fold the uncooked pancake over the  filling. The edge of raw batter on the top half should touch the raw batter  edge on the other when folded.  It will  continue to cook and seal itself on the griddle.
  7. Put on a lid over the pancake to  help it cook through. Flip as needed to keep the browning even.  Let it cook until all the batter looks cooked  through.

To serve, dust  the pancake with powdered sugar, pour on a little fruit pancake syrup,  and top them with whipped cream.

What You’ll Need

You can use  any pancake batter you choose.  In the  picture at the top is a Raspberry Sour Cream Pancake with Raspberry  Pastry Filling and Pioneer Valley Gourmet Raspberry Syrup. There are dozens of pancake mixes to  try.  Pair them with the pastry  fillings of your choice.  Choose  either a fruit syrup or a cream syrup.

Cinnamon Banana Cream Pancakes

We made cinnamon banana cream pancakes with cinnamon chip pancake mix, but you can use a regular buttermilk mix and add your own cinnamon chips. For the filling, we squeezed a few tablespoons of Bavarian Cream Filling, and put on a few thinly-sliced fresh bananas. This recipe goes especially well with Cinnamon Cream Syrup, or make your own cinnamon vanilla sugar syrup with this recipe.

Berry Cream Pancakes

For berry cream pancakes, you can use any kind of berry mix. We used raspberry, but you can also use blueberry, strawberry, or mountain berry. You could also use a buttermilk mix and just add your own fresh berries to the batter. For the filling, we used Bavarian cream filling, and raspberry filling. It created a luscious, creamy filling that paired especially well with red raspberry syrup. We sprinkled a little powdered sugar over the top, and served ours with fresh raspberries.

Instead of raspberry filling, however, you could just as easily use blueberry filling and bavarian cream filling swirled together. You could also try any type of fresh berries such as strawberries, blackberries, or blueberries with just Bavarian cream. The possibilities are nearly endless.

Pancakes in Paradise

These pancakes will have you singing Aloha and dreaming of sandy white beaches. We used our Sweet Hawaiian Pancake mix that is already loaded with island flavors like orange, mango, and pineapple chunks. For the filling, we squirted a few tablespoons of Bavarian cream filling and sliced fresh mangoes. We topped them with mangoes and bananas and doused the whole thing in coconut cream syrup. Pour yourself a glass of orange juice, and If you’re not careful, you’ll think you’re in Hawaii.

 

                Flavor Combinations to Try:

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