I know I’m not the only mother out there with a picky eater. Even the ones that say their kid eats whatever they make, well um, I don’t believe them. I think every parent at some point or another deals with the power struggle of tiny humans and eating. The truth is it doesn’t really matter how awesome you are at slinging kale, toddlers are sometimes assholes that do the exact opposite of what you ask/want/need them to do.
The point is, picky eater or not, I’m always looking for different ways to sneak in more nutrition so I was beyond excited to hear Krusteaz launched a protein version of their buttermilk pancake mix. We are a pancake family. Every weekend I get all domestic and we gorge on a pound of bacon and carbs. It’s glorious. Until 10am rolls around and my spawn is on a raging sugar crash.
Cue my favorite Saturday morning pancake variation, sweet potato protein pancakes! The sweet potato boosts the nutrition, but also naturally sweetens so you can totally skip syrup! Then Krusteaz buttermilk protein mix has 13g of added protein keeping everyone full and energized. Bonus, they only use wholesome ingredients meaning the mix is free of partially hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. Winning!
Pureeing the sweet potato is easy too. You can either steam, roast or even microwave, with the peel on! That’s because no matter how you cook it, the flesh will easily scoop out and then you just use a blender or food processor to puree. Check out my recipe below for a simple, nutritious and kid approved pancake breakfast. And if you really want to be an overachiever, make and refrigerate the batter the night before and bam, breakfast of champions like a boss the next morning!
1 cup water
1/2 cup sweet potato puree
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (optional)
- In a large bowl mix the water, sweet potato puree, and pumpkin pie spice. Add the pancake mix and stir just to combine. The batter will be lumpy.
- Grease a nonstick skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Spoon a little less than 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake, cooking about 2-3 minutes on each side.
- These pancakes are a little more dense and less fluffy, but my kiddos hardly noticed, especially if you pull out all the mom boss moves and use cookie cutters to make different shapes 🙂
GIVEAWAY: Krusteaz is giving away a gift set to my readers! Check my IG to enter to win some mixes, branded Krusteaz items, and some fun kitchen swag! 🙂
*this post was sponsored by Krusteaz, but as always, all opinions are my own.