Enjoy Life Foods asked if I wanted to participate in a little contest for bloggers using their new baking mixes. Of course, I said! The rules are that we have to create recipes using their new baking mixes (which they sent to us for free), post it to a special Pinterest board, and tag it with #tothefullest. Here are my entries for their Pancake and Waffle Mix, which is free of the top 8 allergens (milk, soy, egg, peanut, tree nut, wheat, fish, shellfish) and gluten. It also has added protein and probiotics making it a perfect allergy-friendly breakfast item!
What did I make first? Strawberry Explosion Pancakes
First, I started to follow the directions on the box of pancake mix to prepare the mix, but noticed it was only asking for me to use 2 cups of mix. I ended up using ALL of the mix in the box (not the 2 cups that it states on the directions) and I added 2 3/4 cups of water, and 3 Tablespoons of oil. My goal was to cook once and freeze it all for later. I cooked half of the batch of pancake mix, then added 2 Tablespoons of cocoa powder to the rest of the mix and cooked chocolate pancakes with the rest of the mix. YUM!
I used 1 cup of powdered sugar and two strawberries and mixed it all with a hand blender to create the strawberry icing. Super easy.
I stacked the pancakes, drizzled with strawberry icing, and chocolate icing and topped it with fresh diced strawberries. Viola! Strawberry Explosion Pancakes.
The second pancake recipe I decided to make were Breakfast Whoopie Pies, wait…WHAT??? Yes, you heard me right. Using the same strawberry icing as above, I cut the chocolate pancakes into little circles using a cookie cutter, piped the strawberry icing onto one pancake, and sandwiched it together with another pancake. My son LOVE LOVE LOVED these tiny, allergy-friendly breakfast whoopie pies and I’m sure you will too!
I hope you enjoyed my two pancake recipes for Enjoy Life Foods #tothefullest contest. If you have time, head on over to their Enjoy Life #tothefullest Pinterest Board to see what all the other bloggers are creating. There are some GREAT ideas to make allergy-friendly cooking, fun!
Want to try the pancake mix? Ask your local grocer to carry it or order it here!
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