This recipe is from Julia of Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body. I love Julia. She is funny, talented and so sweet. You’ll laugh and cry reading her blog. I promise. Well, if you’re pregnant you’ll cry because you cry over anything. But in all honesty, she has some really touching and heartwarming posts that are worth a read.
To get a feel for Julia’s content, check out these posts: French Onion Dip, Homemade Spaghetti-Os, Roasted Vegetable Lasagna, and her Bedazzled Funfetti Celebration Cake (that’s one of the posts that made me cry.) Those posts also represent what I am currently craving as I type this post. Weird how that works out. If you’re interested in making your own baby food, Julia also wrote a post on the basics–very helpful!
Moving on, I love, love, love this pancake recipe! It is so creative and the flavors are just perfect.
I don’t know when Rachel and I officially ‘met’ but I think it was sometime within the last 3 years on twitter. I’m sure I saw her talking to someone else, I butted in, and well, she tolerated me. She’s so sweet. But no really, she is. But you know that because you’re here reading HER blog.
Since we both have daughters under 2, we both have the same daily challenge of creating meals that are healthy, and that the kid will actually like enough to eat. Funny thing about kids, they won’t eat what they don’t like. What age can you pull the whole, “there’s starving kids in ____, so you better finish those peas and brussels sprouts!?” Until then… I’ll keep trying to stuff peas into elbow noodles and hope she won’t notice (I have a picky child… Lord help me.)
Anyway, pancakes have been a great food for me to make for my daughter. They’re easy and I can cram them with fruit or veggies to add some nutrition to her diet. I’ve never used the stuff from a box because I knew there had to be a way to make something similar. It needed to be easy, economical, and something I can just add liquid too when I’m ready to whip up a batch. After some research and trial and error, I found my baking mix! I used it in pancakes and biscuits, and they both turned out awesome! The same mix but with 2 different carby, buttery results. I’d call that a win win.
Even though I’ve been saying how I make pancakes for my kid, I made these for me. Sometimes there’s nothin’ tastier than a grilled cheese sandwich! But what the heck do you do when you don’t have bread, don’t want to take the time to make it or go buy some? You make a grilled cheese out of pancakes. And then you pat yourself on the back for being so smart.
The pancakes have little pockets of buttery in them that makes them mouth-watering. That combined with the salty, melty, gooey cheese and the crisp tart apple, it basically triggers all your flavors sensations, with 1 bite. Serve them with a side salad for lunch or dinner, and you have yourself a full on meal! Is it breakfast for dinner, or lunch for breakfast? I don’t know. I don’t care. I’ll eat them for any meal, they’re just goooood!
Cheddar Apple Pancake Sandwich – Serves 2
1 cup pancake mix
1/2 cup buttermilk, cold
apple, thinly sliced
Mix 1/2 cup cold buttermilk and 1 egg in a bowl. Add in 1 cup dry pancake mix. With a wooden spoon, stir just until combined. Using an ice cream scoop, drop pancake batter onto a hot griddle and cook until the top of the pancake starts to form air bubbles. Flip the pancake and add cheddar to both pancakes, and apple slices to one pancake. Put a lid over the pancakes to trap some heat so the cheese melts. Once the bottom side of the pancakes have cooked, combine the 2 pancakes, smashing the cheese and apple in the middle. Slice in half, and eat.
Love these. Thanks Julia!
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