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Kids Can peel and grate the carrot, measure ingredients, stir the batter. If they are ready to use a hot griddle, help them use a measuring cup to dip and pour a small amount of batter onto the griddle rather than holding the entire bowl.
Carrot Pancakes
1/2 cup quick or old-fashioned oatmeal
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup grated carrot
1 egg
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Mix oatmeal and buttermilk and set aside to soak.
  • Peel and grate the carrot with a fine grater.
  • Add egg, oil, and milk to the oatmeal mixture; beat well. Stir in the grated carrot.
  • Measure dry ingredients and stir into the wet ingredients until batter is fairly smooth. If it seems too thick add a small amount of milk.
  • Spray griddle with non-stick cooking spray. Heat griddle. (To see if griddle is hot enough, sprinkle with a few drops of water. If drops skitter around, heat is just right.)
  • For each pancake, Pour about 1/4 cup of batter onto the hot griddle
  • Cook until pancakes are puffed and dry around edges. Turn and cook other side until golden brown.
  • Serve with applesauce, fresh fruit or yogurt
Makes 5 servings, 3 pancakes each.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3 3" pancakes (96g)
Servings Per Container 5
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 45 Calories 150
% Daily Value
8%Total Fat 5g
5%Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
13%Cholesterol 40mg
21%Sodium 500mg
7%Total Carbohydrate 20g
4%Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 6g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 40%Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 15%Iron 6%