Sometimes you need something small and sweet to pop in your mouth running out the door in the morning...It's got to be quick and hassle free - something you can make the night before and reheat. Well, look no further because the answer is here! These pancake bites are so deliciously versatile that they almost resemble donuts - yes, donuts. I used peaches this time because it's what I had on hand, but you could substitute for almost anything - apples, pears, etc. If you're feeling especially fancy, you can top them with a little icing!

Leftover Bites?

No problem. Freeze your extra bites and throw them in the toaster oven or microwave whenever you want a sweet snack or breakfast on the go.

The icing will stay good in the fridge for awhile!

Pancake Bites

Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups Whole Grain Pancake Mix (I use Kodiak Cakes)
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup Applesauce (see homemade applesauce recipe below)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. Oil
  • Vanilla Icing (Optional for topping-see recipe below)
  • 5 Tbsp. Melted Butter (For the end)

Directions: 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Combine pancake mix, sugar, and cinnamon. Stir in applesauce, milk, egg and oil until well mixed. Fill a greased muffin pan 2/3 full and bake at 400 for 10 min. 

In a bowl, mix up some cinnamon sugar. Brush hot bites with the melted butter and then roll into the mixture. Top with icing if desired.

Homemade Applesauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 large Peach, Pear, Apple or whatever similar fruit you choose.
  • 2-3 tbsp. Water
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
  • A tiny, tiny, pinch of Nutmeg

Directions:

Peel your fruit and cut into small pieces. Place in small saucepan on medium with water and crush with a fork until soft. Add all remaining ingredients and combine until saucy.

*TIP: Save the peels, pits, and any other remnants of your fruit cutting, simmer them in a cup or two of water for several minutes, and you'll have homemade tea!* 

Quick Vanilla Icing

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2-3 tsp. Water or Milk
  • 1/4 tsp. Vanilla Extract

Directions: 

Add Sugar and Vanilla to a small bowl. Add liquid one teaspoon at a time to ensure your icing isn't too thin. Combine until lumps are gone and icing drizzles nicely. (Remember, it shouldn't be thick like frosting!)

 

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AuthorLindsey Hook
CategoriesBreakfast