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