I am always looking for ways to serve my kids fun and creative foods that imitate some of the mainstream convenience foods that they usually miss out on but always ask for. One such food is french toast sticks from the freezer section of the grocery store.
They constantly ask for them, I always pick up the box and read the ingredients list and then promptly return them to the freezer case.
So when it came time to whip up some pancakes with the new About Time Cinnamon Spice Pancake Mix I saw an opportunity to give my kids something they want but filled with ingredients that I approve of.
About Time Protein Pancake Mix is packed with protein but free of all of the junk that we avoid. Their products don’t have additives or preservatives and it is gluten-free as well. Each serving contains 21g of whey protein isolate and 6g of fiber.
While the mix is delicious is on its own, as I mentioned, I saw an opportunity to make my kids happy which I do like to do every once in awhile despite their convictions otherwise.
- 1- 8 oz package chicken breakfast sausage
- 2 Cups AboutTime Cinnamon Spice Pancake Mix
- 1 cup water or milk
- 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
- Heat breakfast sausage in a skillet until lightly browned on all sides. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Whisk together pancake mix, water or milk and maple syrup.
- When the sausages are somewhat cooled, slice in half longways then cut each long piece into small pieces.
- Add the sausage to the pancake mix and blend.
- Grease a 9x13 glass baking pan with butter and pour pancake and sausage mixture into pan.
- Bake for 10-12 or until a toothpick comes out clean.
I have to admit I wasn’t sure how these would turn out but I was pleasantly surprised when I pulled them out of the oven.
And don’t just take my word for it. My daughter said “wow, these are good!” I’m not sure whether to be happy she liked them or kind of annoyed that she was surprised that something I made would taste good.
These dipping sticks can easily be reheated or frozen in individual servings and warmed up as needed for a quick breakfast on busy mornings.
I love that these protein-packed dipper sticks say FUN to my kids but also satisfy my desire to make sure they are eating gluten-free healthier options that aren’t filled with anything artificial.
Would your kids love these pancake dippers? Why would you feel good serving them to them?
This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of About Time.