This past Sunday I made my homemade pancake recipe (with white whole wheat flour, and flax). I decided to make the kids a surprise by making the pancakes into the first letter of their names.  I couldn’t find a squeeze bottle, so I put some of the batter into a zip top bag and cut a small hole from the corner.  I then piped out the letters onto the skillet.  I found that cooking them on a lower temp made it easier to flip the letters (the tops could cook longer and were less runny).  When they saw their letters, the kids were thrilled!  Then I decided that the Monday pancake sandwich could be even more cool if I used these letters. I made two more of each letter and later that night spread some peanut butter and jelly between them. Voila! “Letter Pancake Sandwiches.”

Here is Asa’s lunch today: Letter Pancake Sandwich, Pumpkin Spice Cookie, Caramel Popcorn, raw veggie medley (grape tomatoes, carrots and broccoli), vanilla Yogurt with raspberries and vanilla flax granola. Yum!!



  1. 9-30-2011

    These are so cool….I have always said if I could disguise all foods as a pancake, my kids would eat it! I am having trouble finding white whole grain flour though…would unbleached flour be as good? probably not…wishful thinking

    • 9-30-2011

      Hi Becky!!! So glad you have been on the site! You can certainly use all purpose flour. I have found King Arthur white whole wheat flour (brown and white packaging) at many grocery stores near the wheat flour. If you want to see a picture of it, look at the “Getting Started” tab on the website. I use this flour for everything, including baking (sometimes 1:1 with all-purpose). It’s very soft and not nearly as “earthy” as whole wheat flour (but still has the good nutrition and fiber!) Good luck finding it!

    • 5-30-2012

      I think mine would eat anything that looked like a pancake too!! Thinking about using some shredded zuchinni in pancakes. Any thoughts?

      • 5-30-2012

        Sounds like a great idea for summer. I made lot of my chocolate chip zucchini bread, and my kids love it!

  2. 9-29-2011

    I remember my mom making something similar to these when I was growing up. Not stuffed with PB&J, but the letters. Snowmen and Mickey too are easy!

  3. 9-29-2011

    What a great idea! Thanks

  4. 9-27-2011

    What a cute idea. I cannot wait to try this!

  5. 9-27-2011

    Asa is the luckiest kid ever!

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