April 26, 2016

All American Pancakes

My boys have always been in such a rush to grow up.  Ever since they were little they have been planning their future.  They will tell you about the kind of fathers they want to be.  And even the the kind of husband they will be. Its an everyday topic around here.

I have always told them that they could be whatever they want to be but that it would take a lot of hard work. But ever since they were little, they have only wanted to be one thing.  Army Strong.  Now 7 and 11 they still put on their uniforms run around like little soldiers.  Its not unusual for me to check on them and find then doing PT and running drills.


By the time they get there they will have trained their whole lives for this.  Being a soldier will require them to be strong.  Not just physically but mentally too. They need to stay healthy and active. Starting with the most important meal of the day. And no matter what Im serving up for breakfast, it is always made better with a glass of Nesquik! And it will make them better soldiers too.

How so?  Well Nesquik has the iron that will help them grow and develop. The vitamin C to keep their immune systems strong. It also has 3 essential B vitamins to help their bodies make and use energy.  See chocolate milk isn't just fun, it can be part of a healthy and balanced meal too.  And if it keeps them strong and healthy, I approve.

I am always looking for ways to keep meals healthy and fun.  We all know a nutritious breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  The boys always need a little kick to get the day started.  Fun breakfasts are the way to go.  Boys love pancakes.  Soldiers love All American Pancakes.

kid friendly breakfast


3/4c  milk
2T  white vinegar
1c  flour
2T  sugar
1t  baking powder
1t  baking soda
1/2t  salt
1  egg
2T  melted butter

Strawberry Sauce

Wash, hull and chop a handful of strawberries.  Toss them in a food processor with a few drops of honey and blend until smooth.  Put in a container and into the fridge while pancakes are cooking.


  • In a large bowl mix milk and vinegar and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  • In another bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • Whisk egg and butter into the milk.
  • Pour the dry mix into the wet mix and whisk until smooth.
  • Heat a skillet or griddle to medium heat.  Spray with cooking spray and pour batter onto the hot pan using a 1/4 cup measuring spoon.
  • When bubbles form, flip and cook for 2 more minutes or until cooked through.
  • Cut out stars using a cookie cutter.  Top with strawberry sauce and blueberries.  They won't even miss the butter and syrup.

This is a kid friendly breakfast idea that you could easily make your own.  Change up the shapes and fruit to match your own tastes.  And they go great with a cold glass of Nesquik!


I can't wait to see what kind of men they grow up to be.  Who knows, maybe they will join the military and their childhood dreams will come true!  Or maybe next year their dreams will change. Either way I will support them.  Encourage them to dream big and bring their imagination to life.

If you are looking for fun breakfasts ideas be sure to check out Nesquik on Pinterest. And for more ideas on how you can #stirimagination check them out on YouTube!

What did you want to be when you were little?  What do your kids want to be when they grow up?  

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