Makin’ it: Healthy lunch pancakes

I saw this recipe for easy lunch pancakes on decafmom nearly two years ago and bookmarked it to try. Stuffed with veggies, these pancakes are healthy for toddlers as well as their moms who occasionally subsist on Cheerios that fall to the floor.

Potato pancakes from Decaf Mom

The Base Recipe

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2-3/4 cup pre-cooked starch such as potato, sweet potato, or spaghetti
  • 1/4 cup chopped vegetables (such as broccoli, cauliflower, or spinach), pre-cooked fresh or thawed-out frozen, optional
  • 2 tablespoons cheese, optional
  • pinch of salt


  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well; batter should be thick.
  2. Heat a frying pan to medium-high and coat lightly with cooking spray or melted butter.
  3. Pour dollops of batter onto hot pan, spreading with the back of a spoon to desired size and thickness.
  4. When bottoms are golden and tops are partially cooked, flip and finish cooking as you would pancakes.

See more variations including sweet potato, baked potato, and SPAGHETTI(!) on her blog post: Easy Recipe: Lunch Pancakes.

Started anonymously about two years ago, decafmom blog, was written by a woman I liked right away. She won me over by taking on rookie-mom inspired challenges with her two sons. I commiserated (in advance, it turns out) with her having to switch to decaf and nodded my head in recognition at her I hate the park post. Me too, me too, me too! This morning, I was bummed to see that her blog is on longterm hiatus. I hope she’s doing well and that her super secret cover wasn’t blown.

To jazz up your healthy pancakes further, you can make them Mickey-Mouse-style or as alphabet letters!

Not in the mood for healthy pancakes? Choose another fun Makin’ it project.