Well, we’re on week three of laying low and staying home over here. I’m grateful that everyone in our family is healthy and safe and that we can do our part to help flatten the curve–this pandemic is scary stuff.
Being at home 24/7 means snacks are flying off the shelves over here. Pretty sure the sole role of being a parent is fetching your toddler snacks. All day long.
Whenever I can, I try to have nutritious, easy-to-grab snacks available that my kids can help themselves to. I like having them on hand for myself too, let’s face it, as a mom you don’t always have an opportunity to sit down and have a proper meal.
These Instant Pot pancake bites are easy to make and have added protein, which is great, because my kids don’t always get enough. I’m not going to lie, the texture took me a minute to get used to. Cooking them in the instant pot gives them a slightly rubbery texture–but you get used to it after the first couple.
You’ll need a silicone mold to cook these pancake bites in. I’m actually using one I had leftover from when my kids were babies and I made them purées to freeze. Here’s a link to one on Amazon.
Feel free to switch up the ingredients in these. Blueberries or chocolate chips would be tasty, or you could add a flavoured protein powder to up the protein even more!
Instant Pot Pancake Bites
Yields 7 pancake bites
- Silicone mold
- Instant Pot with trivet
- 1 cup of protein pancake mix (I used Kodiak Cakes)
- 1 cup of water
- 4 tbsp of Chocolate peanut butter powder (I used the Kraft one, but PB2 or protein powder would also work)
- 1/2 cup of diced banana
- Pour 1.5 c water into your Instant Pot, lower your trivet inside your Instant Pot
- In a medium sized bowl mix together the pancake mix, peanut butter powder and water. Add additional water if it’s too dry
- Add diced banana and stir to mix.
- Pour batter into your silicone mold till they are 3/4 full
- Cover egg mold with tinfoil and lower it into your Instant Pot on top of your trivet
- Set your Instant Pot to manual for 9 minutes
- Allow the pressure to naturally release for 5 minutes, then release the rest of steam
- Carefully lift mold out, remove foil, allow to cool enough to handle mold
- Flip silicone mold over on to a plate and pop each pancake bite out of each hole
You can eat these immediately or they freeze well too!
Hope you enjoy this recipe. If you make it for yourself be sure to tag me on Instagram (@alexandtribe).
Stay safe and stay home!