Mini Silver Dollar Pancakes Have Become The New Cereal Choice
Today, we are having a silver dollar pancake breakfast before the family leaves to start in 2021.
The greatest aspect of mini silver dollar pancakes is that our son will eat them and no leftovers.
One thing that can get under my skin is leftover food and food waste so I will do whatever it takes to avoid that.
With a son who suffers from a sensory processing disorder (SPD), he struggles to cut food so we do the best we can to keep recipes simple for him.
Another downfall with SPD is that he is unable or struggles with space and how close he is or isn’t to someone or something.
However, that still means that we find lots of food in his lap or on the floor.
Now, I know why some parents don’t bother renovating until their kids have grown up.
No matter what though we will both clean and do whatever it takes to make sure our little guy is looked after.
What Are Mini Silver Dollar Pancakes?
Silver Dollar Pancakes come with a few names that you may be familiar with,
- Dollar pancakes
- Mini pancakes
- Tiny pancakes
- Muffin tin pancakes
- Dollar size pancakes
Mrs. CBB makes keto silver dollar pancakes using her keto pancake recipe.
Silver Dollar Pancake Toppings
I’m a huge fan of maple syrup but our son often likes to put Nutella on his then maple syrup but only as a treat.
Two summers ago we made a trip to the Elmira maple sugar bush and our son loved it, we all did.
It was pretty cool to see all of the buckets hanging on the trees and being able to go into the facility to see how maple syrup is made.
Any type of jam or jelly would be perfect on the silver dollar pancakes or whipped cream, ice-cream, and sauces.
Ok, I better stop now although I will be making these again this morning.
Back To School Silver Dollar Pancakes – Mini Pancakes
This morning is the last morning that the kids will see each other before it’s back to school 2021 on the computer.
Although we’re not sure how our son will do with education on the computer we are both here to support him through it.
His cousin asked if I could make my famous fluffy mini silver pancakes for them before he heads home with his family.
He’s had the silver dollar pancakes I’ve made before but he likes to eat them like a bowl of cereal.
I know it sounds odd but this kid gobbles it up with milk over top of the silver dollar pancakes and a wee bit of maple syrup.
I’d totally eat that but our son would go nowhere near silver dollar pancakes in a bowl with milk.
In fact, I think he would run away since he’s never had a bowl of cereal in his life.
Correct me if I’m wrong but I swear I saw a box of cereal at the grocery store that was crunchy mini pancakes.
Hey, if they can make Timbits cereal anything is bound to be out there, haha.
Sensory Processing Disorder
One day I will write about living with a child who is not a picky eater by choice but because of his SPD, it makes textures, tastes, and smells overwhelming.
If you have a child with SPD you may be able to understand how difficult dealing with a child such as ours is, but you never give up.
This may sound strange but if he ever tries food that he’s never had before and likes it we are ecstatic
These silver dollar pancakes are great because he can be independent when eating them.
Inside a child with SPD wants to do things on their own but struggle so mom and dad jump in to help.
Although he’s ok handling a knife he can turn a beautiful fluffy pancake into a war zone within seconds, lol.
I first saw the silver dollar pancakes in a breakfast restaurant that is fairly popular in our city.
We went there for breakfast with relatives and they asked if we wanted silver dollar pancakes with our son’s order of bacon.
Mrs. CBB knew what they were but I didn’t so she said yes, we’ll have them with his bacon.
She was right we both sat there and tried not to stare at him but he added his own maple syrup and ate the silver dollar pancakes without help.
Now I knew how I was going to make them at home although there is a small trick to making 20-40 mini silver dollar pancakes at home.
Tips For Making The Best Silver Dollar Pancake Recipe
- Use a large griddle – one of the best kitchen appliances we own next to the hand blender, coffee grinder, food processor, kitchen-aid mixer, and blender.
- Have a mini spatula
You will want to stand at the griddle at all times as the silver dollar pancakes cook quickly.
Have a dish ready to put them on but don’t stack them especially if you like the bit of crunch around the corners or on the top.
Always wait to flip your silver dollar pancakes until the one side is golden brown but remember after the flip it cooks fast.
If you have an empty condiment bottle as we do from the Dollar store you fill it up with pancake batter and make mini silver dollar pancakes.
I tried using a zip lock bag and cutting the corner and that works too but I find it can be a bit too messy for me.
Once cooled you can put them in a bowl for cereal or if you plan to eat them hot, start eating them fast.
How To Make Mini Silver Dollar Pancakes
For these silver dollar pancakes, I use the same batter as my Magical Pillow fluffy Pancakes recipe.
I named them that because our son would put it near his cheek and said they were pillowy soft. haha!
Since these really are the best pancakes recipe I’ve ever made since living in Canada we use them all the time.
I did add a few sugar-free chocolate chips into his silver dollar pancakes but you don’t have to.
If you want to jazz up the flavour you can add a bit of orange or lemon peel to the pancake batter.
In the UK we would drizzle a lemon sauce on pancakes until I moved to Canada.
Mini Silver Dollar Pancake Ingredients
Exact measurements are found in the printable recipe below.
- 1 Free Range Brown Egg
- Salted Butter (this is to put on the griddle)
- Self-Rising Flour (we bought a small bag at Food Basics for $5.99)
- Organic Baking Powder
- Purest Baking Soda
- Avocado Oil (We buy ours at Costco for $15.99 1 litre)
- Granulated Sugar (I used Truvia but either or is fine)
- White 2% Milk
- Canadian Maple Syrup
- Black and Decker Griddle or any griddle will do however I don’t get the same fluffiness by using a frying pan as the griddle cooks it evenly on a flat surface
Let’s make some mini silver pancakes
- Preheat your pancake griddle to 200 degrees
- In a large bowl add your dry ingredients leaving a well in the middle of the bowl.
- Add your egg, avocado oil, and milk into the center and whisk then combine into the dry ingredients
- On your non-stick griddle add 1 tablespoon butter all over and you’ll do this every time you add a new set of pancakes.
- Pour the batter into a plastic condiment bottle or a Ziplock bag and cut a corner of the bag.
- Put enough of the pancake batter on the griddle about the size of a loonie.
- Cook the pancakes until bubbles form on the top, then flip to the other side. About 2 minutes on one side and 1 minute on the other.
- Once finished topping your fluffy pancakes with butter, maple syrup, whipped cream, milk for cereal, fresh fruits or jams is ideal
Discussion: What are your favourite toppings for pancakes?
Leave me comments below as I’d love to hear your feedback.