Breakfast food is often served as dinner in our home. It is something easy and quick to whip up. Pancakes made from scratch are not as hard as you think. As parents we naturally want to feed healthy foods to our children. We have discovered Nectresse which is available wherever you shop. It is the only 100% natural sweetener made from fruit – monk fruit extract to be exact. NECTRESSE Natural No Calorie Sweetener is 150 times sweeter than sugar and can be used in cooking and baking to add natural, zero calorie per serving sweetness in your favorite beverages and a delicious variety of foods. NECTRESSE™Sweetener
Check out this Lisa Lang video about Nectreese. (Lisa Lang is a favorite American journalist.) She has a family history of diabetes and therefore has always been cautious of her sugar intake and relied on no calorie sweeteners. She hasn’t liked any as much as Nectreese!
Take a moment to share this video with others. Maybe they still don’t know about this product.
We decided to give Nectresse a try in Apple Cinnamon Pancakes…trying to sneak in some fruit as well as a healthy alternative to sugar, a sweetener. I didn’t even tell the Little Chefs the sugar was being replaced. I wanted to see if they were going to notice!
The first step is to mix the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another bowl.
Add the dry to the wet then mix well. Carefully…I had to stress this point…fold in the apples.
I tested Little Chef C after she poured the mix into a skillet to cook. “How do you know when they are ready to flip?” I asked. “When you see bubbles.” she replied. I was so excited she remembered! When they are done you can eat them in a variety of ways. Most of us loved it with a little powdered sugar. Little Chef Dad decided to slice some bananas on top and sprinkle some more Nectreese on top. Little Chef D liked eating them with nothing on top. No matter how they ate the pancakes they all loved the apples inside and didn’t even notice the substitution of sugar!
If you are want to give Nectreese a try visit their site to sign up for a free sample to try Nectreese Sweetener for yourselves. FREE sample of NECTRESSE™Sweetener
Next time my Little Chefs want to sweeten up their cereal I am going to give them a little packet of Nectreese instead of reaching for our regular sugar container. Nectreese Sweetener is available in grocery stores, drug stores, supercenters and online for a suggesteed retail price of $3.00 for the packets and $6.99 for the canisters .
Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
2 cups all purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
6 NECTREESE Natural No Calorie Sweetener, Packets
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups 1% milk
1/4 cup melted butter (may also use light butter or margarine)
1 cup chopped apple (pears would also be good)
1. Blend all dry ingredients (flour through salt) in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
2. Whisk together eggs, vanilla, milk and melted butter. Add to dry ingredients and gently mix. Some lumps are okay. Fold in apples.
3. Spray a large skillet with non-stick cooking spray and heat over medium heat.
4. Pour 1/3 cup of batter per pancake onto hot griddle. Cook until bubbles appear on top, then flip pancake and cook until golden brown on other side. Serve hot.