Saturday, August 21, 2010


Ok... so, I have another book that I am working out of today.  I told you, I like to collect things!  The recipe today came out of "The Toddler Cafe".

The creators of this book, Jennifer and Matthew Carden (presumably husband and wife) focus a lot on letting kids be kids and working with that while instilling manners and fun into the eating process.  I enjoy some of their ideas and I like their philosophy.

So, here is their recipe which they titled "Lily Pad Pancakes".  If you want to know what type of nutrition you get out of peas check out this website:

I did the math on weightwatchers with the little changes that I made and came up with about 6 points for weightwatchers per serving (4 cakes).   This recipe makes about 16 cakes, or four servings.  I also doubled their recipe because I am a big fan of doing the work now and reaping the benefits later.

Here is my altered version of this recipe.

3 Cups of Frozen Green Peas
4 Tbsp. Water
2 Eggs
6 Tbsp. Whole Wheat Pastry Flour (Hodgson Mill brand has only 1 point according to WW)
1/4 Tsp. Kosher Salt
1/8 Tsp. Baking Powder
1/4 Tsp. Freshly Ground Pepper
1/4 Tsp. Onion powder
Olive Oil, as needed (to calculate points I used 3 Tbsp.)

Use a food processor to mix the peas, flour and eggs together until smooth, but still a little bumpy.
Place the salt, baking powder, onion powder, pepper and flour in a bowl.
Add the pea mixture to the flour mixture and mix.

Heat up the oil on medium heat in a nonstick pan (so that you can use as little oil as possible).
Drop the 1 Tbsp. of batter into the oil.
Flip when first side starts to brown, brown other side.

Allow to cool completely on a cooling rack.  

Serve with lemon zest yogurt. Recipe as follows:
Mix 1/4 cup of low-fat plain yogurt with lemon zest from one lemon and juice from half that lemon for dipping. The dip is 1 point.

I served my son's peacakes with sliced red peppers and cubed cantaloupe that consequently tastes AMAZING with the lemon yogurt.

Four peacakes plus the yogurt with lemon equals 298 calories.
If you add the cantaloupe and the red pepper you can add about 40 calories to your total.

My review on this recipe?  It is surprisingly good.  If you don't like peas, you won't like it.  But, if you are not opposed to peas it is rather delicious.  They are soft on the inside and have a good crust. The flavor is strong, but easily complimented.  And, most importantly, you are getting quite the serving of vegetables!

1 comment:

  1. I came to your blog today looking for this recipe. I'm excited to go try it out!