Curious George Makes Pancakes

george pancakes

I’ve got lots of catching up to do! What better way to start than with pancakes, a monkey, and my little monkey chef? Fun!

If I’m remembering correctly this was our New Year’s Day breakfast. I love that he gets excited about this project and insists on having the book by his side as his cookbook. (The book doesn’t actually have a recipe, but it’s a fun story about George making pancakes at a fundraiser.) Dizzle and Gbear really like blueberries in the pancakes, but we have quite a while to wait on those from the garden. Chocolate chips were a totally acceptable substitute.

Serves: 6
  • 1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 TB sugar
  • 2 TB baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 TB coconut oil
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips (or blueberries, dried fruit, nuts, any desired addition)
  1. Mix dry ingredients. Melt coconut oil briefly in microwave. Add oil and milk to dry ingredients. Gently mix just until incorporated. Heat pan or griddle to medium heat. Add pancake batter by ¼ cup scoops. Cook until beginning to brown on bottom, a couple minutes. Add any desired goodies like a few chocolate chips or blueberries. Flip. Cook another couple minutes until golden brown.

For anyone non-vegan I’m sure substituting dairy milk and using butter instead of coconut oil would be just fine. I’ve used this recipe for quite a while. I think I adapted it from the one we once used from the Joy of Cooking that also included an egg?

Our first project like this was a couple years ago when we made granola from a Peter Rabbit cookbook. (Was just looking at those photos. Oh my goodness! Those sweet 2 yr old cheeks!)


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