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Yamcakes

Contributed by: NAPSA

A Yummy Yammy Way To Start The Day
by Yamster the Hamster
(NAPSA) - Breakfast is not just the first meal of the day-it can be one of the most important.

Yamcakes
Students who eat breakfast before starting school have better grades and reading scores, are better behaved and have fewer visits to the school nurse.

Children who eat breakfast find it easier to keep their weight under control.

So what's a great way to start the day? Why not yam it up and add some sweet potatoes to your breakfast menu?

Adding nutritious sweet potatoes to children's breakfast menus is a great way to boost their daily intake of important vitamins and minerals.

Louisiana sweet potatoes are a good source of beta-carotene, vitamin C, folic acid and certain B vitamins. Best of all, kids love them for their delicious flavor and vivid color.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes or 1 (15-ounce) can sweet potatoes, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups skim milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions:

In a small bowl, mix together the sweet potatoes, milk, egg, oil and lemon juice.

In another bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.

Stir the flour mixture into the sweet potato mixture, stirring only until combined. Heat a nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray over medium heat.

Pour about one-fourth cup batter onto skillet and cook about 1 to 2 minutes or until bubbly. Turn to cook on other side until light brown.

For more kid-friendly recipes and to learn more about Yamster, visit www.sweetpotato.org.

Serving Size: Makes 16 Pancakes


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