My son (currently 2 years old) loves pancakes. Protein, not so much. I tried to get a bit more protein in his carbs.
(organic, if possible)
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup cottage cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tbs milk
butter, oil or oil spray
Mix dry ingredients. Mix wet ingredients and then fold into dry ingredients mixing as little as possible (keeps the pancakes tender).
Heat a pan and grease with butter. My son likes small pancakes (so I use about 1-2 teaspoons at a time), but you can make full size pancakes if you wish.
It usually takes a minute or two before you can turn them over, or you can look for small bubbles at the edges of the pancakes before flipping.
Remove when golden brown.
If you want to substitute white flour, you'll have to add more flour (maybe 3-4 extra tablespoons) unless you like thin pancakes.
Also, I usually make a big batch of these and freeze them in layers (with plastic wrap in between), so that I can just microwave a few for a quick kiddie breakfast.
My son loves eating these with peanut butter and jam or syrup. What's your favorite pancake topping? :)