Dinosaur Pancake Sandwiches

butterfly Serves: 4-6

Written By Eydie Desser


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Makes (2) 5=inch Dinosaur sandwiches or 4-6 smaller sandwiches

I’m asked a lot, how I got my passion for cooking.  It started with my mom inspiring me in the kitchen.  She was so creative and made cooking and eating so much fun and special.  Here’s a great way to inspire your kids to enjoy being in the kitchen with you and eating something fun, delicious and nutritious! 

Equipment needed: 5-inch Dinosaur cookie cutter or smaller


For the Pancakes:
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
For the Sandwich:
  • 1 small whole banana, with the skin
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries, thawed
  • 5 or more, thinly sliced strawberries


Preheat oven to 350℉

Make the Pancakes:
  1. In a medium sized bowl, whisk the whole wheat flour, almond flour and baking powder to combine. 
  2. Combine the almond milk and maple syrup in a glass measuring cup, and whisk to combine.
  3. Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until smooth. Transfer the batter to a measuring cup, making it easy to pour.
  4. Heat a 10” or larger non-stick pan over medium heat for a minute or two.  Pour enough batter into the pan to fit the dinosaur cookie cutter, or 2 smaller cookie cutters of your kid’s choice.  Turn down the heat to medium low and let the batter cook until bubbles start to form.  Lift the pancake with a spatula to see if it is golden brown. Then flip when ready and cook on the other side for 2 minutes or so, or until it’s golden brown.
  5. Transfer to a wire rack, and repeat to make more pancakes.
For the Sandwich Filling:
  1. For the banana: Place the unpeeled banana on a sheet pan and place in the preheated. Roast until black and shiny, about 10-15 minutes.  Peel the banana and use the back of a fork to press the flesh into a purée. Keep the oven on for reheating the sandwiches. 
  2. For the blueberries:  Press the blueberries with a fork into a chunky purée.
  3. For the strawberries: Hull and slice paper thin.
Make the “Dinosaur” Cut-out” Sandwiches:
  1. Place the pancakes, separated on a cutting board.  Spread a thin layer of the banana purée on the bottom layer.  Then spread a thin layer of blueberry sauce and add sliced strawberries on top.  
  2. For the top pancake of the sandwich, spread a thin layer of banana purée and place on top, banana side down, to make a sandwich.
  3. Place the dinosaur or other “cookie” cute on top of the sandwich and press down.  You may need a paring knife to help release the sandwich from the very narrow sections.
To Serve:

Add berries around the sandwich and watch your kids eat and smile with delight.

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