You are probably wondering who the “Lillababee” is. At birth, our now 16 month old daughter, Violet was given the nickname “Lillababee” by our great friend and talented designer, Elizabeth Winheld of Sweet Spark Design. And what do you think the Lillababee loves? Lillabee Perfect Pancakes, of course! So, how does a Mama make them even more fun and nutritious? By adding cherries to give them a all-natural purple hue and a boost of antioxidants, along with super foods, flax and chia seeds (for additional antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, iron, potassium, fiber and more). The delicious result is The Lillababee’s Super Purple Pancakes. Go ahead, serve these on Sunday and watch the whole family gobble them down with a smile.

Follow the directions on the back of the Lillabee Perfect Pancake box. Stir 1/4 cup of sliced fresh or frozen cherries, 2 tablespoons of ground flax seeds and 2 tablespoons of ground chia seeds into the batter. Pour and cook pancakes as directed on the box, and viola! Super Purple Pancakes!

For added fun, make mini-pancakes. Kids always love little things. Or pour two small pancakes and one larger pancake together to make the shape of Mickey Mouse. I usually make a few extras to freeze, then defrost later in the week for a quick nutritious snack that is great on the go.

And don’t forget, you can enjoy Lillabee Perfect Pancakes in two fabulous Boulder establishments, Centro Latin Kitchen (for Sat/Sun brunch) and The Buff any morning of the week.

Happy Pancaking!