Should you be having any difficulty convincing the kids to eat pancakes, you might try the most basic of strategies: a pile of teeny tiny ones, aka silver dollar pancakes. It supports my theory that kids will almost always respond to little food (how else to explain my 6-year-old eating peanuts only from salt cellars, never from a legitimate bowl?) over big food. Checked out our pancake story, featuring the world’s best recipe, or just use your favorite mix. I like Trader Joe’s buttermilk mixed with their multigrain version.