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Fruity Pancakes

Who doesn’t love pancakes? These ones are egg-free, easy to make and a great activity for little ones to get involved with. Perfect as a weekend breakfast.

These recipes are designed for you to cook together as a family. The best bits for children to help with are shown in blue, and little hands can always help with measuring ingredients and washing up!

Ingredients

  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 2 tablespoons oil (1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons approx.)
  • 240g self-raising flour, or about 1 ¼ mugs
  • 300ml dairy/dairy free milk, or about 1 large mug
  • Pinch of salt

To serve

  • Yogurt or dairy free yoghurt
  • Extra fruit – blueberries and sliced banana

Serves 4. Approximate cost per adult serving: 57p

Method

  1. Mash the banana in a mixing bowl, stir in a pinch of salt.
  2. Add the flour and mix thoroughly.
  3. Make a well in the centre and gradually whisk in the milk. The batter should be a thick consistency that falls off the spoon / whisk.
  4. Heat a little oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons of batter to make thick pancakes. You may be able to add a few at a time depending on the size of your frying pan.
  5. Fry on each side for 2-3 minutes until golden,
  6. To serve, top with yoghurt and your favourite fruits – we love them with summer fruits such as blueberries, strawberries and raspberries.

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Whisk (or fork)
  • Jug
  • Frying pan
  • Spatula

Modify Me

  • If preparing for babies under 1, leave out the salt. Larger berries such as strawberries should be cut into quarters, and smaller fruits such as blueberries should be chopped or squashed.
  • If you have a blender and are short of time, you can also just pop all the ingredients together and blend!
  • Leftover pancakes can be kept in the fridge for an easy snack!

Foodie Fact

Bananas are a great source of potassium which is good for the heart, and they are also a source of fibre which is good for our digestive system!

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