Sometimes I like to get a bit indulgent at breakfast, to make me feel less guilty I pack my pancakes full of blueberries, its a fantastic way to sneak fruit into your children and turn their little cheeks purple with juice. Its a recipe that you can get your little ones involved with, lots of whisking and stirring!
Makes 8-10 pancakes depending on how thick you make them. Double or half the recipe easily!
200g self-raising flour (If you want to mix it up a bit I did 150g self-raising and 50g wholemeal).
300ml semi skimmed milk.
1 tsp baking powder.
1 medium sized egg.
A pat of butter (I do good tablespoons worth).
A handful of washed blueberries (around 100g depending on how much fruit you want).
Butter or coconut oil for cooking. Or sunflower, or olive oil whatever takes your pickle.
Sift the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt in a large mixing bowl.
In a separate bowl beat together the egg and milk. Then make a well in the dry ingredients in the mixing bowl and whisk in the milk and egg mixture to make a smooth batter. I use a hand whisk as it is a quick process and you don’t need to over whisk.
Add the pat of butter after heating it up a little in the microwave and gently stir in half the blueberries. Myself I found that whole blueberries tended to be a little large so I prefer to slice them in half for ease. If you are feeding this to smaller children slicing the fruit makes it less of a c chocking worry. You could also pour the mixture, and then sprinkle the blueberries on top as it cooks in the pan as an alternative.
Heat the butter in a large no stick frying pan and add a large tablespoon. For larger servings use a ladleful of the batter. You can make one at first to test cooking time or cook a couple in a pan at a time dependant on how the mixture spreads.
Cook for 3-4 minutes over a medium heat until small bubbles appear on the surface of each pancake. Then turn and cook another 2-3 minutes until golden. Cover with tin foil to keep warm while you use up the rest of the batter.
In BOLD are descriptions for children of utensils, measurements or cooking methods that you can introduce them to whilst helping you make the pancakes.
Serve with golden syrup and the rest of the fresh blueberries, or ice cream if you want this as a yummy desert!
What is your favourite type of pancake, are you a sweet or savoury fan?