Pancake Day

Boy A and Boy O both went to ‘school’ yesterday morning and came home with tales of their friend’s plans for chocolate pancakes. Daddy phoned from work pleading for pancakes for pudding. I think this is just the beginning of them all conspiring together.

I gave in, of course. Only not quite how they were expecting. I tried something new. Now I was prepared for an epic fail as Daddy LOVES pancakes and Boy A LOVES that famous brand chocolate spread (which he’s only allowed for Christmas and his birthday – mean Mummy), but everyone enjoyed them (Daddy being Daddy enjoyed them “as much” as ‘normal ones’, so he’s not ready to totally swap yet, but give him time…

They were very easy and The Boys helped make them. They are an adaptation of an Anna Jones recipe (whose ‘A Modern Way To Cook’ book is my favourite cookbook at the moment).

You’ll need is a blender to whizz everything up and a good frying pan.

First up, take a cup of oats and blend to a fine flour.

Then throw into the blender:

  • another 1/2 cup of oats
  • 1/2 cup of milled nut or seed mix (I especially like the nutty flavour from the nut mix)
  • a banana, sliced
  • one apple, grated
  • 150ml milk (or milk alternative)
  • (You could also pop in a handful of raspberries if you wanted to make pink pancakes for Valentines day)

Blitz everything until very well combined. Heat a little oil in a pan (I used coconut oil) and gently spoon a tablespoon of the mixture in at a time, gently ‘spreading’ the mixture so it is the thickness of a scotch pancake. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until nicely browned on one side (you don’t want to be turning them too much as they are delicate), gently turn the pancake over and cook for a further 2-3 minutes on the other side.

When nicely golden and cooked serve with your choice of toppings.

The Boys had mixed nut butter and sliced banana on their first one for ‘supper’ and then honey and sliced strawberries on their second for ‘pudding’. Boy O garnished his second one with yogurt. A whole pot.


NB/ These would make a great finger food for a weaning baby