With pancake day just around the corner, I thought I’d try out a few new ideas to make breakfast a bit more fun. I wanted to find ideas that would be suitable for the whole family and so I’m sharing three ways that aren’t covered with sugar. No chocolate spread or maple syrup in sight unfortunately.
For the batter mixture you’ll need:
- Plain Flour – 1 Cup
- An Egg
- Milk – 1 Cup
- Baking Powder -1 Tsp
Simple put all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. That’s it!
Generally for baking, I don’t use cups but for pancakes it makes consistency easy and takes away the need for scales. Because this recipe is so quick, we now don’t save pancakes just for pancake day and often have them as a weekend treat.
- You can cook two at a time here which is great news with twins as there’s no squabbling who gets one first.
- Spread each pancake with peanut butter. We prefer chunky but smooth would work just as well.
- Place two banana slices with either chocolate chips or blueberries on top for eyes.
- Slice the sides off a strawberry for wings.
- Cut a triangle from the remaining strawberry for a beak.
2) Teddy Bear
- Create one large and two small pools of batter in the hot frying pan. The little ones are a bit tricky but they don’t need to be perfect.
- Cook until lots of small bubbles appear on the surface as you can see in the photo above.
- Allow pancakes to cool a little before decorating otherwise the cream will just melt.
- Arrange the two smaller pancakes underneath the larger one as ears.
- Make a snout with squirty cream.
- Add chocolate chips or blueberries for eyes and a nose.
3) Sprinkles and Strawberries
- Add a pool of batter to your hot pan.
- Before the batter starts to cook, add the strawberry slices and sprinkles.
- Wait until tiny bubbles appear on the surface of the batter.
- Flip pancake and cook for a further few minutes.
I’d love one of these to make evenly sized pancakes. What do you think?
Because I knew I wanted to try all three of these pancakes, I made a large batch of batter and just covered it in the fridge. This way it lasted a few days. Which pancake design is your favourite?
Looking for more food ideas? Check out my post on 100 Foods for your Toddler to try before they turn Three
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