Pancakes

Glitterbug is cooking pancakes

This weekend was one of baby proofing chaos.

Sidekick loves the fireguard, great for standing practice. I give up!

On Sunday morning I was pleasantly surprised to find that my lovely Hubby had made pancake batter. We love pancakes and also waffles but with Sidekick we don’t get much chance. So this was a treat.

Having a fail proof pancake batter recipe can solve many a food emergencies.

This batter can be used for savoury or sweet and best of all it’s gluten and dairy free. Also perfect for baby led weaning.

All you need is:

  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 1 cup of milk (unsweetened almond)

Then:

  1. Flour into bowl
  2. Add milk and stir
  3. Add egg and stir

There you go, pancake batter. Why anyone buys it ready done I have no clue.

Now you can alter the recipe slightly for thicker/thinner pancakes (American style vs UK style). Due to us using gluten free flour 1 cup of milk produces quite a thick batter so we add a bit more milk when we want thinner UK style pancakes.

To cook pour into a hot frying pan and cook for a couple of minutes each side.

We don’t use oil to cook ours because we knew we were giving some to Sidekick but also its healthier.  I have a great ceramic frying pan that is perfect and nothing sticks. The only things is the pancakes don’t golden.

So there you have it, pancakes.

When we do savoury we stuff them with cheese, rocket, tomatoes. Sweet, we load them up with fruit.

We are very fortunate to have space to grow soft fruit and the couple of weeks of sunshine we had in June set off our raspberries and currants.

We spent a happy half an hour picking them in the sunshine to be gobbled up just as they are no sweetener required!

A bowl full of soft summer fruit
Sidekick can’t wait to dig in to the fruit

It’s funny this time last year I’d waddle around and have visions of how the next summer would be once my little one arrived. It’s nothing like I thought it would be. It’s that much more.

Let me know if you try out the recipe or better yet what’s your favourite pancake filling?

 

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