In preparation for Pancake day on Tuesday the 5th of March, Wellbeing Ambassador Reshani has shared her favourite pancake recipe.
These pancakes are a great spin on the traditional recipe. They are so cheap and easy to make that I have them all year round and are a bit of a go to meal for me. I like to add some oats to my mix and love cinnamon, but that is optional. The best part is of course what you put on them!
Here are the ingredients:
*Makes 4-5 medium sized pancakes*
- Quaker Oats (27g- 1 sachet)
- Flour (25g)
- Baking powder (1/2 teaspoon)
- Pinch of cinnamon powder (optional)
- Pinch of salt
- Milk (100 ml)
- 1 egg
- Olive oil or butter
Before you get started here are a few tips:
- If you are not feeling brave to flip them the traditional way make them small enough to flip carefully with a spatula.
- Make sure you have a good non stick pan.
- Add the batter to the pan carefully, its easy to add too much forgetting it spreads out when it hits the pan.
- Put the oats, flour, baking powder and cinnamon into a jug/bowl
- Pour in the milk and mix with a fork till the mixture is smooth. There should be no visible lumps
- Break in the egg and continue mixing
- Turn heat up to medium. Pour in a teaspoon of olive oil into a frying pan and use a piece of kitchen roll to coat the whole pan
- When the pan is hot pour in a large spoonful of the batter to make one pancake
- Pancakes should cook for approximately two minutes per side or till they start turning brown
That's it, they are that simple.
Now you have the fun part, toppings. This is one reasons I love pancakes, they are so versatile depending on what topping (or filling) you choose, they can be sweet or savoury. The choice of toppings can always lead to some very heated debates, my personal favourite is - Greek yogurt, raspberries and honey.
Let us know in the comments how you get on.
Happy Pancake Day