Pancakes - shrove Tuesday



This coming Tuesday is pancake day! So get out your frying pan and give these dairy free pancakes a try.

For the Pancakes you will need …

125g plain flour (use half white and half wholemeal for more fibre) 1 egg

300ml coconut milk (or similar)

A little oil for frying

Place the flour in a bowl and make a well in the centre. Crack the egg in the middle, pour in a quarter of the milk and whisk. Once the mixture is a smooth paste beat in the remaining milk. Leave to rest for 20 minutes. Stir again before using.

Heat a non-stick frying pan with a little oil. Pour a little of the pancake mix into the pan and swirl around to coat the base. Cook for a few minutes until golden brown, then if you are feeling brave flip the pancake in the air and cook the other side until golden. Or use a spatula to turn the pancake. I like to have my children sitting next to me when I make pancakes so that they can eat them immediately and it adds to the fun. Alternatively place the cooked pancake on a plate and keep warm in the oven until all the pancakes are cooked. Add your favourite filling and enjoy.

Here are a few filling ideas from us but we would love to hear yours.

Berries piled high

Banana and nut butter

Steamed apple and cinnamon

Steamed pear and cacao nibs

Mixed fruit salad and a dash of Cointreau

The Traditional – lemon with a light sprinkle of sugar

Cheese (can use dairy alternative), spinach and mushroom

Bean chilli

Find out more about Helen Money's nutritional advice


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