Sunday morning and it's pancake time! These apple cinnamon pancakes are quick and easy to make. Simply grate an apple and use a basic pancake mix and you have a delicious way to start the morning. The kids love eating anything with their hands and this is a nice way to add some more fruit to their diets. My daughter loves her sprinkles so a few sprinkles made their way into a batch. Next time I might try using wholemeal flour instead of white to make it more healthy. Or even add some chia seeds to add some extra protein. Either way it's easy to modify this as you like. We like eating these plain but if you like it's also gorgeous with maple syrup or your child's favourite jam! Enjoy!

Apple and Cinnamon Pancakes
Apple and Cinnamon pancakes

 

Ingredients

  • 2 medium granny smith apples (approx 180g when grated)
  • 250g self raising flour
  • 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 Tbsp raw sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon ground
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Method

  • Grate apples
  • Place flour, bicarb, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl, whisk to combine.
  • Add the grated apples, mix to combine and make a well in the centre
  • In a separate bowl add milk, egg, vanilla and whisk to combine
  • Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Do not overmix. The batter will be lumpy
  • Preheat a frying pan to medium/low heat and add a dollop of butter
  • Swirl butter in pan until melted and then add scoops of the batter to the pan. I use a small icecream scoop to stop it getting too messy!
  • When the pancakes have a few bubbles on top, flip over and press down a little to ensure they cook through evenly. It is a delicate balance as you don't want them too high as they won't cook through the middle, especially if you have the heat on too high
  • Serve warm or allow to cool as you please. Enjoy :)

 

So as per usual I had some bananas getting a bit too ripe. Rather than make a cake or muffin I was thinking something the kids could eat for breakfast and which could make for a good snack for morning tea. So I decided on banana pancakes. To get my daughter to eat them I even added some sprinkles in to a few batches! Alternatively I added a sprinkle of cinnamon to some others :)

Banana Sprinkle Pancakes
Yummy banana pancakes


Ingredients

  • 250g Self Raising flour
  • 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 Tablespoons of raw sugar
  • 3 ripe bananas (around 190g when mashed)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Method

  • Add flour, bicarb and sugar to a bowl and whisk together.
  • Make a well in the centre.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, milk, mashed banana and vanilla extract together.
  • Add wet ingredients to the bowl with dry ingredients and mix until just combined. It will be lumpy so do NOT overmix
  • Add butter to a pan preheated to medium heat and gently swirl around pan.
  • Add scoops of mix to the pan (I use a small icecream scoop to stop it getting messy!)
  • At this point I add some sprinkles or a tiny bit of cinnamon (optional)

    Cooking Sprinkle Pancakes
    Sprinkles on banana pancakes
  • Flip pancakes when the bubbles appear and cook other side until golden brown.
  • Serve warm or allow to cool as you please :)