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 :)

 

Carrot and Apple Oat Cake
Carrot and Apple Oat Cake

This is a super easy and quick cake. Granted it takes some time to grate the carrot and apple but otherwise is a yummy and moist cake which is quick to make and good for you. Well close to it! Is really lovely without any icing but if you like would be perfect with a cream cheese frosting.

Ingredients

  • 300g grated carrot (3 medium carrots)
  • 170g grated apple (1 medium red apple)
  • 230g rolled oats
  • 155g wholemeal plain flour
  • 3/4 cup (150g) brown sugar
  • 55g shredded coconut
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 140g apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees celsius.
  2. Line a brownie tray with baking paper
  3. Place the oats, plain flour, brown sugar, coconut, mixed spice into a large mixing bowl and stir until completely combined and no lumps in the brown sugar.
  4. Add grated carrot and apple and stir until combined completely.
  5. To a separate bowl, add eggs and lightly beat them. Add apple sauce, canola oil and golden syrup. Whisk until combined.
  6. Add egg mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not over mix.
  7. Put the mixture into the tray and flatten. If you like you can make a few separate "cookies" with the mixture. This can be done by rolling a tablespoon of mixture and flattening slightly onto a separate baking tray.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes until a tester stick comes out clean.
  9. Allow to cool for 10 minutes and remove from pan to cool completely. Is yummy warm too though!