The best thing about a long weekend is a lie-in followed by brunch. Well, with a busy toddler in the house lie-ins have become a rarity but there’s no reason why brunch still can’t happen! So this morning, while Mike dozed, Freddie and I got busy in the kitchen making Jamie Oliver’s fluffy pancakes.
What I really like about this recipe is that they are sugar free and you sweeten them with whatever flavouring you decide to put on top. We had blueberry and coconut flavoured pancakes and I served them with a mango and grape fruit salad and yoghurt (Mike also drizzled over copious amounts of maple syrup). Freddie ate 6! I think that is a pretty good endorsement of how good they are.
Suitable from around 7 months
3 large eggs
115g plain flour
1 heaped teaspoon baking powder
Flavouring – choose from blueberries, chocolate, coconut, berries, banana, apple or something else you think of!
Separate the egg yolks and whites into two bowls.
Whisk whites until they become stiff peaks.
Combine yolks with the flour, baking powder, milk.
Fold egg whites into yolk mixture.
Melt a small amount of butter in the frying pan. Spoon batter into pan (approximately 1tbsp per pancake).
Fry for a couple of minutes until golden then sprinkle your chosen flavouring onto the uncooked side of the pancake and flip. Continue to fry for a couple of minutes until golden and firm.
Serve with yoghurt and fruit salad. We use home-made yoghurt made in an easiyo yoghurt maker – super easy and very tasty! My favourite is the unsweetened Greek yoghurt.
I hope you enjoy these as much a Freddie did this morning!