Any day that allows you to have breakfast for dinner (brinner?) is a great day, all the better when kids get to help out with pancakes on Pancake Tuesday. But sometimes the same old recipes get a bit tired, and we want to make sure our kids are getting some nutrients and vitamins as well as the joy from pancakes this year.
These recipes all have a hint of hidden goodness while keeping in the fun pancake form. If you’re brave enough to try them out, make sure you share your photos with us on Instagram.
Sweet potato pancakes
2 sweet potatoes
Method: Pierce skin of sweet potatoes and microwave for about five minutes, or until inner flesh is soft. Leave to cool for about ten minutes. Then, remove the skins and mash the potatoes together with the eggs until batter forms.
Fry in a little bit of cooking oil (coconut oil gives a nice accompanying flavour for sweet potato!). Serve with berry compote and greek yoghurt and a smidge of honey!
Two ingredient banana pancakes
Method: Mash all the ingredients together in a bowl and fry a ladle-full on a hot pan. When edges begin to brown, flip and fry on the other side. Serve with honey.
Carrot cake pancakes
1 grated carrot
1/2 cup yoghurt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp honey
Method: Mash all the ingredients together in a bowl and fry a ladle-full on a hot pan. When edges begin to brown, flip and fry on the other side. Serve with greek yoghurt, honey and berry compote.
Super food oat pancakes
3 tbsp peanut butter (or any nut butter you prefer)
2 cups of porridge oats
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/4 cups of milk
1 tbsp maple syrup
Method: Place all ingredients together in a blender and mix well to form a smooth batter. Fry a ladle-full on a hot pan. When edges begin to brown, flip and fry on the other side. Serve warm with whatever toppings you like!