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Recently i’ve been playing with a recipe i found online and it’s so darn easy and fantastic i thought i should share it. I have no idea where i found it or who to thank for it, but i do know that it is not mine so i can’t take credit for inventing it. I do however, get a lot of credit when i make it.

It’s just a pancake recipe, but what i’ve done to it could be considered blasphemy in the world of pancakes. It’s kind of like what i do to the 5 cup-cake recipe (if you read that blog?) and you have so much freedom to move it’s insane! I was, up until recently, a bit scared of pancakes. I was worried about how fluffy or gluggy or delicious they’d end up. What i have recently discovered is that it’s so simple… and anything smothered in maple syrup in delicious. REAL maple syrup, not that ‘maple flavoured’ stuff.

Here it is:

1 cup flour (doesn’t matter what type – gluten free, spelt, plain, self raising… whatever. I use self raising because i like the ‘lift’)

1 cup milk (again, it doesn’t matter what type – soy, rice, oat, skim, full cream… etc)

1 egg (makes no difference if its big or small, i prefer big huge hunter valley free range eggs)

Mix together… and you’re done. Seriously. Done.

Or if you’re anything like me you might like to add a few bits and pieces… here is just the beginning of a ginormous list of things i have done to this basic recipe… try them all, try none of them, make your own and please, please share them!!

SWEET OPTIONS (you can add a tablespoon or 2 of sugar if you want, but i hardly ever do)

  • Banana
  • sultanas
  • cinnamon
  • grated apple and/or pear
  • strawberries
  • ricotta cheese
  • dried fruit
  • mashed pumpkin and maple syrup
  • custard powder
  • cocoa
  • choc chips
  • fresh/frozen berries

SAVOURY OPTIONS (i think these are the best, and a little garlic and herbs go a long way to making these so awesome!)

  • corn
  • bacon
  • cheese
  • garlic
  • grated carrot, zucchini, sweet potato… or anything that will be grated!
  • fresh or dried herbs
  • tuna, shredded chicken, tofu
  • left over pasta or noodles chopped up

These pancakes can be made big or small, thin or thick (depending on how you like your batter), filled with vegies as a meal for your kids or left plain to be topped with fruit or syrup or whatever it is you like. They really are the most versatile, easy thing to whip up for a snack, if you have guests, if you’re trying to use up old vegies or just getting your kids to eat some veggies. I let my little guy pick the fresh herbs and decide what goes in them (within reason) and even stir the batter. The more involved he is the more he is likely to eat them.

Please feel free to let me know what you add to this recipe and how good… or bad, it is!





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