A few weeks ago I came home from work (in 2018 guys!) and the moment I walked in the door David came to me enthusiastically screaming ‘’Mama, pancakes, pancakes!’’. I thought, well he’s probably playing a cooking game (one of his favorites). I love seeing him play Chef. No better way to teach children good nutrition habits than encouraging them to cook & eat through play.
While I was trying to take my boots off, he ran back in the kitchen and brought me a pan. When you are given a pan and instructed to put it on the stove by a 2 year old- you know things are serious. You have no choice but give in and start making pancakes for dinner.
The greatest fun of all – the flipping part – let’s try and flip high enough, so the pancake reaches the sky …. or maybe the kitchen ceiling (#peppapig).
We rarely use animal milk in our kitchen, so I usually make pancakes with plant based alternatives (like coconut milk/ flax seeds milk).
The only issue that day was – I had no seeds and only a spoonful of coconut flakes. Thank goodness, I had a bottle of Spelt milk in my pantry. Alnatura saved the day!
I started making my very own plant based milks a few years back. The main driver behind it was my love for pancakes and smoothies. They are a great budget alternative to a store bought plant milks (that sometimes contain way too much sugar). Plus, you can choose the ingredients – vanilla lovers, here we go.
- 1 cup plant based milk
- 1 large egg (beaten)
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1-2 tsp baking powder
*1 cup = 240 ml
- Put all ingredients in a blow and mix well until no lumps are visible.
- Using a ladle, spread some of the pancake mix on a preheated pancake pan of choice.
- Once bubbles start to form, flip the pancake over.
- Once brown enough, remove from pan and set aside to cool.
- Repeat until bowl with pancake batter is empty and your plate is one big pile of pancakes.
And voila, ready to eat – for dinner or for breakfast – one thing is certain – these are our favorite fluffy pancakes.
Did you make this recipe?
I’d love to hear how it turned out for you! You can leave a comment below and/or snap a picture and share it on Instagram – using #shinemommy and tagging @anashinemommy in the photo itself.