With the camp finished and the summer holidays over I’m finally getting back into the swing of trying out new recipes again. I had a request a couple of months ago for dairy and egg free pancakes. I posted a sweet potato based pancake recipe which, whilst delicious, was a little time consuming in comparison to today’s recipe. These pancakes are dairy, egg, nut, soya and gluten (depending on the oats you use) free. They are also vegan so they tick a few boxes. What I really like about this recipe is that they don’t call for a substitute milk, which is handy as I have run out of Oatly. They are also pretty versatile. The recipe below is the basic three ingredient one however I jazzed them up a little by splitting the batter and adding some extras. Another plus with this recipe is that there is no added sugar. They are sweetened by the bananas which makes it a great baby friendly dish. I made one batch to test the water with little one. This made roughly 6 pancakes, however you could easily double or halve the quantities depending on how hungry you are!
100g rolled oats (not instant porridge ones)
1. Whizz up the oats in a food processor until you have a floury consistency. I left mine a little grainy for texture. Add the banana and water. Blend until you have a smooth batter. Leave to firm up a little for ten minutes.
2. Heat a non stick frying pan over a high heat with a splash of oil. Spoon a couple of tablespoons of the batter into the pan and spread out to make a circle.
3. Allow to cook for a couple of minutes before flipping the pancake. Cook for a further couple of minutes until the pancake is springy and cooked through.
4. Place on a warm plate and repeat until the batter has been used up.
I made a gingerbread version by adding a tsp each of ground cinnamon and ground ginger to the food processor and blended. As blackberries are little one’s fruit of choice at the moment, I also made a blackberry pancake. In order for them to remain whole I added chopped blackberries to the batter after it was blended and mixed.
Dairy, egg, nut, soya and gluten (depending on the oats used) free
Made 6 pancakes
Total make time less than 45 minutes
Freezable- to find out how best to freeze pancakes see my sweet potato pancake recipe