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Dads Pancake Recipe

Nothing better than making your own pancake mix, its easy, you can make them for yourself, your partner or surprise the kids with a yummy food treat – get the kids to help you, they’ll love too!
During these times that we must “Stay Home”, we have to be creative and find different things to do and that includes cooking up different recipes.

My favorite is making them for breakfast, I smother them with butter, peanut butter and sliced banana with a drizzle of honey over them. Pretty much anything can go on top of a pancake? I’d be very interested to know your favorite topping?

Here’s the recipe that serves approximately 8 pancakes :

  • 1 cup of self raising flour into a large bowl
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Milk – Just enough to make the mixture not to runny
  • Lots of butter and favorite toppings

Add all dry ingredients to a bowl.
Get a whisk and add the milk slowly to the bowl while your “whisking”.
Continue to whisk until all mixture is mixed through well and it just wet enough to be the right runny consistency.

Heat up fry-pan to 3/4 heat with a teaspoon of butter smeared across the pan. The first pancake is usually always a test and often can not turn out.
Pour in some mixture, wait for bubbles to appear on top. When bubbles appear its time to flip the pancake over.

Wait for the bubbles to appear then flip over

I know you’ll enjoy this pancake recipe and it will be a good one for your Dads Cooking book. Let us all know how your pancakes turned out.

Pancakes with banana and maple syrup

Pancakes

On those mornings that your wondering what to cook for the kids? or just want something different to make. Try this easy pancake recipe (better than the packet mix) kids can even help. The first time i tried I ruined a couple but then found out that its normal until the pan gets an even heat through it.  Have fun and Enjoy!

Ingredients:
1 cup self raising flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
Milk
2 Banana’s (or any fruit you and your children like.
Maple Syrup

Method:
Sift flour and sugar into mixing bowl
Add egg and approx 1/4 cup of milk and stir
Continue to add milk until mixture is smooth (no lumps) and desired consistency is achieved.
Texture should be thick, smooth but pour easily

Heat frying pan, add a little butter (so mixture does not stick)
Cook until holes appear on top of the pancake, flip and cook on other side until golden brown.

Slice up banana and place over the top and between the layers of pancakes, dribble maple syrup over the top.

TIP: sometimes the first couple of pancakes don’t work out but once the pan has an even distribution of heat they will brown up nicely.

One of our facebook dads “Roger Blackwell” suggested to simply remove the sugar and make a thin mix.  Don’t mix hard just blend with whisk. Throw in a banana, brown sugar syrup, crushed nuts and yoghurt. Winner! Or sliced ham, melted cheese and relish over the top. kids love them

Dads Cafe Breakfast Menu

This is what breakfast looked like at our house this morning. Every now and then using an A4 piece of paper I draw up a menu similar to the ones we get in a cafe and we all get to order what we would like to eat. It’s a bit of fun as kids love to role play games and you can pretend you are a waiter. I just include on the menu what is available in the fridge and pantry at the time.

dads cafe menu

A Banana Smoothie Idea

A banana smoothie ideaA smoothie that the kids will love, you can be creative by purchasing some decorative glasses and making it look like a smoothie you would get from a resort. Kids always appreciate the effort.
A deliciously healthy way to start the day, this smoothie is full of bananas, honey, with just a hint of cinnamon that makes it more-ish. It’s breakfast in a glass and a great way to have a meal on the run or an after school snack.

 

 

banana-smoothie

 

 

 

 

Serves 2

  • 1 Banana – best if they are ripe
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 scoops of ice-cream
  • 2 ice cubes
  • 2 decorative glasses
  • straws

Go crazy and blend it all together and enjoy!

 

Fruit and Honey Yoghurt

This is a winner for both adults and children, Summer or winter favorite. There are so many different styles of yoghurt on the shelf, just choose the one you and your kids like and enjoy.

 

Ingredients
strawberries, hulled and quartered
bananas, peeled, sliced
watermelon, chopped
apple, chopped
light plain Greek-style yoghurt
1 tablespoon honey
3 tablespoons of toasted muesli

Method
Combine strawberries, banana, orange and apple in a bowl.
Combine yoghurt and honey in a separate bowl.
Spoon fruit salad into bowls. Top with yoghurt mixture and toasted muesli.
Bowl up and watch it disappear.

Enjoy! The kids will love it.

Banana Smoothie

Banana smoothies are a great tasting drink and can help provide the necessary energy to kick start the day. This is a Dad 101 recipe that you need to be good at 🙂 Awesome for a snack anytime or breakfast…

Ingredients (serves 2)
2 ripe chopped bananas
2 cup skim milk
3-4 scoops vanilla ice-cream
2 teaspoons honey (optional)
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 decorative or long glass
1 long wooden skewer

Method
Place bananas, milk, vanilla ice-cream, honey and cinnamon in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.  Cut a few pieces of the banana and slide along the skewer and place in glass for decoration.  Serve immediately.

Enjoy,  Kids love this breakfast drink.

Boiled Egg Soldiers

Who remembers these? They are still a great way to serve up an egg for breakfast. Have fun 🙂

Ingredients (serves 1)
1 free-range egg
1 slice of buttered toast, crusts removed, cut into fingers

Method
Place the egg in a saucepan and add enough cold water to cover.  Place over a high heat on the stove-top.  Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to medium.

Simmer the egg for 3 minutes for soft-boiled; 4 minutes for a set white and creamy yolk; and 5 minutes for a perfectly set egg.

Serve in an egg cup, cut the top of the egg and use the toast fingers to dip into the yolk.

Enjoy! The kids may love them as a breakfast.

Scrambled Eggs

Eggs of all shapes and recipes can be used to create a scrumptious dish your yourself, friends or kids.

Ingredients (serves 2)
4 eggs
1/4 cup pure cream
10g (tablespoon) butter
Buttered toast

Method
Better to use a non-stick frypan
Whisk eggs and cream together in a bowl until combined. Season with salt and pepper.

Melt butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Pour egg mixture into pan. Using a wooden spoon, drag set egg towards centre of pan so remaining uncooked egg comes in contact with base. Cook for 2 minutes or until creamy curds start to form. Take pan off the heat.

Serve eggs on toast. Be careful not to overcook eggs, as they will continue to cook after being removed from pan.

Enjoy!

Pancakes

Ingredients:
1 cup self raising flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
Milk
2 Banana’s (or any fruit you and your children like.
Maple Syrup

Method:
Sift flour and sugar into mixing bowl
Add egg and approx 1/4 cup of milk and stir
Continue to add milk until mixture is smooth (no lumps) and desired consistency is achieved.
Texture should be thick, smooth but pour easily

Heat frying pan, add a little butter (so mixture does not stick)
Cook until holes appear on top of the pancake, flip and cook on other side until golden brown.

Slice up banana and place over the top and between the layers of pancakes, dribble maple syrup over the top.

TIP: sometimes the first couple of pancakes don’t work out but once the pan has an even distribution of heat they will brown up nicely.

One of our facebook dads “Roger Blackwell” suggested to simply remove the sugar and make a thin mix.  Don’t mix hard just blend with whisk. Throw in a banana, brown sugar syrup, crushed nuts and yoghurt. Winner! Or sliced ham, melted cheese and relish over the top. kids love them