I have a confession. I like to squeeze in as many seconds of shut eye as possible and this means that my three kids are always, without fail out of bed before me. They’re old enough to get their own cereal (woohoo!) so it’s not the worst guilty Mummy moment in the world, but I doubt I’ll be winning any super mum awards.
On the weekend the Playstation 3 and morning cartoons stretch out Mummy sleep time until midday. In fact my hard working hubby makes way more cooked breakfasts than me in this household. I win the score on lunch and dinner but breakfast is all about cold cereal and the occasional slice of toast from me.
On the rare occasion when our kids get a cooked breakfasts (when my amazing mother-in-law is staying with us, hubby cooked me and him a little too much and gives some to the kids or on the kids birthdays) it’s a big deal.
Yesterday morning I dragged myself into the vertical position and whipped up some pancakes. The cries of shock, “Mummy! I can smell pancakes!!!” were classic.
These are super easy to make and relatively healthy. I was out of wholemeal flour but ordinarily I’d have made them wholemeal to make them more filling and fibre rich. Apple sauce can be used in place of the vegetable oil too for a lower fat option.
1/ In a large bowl whisk together the egg, mashed bananas, vegetable oil (or apple sauce), milk and vanilla extract
2/ In a smaller bowl place your flour, salt and sugar
3/ Sift the flour mixture into your wet ingredients and combine. Your mixture will be a teensy bit lumpy
4/ Heat a fry pan over medium-high heat and grease with a little butter or oil
5/ Drop 1/4 cup of batter onto the pan and flip when it starts to look a little dimpley. Brown on the second side and stack your pancakes onto a plate when they’re done
Serve with whatever takes your fancy. I sliced a ripe banana on top with a drizzle of maple syrup (yum!)
* Recipe used is from over here