Christmas Pancakes

Why not kick start the Christmas festivities with some delicious sugar-free, light, fluffy, fun pancakes and get your little ones involved too?! I guarantee they will love this (and so will you)!

These pancakes are the easiest ones you’ll ever make and take next to no time to cook.

Get your Christmas cookie cutters out and let’s get started!

Prep time: 5 mins for Method 1 / 10 mins for Method 2.

Serves: 8-10

Ingredients:

3 eggs (at room temp)

1 1/4 cup whole oats

2 very ripe bananas (see ‘Tip’ below if you need to ripen your bananas)

1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda (also called baking soda)

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp cinnamon powder (optional)

2 tbsp vegetable oil or coconut oil

Method 1 (quickest):

Preheat the pan on a low flame.

Blend all ingredients together in a food processor (leave out the cinnamon powder if you don’t want to add this). I use the Nutri-Bullet as it’s so easy to use and clean afterwards.

Smear oil on the pan with a sheet of kitchen roll.

Spoon the pancake mixture into small-ish circles (American style). Keep some space between each pancake so you have room to flip them.

Cook on a low heat.

Flip the pancake when you see air bubbles on the top (usually after a couple of minutes).

Once flipped, cook for approximately another 2 minutes – the pancake should easily come away from the pan.

Using your Christmas cookie cutters, cut out a variety of shapes.

Watch your little ones’ faces light up with excitement as they tuck into these! Sneak some in for yourself too 🙂

Try these with maple syrup, fresh fruit, peanut butter, honey or whatever else takes your fancy! The options are endless!

Method 2 (Getting the kids involved):

Preheat the pan on a low flame.

Kids: Whisk the eggs and vanilla extract in a bowl.

Kids: Mash the bananas in a separate bowl.

Blend the oats, bicarb of soda (and cinnamon powder if you’re using it) into a flour using a food processor.

Kids: Pour the mashed bananas into the egg mixture and stir until well combined.

Kids: Pour the flour mix into the wet ingredients and mix until the wet and dry ingredients have combined.

Smear oil on a pan with a sheet of kitchen roll.

Spoon on the pancake mixture into small-ish circles (American style). Keep some space between each pancake so you have room to flip them.

Cook on a low heat.

Flip the pancake when you see air bubbles on the top (usually after a couple of minutes).

Once flipped, cook for approximately another 2 minutes – the pancake should easily come away from the pan.

Kids: Using Christmas cookie cutters, cut out a variety of shapes.

Try these with maple syrup, fresh fruit, peanut butter, honey or whatever else takes your fancy! The options are endless!

Enjoy!

Tip: you can ripen bananas quicker in an oven. Place yellow bananas on a baking tray with parchment paper (as bananas can leak when they soften) and cook at 180 degrees celsius (fan 160 degrees celsius) for approx 30-35 mins. The skin will have blackened and they should be really soft to touch. Alternatively, you can ripen bananas by putting them in a paper bag along with an apple, close it up and store in a dark, cool place for a few days.

1 Comments

  • Chandni Parmar

    January 17, 2021 at 19:16

    Hi Nisha. Thank you for this recipe. I tried it out this evening for my toddler. I didn’t have any metal shapes however he still enjoyed taking part. I ended up giving my 6 month old some as well (cut into strips). She really loved them. She was gobbling them !!! Thank you. I look forward to following more of your recipes x.

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