Aug 19

Our new favourite breakfast

by LifeLoveLaura on August 19, 2013

Becoming a mum comes has turned me into a Delia in the making. Before Little T was born I always thought I couldn’t cook but it’s turned out that I can cook, I have just always been lazy. Too lazy to get off my arse and prepare something that I already know how to make, often reaching for a take away menu instead, and too lazy to learn how to make new things. That is until I became responsible for the meals of my little man as well as my own. I don’t want him growing up with the same rubbish eating habits as me, I want him to learn to try everything offered to him and be willing to taste new things. So far I am winning in the non picky eater stakes, Little T is quite open to trying new things, although it is becoming clear that Yorkshire pud is one of his favourite things to eat. I don’t mind this though, as long as he carries on eating the veg that goes with it!

He has been enjoying porridge quite a bit for his breakfast until recently but because we don’t add any sugar, only fruit,  I thought he might be getting a little bit bored with it so we decided to make something a bit different. Porridge in a different form – oat and raisin pancakes, American style! Until Little T arrived, cooking something like oat and raisin pancakes at 8am wouldn’t have even crossed my mind, the things being a mum does to you…! But, I’m so glad I had a go, they were really easy and went down a treat, not only with Little T but with myself and Big T too. I’d go as far to say that something so simple has swiftly become our new favourite breakfast!

These are also great for anybody doing baby led weaning, they’re soft but filling and can be cut into handy strips for your little one to grab. If you would like to make some, here is my recipe:

100g plain flour

100g oats

1 teaspoon baking powder

2 eggs

250ml whole milk

2 small boxes of raisins (or equivalent in weight)

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

oat and raisin pancake recipe

Method:

Mix the oats, flour and baking powder in a mixing bowl then add the eggs, milk and vegetable oil. Beat it all together with a spoon or spatula until it is all mixed well then add the raisins and mix again. Heat a little bit of extra oil in a frying pan, not too much as you don’t want them to turn out too greasy, then drop in a tablespoon of the mixture. Add more if you want your pancakes to be thicker or less for thinner ones. Turn over the pancakes to cook on the other side when you can see a few bubbles (see photo below), the pancake should now hold together when turning over. Each side shouldn’t take more than two minutes to cook. You can make a few pancakes at once, depending on the size of your frying pan.

oat and raisin pancake recipe

oat and raisin pancake recipe

The raisins add the perfect amount of sweetness to the pancakes without needing to add any sugar. You could serve them with some fresh fruit or for the adults, add little bit of maple syrup. The recipe makes quite a few pancakes so you can always save them for a day or so if you don’t eat them in one go, or better still, freeze them for a later date.

A hit with Little T!

A hit with Little T!

They are so simple but something a little bit different to start yours and your little one’s day with. I’d love to know what you think if you have a go!

Laura x

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

hurrahforgin August 19, 2013 at 5:17 pm

They look delicious – what a great idea!!

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LifeLoveLaura August 19, 2013 at 6:30 pm

They really were lovely, even without sugar! (I’m a sweet freak haha)

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Single Mother Ahoy Vicky August 20, 2013 at 8:47 am

Ooh thanks for the heads up, will definitely be trying these!

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