Healthy lunches are not always easy. I don’t know about you, but when I don’t make school lunch the night before I always find myself running around like a crazy woman the next morning trying to pack lunch, drink coffee, feed the kids breakfast, and fix the backwards facing shoes that my toddler proudly put on himself.

Chickpea and Roasted Carrot Savory Pancakes for back to school lunch! Lunchbox ideas can be a challenge with picky eaters, this make ahead lunch idea is healthy and easy! Better yet, it is a freezer friendly lunch box recipe that is also a baby led weaning and toddler friendly finger food! #lunchbox #fingerfood #pancakes #fritters #backtoschool #babyledweaning

I do my best to pack the night before, but it doesn’t always happen. That’s when the freezer friendly pancakes come out. Pancakes will thaw by the time lunch arrives, so I can throw them in the bento box and go. A healthy lunch is served! These savoury chickpea pancakes are super easy to make and freeze well when separated by a bit of parchment paper. They are also loaded with hidden veggies, but your picky eater won’t see them. 🙂

 

Chickpea Pancakes with Roasted Carrot and Garlic Recipe Images

 

I love making as many recipes as possible in my food processor or mini blender. With these pancakes, I can throw all of the ingredients into the blender and whip it up! I start with the wet ingredients, and then gently pulse the dry ingredients in after. Less dishes means less time cleaning up! Yay!

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My kids also LOVE to dip their food (in just about anything). So I like to add protein rich Greek yogurt with a bit of lime and coriander to the side for dipping. 

Chickpea and Roasted Carrot Savory Pancakes for back to school lunch! Lunchbox ideas can be a challenge with picky eaters, this make ahead lunch idea is healthy and easy! Better yet, it is a freezer friendly lunch box recipe that is also a baby led weaning and toddler friendly finger food! #lunchbox #fingerfood #pancakes #fritters #backtoschool #babyledweaning

 

Back to school is especially challenging for me this year since my little Oscar is starting his first year! We’ve had a wonderful time together this summer creating fun back to school lunch recipes like this one for Dunnes Stores. They’ve been especially supportive as Oscar and I make the journey towards his first year of school. 

Looking for healthy lunch ideas? Here’s a few more ideas:

Cheese & Veggie Lunchbox Muffins

Blueberry Oat Pancakes for Lunch

Sweet Pea Falafels

Healthy Pizza Muffins

 

Chickpea and Roasted Carrot Savory Pancakes for back to school lunch! Lunchbox ideas can be a challenge with picky eaters, this make ahead lunch idea is healthy and easy! Better yet, it is a freezer friendly lunch box recipe that is also a baby led weaning and toddler friendly finger food! #lunchbox #fingerfood #pancakes #fritters #backtoschool #babyledweaning

      • PREP TIME
      • 10 minutes
      • COOK TIME
      • 10 minutes
      • TOTAL TIME
      • 20 minutes
      • SERVES
      • 12 Pancakes

What goes in...

  • 4 large carrots roasted
  • 1 x 400g tin chickpeas
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 250ml milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 60g flour flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Rapeseed oil for frying
  • To serve
  • 200ml natural yogurt
  • Juice 1/2 lime
  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped.

How to make it...

  1. Place the roasted carrots, garlic, milk, egg and butter into a blender and blend until the carrots are really smooth.
  2. Add the flour and baking powder and blend for a further minute until fully combined.
  3. For each batch of pancakes, heat 1/2 a teaspoon of rapeseed oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Spoon 2–3 tablespoons of batter per pancake into the pan. Cook until you see bubbles forming (about 1–2 minutes). Flip over and cook the other side.
  4. For the sauce mix the yogurt, lime and coriander leaves together well.
  5. To serve top the pancakes with sauce!

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