Rather than wasting pancake batter I had left over, I decided to mix it up a little with some roasted vegetables. Thankfully it was an experiment that turned out exceptionally well. Oscar has loved these little pancakes since he was 6 months old and I found it a great way to pack so many nutritious vegetables into every little bite.
What goes in...
- 1 Cup Plain Flour (or buckwheat for gluten free)
- 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1 Cup Whole Milk (substitute with soy or almond milk for dairy free)
- 1 Organic Egg (Leave out for egg free)
- 2 Tablespoons Melted Unsalted Butter (substitute with coconut butter for dairy free)
- 1 Medium Onion
- 1 Small Head Broccoli
- 1 Red Bell Pepper
- 50g Grated Cheddar Cheese (substitute with your favourite vegan cheese for dairy free)
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil for Frying
How to make it...
- Heat oven to 200°C.
- Peel onion and pepper and chop into large chunks. Place onto baking tray and drizzle with a little olive or rapeseed oil. Put tray into the oven and roast vegetables until soft and starting to brown approx 25-30mins.
- While this is cooking steam your broccoli until soft. Then, place all of your cooked vegetables on a chopping board and using a knife chop into tiny little baby sized pieces.
- Add flour and baking powder to a bowl.
- In a separate bowl or jug mix together your chosen milk, egg (if you are using it) and 2 tablespoons of the melted unsalted butter (or coconut butter).
- Make a well in the flour mixture and slowly (to avoid lumps) whisk in the liquid mixture until it is fully combined.
- Fold vegetable mixture and grated cheese into your batter until completely combined. It will be much thicker than normal pancake mixture but that’s o.k.
- Heat a little olive oil on a non-stick frying pan and when hot spoon about a tablespoon of your batter mixture onto the pan. Press gently down with the back of the spoon to make into a pancake shape.
- Fry until golden both sides and serve with a little sour cream and chives (or plain).
- Someone you know will love you for it.