Number 1 top recipe


shovelling: fastest method of eating

We had a quiet few days or so food-wise with Dom being sick & getting over being sick but this week he loved 2 things – the tuna croquettes from the BLW cookbook, and a veggie shepherd’s pie out of my head.  A review of the former is to follow, and the recipe for the latter when I remember what I did!

In the meantime I’ve posted these before.  In a lazy move, I’ve decided the recipe needs a reprisal.  I have justification, they’ve gotten the most feedback of any recipe on here on the mum & kids forum I usually frequent.  So go ahead, make them, and enjoy!

Amy’s Best Pancakes (feeds Erik, Amy, Siggy & now Mark, Jill & Dominic ) (adapted from Gourmet)

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed with a fork (you can leave out the banana and the ‘cakes are still good but the banana adds fluff and the perfect level of sweetness)

Whisk together all ingredients and drop by 1/4 cupful into med-hot frying pan, greased with vegetable oil. Flip when cakes begin to bubble. Flip again after 30 seconds or so, but don’t flatten with spatula. Keep in a warm oven until all batter is used up. I usually end up with around 12 (give or take a cake) 3-inch pancakes.

Next move this weekend hopefully, is to make double the batter, make all the pancakes and try freezing them for snacks.*  I reckon they’d defrost super quick. Dominic gets his brekkie in creche, but he can get a bit whingey in the morning and we’ve found a snack does the trick to keep him happy, and occupied enough in his high chair that we can rush around making our lunches/folding nappies/digging out the bike helmets/whooshing the cats out.

So far we’ve been giving him a cheese straw or half a rice cake with almond butter but i’d like to see how the pancakes work as snacks, with a view to sending them into creche for him too (to ease the oft-mentioned Organix related guilt!)

– Jill

*I’ve 10 sitting out cooling ready to go in the freezer now. They’d better freeze well!


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11 thoughts on “Number 1 top recipe

  1. Haven’t tried freezing these – we make them all the time now, but there’s never any left over to freeze! I’m curious to hear how you get on.

    Out of necessity, I’ve tweaked the recipe twice recently. The first time I made it with strawberry yogurt instead of plain and the second I made it with vanilla yogurt. Both variations were nice but the vanilla was delicious. Try it out!


  2. I am so thrilled to have my fave pancakes featured twice on here. You guys are my food heroes. Next time around, I am going to try blw because Sigrid will not touch spinach with a thousand foot pole. Yesterday she licked a green bean and I was psyched (she picked it up!).

    We still make these pancakes every weekend, alternating between bananas and 1/2 cup applesauce. They really are the best.

    Kisses to Dom, glad he’s well, and apologies for missing the big 1st birthday post! Happy belated, little man!


  3. Also, I’d like to experiment with making these a wee bit healthier by using more whole wheat flour. Have you tried? Maybe I will try this weekend, but I’ll have to do two batches, just in case they don’t turn out well.


  4. thats a good idea, you could try half and half. or buckwheat either. must try the applesauce too.

    he’s having a very good food week this week i must say i’ve about 4 posts to catch up on. we’re just muddling along, but i think this BLW lark is good for sure.


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