This is a revamp of my childhood favourite dish – pancakes !!! This is such a delicious and low in sugar : desert/snack/lunch. You can make it in so many different combinations, the only thing which will stop you is your imagination. This one is called : Pancake Sprinkled with Magic because my daughter thinks that I do magic to make it in her favourite colour – purple.
– 100g plain flour
– 2 eggs
– 300ml semi-skimmed milk
– Coconut oil for frying
Put the flour into a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre and crack the eggs into the middle. Pour in about 50ml milk and start whisking from the centre, gradually drawing the flour into the eggs and milk. Once all the flour is incorporated, beat until you have a smooth, thick paste. Add a little more milk at the time.
Heat the pan over a medium heat, add the butter and fry for 30s on each side.
– 100g ricotta cheese (or any soft white cheese)
– 2 handfuls of blueberries (need to make sure that they are sweet)
Heat the blueberries in the pan for 3-5 minutes (until releasing the juices). Cool down the blueberries, then blend. Mix with the Ricotta cheese.
Depending on how much filling you want in your pancakes you might need to double the ingredients.
ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER MEAL …
PANCAKES IN BLUEBERRY SAUCE
– 2 eggs (beaten)
– 250g of flour
– 1 tbsp baking powder
– 300ml milk
– 2 bananas (blended)
– 2 handfuls of blueberries
– 4 tablespoons of Greek yogurt
Mix all of the ingredients together in a blender and blitz until nice and smooth.
Prepare the frying pan, and fry your pancakes for around 1 minute on each side. Remember that when the upper side of the pancake is bubbling it’s time to turn it to the other side.
Once your pancakes are ready, heat up small pan and add your blueberries to it.
Jiggle and shake the pan over the heat for a couple of minutes then add the yogurt, quickly mix it and pour all over your pancakes (make sure not to cook it once you add the yogurt).
Sugar free Brownies !!!!
I am one of those annoying mums who don’t like to give Chloe sweets. I try to make cakes and biscuits myself so I can make sure that they are as healthy as possible. Those are brilliant! Chloe things that she is eating “chocolate”.
75g Wholemeal flour
130g Butter (melted)
1 Ripped banana
200g Medjool Dates
1tsp Vanilla extract
1/2 tsp bicarbonate
Preheat oven to 160 C fan oven.
Chop the dates and cover in the boiling water with bicarbonate. Leave for 20 minutes.
Add dates and the banana in to the food processor and blitz.
Combine all of the ingredients together; Put in to the cake tin and level off then bake for 20 – 25 min.
This might be sugar free but your child (and you) will love those brownies ! ❤️
ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER MEAL … SPINACH PICHI PASTA
This is a great dinner idea for your little one! What is very exciting is how much fun it is for kids to make it and how healthy it is!
– 100g baby spinach.
– 150g flower.
– 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese.
Put baby spinach and flower in to the food processor and mix until combined well.
You want it to be this same consistency as play dough 😁.
Then to the fun part, you need to shape your pasta. Your little one will have so much fun doing it with you. Divided the sought in to 1cm balls and the roll it until you achieve thin rolls of pasta.
Cook the pici straight away, or leave them to dry out for a few hours, or even overnight. If you are Cooking them straight away add to the boiling water and cook for around 8 minutes; if you cooking them from dry then allow extra 5 minutes.
Once ready put on the plate, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve (this will give you quite a few portions which you can freeze).
I have made this pasta from Jamie Oliver recipe from his new book Super Food Family Classic (http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/pasta-recipes/spinach-pici-pasta/). I have made the recipe for us grown ups and adapted it for Chloe. If your child is older then you probably can follow the recipe and just miss on some chilly flakes.