Pancake day is literally my favourite day of the year. I mean, it’s just an excuse to eat a load of pancakes – what’s there not to love?
Pancakes for breakfast, pancakes for lunch and pancakes for tea! I mean, that includes savoury pancakes too. I love to make socca which is chickpea flour pancakes. They’re crisp and just the best. I serve them with whatever veg I have to hand. Today, I have some aubergine and some broccoli so that’s my lunch planned.
What I really love to do with sweet pancakes is to make them into dinosaurs. It’s like having something amazing and then just making it even better. Dinosaur pancakes. Even just writing it is making me smile. They’re easy to make, so much fun and for anyone who loves pancakes and dinosaurs.
So, I make them two ways. Either my Triceratops pancakes or my Diplodocus pancakes.
For the Triceratops ones, you will need a heart-shaped pancake mold or be super skilled at making your pancakes into hearts (I use about 2 tablespoons of mixture for each pancake). Once you have your heart shaped pancakes, stack them and used flaked almonds for the horns and berries for the eyes and mouth. These guys are really pretty and just bring a smile to anyone’s face.
For the Diplodocus ones, you don’t need any fancy equipment other than a pan and a spatula. All you have to do is make the pancakes oval rather than round. Cut the banana in half top to bottom, then take one half and cut that in half for the tail and head and use the rest of the banana for the legs. Easy peasy.
Ingredients (makes approximately 5-6 pancakes):
1 cup (130g) flour (I use white spelt flour but any flour should work)
1/2 cup (45g) oats
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp oil (I use olive oil but any oil should work)
2 tsp maple syrup
150ml plant milk (any milk should work)
pinch of salt
Heat up a non stick frying pan. Mix together all the ingredients. Read above how to make the different types of dinosaurs. Use a tiny bit of oil to grease the pan. Add approximately 2 tablespoons of mixture and fry each pancake for about a minute on each side or until golden brown.