‘Cheap and Easy’: Strawberry Pancakes

Pancakes are such an easy recipe and very affordable too- you only need basic ingredients. I’ve used strawberries in this batch (we got these from The Big Strawberry farm when we were on a road trip). The fantastic thing about strawberries in Australia is that you should be able buy them 12 months of the year- the different climates around the country means that they are generally available all year round. If fresh strawberries are unavailable or a little pricey, you can use frozen berries (just defrost them first) or other seasonal fruit as a replacement.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes / Cooking Time: 15 minutes / Makes 6-8 pancakes

Ingredients

  • 2 cup of self raising flour, sifted
  • 1 cup low fat milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 10 medium strawberries, diced (approx. 1 cup)
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • Olive oil spray (for cooking)

Method

  1. Add flour into a large mixing bowl
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the flour (milk, egg, strawberries) and stir until combined (try not to over mix the ingredients)
  3. Heat a frying pan (ideally a non-stick one) over medium heat on a stove or cook-top. When hot, spray the pan with oil. Add 2-3 heaped tablespoons of mixture to the pan , making 1-2 pancakes at a time (this will depend on the size of your pan). Use the back of the tablespoon to mould into a circular shape
  4. Cook for about 2-3 minutes or until bubbles appear on surface. Flip the pancakes over
  5. Cook the other sides for a further 2-3 minutes or until pancakes are firm. Remove cooked pancakes and place on a plate
  6. Continue cooking more pancakes until all the mixture has been used
  7. Serve with on it’s own or with chopped fruit.

 

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