All Day Pancakes; Food Prep Made Easy

Pancakes make a delicious breakfast option, but what if I told you that you could use them for lunch and dinner too!? This recipe and cooking method provides the perfect solution to healthy lunch box snacks and ‘on the go’ snacks for your busy day. Check out the list of ideas below and prepare to be pancaked!

This Pancake Recipe

The recipe is super simple and I have used a cup as measurement so you don’t need to go fiddling with weighing scales and ending up with a mess of flour everywhere. A cup of flour generally equates to between 150-160g of flour depending on how strict you are with your scooping.

Recipe for all day pancakes
Recipe

Another point to be aware of is that if you wish to use your little pancakes in a savoury dish, its probably best not to use vanilla essence in your batter! But if you are limiting yourself to using them as a delicious treat throughout the day or something tasty in the kids lunchboxes, then add the vanilla!

Macros for all day pancakes

Methods

This really couldn’t be simpler. Generally, I put everything into the nutri bullet but it is as easy to mix them in a bowl. Start with the liquid part of the recipe so that the flour doesn’t stick to the bowl. Whisk the egg with the milk then sieve in the flour and baking soda mix. Add whatever else you like at the end. This recipe also works really well with cacao, milled linseed, fresh fruit (blueberries etc) but it really just depends on what you are looking to eat the pancakes with. You could add some toasted cumin seeds if you wanted to use it with curry!

Use 4 eggs for higher protein
Use 4 eggs for higher protein

Once the mix is made, allow it to stand for 10-15 minutes in the fridge. I promise you that this makes for better pancakes. Use a soup spoon or a deep tablespoon to spoon out your portion. I usually get 4 small pancakes into a normal sized frying pan. Cook until slightly browned on both sides. I love to use a little butter in the pan for each batch as the flavour is just delicious.

Chia or Flax mix well
Add Chia or Flaxseed

Lunchtime And Snacks With Pancakes

The possibilities are endless truthfully – but anywhere you use bread, you can use these little circles of heaven. You can also use wholemeal flour if you wish or spelt flour although you may need a little extra milk – make your mix and observe the texture as you go.

I love to use my pancakes as a base instead of toast. They can easily be popped into the toaster to heat and crisp them up. Then I smother them in egg, ham and whatever other toppings I can find in the fridge.

pancakes, eggs, marmalade ham, peanut rayu
Pancakes, eggs, marmalade ham, peanut rayu

They are a great alternative to bread in a sandwich. I have nothing against bread (me and bread go way back – we have a very healthy, loving relationship), but sometimes, it is nice to have an alternative lined up.

For this option, I used my delicious Homemade Satay Dip, I added spring onions, thinly sliced peppers and some of yesterdays roast chicken. This meal was an absolute treat and a half and really makes you feel satisfied.

Satay and chicken sandwich
Pancakes, Satay and Roast Chicken

A little honey and mustard dressing goes a long way when it comes to this little treat. The fennel and carrot give a devine crunch whilst the sweetness of the honey compliments the flavour of the pancake. It’s like a slice of cake, but its a sandwich!

Pancake, fennel, carrot and chicken
Pancake, fennel, carrot and chicken

Other Ideas For All Day Pancakes

I have enjoyed these refried with a little cumin sprinkled on top – I used them then to scoop lentil dahl or curry and they stayed together perfectly. I have also had them with a dollop of nut butter or toasted with butter as a night time snack. The kids take them in lunch boxes and eat them plain or dipped in hummus. Either way, all 32 are usually gone by Wednesday (cooked on Monday).

Give them a go and do let me know if you invent another use for these little bites of yum!

Fi x

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2 Comments

  1. June 14, 2019 / 2:49 pm

    Apologies if I sent this twice, the kids switched off the broadband on me just as I hit send! I love the idea of savoury pancakes and I too am a fan of the cup measurement. It’s kinda an American thing and I use to find it really annoying as I didn’t have cup measurements so I was guessing what 1/2 cup and 1/4 cup was (and considering that every picture in my house is a little off – I’m assuming my eye isn’t very straight!!). Anyhow, I’m a fan but I find every time I share a recipe with clients or on social media, people come back to me asking me how many grams is in a cup of flour etc etc. And then I’m going back over the recipe measuring and weighing!!! Do you have this problem or are your followers and clients cup people?!! I think the €3 for the set of cup measurements in Home Store and More is well worth the investment!!!

    • westcorkfit
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      June 14, 2019 / 3:21 pm

      Yeah, it’s a funny one – but I tell clients to use their favourite small tea cup – or even mug. Measurements are approximate and you can add a dash more flour for better consistency etc. Using a favourite cup also builds a positive association with a recipe and you are more likely to remember it than with a messy scales covered in flour 😂😂

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