(Very) Simple pancake batter recipe and healthy (ish) fillings?

(18 Posts)
Millionprammiles Tue 09-Feb-16 11:07:00

Just dawned on me its pancake day - can I ask for your best simple batter recipes and any not too sugary sweet fillings and also healthy ish savoury fillings?

dementedpixie Tue 09-Feb-16 12:15:07

Sorry we have scotch pancakes here so have sugar/syrup in the recipe before you even get to the toppings!

Jujuheyhey Tue 09-Feb-16 12:21:34

Savoury pancakes - a combination of any of:
Bacon
Leeks
Mushrooms
Spinach
Onions
Red peppers

Just fry in a little oil, add a bit of cream cheese or similar to loosen. Add nutmeg/black pepper/herbs if you fancy.

Ouch44 Tue 09-Feb-16 12:26:26

A mug of milk, a mug of flour and 1 egg. Jamie Oliver recipe. He also put grated apple in it which does work. We have banana and choc spread to make them a (little) bit healthier!

WhenTheDragonsCame Tue 09-Feb-16 12:31:35

For savoury we normally have pesto, ham and cheese. The pesto has spinach blended into it and I add tomato to mine.

No idea about healthy sweet options but I love peanut butter and chocolate spread grin

GreenSand Tue 09-Feb-16 12:55:26

Savoury: pizza type toppings, tho a restraint round us cooks a pancake, then wraps a sausage in it!!!

Sweet: fruit compost best with frozen summer fruits, IMO.

CeciliaMiddleton Tue 09-Feb-16 13:05:46

My absolute favourite pancakes - sweet but not too sweet (all fruit, no sugar) www.culturewhisper.com/whisper/view/id/3886 nom nom nom.

Millionprammiles Tue 09-Feb-16 15:57:25

Sorry should have said no meat options but peppers, leeks and mushrooms with some sort of soft cheese sounds good.

I struggle a bit with recipes that use 'mug' or 'cup' measures. Has anyone used the Delia recipe (it uses two eggs and some water with the milk...is that madness??).
Have also found a MN recipe:
125g plain flour (self-raising will do if that's all you have)
250ml milk
Pinch of salt
1 egg

Am thinking salmon and avocado and creme fraiche might go ok as a filling.
And last question, can you melt nutella in the microwave?

JustABigBearAlan Tue 09-Feb-16 16:35:05

The Delia recipe is my go-to pancake recipe! It's great - try it!

JustABigBearAlan Tue 09-Feb-16 16:35:06

The Delia recipe is my go-to pancake recipe! It's great - try it!

JustABigBearAlan Tue 09-Feb-16 16:38:18

The Delia recipe is the one I always use. It's great.

No idea about melting Nutella, but have you seen the mumsnet pancake video they're advertising today? I've just watched it and it looks good. You freeze circles of nutella, and then add them to the pancake - so it has a melting middle. I'm probably not explaining it very well, but dc are keen to try it smile

JustABigBearAlan Tue 09-Feb-16 16:39:10

Oops - posting issues. blush
As you can see, I recommend the Delia recipe!

TheWoodenSpoonOfMischief Tue 09-Feb-16 16:44:22

I always do a cup of milk, cup of flour and one egg too. It's so easy. I don't understand how you struggle?

Bin85 Tue 09-Feb-16 16:48:09

Kenwood Chef ingredients:-
115g (4oz)plain flour
Pinch of salt
1 egg
280 ml milk
A little oil ( and I use some butter) for frying
I have used this for years
Usually have to make at least double quantities
First one can be a bit dodgy
Pour most of fat into ramekin once hot and reuse
Eat each one as cooked
Yum yum

Madelinehatter Tue 09-Feb-16 16:58:09

We use the cup method. We are having lemon and sugar. Haven't even bothered with the idea of a savoury filling. What's the point!.

Indecisivejo Tue 09-Feb-16 17:14:46

What's the cup method

Ouch44 Wed 10-Feb-16 00:02:21

You get the mug/cup you'd use for a mug/cup of tea. Fill it with flour, add to bowl. Fill it with milk, add to bowl. Add 1 egg. Whisk. Job done!

Millionprammiles Wed 10-Feb-16 08:38:31

The recipes do seem to vary - would 125g of flour and 250ml of milk both be a mugs worth?
I might go with the Delia one as we widely varying sizes of tea mugs smile

And the savoury idea is so we can have pancakes for dinner (and pudding..).

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