Apple Blueberry Pancakes

Sunday mornings are made for pancakes. There’s nothing better that sitting down with my lovelies and sharing a delicious breakfast. Well, actually I am normally at the stove cooking these while my kiddos demand out-strips my ability to supply. But it’s that togetherness and family time that for me cooking and eating is all about.

I have always loved pancakes. I think one of the first foods I ever learnt to make was pancakes and as a kid I subjected my family to many a rubbery pancake…I like to think I have improved drastically since then. I found a great recipe a couple of years ago and it has been my go to since, but when I saw a recipe from My Diary of Us (thank you for the inspiration Leigh Ann x) using greek yogurt I knew I needed to develop a pancake recipe with this ingredient too.

And I am so glad I did! I love how these are substantial but still light and the fact that there is no refined sugar means that they are a great breakfast, lunch or snacks…or even brinner?!

Apple Blueberry Pancakes

  • Servings: makes 16
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 1/2 cup of wholemeal flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup of greek yogurt (no added sugars)
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 apple, peeled and grated
  • a handful of blueberries, halved or quartered depending on size
  • oil of choice

Directions

  1. In a large bowl mix together all of the ingredients except the blueberries to form a batter
  2. Fold the berries through the mixture
  3. Lightly oil a pan over a medium-low heat and when heated, add spoonfuls of the mixture to the pan.
  4. When bubbles begin to form, flip the pancakes carefully and cook through.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you have used all your batter, keeping the pan lightly greased to ensure the pancakes do not stick
  6. Serve with fruit and enjoy!

These pancakes need to be cooked over a reasonably low heat to ensure that they cook through without the outsides over cooking. I freeze batches or leftovers in freezer bags to make a quick breakfast mid-week or for lunchboxes. Use within two months if freezing.

If we are having pancakes for breakfast I tend to make these myself without ‘helping hands’ so they can get out to the table as fast as possible. But when we have more time the kids love helping me and this is a perfect recipe for getting your kids in the kitchen. It’s a great recipe for younger children as much as older children. The older kids can measure ingredients, grate the apple and chop the blueberries for you and younger kids can help our ingredients into the bowl and stir the mixture. Or if they are capable cooks – get your kids to make you breakfast in bed!

My older son does not like blueberries (actually he uses the word hate but I think that is an exaggeration) so sometimes I make this recipe without them and just make them as Apple Pancakes which are nice too but my preference is with the blueberries in them.

Get your kids in the kitchen and enjoy making and eating these delicious pancakes! Before you tuck in though, take a quick pic and share them to my  Facebook wall, or post them to Instagram and tag me in your pic. I would love to see them!

Apple Blueberry Pancakes. Freezer friendly, refined sugar free.

 

 

 

 

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