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How to Make Pancakes for Kids

How to Make Pancakes for Kids

Pancakes are a great way to encourage your children to eat fruit – all you’ve got to do it create fun design! Be as creative as you like with your kids’ pancakes; you could make faces or create their favourite animal using various fruits. This recipe explains how to make exciting ladybird pancakes using buttermilk pancakes topped with fruit!

Ingredients (For 6 Pancakes):

  • 350g of Self-Raising Flour
  • 1 tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • ½ tsp of Salt
  • 2 tbsp of Caster Sugar
  • 200ml of Buttermilk
  • 400ml of Semi-Skimmed Milk
  • 2 Free-Range Eggs
  • 85g of Melted, Unsalted Butter (plus extra for frying)
  • Strawberries (halved)
  • Blueberries
  • Kiwi Slices


  • Sieve
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Jug
  • Whisk
  • Ladle
  • Large Frying Pan
  • Spatula

METHOD: Fun & Fruity Pancakes for Kids!

  1. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and sugar into a large mixing bowl. In a separate jug, mix together the milk, eggs, buttermilk, and melted butter. Incorporate the wet ingredients into the flour mixture and stir to just combine.
  2. In a large frying pan over a medium heat, melt a small amount of butter and pour in a ladleful of batter into the middle to form a round pancake. If your pan is big enough, you may be able to fit two pancakes next to each other.
  3. Cook for about a minute, until the bottom of the pancake is golden, and then flip over and cook the other side for a minute.
  4. If you’re cooking in batches, keep the pancakes warm in the oven while you prepare the fruit.
  5. Lay slices of kiwi fruit on the bottom of a plate and stack two pancakes on top of one another (this recipe will serve 3 people based on 2 pancakes each). Cut the top pancake in half to form two wings. Cover with halved strawberries and place chocolate chips on top to resemble spots. Finally, put two blueberries at the top for eyes.
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