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If you ask me what my very favourite thing is I would not hesitate to say my family. I came into motherhood quite late on, and was immediately overwhelmed with how amazing it is. Now I would like nothing more than to be a Domestic Goddess, and surround my family in love, good food, beautiful things and lots of happy memories. And like the majority of families these days, we need to do it on a budget!

I firmly believe we all have a little bit of the Domestic Goddess inside us, just waiting to break out. Whether that is knowing how to make a roast chicken feed a family of 4 for a week, being able to make, repair or recycle clothes, hunting down a bargain, or simply turning everyday, simple things into pretty or useful items, with a little bit of imagination we can all dip in to the Goddess inside and make our lives that little bit more interesting.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I enjoy sharing my (challenging) journey into Domestic Goddessness!

Monday, March 26, 2012

The 5-a-day breakfast!

Welcome to the beginning of another week, and what a beautiful weekend we've had. I hope it continues!

Don't forget to head over to visit Wendy and all the lovely blogs linked up to visit Handmade Monday (if the link doesn't work there is one on my right hand side bar.)

Just a quick note to my fellow bloggers by way of an apology. I am currently unable to post comments on blogs that have word verification on them. I think my ipad is going through some kind of midlife crisis or something. I do read them all! And once my deskyop pc is up and running (don't ask) I:ll aim to comment on those i missed!

I hope you're all enjoying the sunny weather. I think it makes it easier to eat well instead of just stodge when the sun shines. Not that my girls need any reason to eat fruit! I thought this week I would share my recipe for 5-a-day pancakes which is usually a hit here and sets us up for a good day!

To make 8 pancakes you need:

1cup self raising flour

1cup milk - semi skimmed, full fat, buttermilk - whatever you have.

2 eggs

2 ripe bananas

A punnet of blueberries.

In a bowl beat the eggs and add the flour to make a thick batter. Add in the mashed up banana and slowly add the milk until it is dropping consistency. Add the blueberries -as many or as few as you like. Drop generous spoonfuls on to a hot frying pan or skillet. Once there are bubbles forming on the top, flip them over. It takes a couple of minutes only.

Serve with chopped fresh fruit on the side (hence the name 5-a-day pancakes !) we like strawberries, melon and grapes.

You could try adding raisins instead of blueberries, add a spoonful of cocoa powder in the mix too for a chocolatey taste.

These pancakes literally take 10minutes to put together from ingredients most of us have around the kitchen and the kids can get involved too. They are great for babies too, Teaghan loves them and it is a breakfast she can eat by herself without the need for spoonfeeding.

I usually make half quantities just for the girls and it still nakes 4 generous pancakes.

I'd love to see what kind of things you serve up for the kids instead of the same old cereal and toast!

Til next time!


Caroline Nash said...

Brekkie certainly looks delicious love pancakes and fruit. I had the same with my iPad and changed one of the settings problem is was fiddling so now cannot remember what I did, if it comes back to me will let you know.


Very mouthwatering - I love bananas, strawberries and blue berries. A great recipe - many thanks. Hope you have a good week.

Wendy said...

The pancakes sound (and look) yummy!

Mrs Pink said...

Mmm yummy! My husband makes lovely pancakes similar to these with buttermilk (it's about the only thing he does cook apart from bacon sandwiches!).

Handbags by Helen said...

Mmmm, pancakes! I know what you mean about the iPad. Some of it's little foibles drive me mad!

Jam Dalory said...

Please don't give me more reasons to eat pancakes. I've just started another diet and if I made those I'd eat all 8 of them! They do look delicious though... maybe just one wont hurt! x

mcrafts said...

Thanks so much for the recipe! My son sometimes says it would be nice to have pancakes but I never had a recipe - so no excuses now as have copied out the recipe and I will surprise him next time he asks! Mich x

Pickle Lily said...

Great idea for breakfast. Our family favourite - an oldie- is eggy bread!
Jo x