Fruit pancakes


50g fruit, e.g. blueberries, raspberries, banana

125g self-raising flour

1x15ml spoon sugar

1 egg

180ml semi-skimmed milk

Spray oil


Chopping board, knife, sieve, whisk, bowl, measuring jug, non-stick frying pan, fish slice, metal spoon.


  1. Chop the fruit into small chunks or keep whole (depending on size of fruit).
  2. Sift the flour into a bowl and add the sugar.
  3. Whisk in the egg and milk.
  4. Stir in the fruit.
  5. Heat the frying pan and add a little spray oil.
  6. Pour in 2x15ml spoons of mixture for each pancake.
  7. Cook for 2 minutes, until golden, and turn over.
  8. Cook for a further minute.
  9. Serve.

Top tips:

  • Instead of using sugar, try adding a small amount of sweetener instead.
  • Use half wholemeal and half white self-raising flour for added fibre.
  • Remove the sugar and add chopped ham and sweetcorn instead of the fruit for a savoury version.


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