Pancakes are tasty treats that can be served up as part of a lazy weekend breakfast, a speedy snack or as a delicious dessert. Of course, we most commonly consume pancakes on Pancake Tuesday!
Milk is one of the main ingredients in pancake batter and other dairy foods can be a welcome accompaniment for both sweet and savoury pancakes, offering a tasty way to help you achieve your recommended dairy intake.
To make approx. 12 delicious pancakes, you will need:
125g plain flour
300ml of milk
Pinch of salt
Oil for frying
For toppings why not try some of the ‘dairy-licious’ ideas below?
Stewed Apple Cinnamon
2 red eating apples
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
250ml natural yogurt
1 Tbsp flaked & toasted almonds
Optional - drizzle honey
Mixed Berry Crepe
125g strawberries (quartered)
Drizzle of honey
Mushroom Spinach & Cheese
200g mushrooms, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
100g cheddar cheese
Did you know …. ?
Milk, yogurt and cheese are important sources of many nutrients, such as calcium. Calcium is needed for the normal growth and development of bone in children, and the maintenance of our bones and teeth. Milk also provides protein, phosphorus, potassium, iodine, vitamin B2 and vitamin B12.
Dairy foods can be easily included and enjoyed as part of a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. The Department of Health’s Food Pyramid recommends three servings from the ‘milk, yogurt and cheese’ food group each day. Five servings daily are recommended for those aged 9-18 years due to the importance of calcium during this life stage.
Examples of a serving from the ‘milk, yogurt and cheese’ food group include a 200ml glass of milk, a 125g carton of yogurt or a 25g piece of hard cheese.
Created By: National Dairy Council
Preparation time 15 mins | Total Time 20 mins | Serves 4