If your children have allergies, or if you’re simply hoping to get more fruit into their diet, this is a great base recipe that has no eggs or dairy, and is naturally sweetened. Get the children to help by measuring and mixing.
¾ cups oats
¾ cup self raising flour
½ cup apple puree, or 1 ripe mashed banana
½-3/4 cup dairy free milk (soy, oat, or rice milk)
1/ Place oats and flour into a medium bowl. Combine the apple and ½ cup milk. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture, add wet mixture to flour and blend until smooth. Add extra milk if you prefer a thinner batter.
2/ Drop spoonfuls into greased heated pan, cook for 1-2 min each side.
OPTIONAL – Why not add a berry chia jam?
Makes 2 cups – can keep for up to 1 week
2 cups frozen or fresh raspberries or blueberries
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
1-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (if needed)
1/ Place fruit into medium saucepan, add a splash of water if needed. Cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes, or until fruit is softened, mash with a fork.
2/ Add chia seeds and juice, stir in honey or maple syrup if needed.
3/ Place into a heatproof bowl and allow jam to cool and thicken.