Pancake day is coming up on 1 March. Get children involved by using a range of toppings to decorate their pancakes: try doing self-portraits or making patterns.

You will need:
• 125g flour (I used 1/3 buck-wheat flour and 2/3 plain flour, but all plain will do)
• 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
• 225ml milk (if you don’t want to use dairy, oat milk works well)
• Oil to stop the pancakes sticking


Bananas, strawberries, blue-berries, nuts, crème fraiche or squeezy cream. Maple syrup (with or without food colouring) can also be painted onto the pancakes using a paint brush.

For parties or less healthy occasions you could use sprinkles, liquorice shoelaces and/or sweets like Smarties.


1. Whisk the flour, eggs, milk and oil into a smooth batter.

2. Put a frying pan over a medium heat and put a little oil into the pan. Wait until it is hot enough that the batter sizzles when added.

3. Pour or ladle a small amount of batter into the pan so that the base is covered. 

4. Cook for 1-2 minutes on both sides.

5. Have the children decorate the pancakes to make funny faces or patterns!

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