I’m here with the first of a new set of posts on vegetarian and vegan meals! They’ll be split up into breakfasts, lunch, dinner, desserts, and maybe some snacks too.
Please enjoy the first one; Sheet Tray Pancakes.
I am a sucker for pancakes but…I’m not very good at them, my friends always say how easy they are to make but every time I try to fry a pancake the batter goes all over my kitchen, well, apart from the batter that’s burned to the inside of the frying pan!! When I saw this idea for super simple sheet tray (tray-bake) pancakes I thought this might be my time to shine and thankfully it was.
The pancakes are so easy and the ingredients are not expensive at all, I actually had all the ingredients in the house already so didn’t need to grab anything extra (which is SO rare for me), the recipe is also very free-flowing so aside from making a basic pancake mix, you are free to add anything you want to make it your own.
In this particular version I chose Biscoff Spread!
The ingredients you’ll need are:
270g Plain Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
2 tbsp Caster Sugar
2 Eggs, beaten
4 tbsp Butter, melted
2 heaped tbsp Biscoff Spread
see…I told you it was easy!
Preheat the oven to around 180 Fan/Gas Mark 6, we want a medium temperature as these cook quick and you don’t want them to burn.
To make the pancake batter put all the ingredients (apart from the Biscoff) into a medium bowl and whisk until it looks like a smooth batter with no lumps.
After the batter is smooth, cover the bowl and leave for around 3-4 mins to thicken, you will notice a considerable difference when you go to stir it again.
Now you have your basic batter, grease a brownie/roasting dish, and pour the batter about 3/4 full leaving some space at the top in case it puffs up a bit like mine did! Spoon the Biscoff into the batter and swirl it around to make a lovely marbled effect, you may need to put the Biscoff in the microwave on medium for 30 seconds just to soften it up.
Now put your tray in the preheated oven and check back in around 15 mins, it may need 25 mins overall but when the top begins to look golden and a toothpick comes out clean, they’ll be ready!
I couldn't believe how simple and quick this recipe was. Not only that but with a handful of basic ingredients and the option to really experiment this will be fun for kids to try too!
Please have a go and let me know how it works for you!