Healthy Easter Bunny Pancakes

The Recipe: Healthy Easter Bunny Pancakes

Spring brings sunshine, longer days and hints of warmer weather, as well as Easter, of course. Help tire out the children with a bit of enthusiastic whisking with this fun-but-healthy twist on pancakes.

Healthy Easter Bunny Pancakes - Recipes By Breeze House Owner's Club

Ingredients

50g self-raising flour

50g wholemeal flour

2 small eggs, separated

150ml skimmed milk

oil, for frying

a few raisins for bunny paws, to serve (optional)

30g banana, sliced into rounds for the tails

extra chopped fruit, to serve

Method

  1. Put both the flours into a large bowl and whisk to break up any lumps
  2. Add the egg yolks and a little of the milk, whisking to a thick paste
  3. Add the remaining milk, a splash at a time, to loosen the batter (Use whole or semi-skimmed milk if cooking for under-fives, dependent on age)
  4. In a separate bowl and using a clean whisk, whisk the egg whites until they hold stiff peaks
  5. Gently fold the egg whites into the batter with a spatula, trying to keep in as much air as possible
  6. Heat a large non-stick pan over a medium heat and carefully wipe it with some oiled kitchen paper
  7. Using a large spoon, add a generous dollop of batter to the pan in a round, for the bunny body. Add a smaller round for the head, two small ovals for feet, and two long thin strips for ears. Fit all the bunny components into the pan or cook them in batches.
  8. Flip the pancakes after a minute or two, once the edges are set, the base is golden brown, and bubbles start to pop on the surface. Cook for another minute until golden brown.
  9. Put the bunny body in the middle of the plate, position the head, ears and feet just overlapping to look like the back of a bunny. Add a banana slice for the tail, and raisins (if using) for the feet pads.
  10. Repeat with the remaining batter
  11. Decorate with extra chopped fruit for natural sweetness