Griddle Cakes, flapjacks, crumpets whatever you want to call them are quick and easy to make and are something different to enjoy at breakfast. Create your own premix by sieving the following dry ingredients together and storing them in an airtight jar, that way it takes less than 5 minutes to produce a batch, just add the wet ingredients when you need it and combine lightly (slightly lumpy is good).
– 1,5 cups cake flour
– 2 tsp baking powder
– 0,5tsp bicarbonate
– 2 tbsp sugar
– 0,5tsp salt
– 2 tbsp oil
– 2 large eggs
– 1,5 cups milk
If you have a small family or you normally make breakfast for 1 or 2 people divide the flour mix into 2 jars after thoroughly sieving the ingredients and then when you need a smaller batch just add half the wet ingredients. (Stored in a jar the ingredients should be good for up to 2 months, I challenge you to leave it that long) Once the wet ingredients have been added and the batter lightly mixed heat a pan with some oil, butter or non stick spray and spoon in the amount of batter based on the size of griddle cake you want.
– Add chocolate chips and serve with a fresh chocolate sauce
– Add some ricotta and honey to the mix and serve with low fat yoghurt (reduce the sugar added since the honey will sweeten it)
– Add some raisins and a few tsp of oats for a healthier option
– Add cripsy bacon pieces to the mix and substitute the oil for the bacon fat and serve with maple syrup!