This is an idea I first came across on Cheap Family Recipes, I absolutely love them, especially with a strawberry compote with full flavoured summer strawberries
The raisins contribute towards your need for a portion of purple each day. I think this is the hardest colour to get every day, not as many foods fall into this category
What You Need
for 2 servings
100g flour – I use ordinary value flour. Self raising is best as it. makes the pancakes rise up as they cook, giving them a lighter finish
80g raisins – Raisins are more expensive than sultanas, but give a valuable purple portion. Any dried fruit can be used, or a mixture, or none at all if you have run out
A pinch of salt adds to the flavour, but it’s not essential
Cold water – enough to make a thick batter. The water must be cold or the gluten in the flour will stick the mix together into lumps
How To Make Raisin Pancakes
- Mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
- Heat a frying pan and add some oil.
- When the oil is hot, drop spoonfuls of raisiny batter into the pan and cook over a low heat until set, flip over and cook the other side.
- Sprinkle with a little bot of extra sugar for a delicious crunchy finish
- Share the pancakes out between 2 people as soon as they are done, although these will keep, in the fridge, and reheat nicely.
A small nugget of butter in the pan as you cook your raisin pancakes gives a lovely flavour, as does a drizzle of maple syrup. A compote of any fruit, chopped up, is delicious with these. Any dried fruit can be substituted for the raisins. If you want to go exotic, how about dried mango. Or you could use some fresh fruit, raspberries from the garden say, or a few blueberries
These raisin pancakes are used in Meal Plan 1, Meal Plan 2, Meal Plan 10, complete 7 day plans for 2 adults. They contain 3 meals a day, plus snacks , all recipes and a shopping list
- 80 g raisins 500g/£1.59, 32p
- 100 g flour value flour, 3p
- pinch salt
- ½ tsp sugar
- Mix all the ingredients together with enough water to make a thick
batter.80 g raisins, 100 g flour, pinch salt, ½ tsp sugar
- Heat a frying pan and add some oil. When the oil is hot, drop
spoonfuls of raisiny batter into the pan and cook over a low heat until
set, flip over and cook the other side.
- Share the pancakes out between 2 people, best served immediately, but the pancakes do reheat well
so glad you like them. I think they’re great!
I make these pancakes (or a slight variation) quite often. They are really simple, really tasty and fill hungry bellies!
It’s more like half the mix is a portion. I would usually make 2 pancakes per portion
Is a serving size 2 pancakes or 1? Thanks
I had a lorry driver once asking me about warming them up as he had to leave home at ridiculous hours for work. I’ve not tried them myself, but I understand that putting them in a toaster works too
As I’m not an early-morning breakfaster, I cooked these up and took them into work for my preferred breakfast time during my morning break. I popped them in the microwave at work and they came out just as tasty as when made fresh. These raisin pancakes really do seem decadent. 😀
I know, it feels all wrong doesn’t it, to make pancakes without eggs and milk. Make them thick, like drop scones, not flat like pancake day ones. I promise you they are absolutely delicious.
You can actually use the mix to make flat pancake day type ones, probably without the sultanas, although, I don’t know, may well be good. They work well as crepes, but they don’t keep, they go flabby after keeping them half a day.
How does this work without eggs or milk as I’d love to try them thanks x
I love those pancakes! I’ve been having them with granary flour as I bought several huge bags from Approved Foods, but not enough carbs on the high fat, low carb diet I am on at the moment. I’m hoping the macros will be changed again in a couple of weeks so I can have pancakes for breakfast again
We started meal plan 1 this morning & so far big thumbs up from us both
The raisin/sultana pancakes were lovely. I usually cover mine in maple syrup but all we did was add a bit of spread. The sultanas added all the sweetness we needed!
Yes you could, although I’m not sure how appetising they would be cold. If you have access to a toaster at work, they would toast up well.
If you want something easily grabbed, you could put homemade muesli in milk in a pot overnight and just grab it in the morning. Home made because the shop bought stuff often has stuff in it that goes a bit too soggy. Or a beef spread sandwich, 13p, unless of course you have sandwiches at lunchtime and don’t want another one.
Or how about the jammy oat bars, or the carrot and raisin loaf, they’re grab and go.
Can I cook these in the evening and stick them in the fridge for a quick cold breakfast. I leave for work quite early and always end up eating junk or skipping it.
Sorry I can’t follow your costings. I work this out at 16p in total not counting sugar or salt and it serves 2 so surely it is 8p per portion?
Anne, your comment got mangled in the recent server change. Can’t seem to find a way to add it so have added it here
Unfortunately, you are quite right. Have had a look and I had a gremlin in the spreadsheet under a certain combination of circumstances
Am currently checking each price and will correct them – thanks for finding it!
Wow, just made these. Yum yum, I’m forever saying it my kids that they can’t have pancakes because we’ve runout of eggs. Now we can have them whenever we want. Brilliant. Thanks x