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So here we have breakfast for the first day on Week One – Raisin Pancakes. Versatile, delicious and filling, this recipe came from www.cheap-family-recipes.org. 

This is an idea I first came across on www.cheap-family-recipes.org.uk , 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

They have risen in price from 8p a portion to 14p due to the increase in price of raisins. If you need to keep cost to a minimum, use sultanas as they are currently (Sep19) half the cost of raisins, which brings the cost back down to 9p

Raisin pancakes

Variations

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

Raisin pancakes

These raisin pancakes are used in Meal Plan 1Meal 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

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Raisin pancakes

Raisin Pancakes

so here we have breakfast for the first day on Week One. Versatile, delicious and filling, this recipe came from www.cheap-family-recipes.org .
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 2 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 7 mins
Course: Breakfast, Pudding, Snack
Cuisine: English
Keyword: budget, budget meals, cheap, easy, vegan, vegetarian
Dietary Requirements: Dairy Free, Low Fat, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 2
Cost per portion 8p
Calories: 304kcal
Author: Thrifty Lesley
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Ingredients

  • 80 g raisins 500g/£1.59, 25p,
  • 100 g flour value flour, 3p
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar

Instructions

  • Mix all the ingredients together with enough water to make a thick
    batter.
  • 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.
    Raisin pancakes cooking
  • Share the pancakes out between 2 people
    Raisin pancakes

Notes

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.
Sultanas are half the price, so use those if you need to

Variations

A small nugget of butter in the pan 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 pancakes are used in Meal Plan 1Meal 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
 
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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Raisin Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 12mg1%
Potassium 384mg11%
Carbohydrates 71g24%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Thrifty Lesley

    It’s more like half the mix is a portion. I would usually make 2 pancakes per portion

  2. Louisa Gould

    5 stars
    Is a serving size 2 pancakes or 1? Thanks

  3. Lesley

    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

  4. Catherine

    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. 😀

  5. Lesley

    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.

  6. Louise

    How does this work without eggs or milk as I’d love to try them thanks x

  7. Lesley

    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

  8. Michelle

    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!

  9. Lesley

    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.

  10. Rob

    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.

  11. Lesley

    Anne
    Comment:
    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!

  12. Shell

    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

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