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Pancake Day 2017: Breast milk pancakes

Breast milk pancakes recipe by Tree of Opals for Photography by Fiona,

What better way to include your little one this shrove Tuesday than to try out this breastmilk pancake recipe,  what is great about this is you can use any normal pancake recipe and substitute the milk for breastmilk and little ones can even help mash the banana or spoon in flour.

Many thanks to our friend at Tree of Opals for this recipe

These breastmilk pancakes are naturally dairy, sugar, salt and soy free though and take very little time to prepare, cool and serve.


an egg
a good glug of coconut* or vegetable oil
a few tbsp self raising flour
about an ounce (30ml) breastmilk
1/2 mashed banana for sweetness (optional)


Whisk the egg and oil together then add the flour, a little at a time, whisking as you go. It will become a thick paste then add the milk a little at a time until it’s a medium thick batter, about the thickness of thick gravy. Mash and add the banana if you’re using one.

Preheat a non-stick frying pan on medium high heat. You can add a little oil if you like but I find it works without if you have oil in the batter. Pour a little in the centre of the pan and quickly tilt it so the batter spreads all over.

When the edges start to go golden flip the pancake over. This only takes us about 30 seconds but it depends on the thickness of the pancake, the temperature etc. Cook until both sides are brown then dish up and allow to cool for little ones. Good toppings include the sweet like strawberries, homemade jam, chopped dark chocolate, and the savoury like chopped ham and basil or chilli con carne, or a little pesto and diced tomatoes.

Enjoy your pancakes let us know in comments X

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