My Kitchen Drawer's Animal Pancake Faces

My Kitchen Drawer’s Animal Pancake Faces

Whip up these animal-inspired creations for a playful twist on Pancake Day

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My Kitchen Drawer’s Animal Pancake Faces

Pancakes just got a whole load 'batter'!

This Pancake Day we've teamed up with Alix, from My Kitchen Drawer, who has shared her recipe for these adorable Animal Pancake Faces. From an owl to a cat and a monkey too, which pancake creation will you make?

Grab your frying pan and recreate these flippin' fabulous pancakes...

Ingredients

  • 135g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 130ml milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp melted butter for cooking

 

To decorate:

  • 1 banana
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Kiwi fruit

 

Method 

  1. Sift the flour into a bowl then add the baking powder, salt and caster sugar.
  2. In a separate bowl, lightly whisk together the milk and egg.
  3. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and whisk until you have a smooth batter.
  4. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and add a teaspoon of butter. When it’s melted, pour in the batter one at a time. Wait until the top of the pancake begins to bubble, then turn it over and cook until both sides are golden brown.
  5. For the owl and cat faces you will only need one pancake, but for the monkey you will need to create three smaller pancakes for the ears and nose/mouth. Continue until you have used up all your batter and serve decorated with a drizzle of honey.

 

For the owl

  1. Use two slices of banana and two blueberries for the eyes.
  2. Slice the kiwi fruit and lay out three slices at the bottom to resemble the owl feathers.
  3. Slice a strawberry and place two pieces either side as the wings, then cut the tip off a slice of strawberry for the nose.

 

For the Cat

  1. Use two slices of banana and two blueberries for the eyes and another two slices of
  2. banana for the cheeks and a blueberry for the nose.
  3. Slice a strawberry and place two pieces at the top to resemble the ears then cut the tip off a slice of strawberry for the cat tongue.
  4. Slice a piece of banana and lay out on top of the cheeks as the whiskers.

 

For the Monkey

  1. Use two slices of banana and two blueberries for the eyes.
  2. Lay two smaller pancakes on either side as the monkey ears and the final smaller pancake below the eyes.
  3. Finally lay on two chocolate chips as the monkey nostrils.

 

Feeling inspired to whip up these Animal Pancake Faces? Head over to Asda to pick up all the ingredients you need.