Ever since the kids were born, I’ve found it hard to make pancake-sized pancakes. The girls were so little, and had tiny mouths, it seemed more useful to make them more like silver-dollar pancakes than anything else. Smaller than pikelets even (although every time I make them, most people are like “what’s a pikelet?”).
I really enjoy tiny food anyway so it’s no drama to make mini things for afternoon tea, and it has the added bonus of the kids thinking they’ve eaten a ton. Cute food is a lot of fun!
This recipe can of course be changed up to suit your little ones, wholemeal flour (or half-wholemeal, half-white), nondairy milk and yogurt, egg replacer, whatever you like. You can also add extras as you have them: blueberries, lemon zest, or even chocolate chips would be fun. We had ours with a sprinkle of icing sugar (me) and a little handful of sprinkles (the kids).
The yogurt does make them slightly more dense than my regular recipe, so they need to be cooked a smidge longer. But it’s a great way of getting a little extra protein + calcium in their snacks and neither of mine even noticed a difference in texture. I like my batter T-H-I-C-K, which helps keep the shape small. Runny batter also equals thin pancakes. No thank you! (unless you’re making crepes, in which case, YES PLEASE).Print
A lot of yum in a little package – mini yogurt pancakes are a super-fast, super-big-hit kid food.
- 1 cup flour (either self-raising, or 1 cup plain flour and 1 tsp baking powder))
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder (extra)
- 3/4 cups milk
- 1 Large egg
- 1/2 cup thick greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- Mix all ingredients (for at least 5 minutes if by hand) to incorporate, and also to let the baking powder start reacting. Sometimes I like to leave it for half an hour if I can. You don’t have to, but the yogurt in the batter makes it dense, and I like to give the ingredients a head start before cooking.
- Grease a frying pan over medium high heat. Drop tablespoons of batter into the butter (or whatever you’re using to grease, I always use butter) and cook until brown on the underside and bubbles appear on the surface.
- Flip, then cook another 3-5 minutes or so (can turn heat down, just keep an eye on it) until brown underneath and cooked all the way through.
Keywords: yogurt pancakes, mini pikelets, mini pancakes, silver dollar pancakes,