Apple & Pear Pancakes inspired by Fruit Shoot

My children love drinking Robinson’s Fruit Shoot, perfect to take out and about or stick in a pack lunch.  It’s really good to know that a Fruit Shoot contains real fruit, in fact there’s real fruit in every drop of Fruit Shoot and each and every one is filled with multi-vitamins. Better still, there’s no added sugar, artificial colours or flavourings at all.

Inspired by the inclusion of real fruit, ex- Great British Bake Off star, Holly Bell has curated some delicious recipes suitable for the whole family that include real fruit for added flavour and nutrition.  We decided to try the Apple & Pear Pancakes out as they sounded nice and warming with the added cinnamon for the cold Autumn evenings that are upon us.

Ingredients for the Apples & Pears:

  • 1 apple & 1 pear peeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • maple syrup for serving

Ingredients for the pancakes:

  • 180ml milk
  • 30 ml lemon juice
  • 130g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • vegetable oil
  • maple syrup for serving

Method:

  • Place the apples, pears, lemon juice and cinnamon into a small saucepan and cook over a low heat for about 10 minutes until soft
  • Make the pancake batter by mixing the milk and lemon juice into a jug.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients together
  • Crack the egg into the milk and lemon mixture and whisk
  • Pour liquid mix over the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  • Add the apples and pears now or can be served seperately on top of the finished pancakes
  • Heat the oil and add small amounts of batter at a time to form each pancake, cook on both sides until just brown until all batter used u
  • Serve on a plate with fruit and maple syrup

The children were first to taste and declared them delicious  They were quick and simple to make, my daughter enjoyed helping me and most of all it was a tasty family dessert with some added real fruit – just like Fruit Shoots!

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Warburton’s Chocolate Chip & Cookie Pancakes – Review

Warburton’s has to be one of my favourite brands of bread, the seeded batch is one of the best pre sliced loafs I’ve found on the supermarket shelf, so knowing how good the quality was, I was delighted to receive a selection of Warburton’s pancakes to try yesterday for Shrove Tuesday.

The selection included Soft & Sweet, Chocolate Chip Cookie and Cookie flavours.

warburtons1There are six in each packet of Warburton’s pancakes and they can be eaten hot or cold.  I tried a chocolate chip one cold and my first impression was how soft and moist the pancake was with a nice splattering of chocolate chips across the surface.

After dinner it was time to warm them up.  We decided to compliment the cookie and chocolate chip flavours of the pancakes by serving them with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce.

Miss M was my chief taste tester, she took one mouthful and sat there with a silent grin erupting across her face and her hand rubbing her tummy before saying:

“These are so nice mummy, can I have some more when I’ve finished this one?”

 warburtons 2Well, I think that says it all.  Daddy and I enjoyed them too but then I don’t think you can ever go wrong with Warburton’s!  Not only for the taste and quality but the convenience.  This are ideal for busy families as we were yesterday, daddy and I at work all day, then picking the children up, the last thing I wanted to do was beat some eggs and flip some pancakes.  With Warburton’s you can just heat and serve with the added bonus of being already flavoured which if I haven’t already mentioned is delicious.  We loved both the chocolate chip and the cookie flavours – I’d definitely recommend these!!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the pancakes in order to write the review.