- 200g plain flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 200ml milk
- 100g cooked butternut squash or pumpkin, mashed
- 1 egg , separated
We don’t believe that good food has to be complicated. So, why not try this simple yet equally satisfying alternative to regular pancakes!
Depending on which is most available to you, use either butternut squash or pumpkin in this recipe. Butternut Squash is a nutrient-dense food known for its eye and bone health benefits due to its rich concentration of Vitamin A and Manganese. One butternut squash contains almost half your RDA of Vitamin C and is a great alternative to potato in many classic dishes.
Similarly, pumpkins are also high in Vitamin A. Both are low in calories, packed full of minerals and high in anti-oxidants giving you an immune-supporting boost!
Tip the flour into a bowl and add the baking powder.
Measure the milk into a jug and stir in the butternut squash, followed by the egg yolk.
Make a well in the centre of the flour and gradually add the milk mixture until you have a lump-free batter. Alternatively, tip everything into a blender and whizz it until smooth!
Whisk the egg white until stiff, then fold it into the batter.
Heat a non-stick pan and cook 1 large or 3 small pancakes at a time (if making small pancakes, use 1 tbsp for each).
Wait until lots of bubbles have risen to the top and the surface has begun to dry out before turning them over, but keep an eye on the base to make sure it doesn’t get too brown!
Repeat with the remaining mixture.