As if the word pancakes itself isn’t exciting for children we are now making cereal pancakes in a bowl in the most healthiest and nutritious way possible using indigenous and local ingredients, Ragi is one of the most nutritious grains around and it’s rich in iron, calcium and magnesium. With summer just around the corner, it’s one of the most cooling ingredients to incorporate in everyday cooking. Actually, malted ragi is one of the first solid foods a baby is introduced to in Karnataka.
- Low in fat
- Easy to digest.
Now isn’t that enough reason to get started on ragi if you haven’t already? My recipe today is one no kid can refuse!! Pancakes
Ragi Cereal Pancakes
- 1 Cup Ragi Flour
- 2 Tbsp Arrowroot starch/Cornflour
- 1 Tsp Baking Powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1 ripe Banana
- 1 Flax Egg (1 tbsp flax meal + 3 tbsp water) or 1 Egg
- 2 Tbsp Coconut oil/ melted Butter
- 2 Tbsp Coconut/ Cow Milk
- 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
- 2-3 Tbsp Coconut Sugar/ Jaggery
- Remove and replace 2 Tbsp of Ragi flour from the 1 cup of flour with arrowroot starch.
- Blend all the ingredients in a mixer jar, add a splash of water if needed to get the batter right.
- Here I have filled the batter in a sauce dispenser and made cereal pancakes.
- Serve it with bananas, freshly grated coconut and a nut butter date caramel.
My Favourite Pancake Hack
Sheet Pan Pancakes
In my house, pancakes are synonymous with modern-day stayover breakfasts for the kids. The kids have all the fun, but this isn’t a lot of fun for the hosting parents who have to keep up with the high expectations of these children. So here is a hack to simplify your kid’s slumber party when you don’t want to end up spending most of your weekend morning toiling in the kitchen.
Prep this the previous night. Use any pancake recipe or a storebought pancake mix, mix it accordingly, pour the batter on a sheet pan, maintain about ½ an inch or lesser in thickness and bake it for 8-12 minutes at 170C. Feel free to top it with your favourite fruit, chocolate chips, nuts etc. Let the sheet pan pancake stay in the tray until breakfast time.
In the morning, just cut them into squares and toast them on a pan with butter and serve. These cut up squares can be made several days in advance and can be stored in the freezer and just thaw on the pan.
Try out the recipe and the hack and tell us how things went. We would love to know!!