Creepy Crawly Pancake Recipe for Kids

Creepy, Crawlie and Crispy

Florence, Tilly and I love pancakes and eat them all year round. We’ve made so many different types – from American-style to fruit-filled, drop scone creations – all with varying levels of success! For my children, the fun is definitely in the flipping…(and the eating!)

On Pancake Day though, it’s nice to stay traditional, and this recipe is a really fun take on the family favourite. Simply use a large pan, with enough space to make the creepy-crawly’s legs, and decorate with a smiley face.

You can replace the milk and butter with coconut milk and coconut oil for a dairy-free alternative.

You will need:

  • 100g plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 330ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Your child’s favourite toppings – chopped fruit & honey, chocolate, jam, maple syrup & banana etc

How to make them:

  1. Whisk your flour, eggs and milk together in a bowl until smooth – make sure the bumpy bits are all gone
  2. Melt the butter in a large frying pan over a medium heat
  3. Pour part of your mixture into the middle of the pan to create the spider’s body, and use a spoon to dribble extra mixture coming off it for the legs
  4. Once your pancake starts curling at the edges, it’s time to flip it over
  5. Cook the other side until golden brown. Decorate with a jam or chocolate spread smiley face!

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