Since Aars was tiny we made apple drop scones (AKA scotch pancakes) with fresh grated apples. Now he cannot eat raw apple without getting an itchy mouth and reacting due to silver birch pollen cross-sensitisation; so I have adapted the recipe. Playing with food is fun – especially when it enables your children to continue to eat things they have always loved despite new restrictions on their diet. I have called these scotch pancakes in the title as its a more commonly used name for drop scones (an old English term for small fat pancakes you make by dropping the thick batter onto a griddle). I reckon these would easily be adapted further to become gluten-free by using gluten-free oats and gluten-free self raising flour.
These were a hit this morning – there was even a little bit of argy-bargy over the last one!
Apple & Oat Scotch Pancakes – Ingredients
Oats, pureed apple, sunflower oil, self-raising flour, cinnamon, golden granulated sugar, milk alternative of your choice (we use oat milk), baking powder, bicarbonate of soda
Apple & Oat Scotch Pancakes – Process (makes about 20)
- In a big bowl add:
- ½ C sunflower oil
- 1 C apple puree
- 1 C oats
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 Tbs golden granulated sugar
- 1 C self raising flour
- 1 C milk alternative of choice (we used oat milk)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- Mix it all up with a spoon (will look lumpy -see photo)
- Get your griddle, or stone pan on a low flame (they cook best slowly)
- Once it’s hot melt some spread in it
- Drop ladles of your batter into the pan (not too big or they are tricky to flip)
- When the batter starts to change colour on top flip the drop scone over (see photo)
- The second side cooks in about half the time of the first
- Get off the heat and onto a cooling rack or onto a lucky bods waiting plate!
You can either make them all in advance to eat later cold with spread on (my favourite). This morning however, they were all gobbled up hot from the pan – Aars loves his unadulterated so he gets all the apple and cinnamon flavour, they are also yummy with maple syrup and some spread to melt… Enjoy playing with your food!