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Cinnamon Pancakes with Warm Fruit Salad

A topical recipe from Donna this month – Find Donna at DonnaLulu Cooks on Facebook – Get ready for Shrove Tuesday with this tasty recipe.

You will need:Cinnamon Pancakes with Warm Fruit Salad

135g Wholemeal plain flour (or white plain flour)

1 tsp baking powder

Pinch of salt

1 tbsp caster sugar

150ml milk

1 egg

30g melted butter plus extra for frying

1 tsp ground cinnamon

75g seedless grapes

40g blueberries

2 blood oranges (or normal if not available)

Small tub of crème fraiche or Greek yoghurt and a drizzle of maple syrup to serve


This recipe will make 8 fluffy pancakes. Cut the top and bottom off the oranges so they lay flat of the board, gently slice off the peel & pith from the oranges and then cut between each segment and remove the fleshy segment pieces – alternatively, slice the peeled orange into slices and remove any pips.

Place the segments with the juice, in a small pan along with the blueberries. Slice the grapes in half lengthways and add to the pan.

Heat the fruit gently over a medium to low heat until warmed through and the blueberries have softened slightly then remove from the heat.

In a separate pan, melt the 30g of butter and set aside. Place the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and cinnamon into a bowl and mix through.

Add the milk to the melted butter and whisk in with the egg. Whisk the mixture into the dry ingredients until you have a thick batter.

Melt a little butter in a frying pan over a medium heat, add a spoonful of batter and make a round pancake approx. 3-4 inches wide, you should be able to cook 3 or 4 pancakes in the pan at once, depending on the size of the pan.

After 2 or 3 minutes or once the pancakes are bubbling on top turn them over and cook for another couple of minutes.

Once cooked, they can be kept warm in a warm oven on an ovenproof plate or dish. Once they are all cooked, serve with the warm fruit salad, a dollop of crème fraiche or yoghurt and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Other fruit of choice can be used in place of or in addition to the recipe.


Recipe by Donna Thomas


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