YOU may have been striving for a healthy 2018 following an overindulgent festive period but Pancake Day is upon us, which means heating up the pan and flipping a few of those bad boys onto your plate for tonight’s dinner.
But can you enjoy pancakes if you don’t eat eggs? Are you able to freeze them for a later date? And can your dog enjoy them too? Here’s what you need to know about making your pancakes perfect for everyone.
Can you make pancakes with self-raising flour?
Self-raising flour contains salt and leaving (baking powder) so if you use a recipe that calls for all-purpose flour, you can use self-raising but you won’t need to add any salt or baking powder into the dry ingredients.
Self-raising pancakes tend to make a thicker batter so if you enjoy the American-style pancakes, it may be a better option!
Can you make pancakes without eggs?
Yes, just add the usual dry ingredients and substitute the eggs and milk for soy milk – or another dairy-free alternative – and vegetable oil.
Other good substitutes for eggs are bananas or applesauce. Either a ¼ cup of mashed banana or a ¼ cup of applesauce for one egg.
Can you freeze pancakes?
Pancakes are a great make-ahead food and they taste great when re-heated.
This is what you need to do:
- Cook your pancakes and allow them to cool.
- Place them in a freezer bag and keep separated between parchment paper.
- To defrost, just simply pop in the microwave for around 20 seconds
Can dogs eat pancakes?
They can but it must just be an occasional treat. Pancakes contain a huge amount of carbs and fats which could lead to your dog becoming overweight or at the very least, suffering from a big bout of indigestion.
If you do feed your dog pancakes, leave out chocolate, whipped cream or maple syrup as sweets are never good for dogs.