Every time summer comes around and the Blueberries come into the stores, I pick up as many as I can. I can’t stop my daughter from eating them, and I’m not complaining!! My kids have never been shy at eating fresh fruit, never mind their 5 – a – day, they are more like 10 – a – day!!
However, it’s nice when the new fruit comes on, because they can get sick of all those oranges and apples. So Blueberries are high on our list at the moment, and here’s a great dessert, if you can stop the scoffing them straight out of the container from the fridge (I can’t!).
If you have a little one, just starting to eat solids, cut small little squares once cooked and cooled, and let them try it as a finger food.
Cooking time – 30 mins
Serves: 2 – 4 (depending on how big you make them!!)
- 150g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp golden caster sugar
- 150ml milk
- 100g blueberries
- 25g butter, melted and cooled slightly
- 1 egg, beaten
- A few drops of vanilla extract
1. Mix all the dry ingredients (except the blueberries) with a pinch of salt. Mix the egg, melted butter, vanilla and milk and whisk into the dry mix to make a thick batter. Stir in the blueberries. Heat a non-stick frying pan and fry large spoonfuls of the batter mix until little holes appear on the surface, flip and cook the other side till golden.
We all know it’s important to get good quality vitamins into our children, and this is a great way to do it. Blueberries are very high in Vitamins A and C and antioxidants, and they are sweet and refreshing too. This is an easy and fun way to get those vitamins into them, and a great summer snack next to a spoonful of ice cream. My son loves to pour the mixture into the pan when cooking, so they can get involved cooking, and even mixing as well, and the end result is just brilliant!
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