- 6 Tablespoons Self Raising Flour (110g) (Level Spoonfuls)
- 1 Egg (0)
- 8 Tablespoons Semi Skimmed Milk (120ml)
- 1 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil (10g)
- 4 Teaspoons Low Fat Spread (20g)
Always check the label of each ingredient for allergy warnings.
- Grease a frying pan with the oil and heat until it is moderately hot.
- Whilst the oil is heating, crack the egg into a bowl and beat with a fork. Sieve the flour into the bowl and add the milk to make a thick batter.
- Drop the batter onto the frying pan, a spoonful at a time. The pancakes should be a neat round shape.
- When the pancakes are covered with bubbles, slip a broad knife or spatula under them. If they are a golden brown colour underneath, turn and brown the other side. Turn once only.
- When cooked, wrap them in a clean tea-towel until cool, unless they are to be eaten hot.
- Spread with low fat spread and enjoy!
Time Saver Tips
Pancakes can be made in advance and eaten cold.
Based on a single serving of 63g
Nutrition labels on the front of packaging
- Most of the big supermarkets and many food manufacturers display nutritional information on the front of pre-packed food.
- Front of pack nutrition labels provide information on the number of grams of fat, saturated fat, sugars and salt and the amount of energy (in kJ and kcal) in a serving or portion of a recipe.
- The labels also include information about reference intakes (expressed as a percentage) which are guidelines about the approximate amount of particular nutrients and energy required for a healthy diet.
- The colour coding tells you at a glance if the food has high (red), medium (amber) or low (green) amounts of fat, saturated fat, sugars and salt.
- The more greens on the label, the healthier the choice
- Amber means neither high nor low, so you can eat foods with all or mostly ambers on the label most of the time.
- Reds on the label means the food is high in that nutrient and these are the foods we should cut down on. Try to eat these foods less often and in small amounts.
Food shopping tips
If you’re trying to decide which product to choose, check to see if there's a nutrition label on the front of the pack. This will help you to quickly assess how your choices stack up. You will often find a mixture of red, amber and green colour coding for the nutrients. So when you're choosing between similar products, try to go for more greens and ambers and fewer reds if you want to make a healthier choice.