Matcha tea & chocolate or cranberry & apple flavour pancakes

Matcha tea or cranberry and apple flavour? Change the way you eat pancakes!

Mummy, they’re green! – JD

In the UK, 4 March 2014 is colloquially named ‘Pancake Day’ and it’s traditional to eat many, many pancakes.

To help inspire us into creating some brand new pancake recipes, Morrisons sent us (among other things) pancake batter mix (19p).

Pancake batter mix

And smooth and yummy Chocolate Spread (£1.54).

Chocolate Spread

While Tefal sent us an incredible Tefal Ingenio Induction Frying Pan, 28cm (£38). It’s superbly non-stick, distributes heat very evenly and because the Bakelite and Stainless Steel Handle (£15) detaches, the pan can be put in the oven safely in temperatures up to 250°C.

Tefal Ingenio Induction Frying Pan, 28cm

Bakelite and Stainless Steel Handle

Also in the cupboard we had pleasantly flavoured, anti-oxidant rich and vibrantly coloured Teapigs Matcha Tea (£25).

Teapigs Matcha Tea

And some fruity and delicious Pixley Berries Cranberry and Apple Cordial, which is free from additives and preservatives (£3.69).

Pixley Berries Cranberry and Apple Cordial

And in the fridge, very low fat Weightwatchers Crème Fraîche (97p), which contains just 76kcal per 100g.

creme fraiche

A pretty interesting array of ingredients, right? Here’s what we did with them…

Cranberry and apple pancakes with fruity crème fraîche

Cranberry and apple pancakes with fruity crème fraîche

Ingredients

For the batter:

  • 2 medium free range eggs
  • 150ml water
  • 50ml cranberry and apple cordial
  • 1 pack of pancake batter
  • 1-2 tbsp butter or margarine

For the cream:

  • 1 200ml pot of crème fraîche
  • 2 tsp cranberry and apple cordial

Instructions

  1. Whisk the eggs until smooth, then add the water and cordial and whisk until fully combined
  2. Put the batter mix in a second bowl and add the liquid to it slowly, whisking all the time to avoid lumps
  3. Let the batter rest for a few minutes, then heat a little butter in a large pan, and when sizzling hot, pour in a little of the batter and swirl so that it covers the whole base
  4. Fry for about 60 seconds, then loosen round the edges and flip
  5. Fry for a further seconds, then turn out onto a plate
  6. Repeat until you run out of batter (you should get 4-6 pancakes depending on the thickness you aim for)
  7. Fold the pancakes into sixths to serve
  8. For the sauce, beat the crème fraîche and cordial together and poor generously over the pancake

Serve with extra fruit if desired – they taste great with sliced banana.

Matcha tea pancakes with chocolate sauce

Matcha tea pancakes with chocolate sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 medium free range eggs
  • 200ml water
  • 1 tsp matcha tea powder
  • 1 pack of pancake batter
  • 1-2 tbsp butter or margarine
  • A few tbsp of chocolate spread

Instructions

  1. Whisk the eggs until smooth, then add the water and tea and whisk very briskly for about 60 seconds until fully combined
  2. Put the batter mix in a second bowl and add the liquid to it slowly, whisking all the time to avoid lumps
  3. Let the batter rest for a few minutes, then heat a little butter in a large pan, and when sizzling hot, pour in a little of the batter and swirl so that it covers the whole base
  4. Fry for about 60 seconds, then loosen round the edges and flip
  5. Fry for a further seconds, then turn out onto a plate
  6. Immediately put 1 tbsp of chocolate spread in the centre of the pancake and spread it to the edges with the back of the spoon as it melts
  7. Roll the pancake up, slice diagonally in half, stack and smudge a little extra chocolate spread on the plate to serve.
  8. Repeat until you run out of batter (you should get 4-6 pancakes depending on the thickness you aim for)

Disclosure: we were sent all of the featured products for review. No payment was received. All posts are 100% honest. 

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  1. says

    I really like the sound of the cranberry and apple one! I’ve never tried Matcha tea so can’t imagine that one – it would be good to try though. We will start making pancakes in the next couple of weeks. I think my favourite is plain lemon juice and sugar, and the kids fave is chocolate spread
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  2. says

    I do miss pancakes smeared with chocolate spread but I have never found one that isn’t nut free. We love ours with chantilly cream and it would be interesting to try adding fruit cordial to see whether the flavour comes through. Great idea, thank you x
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