Pancake Day is a real treat and should be celebrated by all, including pets. However, how often have you made pancakes and sat down at your dining table, to find your dog gazing longingly at your plate?
In a bid to get furry friends involved in one of the most fun days of the year, the team at tails.com has come up with two tasty recipes for your pooch to pounce on and enjoy.
Banana Pup Pancake
2 mashed bananas
30g coconut flour
A pinch of ground cinnamon
Rapeseed or coconut oil for frying
Your dog’s favorite toppings: we used blueberries and peanut butter (xylitol-free)
- Mix together the eggs and mashed banana until combined.
- Add the coconut flour and the ground cinnamon, and mix well.
- If your batter is a bit dry, just add a little bit of water.
- Heat a non-stick pan on a medium heat and add your oil.
- Once hot, add a spoonful of your mixture to the pan.
- Cook for 2-3 mins (or until golden brown) then give it a flip.
- Once the pancake is cooked through, transfer to a plate and repeat with the rest of your mixture.
- Add your toppings and tuck in!
The pancakes will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days, or in the freezer for up to a month.
Carrot & Chickpea Pup Pancakes
100g cooked chickpeas (drained, tinned chickpeas are fine)
1⁄2 small carrot (about 50g), grated
100g self-raising flour
2 tbsp sunflower oil
- Put the chickpeas in a food processor and whiz for a few seconds. Add all the remaining ingredients except the oil, and whiz again until blended.
- Heat a little of the oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Spoon a heaped tablespoon of batter per pancake into the pan, leaving a little space in between. Fry the pancakes for 2–3 minutes on each side until lightly golden.
- Plate up and allow to cool a little, and you’ll have your dog barking for brekkie.
- Store the pancakes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days, or freeze, separated by sheets of greaseproof paper, for up to 3 months.
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