Friday, 27 March 2015

Left over porridge pancakes

I thought we were pretty good with food waste in our house.  I'm pretty good at cooking with leftovers, in fact I relish the challenge.  After looking at the Love Food Hate Waste website however, I realised that there was way more we could be doing; Some committed zero wasters are freezing left over gravy in ice cube trays (genius idea), whilst i'm flushing it down the toilet!  

I came across left over porridge pancakes a few years ago at a Vegetarian food festival.  I often have a little bit of porridge left over but never quite enough to go to the effort of making these pancakes.  So this week I saved any left over porridge I had over the week (yes I can feel you cringing!) and made pancakes on Saturday.  They were amazing, I chucked in a handful of chia seeds and served with frozen British berries (thrifty and easier on the planet) and this sloe syrup that I made a while back (still going strong).  They were great, even my oat shy daughter got in on  the action.

You will need: 

1 1/2 tea cup full of left over porridge
3 1/4 tea cup full of milk (I used Soya milk)
1 egg 
1/2 tea cup of plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 x table spoons of oil

How to make:

  1. Put the porridge in a mixing bowl and slowly add to milk.  Next add a beaten egg.
  2. Sift the flour into a separate and mix with the baking powder and salt, before stirring into the porridge mixture
  3. Pre heat the frying pan, I cooked these on a highish heat, cooking one side until some bubbles rise and the I flipped them over.  
Make sure the pan doesn't may need to turn the heat down after a while. 



  1. These look delicious!!!!
    I'm a bit squeamish about some kinds of leftovers though. I probably need to try and get over that x

  2. These look and sound amazing. No I need to make extra porridge to have leftovers to make these. Thanks for joining in at #FabulouslyFrugal this week

  3. These look lovely! I'll have to give them a go next time we have porridge. Thank you for sharing on #ThriftyThursday


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