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Pancake turtle

Pancake turtle

As it’s the school holidays, I prepared myself for hungry mouths by making a batch of buckwheat pancakes and freezing them to use as quick snacks.

I use an egg ring to shape them into small circles and this also means they are the perfect portion size! They can be made without sugar and paired with fruit to give them fresh sweetness and flavour.

Buckwheat pancakes are so easy to use for simple food art. Here’s Max helping to whip up a turtle, which both my boys then devoured with glee.



  • pancake (I use buckwheat)
  • banana
  • raisins (or blueberries)


Step 1 Cook a pancake. I used an egg ring to give me the circular shape or you can just make a regular pancake and then use a cookie cutter or glass to cut out the body.

Step 2 Cut a neck and head from banana.

Step 3 Use banana slices cut in half to make the arms and legs.

Step 4 Then raisins cut in half for the eyes.

Step 5 More banana forms the tail.

Step 6 Then we sliced off some raisin to give him toes.

Step 7 A bit more banana for decoration and we’re ready to eat.

First published: Jan 2015

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