I think that utilising a euphemism or two when discussing food with your children can get you a long way without much culinary effort, and this is what I have done with these oaty pancakes.
I was able to convince my oldest boy to eat cauliflower by labelling it “white broccoli”. Broccoli, being an acceptable food in his mind, enabled us to extend his vegetable repertoire. Hurrah.
When I was a child these “oaty pancakes” were actually known as “porridge fritters”. Porridge fritters are a hand me down recipe, from my dear Nana. She taught my father, and in turn me, how to make these.
Left over porridge?
Until recently I never understood how this recipe could have come to be invented in the first place? I mean who has left over porridge? Well, I do these days. With one of my little ones eating anything from 1-3 bowls per morning, I never know how much I will need to make so I have been making heaps. Needless to say we have had a fair amount of leftover cold porridge at times. Nothing much else you can do with it… although you could microwave it and serve it for the kids lunch or afternoon tea.
The real name of these little fritters seems to put people off. However, “oaty pancakes” served with lemon and sugar drizzled