During the week we are all too rushed in the mornings to have a nice sit down breakfast together, let alone take the time to make crumpets. The girls usually gobble down cereal while I ask a dozen times (in increasing levels of volume and shrillness) if they’re done yet. If we’re really under pressure then they have a sandwich in the car. Weekends though, that’s our time to chill in our pjs and have a proper, lazy breakfast together.
This month I’m sharing a really easy crumpet recipe with you. You can top these with fresh cream, fresh fruit, honey, bacon or whatever you like. I’ve also added a few variations at the bottom for you to experiment with because variety is the spice of life!
Basic Crumpet Recipe Ingredients
2 cups of self raising flour
1/2t of salt
1/3 cup of sugar
1 1/2 cups of milk
2T of oil
- Sift the dry ingredients together to break down any lumps.
- Beat the eggs in a separate bowl with the milk and oil.
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix until smooth.
- Drop spoonfuls onto a lightly greased or non stick pan. Turn the crumpets over as soon as little bubbles start to form on the surface.
- Allow the other side to brown then remove and enjoy!
Variation 1 – Banana Crumpets
Smash one small to medium sized overripe banana into the wet ingredients.
Variation 2 – Wholewheat Crumpets
Substitute the self raising flour for nutty wheat flour and add a teaspoon of bicarb. No sifting needed.
Variation 3 – Choc Chip crumpets
Add in a handful of choc chips after you combine the wet and dry ingredients but before you mix it all together.
Variation 4 – Rainbow crumpets
Separate the batter into 4 bowls. Add half a cap full of red colouring to one bowl and mix. Use blue and green in the other two bowls, keeping one bowl the original creamy colour. Next add blobs of each colour into a piping bag until the bag is full. It will look really pretty. Snip the end of the bag and pipe your crumpets into the pan. No two pancakes will look the same and they will be gorgeous!
Variation 5 – Blueberry crumpets
Add in a small handful of fresh or frozen bluberries once the batter is mixed and stir to distribute them evenly.
There you have it! This is very likely the only crumpet recipe you will ever need. It is so easy that the kids can easily make the batter under supervision. I’d love to know what your favourite flavour combinations are and if you have any new variations for me to try.
P.S. Crumpets are another name for flapjacks in case you were wondering, haha!