Banana Oat Hotcakes (courtesy of Coles magazine)

Here’s another delicious recipe from my friend Katy.  She’s been eating these with her daughter Elley.  They sound delicious.  I think I’ll have to go and try some …

Makes 12 (Serves 4)

1.5 cups SR flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup quick cook oats
1 tbsp sugar
2 eggs
1.25 cups milk
60g melted butter
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 small bananas mashed

1. Sift flour and baking powder into large bowl. Stir in oats and sugar and make a well in the centre.
2. Whisk eggs, milk, melted butter, vanilla essence in a jug and pour into dry ingredients.  Add mashed banana.  Mix well.
3. Heat a large frying pan over a medium heat (not too hot because the inside won’t cook). Grease the pan slightly.  Pour 1/4 cupfuls of mixture into the pan, not too close together as they expand.  Cook for about 3 mins until golden brown and a few bubbles appear on the surface (like cooking thick pikelets).  Flip over and cook a further 2 mins.

Serve warm with yoghurt and honey or maple syrup.  Yummo!



Here’s another great recipe from Hazel:-

Marshmellow- Smartie Suprise … (or as some children like to call them, Smartie Eye-ball Treats!)

Hazels party treat

An absolute favourite at childrens birthday parties!! Very colourful and very tasty!


1 bag marshmellow
2 boxes of smarties
1/2 bar Cadburys dark or milk cooking chocolate
Mini colourful cupcake cases


1. Melt the chocolate.
2. Place mini cupcake cases on a large platter.
3. Dip the bottom of each marshmellow in the melted chocolate and place in mini cupcake cases.
4. Spoon a little dob of melted chocolate on the top of the marshmellows.
5. Place a smartie on top of each marshmellow.
6. Refrigerate.

Simple and fun 🙂


Alright – here is our first Recipe on The Recipe Roundabout which is shared by my good friend Katy from Dymond’s Secretarial Service.  We came across this Recipe on a Virtual Assistant network we are both members of.


4tbs self raising flour
4tbs sugar
3tbs milk
3tbs oil
2tbs cocoa
1 egg


Mix it all together is a LARGE mug or small bowl and microwave for 3 minutes.  Easy and extremely yummy!  Add ice-cream or cream for an added touch of decadence.

Katy says: Ok I know it’s not a Dinner Recipe but it’s something that is very child friendly, easy to remember and you’ve always got the ingredients in your cupboard.  You’ve just got to decide whether you are willing to share!!

Please leave a comment if you try this Recipe and let others know what you think.

Ciao for now….

Fee x