The Purrfect Pancake Recipe for Pets
It’s quite strange how Shrove Tuesday or the last day of ‘gorge eating’ became associated with pancakes. Traditionally speaking, pancakes have always been eaten on the last day preceding Lent, to use up rich flavoured foods such as eggs, milk and sugar. Furthermore, the pancake has become synonymous with the so-called ‘four pillars’ of the Christian faith; eggs for creation, flour as the mainstay of the human diet, salt for healthfulness and milk for cleanliness. Despite these religious connotations somewhat disappearing in recent years, Shrove Tuesday is still celebrated across the Commonwealth and with pancake day fast approaching, families across the country are preparing themselves – aprons and saucepans to hand – to brush up on their flipping skills. Here in Britain we all manage to stuff ourselves with enough crêpes to sink 10 large oil tankers, but who’s to say we can’t get out four legged friends involved too?
As we become increasingly aware of the dangers certain foods pose to our pets it is our duty as responsible pet owners to ensure that we do not feed them human specific food, as it can often be toxic and in some cases, fatal. However, below is a fantastic canine-friendly recipe which, on the advice of pet nutritionist experts at Canagan’s – Britain’s finest grain-free pet food – will ensure that both you and your pup can enjoy a deliciously healthy, dairy and grain free recipe fit for humans, dogs and cats!
- 1 Banana
- 1 Egg
- 3 Tbsp. Low-Salt Peanut Butter (Artificial Sweetener-Free!)
- Firstly, put all your ingredients into a blender and pulse until you create a smooth batter.
- Then heat up a non-stick frying pan with a few drops of oil, just enough to coat the pan.
- Simply, spoon small amounts of batter into the pan and leave to cook on one side for 2-3 minutes. Once crispy, flip over to cook the other side.
- Once cooked on both side, remove your pancakes from the pan and leave to cool. We don’t want any burnt tongues, human or canine!
- Why not mix it up and go Americana with a small side of bacon?
- Just remember that cats aren’t the best at grinding their teeth to break food down – so it might be best to make very small pancakes or simply cut them up into little bite sized chunks!
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