Pear and Chia Seed Fritters

Super easy way to serve pears and to make a change to a usual pancake recipe. Works great as a snack or breakfast food for toddlers. They also travel well and are great for lunchboxes 

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Facts 

Pears contain a whole host of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C and other antioxidants (which power a healthy immune system), and vitamin K (which promotes healthy blood). 

Pears are an excellent source of  fiber—the majority of which can be found in the skin, fibre is great for children so in this recipe I recommend leaving the skin on if you wish. 

Ingredients 

3 x Pears washed and grated (you can leave the skin on if you wish)

1 x Egg 

1 x Table spoon of chia seeds 

2 x Tablespoons of wholemeal spelt flour (you can substitute for plain flour if you wish)  

2 x tablespoons of butter or ghee 

Method 

Pears can be quite juicy so after you have grated the pears you will need to squeeze out any excess pear juice, otherwise the fritters will turn out soggy. The easiest way is to grab a handful of the grated pear (pop a glass underneath) and then squeeze tight to remove as much juice as you can , repeat the process until all the grated pear is done. Bonus pear juice (yum)  

Method: 

1. Mix all the ingredients together - grated pear, chia seeds, flour and egg, the mixture should come together and hold in a ball shape (like rolling a meatball)  

2. Heat a frying pan on medium heat and melt the butter or ghee

3. Shape dessert spoon fulls of the mixture into balls 

4. Place in the frypan and gently press down with a spatula to make a fritter shape 

5. Cook for a few minutes on either side until they are golden brown 

6. Serve on their own, or with some greek yoghurt.