Weekends in our house mean one thing. Beer Parties……oh no, wait! That was in 2005, not 2015. Old habits and all that, eh? Nowadays whilst we are beginning our days roughly around the same time as we ended them a decade ago, the munchies aspect of things have remained the same.
So to begin again, weekends in our house mean one thing…..Pankcakes! I could literally write a book on pancakes at this stage…..but I’ll spare you!
I currently have a favourite healthy pancake recipe & it really simple. My kids love them too……bonus!
Oat flour pancakes
Yet again my trusty stead (ie. my nutribullet) gets to take centre stage here.
200g Oat Flour (see below)
500ml Almond Milk
1tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp Coconut Sugar or agave (optional)
Coconut oil or butter for frying
- Blend 200g of oats to make a powder.
(I like to use gluten free oats sometimes – you can buy them in Aldi now too. This isn’t necessary though).
- Add the rest of your ingredients & blitz. I normally use hand held blender for this and blitz in a bowl.
- Cook over a medium heat as per regular pancakes. I use butter as the kids cannot get enough of them – they aren’t hugely keen on the coconut oil. But this would be a healthier option for sure!
Because I am a Almond butter freak, I have mine with almond butter & Follán strawberry sugar free jam. The kids, however, slather theirs in either Nutella or honey. The irony is not lost on me but the way I see it is they would do so anyway & at least this way they get a healthy pancake underneath it!
Liberty Grill is a big hit for brunch if we go out (rarely!!). The pancake “stack like a princess has” is a must.
My other favourite healthy toppings include:
- Greek yoghurt, fresh berries and maple syrup
- Apple compote – I use pink ladies rather than cooking apples. Then I don’t add sugar. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon and you are all set!
- I drop slices of banana or blueberries into the batter as it is cooking and they make a lovely squishy mess in the pancake.
If you are working out a lot and need extra protein you can of course add a spoonful of protein powder or Hemp powder into the uncooked batter to boost it. I currently don’t as I’m pregnant and feel I don’t need the extra muscle building protein as I am not working out at the same intensity as I normally would.
Yours, with her stomach rumbling now & planning breakfast tomorrow already,