POWER PANCAKES & PICK YOUR TOPPING
This year, now with two little people in the house, I decided to try a healthier pancake option for Shrove Tuesday. After working with Nutritional therapist, Sarah Grant of Gut Reaction on our latest nutrition programme, Eat, Sleek, Repeat, among other things, I
Pick the base recipe you want from the three options
to the right (there is a vegan option too). These pancakes are made from banana or oats that are full of slow release carbohydrates to boost and balance your energy levels.
To cook the pancakes (all options), melt a little coconut oil in a hot frying pan and fry on each side for about 60 seconds.
Finally, choose your topping or filling to suit your taste buds.
♦ BANANA PANCAKES
1 small banana or 1⁄2 medium banana, 2 eggs. Mash the banana and mix the eggs in thoroughly
♦ OAT PANCAKES
40g(1⁄2cup) oats, 1 egg, 8tbsp unsweetened milk of choice. Mix everything thoroughly
♦ VEGAN OAT PANCAKES
40g oats, 1tbsp axseeds mixed with 3 tbsp water and leave for 10 minutes. Add 6 tbsp milk of choice, then mix everything thoroughly
PICK YOUR TOPPING
♦ CINNAMON YOGHURT
Mix 2tbsp plain Greek yoghurt with 2tsp coconut palm sugar and 1⁄2tsp cinnamon
♦ BERRY CHIA JAM
Mash 2 handfuls of fresh or defrosted berries, mix in 1tbsp chia seeds and leave for 10 minutes
♦ NUT BUTTER
1 heaped tbsp of no-added sugar nut butter
♦ PICK A FRUIT
1 handful of berries
1 chopped apple / pear / nectarine 2 chopped plums/apricots