Friday, 13 February 2015

Flipping heck - Pancake day is almost here!

Pardon the pun ;)

With the big day just around the corner I thought I would share a few of my favourite pancake ideas that are super delicious and much healthier than some of the traditional recipes out there. Plus, these are a great source of complex carbs and protein so the more the merrier!

Starting with the pancake itself, you have a couple of options. The basic batter is so easy and is made from a banana, egg white and 2 tablespoons of oats. Simply combine the above and cook in a frying pan for 1-2 mins each site and you're in business. If you want to add an extra hit of protein, just add a scoop of your chosen protein powder and an extra egg white (you'll need this to add extra moisture as the power will dry the mixture out). Both of these will create a chunky batter that will give you more American style pancakes in appearance. If you want the thinner British classics, put your chosen batter in the blender until smooth.

Now the best bit, toppings!

You can pretty much top these whatever you like but here are some of my favourites;

'Nutella' + Raspberry

Ok, this isn't actually Nutella, its better because its all the flavor without the sugar! Just blend a handful of hazlenuts with 1 tablespoon of cacao power and that's it! If you want more sweetness then just add some honey. Cacao powder for those of that don't know, is simply unrefined Cacoa beans (which are used to make chocolate). In this form its great because its packed with Calcium, Iron, Vitamin C, Magnesium and Antioxidants - hello super food!

Yogurt + Berries

This one, I eat year round for breakfast. I prefer Soy yogurt as there is much less sugar than other brands.

Fruit + Nut

Melt your preferred nut butter in a saucepan with a little almond milk until runny then top until your hearts content - nuts are so versatile and work with most fruits so pick your favourite or what's in season.

Can't decide? Go the whole hog like I did this morning and have all three!

Happy flipping x