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my-nutrition-ireland1Some of our most popular recipes and posts on social media are pancakes. It seems like a global trend that’s going around the world. Pancake recipes are more popular now than ever because they are a perfect breakfast or brunch choice and there is nothing better than waking up to the smell of pancakes in the morning. Whether it’s a long weekend, a birthday, a special occasion or just cooking pancakes with kids, there is always something a little special about pancakes  that puts a smile on everyones face. You can find really creative and healthy alternatives to traditional pancakes these days, making it even easier to get all of those essential nutrients first thing in the morning, wrapped up in a delicious looking treat.

We hope you’ll find a new favourite pancake recipe in this article and enjoy a gorgeous breakfast or brunch.

Remember us when you’re smiling in your kitchen!

Tom and Jeeny.

 


TROPICAL PANCAKES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking sodaTropical Pancakes
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk (or any milk)
  • 2 Tbsp. Organic coconut oil (melted)
  • 3 eggs or 4 egg whites

(or 1 mashed banana for vegans)

  • 2 Tbsp. honey (or agave, maple syrup)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

 

METHOD

  1. Mix all of the dry ingredients in a bowl, then in a separate bowl mix all of the wet ingredients until fully combined.
  2. Mix wet & dry ingredients carefully, trying not to over mix the batter so your pancakes won’t get too dry.
  3. At a medium heat, cook your pancakes on a preheated non-stick pan for 3 minutes on each side or until golden on both sides (if you are not using a non-stick pan just brush a very thin layer of coconut oil on the pan). Done!

 

MY NUTRITION TIPS
Don’t worry that this batter is more dense and thicker than an ordinary one, just spread 2 Tbsp. of the batter on the pan making a round pancake and they will cook pretty much the same as any pancake after that.We served them with coconut yogurt, a passion fruit mixed with 1 tsp. of honey and gorgeous red currants, a breakfast loaded with nutrients     and vitamins.

 


HOT CHOCOLATE PANCAKES

INGREDIENTSHot Chocolate Panncake

  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted (or any oil)
  • 1 Tbsp. honey or maple syrup
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt (soy for vegans)
  • ¼ cup coconut milk (or any milk)
  • 1 egg (or 1 mashed banana for vegans)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence•1/2 cup wholemeal flour (spelt or oat flour)
  • Pinch of sea salt

 

METHOD

  1. Place a non-stick pan on medium heat and grease very thinly with oil.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the honey and oil. Add the yogurt, eggs, milk and mix until smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not over-mix the batter or you won’t get light and fluffy pancakes.
  3. Pour 2 spoonfuls of pancake batter, spreading out slightly, onto the preheated pan. Cook for 2 minutes on each side or until you see bubbles pop up on the surface and turn over. Serve hot!

 

MY NUTRITION TIPS

We served them with natural yogurt mixed with vanilla and honey and sprinkled berries on top. These pancakes are also delicious served with  maple syrup or honey and a sprinkle of dark grated chocolate. Enjoy!

 


 

BANANA PANCAKES

INGREDIENTS   Pancakes

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 whole egg + 1 egg white
    (or chia/flax seed eggs for vegans)
  • 1/2 cup oats/porridge
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract/essence
  • 1 tsp lemon juice or lemon zest

 

METHOD

  1. Blend all the  ingredients together with a hand blender/ food processor or mixer until smooth.
    (Or just mash the bananas and mix with eggs & the rest of the ingredients and set aside for the porridge to absorb the liquids. The texture in both methods are completely different so test it out to see which one you prefer).
  2. Thinly spread a tiny amount of oil with a kitchen paper towel on your pre-heated non-stick pan.
  3. Spread 2 Tbsp of the banana batter to form a pancake and let it cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. Done!

 

MY NUTRITION TIPS

We served ours with yogurt and mashed raspberries mixed with 1 Tbsp of honey (tastes like homemade  jam) and that’s it! You can use your favourite frozen or fresh berries and use Agave or maple syrup on   top. Enjoy!

 

 

 

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