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  • Writer's pictureJanice Tracey

Pancake Tuesday - How do you make yours?

Here's a few recipes I’ve tried recently.

Porridge Pancakes

Soak 40gms of porridge oats in a 150gms yogurt overnight. In the morning add in 2 beaten eggs, cinnamon and that’s your batter. Cook in a slither of coconut oil and serve with whatever you fancy - you could add in some blueberries and do it American style.

Banana Pancakes

2 eggs mashed with 2 medium soft bananas. Cook in a medium hot pan. These pancakes have very little substance - needs gentle handling. Make sure underside is well cooked before attempting to flip.

Spelt pancakes with pears, bacon, tomatoes, dressed with cinnamon yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Spelt Pancakes

120gms Spelt flour, 1tsp baking powder, 3/4 tsp baking soda, pinch salt, pinch xylitol (or sweetener of choice). Dry ingredients mixed with 180mls kefir milk, 1 egg and 1 tbs

olive oil. I used kefir milk because I had it. (Use buttermilk or milk soured with lemon juice or vinegar).

**Cinnamon Yogurt**

2-3 Tbs Greek yogurt mixed with 1/2 tsp cinnamon.

These pancakes are not sweet, so if that’s your preference, serve with sweet berries or other fruit and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.

** Spelt is a grain that is descended from wheat, and it has a mild, nutty flavor that is comparable to wheat. Although spelt contains gluten, it has less than whole wheat or white flour. As a result, substituting spelt flour for white flour can make baked goods more digestible for people with a sensitivity to gluten. **

Chick Pea Flour Pancakes

Similar to Spelt Pancake recipe above

Loved this recipe which used high protein, high fibre Besan (chickpea) flour, egg, olive oil, milk (giving some more protein, healthy fats and protein) and a wee tsp sugar to sweeten the deal. So lovely.

1 cup chickpea flour, 1 tbsp granulated sugar

1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt

1 cup milk (kefir or ordinary or use buttermilk or milk soured with lemon juice or vinegar), 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 egg, 1 tsp vanilla

Whisk the wet ingredients, mix with the dry ingredients. Cook until bubbles form (about 2 minutes), flip and cook on other side, up to another 2 minutes.

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