Wholefood Pancakes

To say my boys and I are pancake fans is an understatement. In the winter time we're likely to be having either pancakes or porridge for breakfast. In summer they're a treat enjoyed with fresh strawberries from the garden or markets. I tend to make a few extra to go in their lunchboxes. I have experimented with a lot of flours, there are many that work well with this recipe – rice flour if you're wanting gluten free, buckwheat if you're wanting paleo, however you will need to adjust the liquid as buckwheat for example, absorbs more, so to create the right batter consistency you need to add more liquid. The below combo is one of my favourites. Just spelt will work fine if you can't find millet. If you're new to pancakes and are craving something like traditional pancakes (like wheat) then I would recommend just using white spelt flour as it behaves quite similarly.

My ultimate topping to go with these is coconut yoghurt, the below chocolate sauce, and either fresh fruit, or frozen mixed berries heated gently in a pot with the juice and rind of one orange and a thumbnail sized piece of ginger. Simply a delight for all the senses and a feast that you'll enjoy so much you're probably unlikely to choose pancakes at a cafe again.

For the pancakes you'll need;

1 ripe banana, mashed
3 eggs
1 ¼ cup of coconut milk, or liquid of your choice (I sometimes use water)
½ tsp vanilla extract

Mix wet ingredients together

Dry ingredients
3/4 c white spelt flour
¾ c millet flour
½ tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder

Mix dry ingredients together then stir in the wet ingredients. Add more milk if you feel it's a bit thick (depending on what flours you end up using it can affect the consistency).

Heat coconut oil in a fry pan (I used a cast iron pan), once melted, turn element down slightly and add one ladle of mixture at a time to the pan. Flip when you're seeing lots of bubbles come to the surface.

Serve with coconut yoghurt, fruit and pure maple syrup. Or for a more decandent breakfast try this Chocolate Sauce (A Dr Libby recipe):

½ c Macadamia oil

½ t vanilla extract,

1 c Pure maple syrup

1 c cacao powder

pinch of salt

Blend ingredients together until smooth.

I usually half the mixture and this is enough for a few breakys.


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