It is pancake day nearly everyday in my family, we love them!!
As the years have gone by this recipe has evolved and is now so deliciously healthy I want to eat them all day and sometimes do. I am really excited to share this with you as it is such a nutritiously, delicious way to start your day.
If you are just making pancakes for 2/3 people then the quantities below are enough. I always double the mixture and that way my family of 5 can have 2 big pancakes each which completely fills their boots for the day and I tend to have a little left over for a savoury one later for Roxy (me!)
- 1 large organic egg
- 300ml of Milk – your choice, Semi Skimmed, Oat Milk, Almond, Soya
- 4 tbsp of Rapeseed oil – or any vegetable oil, your preference
- 125g Buckwheat flour – or any flour of your choice will work
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- 3 tbsp of natural pro biotic yoghurt to give it a buttermilk American style fluffy pancake feel
- 3 tbsp of Linwoods Milled Flaxseed, Almond, Brazil Nut, Walnut and Co-Enzyme Q10
- Maple Syrup or honey to serve
- Blueberries / Raspberries / Bananas to add into the mix or on top
A few comments on the ingredients above:
Oat Milk – If you have never tried oat milk this is a great recipe to do it in as you won’t taste any difference
Buckwheat Flour – This is a high protein, energising, nourishing and healthy food that contrary to its name this fruit seed has nothing to do with wheat and is gluten free. I use this flour in everything (cheese sauce, cakes etc.. it is brilliant. More dense than normal flour but you get used to that)
Linwoods Milled Flaxseed, Almond, Brazil Nut, Walnut and Co-Enzyme Q10 – An absolutely brilliant invention and a MUST have in your cupboard, you can buy it in Waitrose. Packed full of goodness (Omega 3, Selenium, Iron, Zinc, Magnesium and Vitamin E) and if you are wondering what on earth the alien sounding Co-enzyme Q10 is then read on… it is actually not alien to us at all and occurs naturally in the body but as we get older production levels reduce. It is a highly effective anti-oxidant and contributes to the production of energy in every cell in the body. Just what us yogi’s need!
Rapeseed Oil – contains the lowest saturated fat content of any oil, less than half that of Olive Oil. It has 10x more Omega 3 than Olive Oil, it is a good sours of Vitamin E (a highly effective antioxidant that contributes to the protection of body cells from oxidative stress), High in monounsaturated fat (the good one!) contains no artificial preservatives and is trans-fat and GM free. That is why I have added it to my pancakes for so many years. It is such a lovely feeling knowing that the girls have had an omega hit for breakfast!
Mix all the wet ingredients together, then add the flour and stir in the rest. If you love blueberries then pour a packet of those in too.
Heat a teaspoon of coconut oil in your frying pan and I usually do one ladle per person and can get 3 good sized one’s in my pan.
You can stack them up as high as you like and cover in maple syrup or honey and add raspberries or sliced bananas.
For a very filling savoury option I add, grated butternut squash, grated courgettes, softened broccoli and whatever else I have in my fridge plus grated Manchego cheese. It is so quick and comforting, I love it.
Happy Pancake Day, enjoy tossing and stacking them high and I hope that you enjoy them as much as we do!