We all love pancakes in our house and as yesterday was pancake day, we celebrated with pancakes for breakfast dinner and tea. Yes we love them that much! if we had been awake long enough we may have even enjoyed a pancake supper!
Because we love pancakes so much a few years ago I wanted to come up with a healthier version then the traditional mix for the kids and myself to enjoy. My first reaction was to use Organic oats instead of traditional flour. I then used almond milk and added a banana into the mix for thickness and sweetness. I add cinnamon for depth and to help reduce those sugar cravings and a pinch of pink Himalayan salt to bring out all the flavours. This mix went down a treat and the kids couldn’t even tell the difference. My eldest of 7, then 4 and very fussy, loved them and thought I had been making them that way all along! I was thrilled and so happy that we could now enjoy pancakes as often as we wanted, knowing they were healthy and no longer just a treat.
With all the ingredients being natural and basic cupboard staples, it’s always easy to knock up a batch of healthy pancakes in minuets.
I adapt the recipe almost every time by adding goji berries or chia seeds to thicken up the batter and give us a variation of vitamins and flavour. We sometimes add coconut oil, peanut butter or raw cacao. You could add anything. why not make them into protein pancakes by adding a scoop of your favourite protein powder or a teaspoon of your favourite super food such as matcha, baobab, acia or maca? the possibilies are vast and yours to experiment with. Let me know what you like to add to your healthy happy pancakes. x