Oh so simple pancakes

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4 servings

Ingredients

1 cup (110g) wholemeal flour

1 tbsp baking powder

1 cup (250 ml) unsweetened plant milk

2 tbsp maple syrup

½ tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla extract

To serve: Fresh fruit, such as banana and fresh or frozen berries, chopped nuts and seeds.

Instructions

Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl.

Add the milk, maple syrup and vanilla extract and stir until mixed. Do not overmix.

The mixture needs to sit for 10 minutes.

Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. If you have a large pan, you’ll easily be able to cook two small ones at once.

Lightly oil the pan with a small amount of coconut oil. Scoop the batter into the pan in 1/4 cup (or a small ladle) portions. (I find the smaller the amount the easier it is to handle the pancake. Especially when it comes to flipping!)

Once there are a few bubbles in the middle and they look cooked around the edges, flip and cook for a couple more minutes on the other side.

Serve with your choice of fruit, nuts and seeds. Frozen berries work well because you get the juice off them.

Tip: These pancakes can be frozen. Place the pancakes on a baking tray and put them in the freezer for about 30 minutes. You can then place them in a plastic tub or resealable bag, separating them with parchment paper.

The pancakes can be reheated from frozen. The time taken will depend on the size of your pancakes and the wattage of your microwave. It will be around 30 seconds for two pancakes.  

 

Overnight Cinnamon Raisin Oats

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Makes 1 serving

* Gluten-free if using gluten-free oats and spices

Ingredients:

¼ cup oats

2 ½ tsp chia seeds

2 tbsp coconut or soya yogurt, unsweetened

2 tbsp raisins

½ tsp cinnamon

½ cup almond milk, unsweetened

Directions:

Place all ingredients into a small mason jar and shake until well combined. Alternatively, if you want a more portable option put the ingredients in a plastic tub with clip lids.

Place in fridge and let sit overnight.

Eat cold, or heat if desired. You can pop it in a bowl and microwave it for a couple of minutes. Top with your fresh fruit of choice (optional). Enjoy!

For the yogurt look out for one with ‘no sugars’.

This recipe can easily be doubled up so you have enough for two days.

Porridge with strawberries

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Makes 2 servings

Ingredients:

1 cup oats

1 cup unsweetened plant milk (soya, oat, hemp, almond)

1 cup water

1 cup strawberries

6 walnuts

6 brazils

1 tbsp mixed seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, poppy, sesame, hemp)

Directions:

Add the oats, milk and water to a pan. Heat on a low to medium heat for approx. 10 minutes, until desired consistency.

Divide into two bowls. Add your toppings and enjoy!

If you are used to very sweet cereals and trying to wean yourself off then you may want to add a drop of something like date syrup or maple syrup if this isn’t sweet enough for you.

If you’re short of time in the morning mix the milk, water and oats the night before. You also get a creamier consistency this way.

Apple and cinnamon oats

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Makes 2 servings

Ingredients:

1 cup oats

1 cup unsweetened plant milk (soya, oat, hemp, almond)

1 cup water

1 apple, chopped

6 brazils

6 walnut halves

2 tsps chia seeds

Dash cinnamon

 

Directions:

Add the oats, milk and water to a pan. Heat on a low to medium heat for approx. 10 minutes, until desired consistency.

Divide into two bowls. Add your toppings and enjoy!

If you are used to very sweet cereals and trying to wean yourself off then you may want to add a drop of something like date syrup or maple syrup if this isn’t sweet enough for you.