I woke up this morning super hungry.
And whilst lying in bed I was mentally going through my fridge and all the food I had…
Yoghurt with müesli? I have that during the week.
Avocado toast? I don’t have bread.
Porridge? It’s too sunny and warm for such a wintery breakfast.
That’s when pancakes crept into my mind…and that was that.
We used to make pancakes with my Dad a lot on the weekends and he’s kinda the pancake master.
As I didn’t have his recipe (*note to self: get Dad’s pancake recipe) I opted for a Jamie Oliver recipe and adapted it slightly.
(Basic pancake recipe that serves four (or two if you’re really hungry))
♦ 3 large eggs
♦ 115g plain flour
♦ 1 heaped tsp baking powder
♦ 140ml milk (I used oat milk)
♦ Pinch of salt
I jazzed mine up with chocolate and coconut. I had some leftover coconut oil, cocoa powder and agave sirup (makes a chocolate sauce) from another recipe that I mixed into the batter.
But you could mix in anything from berries to peanut butter to steamed apples to matcha. The possibilities are endless!
Separate your eggs and add in the flour, baking powder and milk to the egg yolk.
Whisk the egg whites and salt until little peaks form and then gently fold the egg whites into the batter.
Heat a frying pan and use a paper towel to lightly cover it in olive or coconut oil. When the pan is hot, place about two tablespoons of the batter into the pan. You can make them as small or large as you like.
Once bubbles start to form on the top you know it’s time to flip the pancakes.
I topped mine with a little extra of the chocolate sauce, grated coconut and bananas.