Patter Cake, Patter CakePosted: June 23, 2011
Who doesn’t love hot warm fluffy pancakes first thing on a winter’s morning?
I whipped this one up as soon as I got home from gym this morning and it totally hit the spot!
Now, a lot of people think of pancakes as being really unhealthy- but they don’t have to be.
The recipe I’m sharing with you today is one that I often jump to when I have “the craving” 🙂 It’s wholesome, quite substantial (it contains a good dose of low GI oats), and will keep you full for a good 4 hours or so.
I always find that my go-to topping always has to be smooth creamy peanut butter and banana.. don’t ask me why. For me it’s just the perfect combination- and one that I never ever get tired of!
What you’ll need:
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup spelt flour
1 Tbps ground flaxseed
1 tsp brown sugar
1/2 ts baking powder
pinch of salt
pinch of cinnamon
1 egg beaten
1/4 cup soy milk (or cow’s milk)
1/2 tsp vanilla essence/extract
1 banana for topping (optional)
peanut butter for topping (optional)
Combine all the dry ingredients, mix the milk with the egg and add the vanilla. Combine the wet mixture with the dry ingredients to form a wet-ish batter. Leave this for a few minutes so that the oats can soften slightly. Spray a frying pan with some “Spray and cook” or a touch of oil and turn onto a moderate heat.
Pour the batter into the pan and allow to cook through. Flip the pancake after about 4-5mins until the underside is nicely browned. remove from the heat.
Slice up your banana and have it ready for the topping!
I inhaled this pancake in about 5 seconds flat! …and then slowly sipped on some freshly brewed green tea.
I say I hate winter… but do I really??!