Healthy Crepe Pancakes

So here we have another way to fuel your pancake day. Since its one of my most favourite days of the year - I would count down the days until I could feast on pancakes until i couldn't move and be in competition with my sister on who could eat the most. My poor mum would be slaving away flipping pancakes as fast as she possibly could with two gannets at the table eating inhaling them quite literally.

I have post up pancakes before including protein, clean, savoury so I wanted to do something new. These are still healthy (aside from maybe the mountains of Nutella and crunchy Biscoff spread. But, lets face it if you can't indulge on pancake day when can you? Although I am also all for keeping them healthy of course.

These are super easy, super quick, seriously moorish!

Ingredients (makes 8-10 dependant on the size of your pan)

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup flour of choice (plain, GF, coconut, almond)
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • Pinch of salt

Method

It couldn't be easier, I popped all of the above in my NutriBullet and whizzed it up. The key to pancakes its getting the pan super hot with a little coconut oil in (so please be careful) then turning the heat low to cook them and don't be tempted to flip them until they are ready and freely shuffle on the pan or things could get messy.

I add a little coconut oil each time I make a new pancake. Then you can go as wild as you wish with toppings.. me I LOVE PNB and Nutella as you know and also I found some Biscoff in the cupboard (if you haven't tried this you must get it in your life, although I warn once its open thats it... you will be eating it like a yoghurt!)

Make sure you totally enjoy pancake day with whatever creations you come up with - I can't wait to see them.. I know I have and will probably extend it into an entire week... 

Sophie xx

Savoury Pancakes

In preparation for pancake day its essential that I share a few of my favourites. Starting with these beauties, savoury pancakes. Not ever thought they could be switched up eh?

I usually always go for sweet, gooey, chocolate or peanut butter topped fluffy pancakes (I will be sharing these so don't worry!) But I thought I would go for something different and equally yummy first. 

These delicious little delights taste similar to a pizza base and then topped with poached eggs and crispy bacon. 

Ingredients

Pancakes

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp mixed italian herbs
  • 1/4 tsp cracked pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup of flour (this can be changed up to make it GF)
  • 1/3 cup of cheese of choice
    Topping
  • 2 rashers of bacon (or smoked salmon)
  • 2 eggs for poaching 

Method

I used my NutriBullet to blend up all but the cheese. You want the mixture to be thick unless you want to make thinner pancakes but I love the american ones for this recipe.

Then popping so oil (coconut or other - I used garlic!) heating up a pain so its super hot but the key to not getting them to stick is of course a good pan but turning the heat right down and letting them cook slowly.

Dollop some  mixture on and spread into a suitable shape and size, top with a helping of cheese and allow one side to cook. You should be able to easily shuffle the pan and the pancake will move this is when it is ready to flip over unless you want to make them extra crispy. Cook the other side but be mindful of the cheese so don't leave it too long.

Timing is key so while all of this is going on you want to have popped the bacon under the grill and boiled some water to poach the eggs. If you are poaching the eggs, start the first after you have made the first pancake, this will allow time for the other pancakes to be made and both eggs to be poached.

Serve up and enjoy - add in condiments if you wish! 

I totally enjoyed this recipe and I hope you do too so if you try it please let me know.

Sophie xx

Cinnamon & Apple Festive Baked Oats with a Brown Sugar and Walnut Topping

So, this idea came to mind after being freezing outside and feeling a little under the weather and wanting something to make me feel cosy and content before heading back out. These flavours are also a childhood favourite and remind me of the days of mum making me ready brek and piling on the sugar (Shh!)

An absolutely delicious and quick combination which you will be making for days over the christmas period while listening to christmas songs (and not only for breakfast!!). Also, who doesn't love an apple and cinnamon combo!

Ingredients
(to make for 1)

  • 1 medium apple
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sukrin brown sugar alternative
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Toppings

  • Half the brown sugar 
  • 3 tbsp ground almonds 
  • 1/2 table spoon butter (yes!! get those good fats in!)
  • Handful walnits

Sauce (optional)

  • 1/4 of the brown sugar 
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup almond milk

Method

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and grease a small dish.

In a medium bowl mix together oats, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and set aside.

Then, peel, core and thinly slice apples. Pour milk into a large bowl, crack eggs one by one into a smaller bowl, before adding to the milk bowl. Whisk eggs with the milk until well combined.

Add half the brown sugar and vanilla to milk mixture and continue to whisk until all sugar is dissolved. Pour dry ingredients into the milk mixture and mix until well combined.

The fun part, line the bottom of baking dish with a layer of apples, pour about ¼ of mixture over the apples, continue to alternate layers of apples and oat mixture until you have used all oat mixture and apples.

Place topping ingredients in a small bowl mix together using the back of a fork or your fingers. Sprinkle over oat mixture, bake oatmeal in oven 25 to 30 minutes or until top starts to turn golden brown. But keep checking, you don't want these going dry!

During the last 15 minutes of cooking time, whisk brown sugar sauce ingredients in a small sauce pan until well combined. Heat pan over medium heat, stirring until

Then the best part, once cooked take out the oven, transfer to a bowl, pour over the sauce and enjoy!

Some additional toppings you may want to serve with oatmeal are chopped nuts, coconut flakes, raisins or any fruit of your choice.

I really hope you enjoy this as much as I did. Make sure you post up and tag me if you make them! I absolutely LOVE seeing them!

Sophie xx