Thursday, 13 August 2015

Simple healthy pancake recipe | The Small Desk

Every day at work I get really strong hunger pangs at about 10am. It is really annoying because I normally won't be eating lunch until at least half 12. I used to try and feed the hunger with a chocolate bar or nut bar, but I increasingly felt these were not filling the gap. I realised I wasn't getting any protein, and this is what keeps you full. One of the best things for protein is eggs, and another good source is oats. I know what you're thinking... mmm... egg porridge... yeah, no, not for me either!

I decided to see if I could sort my breakfast out once and for all, and to see if I could go from 7am to 12.30pm simply on the fuel from breakfast. I tried out a variation on a healthy pancake recipe I found online, and it worked! So, now I am sharing this half made-up recipe with you so that you can last longer during the morning and forget about elevenses!

Makes 6 pancakes

You will need:
  • 123g plain wholemeal flour
  • Baking powder
  • 40g oats
  • 2 egg whites
  • 240ml Almond milk
  • Bananas
  • Honey

Step 1
Firstly, find a mixing bowl and scales, and weigh out 123g of plain wholemeal flour, sieving it as you weigh it.

Step 2
Add 1 teaspoon of baking powder to the flour.

Step 3
Add 40g of oats to the flour and baking powder.

Step 4
Mix together the oats, flour and baking powder.

Step 5
Whisk 2 eggs worth of egg white for about one minute.

Step 6
Add 240ml of almond milk to the egg whites and whisk.

Step 7
Pour the egg whites and almond milk mix into the flour mixture, and stir. The mixture should be fairly thick, but still be a bit runny.

Step 8
Get a small frying pan (I used one meant for fried eggs), and heat it on the stove until it is really hot. Otherwise your mixture will stick. Then add your mixture and fry on one side for two minutes, flip, and the other side for a minute. They won't look very brown, as there is no egg yolk in them.

Step 9
Serve with honey and chopped banana.

Step 10
And enjoy your morning without hanger! (Mum – hunger + anger = hanger)


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