I am still inclined to labelling foods as healthy and unhealthy - not a habit I would recommend nor is it a correct indication of how food should be consumed - however, I am getting better at stepping outside of my comfort zone. AKA I finally decided to make some pancakes (cue the percussion and cheers from the crowd).
I still enjoy eating well so I wasn't going to gorge on a sugar laden and simple carbohydrate filled recipe. Instead I was going to source and make one full of delicious and wholesome ingredients that wouldn't leave my body feeling gluggy and my mind feeling guilty.
- 100g oats
- 2 free-range eggs
- 100g cottage cheese
- 1 banana
- 1 pinch of baking powder
- 1 splash of your milk of choice (used soy milk)
- Almond butter
- Chobani yoghurt
- 4 Fresh figs
- 1 pear
- 1 apple
- 1 handful of pomegranate seeds
- (I used whatever fresh fruit I had at home which ended up being a pear, apple and blueberries)
- Pop all pancake ingredients (excluding oil) into a blender until smooth
- If the mixture is too thick just add a little more milk
- Prepare all your toppings into small bowls.
- I peeled and grated the pear and apple, then tossed with the blueberries. I then set the toppings aside until ready to plate.
- Heat a frying pan over a medium heat, brush with oil.
- Drop heaped tablespoons of the batter into the pan and cook for three minutes, or until little bubbles start to from on the surface.
- Flip and cook the other side until lightly golden and cooked through. Transfer to plate.
- Layer the pancakes up with the fruit and almond butter, drizzle over the honey and spoon on the yoghurt.
- Now eat :D