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Healthy, easy (but just as good) Pancakes!!

Pancake day has come and gone but who says we can’t have pancakes everyday?!? This recipe is so versatile and you can have it as a delicious breakfast, brunch or snack.

Equipment: You need a bowl, a fork, a pan and a spatula or a food blender.

Food wise you need 1 small (preferably ripe) banana, 40g porridge oats (7.5 level tablespoons), lump of butter or coconut oil and 1 egg, then any toppings you love such as berries & maple syrup as a healthier option or you could grill some bacon or add a drizzle of chocolate sauce!! Yum.

Lazy way: You could throw all the ingredients: banana, oats and egg into a food processor until smooth. *There is nothing wrong with being lazy.  Then follow on from step 4 in the Manual way.

Manual way:
1. Mash up the banana using the back of fork, it doesn’t need to be perfectly smooth.
2. Add the egg and whisk together.
3. Next add the porridge oats and stir together. Add extras: 1 tsp cinnamon/protein powder.
4. Heat up the frying pan to a medium heat and melt some butter or coconut oil (1 teaspoon).
5. Spoon 2 tablespoons of mixture per pancake into the pan.
6. The pancakes should take about 2 minutes to cook on each side but this will vary based on your cooker.

This recipe should whip up 6-8 small tasty pancakes & then you can pop them on a plate and sprinkle your ingredients all over the top and voila!

In case you want to know 6 small pancakes (not including toppings) are approximately 360 calories. 

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Hope you enjoy your pancakes with a cup of tea or coffee & tag me in any instagram posts I’d love to see your creations @natbat91x 

 

Food, Health Foods, Homemade Food, Recipes

Easy & Delicious Homemade Granola

Easy & Delicious Homemade Granola


Today I experimented with making home made granola; which turned out to be pretty easy and quick to make as well as being extremely tasty! I am not much of a granola eater as I tend to find boxed granola difficult to stomach as it can be quite dry, this recipe is super gooey and tastes delish with some fresh berries and yoghurt on top!

It is relatively healthy, with it being low in saturated fats and adds up to about 103 calories per serving, this recipe makes approximately 30 servings & should be thrown out if not eaten within 30 days – keep in an air tight container!

All you need equipment wise is a bowl, weighing scales, foil and a oven dish!

Ingredients:

  • 300g rolled oats
  • 100g dried cranberries/raisins
  • 50g nuts – I used a mix bag of pecans and walnuts
  • 100g almond shavings
  • 50g sunflower seeds
  • 2 tsp of coconut oil
  • 125ml of maple syrup
  • 125ml of honey
  • 8 squares of dairy milk chocolate (optional)

You can really make this recipe your own by adding anything you may have in the cupboard, nuts or dried fruit, I added the chocolate to make it more a treat to eat!

Method:

Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees and weigh out all the ingredients in one bowl and gently mix the ingredients together! Line a medium sized oven proof dish with foil and decant the mixture into the dish and spread evenly; finally pop in the oven for 10-15 minutes, make sure to check it in the last 5 minutes until slightly golden on the top.

Once cooked, remove from oven dish and leave on a wire rack or plate until it cools down, then it is ready to eat – store in a air tight container and you are good to go!

I entered the quantities of these ingredients (mostly bought from Sainsburys) into the My Fitness Pal app and generated some nutritional information which may be helpful:

Calories: 103 based on 30 servings

Total Fat: 3.8g   Saturated: 0.9g   Polyunsaturated: 1.3g   Monounsaturated: 1.3g

Sodium: 4.4mg

Potassium: 47.7mg

Total Carbs: 14.6g   Dietary fibre: 1.2g   Sugars: 7.5g

Protein: 2.1g

Disclaimer: I found the recipe on BBC good food & made it my own by adding and changing around a couple of the ingredients.


Thank you for reading, hope you enjoy the recipe !

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