Thursday, 24 April 2014

Waffles or pancakes?

....'We can stay up late, swap manly stories and in the mornin', I'M MAKIN WAFFLES!'
Hehe, I hope everyone knows where that quote came from!
Anyway! It's the age-old question... Pancakes or waffles? Generally I'd go waffles, coz they look cooler, but lately I've wanted pancakes?
Well, I guess I'm just gonna have to give you a recipe for both.. Darn!
Firstly... WAFFLES!
 Chocolate banana waffles with a mango-berry smoothie!
chia gel (1 tablespoon chia seeds mixed with 1 tablespoon milk of choice)
1 banana, roughly chopped
20g wholemeal spelt flour
10g coconut flour
20g gluten free self raising flour (optional- just increase spelt flour instead)
1 tablespoon chocolate protein powder
1/2-1 tablespoon raw cacao ( I put a whole one in!)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2-3/4 cup of milk of choice (until you get a pancake consistency. I used oat milk))
optional- LSA mix
optional- melted nut butter

1. Place all your dry ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.
2.Add your milk, chia gel and banana and melted nut butter (if using) to the mix and stir to combine
It should look like this:
Now you can leave to sit for a bit while making the smoothie- recipe below.
3. Once you've made your smoothie and it's waiting and thickening in the freezer, heat up a waffle maker and grease with oil (or butter etc.)
4. Spoon on half the mixture and close the lid. Check after about 3 mins (If you check sooner, it will be runny and break/stick etc.)
5. Keep cooking until its solid and golden. Remove from waffle maker, grease again and place remaining mixture in for another 3 or so minutes.
6. Place on plate and top with whatever you like ( I used coconut butter)

Ok onto the smoothie recipe!
1 cup berries
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1 cup milk of choice ( I used soy milk)
and that's it!
1. Place in blender and blend until smooth!
Keep in freezer while finishing waffles.

Gooey chocolatey, banana-ry waffles:
 With a refreshing, thick mango-berry smoothie!
Put em' together and you have a match made in heaven!

Hmm, this guy looks a little lonely..
And this guy looks even lonelier!
All fixed:
Now onto my pancake recipe for today!
This was inspired by.... well my imagination!
Make up a batch of oats by using 3/4 cup of muesli, 1/4 cup oatbran, chia seeds optional- cinnamon and 2 cups of milk:
Cook until all the liquid is absorbed and then cook some more until way over done and sticky:
Let it sit for 5 mins. Meanwhile, you could make some ice cream, by placing a frozen banana in a food processor and whazzing! (You may need to scrape down edges every so often) store in freezer until pancakes are ready.
Core an apple and then slice to make rings. (You'll need about four thin rings - I gave the leftover apple to our birds)
Then heat a fry pan with some oil, place a quarter of your oat mixture on and flatten down with an apple slice:
Cook for a minute or so and flip, it should be golden, they don't need long.
Once you have 4 oat-cakes top with whatever you like, (I went with peanut butter) retrieve ice cream from freezer and enjoy!
Mmmmm, yummy muesli in pancake form!
So it's up to you.. Pancakes or waffles for brekky tomorrow? Or maybe just go with both! They're both delish :)
Oh no, these guys are lonely too!

It's OK, I fixed it :)
 I just think these are the coolest looking pancakes though!
Although these ones are a close second!
See you  later guys!

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