Happy Saturday everyone! How are we all feeling? I am pumped, energised and full of food. Not just any food though...
Seeing as it's Saturday = grocery shopping day, I always want to use up some veggies that were leftover from the week... hello pumpkin at the bottom of the veggie drawer!
I steamed him up, squashed him down and swirled him round and round into the batter, creating a soft, fluffy and (sorry in advance) moist pancake bursting with cinnamon and oozing with love. Especially when topped off with nut butter (although I'm sure some maple syrup wouldn't be too bad either!)
Did I mention they're wheat, dairy, sugar free and vegan?
Did I mention they're utterly delicious?
Ok, ok.. I'll stop.. how about the recipe?
Perfect Pumpkin Pancakes
25g wholemeal spelt flour
15g rolled oats
10g oat bran
1 tablespoon psyllium husks (optional, makes the pancakes stick together better)
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
A few big dashes of cinnamon (to your liking... I like A LOT!)
1/3 cup pureed pumpkin (fresh/ canned)
milk of choice/ water (about 1/2 cup)
1. If using fresh pumpkin, cut up and steam for around 25 mins until nice and soft- then mash it up!
5. After a few mins, flip over and cook for another few mins until both sides are golden brown:
In the blender went:
1 chopped frozen banana, 1/2 chopped frozen avocado, 1 big handful of kale, 1 big handful of spinach, 3 scoops of greek yoghurt, a scoop of vanilla protein powder and about 1/3 cup oat milk- all whazzed up together until smoothy smooth.
What about you?
Do you like pancakes?
What's your favourite type? I've got to say, I think vanilla protein pancakes could be my fav!
Do you ever put pumpkin puree in your baking? I think it just adds a little extra something :)
Bye for now friends! Have a great day! :D