GUT FRIENDLY PANCAKES With Apple, Tahini Yoghurt & Maple Glazed Pecans
Pancakes have a long history, stretching as far back as ancient Greece. They appear in various forms throughout the world, from savoury African injera, to the sweet Finnish dessert pancakes known as lettu.
Seeing a pancakes are a global winner in the culinary world, and our gut health being such a vital component in our everyday life, why not combine a healthy gut and tasty pancakes?
By chef Georgia Hearn
Makes: 4 pancakes
1 Cup white spelt flour ( or flour of your choice - not coconut )
3/4 Cup milk of choice
1/4 Cup Greek yoghurt
Drizzle of maple syrup
Pinch of salt
2 Tsp baking powder
2 Tsp cinnamon
3 Tbsp Greek yoghurt
1 Tbsp tahini
Place all the ingredients in a nutribullet or hand whisk until a smooth batter.
Heat a dollop of coconut oil or butter in a non stick frying pan until melted.
Ladle in a quarter of the mix and rotate the pan round so the batter spreads across the whole pan on a medium to low heat. Once the pancake is bubbling flip and cook for a further few minutes till golden brown the other side.
Continue until all the mix has gone and serve immediately with chosen toppings.
Apple Compote: Peel, remove core and chop three apples into small pieces. Place in a pan with 1/2 a cup of water and 2 tsp of cinnamon. Simmer on a low heat, adding water if it gets too dry, for around 20 minutes until the apples are soft.
Tahini Maple Yoghurt: Simply mix together 3 tbsps Greek yoghurt, 1 tbsp tahini and 1 tsp of maple syrup.
Maple Glazed Pecans: Place 50g of pecan halves in a frying pan and generously drizzle with maple syrup. Simmer on a low heat until the pecans are sticky and the maple is thick.
Combine all the elements and enjoy!