Saturday, 30 October 2021

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Healthy Nutritious Pancakes - Naturally Sweetened with Dates Version 2

 

Makes 6 pancakes

Ingredients:

1. 125g flour or white whole wheat flour (1 cup)
2. 2 cups (500 ml) skimmed fresh milk (1 cup)
3. 1 TBS brewer's yeast (optional)
4. A handful of almonds
5. A handful of walnuts
6. A handful of sunflower seeds
7. 5 eggs
8. 15 dried dates pitted
9. 1/2 tsp vanilla powder (optional)
10. 2 TBS olive oil (optional)
11. 1 TBS cooking oil or combination of butter and cooking oil for frying

Directions:

1. In a blender, add flour, vanilla powder and dried dates, milk, olive oil, almonds, walnuts and sunflower seeds and blend under the lowest setting until mixed.

2. Add eggs and blend for only 1-2 seconds, just enough to mix in the eggs. Don't overbeat the batter. Stop stirring once the mixture is moist or the pancakes will be tough (don’t worry about a few lumps).

3. Let it rest for 30 minutes in the fridge if possible.

4. Heat pan with cooking oil until hot (Its temperature is just right when a few drops of cold water dropped on the pan will jump and sizzle. If the pan is not sufficiently hot, the water will lie there and boil. If it is too hot, the water will evaporate instantly).

5. When the pan is hot, add some oil just enough to spread a thin layer on the pan by rubbing it with a piece of kitchen roll when making the first piece of pancake.

6. Turn to medium-low heat (no. 7 on my stove) and pour in a ladle of mixture just enough to spread it to cover the whole circumference of the pan.

7. Cook until the surface of the pancake is filled with bubbles and the underside has turned slightly brown (about 45 secs to 1 min). Raise the edge of the pancake with the wooden spatula to test if it is firm and brown.

8. Flip over and cook the other side for 30 secs more. DO NOT flip again or the pancake will be tough. (Although you may be tempted to do so, don’t use the spatula to press down the pancake or it will be heavy).

Additional Information:

We tried this version today and it tasted very good. All natural and nutritious ingredients with whole wheat flour, nuts and dates. The nuts and seeds total 50-60g.

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