23 December 2014

Christmas Pancakes

♬ ' Fur & Gold' Bat For Lashes

Can you believe it will be Christmas in two days? 
This year I've slowly eaten my way through: 
 6 weddings which included making two wedding cakes, ran 6 half marathons, got a tattoo, danced like J -Lo in Bali and Morocco for my 30th, lasted three days on a juicing diet, finally acquired an amazing job, ate 12 mince pies (consumed in December only) and got so close to having my own TV show.
I haven't given up, I'm not made to be on the Great British Bake Off, Come Dine, or any other food competition show which supply one hit wonders. I'm meant to do something BIG and I will continue on this rocky road journey.

Normally the lead up to Christmas does something weird to my festive logic. The flip side to pure laziness occurs - I run a lot, take on an ab and squat challenge, swim four times a week, eat really healthy apart from a Konditor and Cook mince pie for a treat and dance to Prince and Mark Ronson when no one is around. This morning had a few of the above elements and I made some festive pancakes that looked guilty but were actually full of mighty fine goodness.

Ingredients for 10 pancakes. 

  • 135g gluten free plain flour
  • 1 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 1 medium ripened banana
  • 1 tbsp Greek honey
  • 120ml almond milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut butter (keep another teaspoons worth to grease frying pan)
  • 100g blueberries
  • 50g dried cranberries

To top:

Pinch of bee pollen
1 tbsp coconut butter melted with 20g dark chocolate chips.
Extra blueberries and cranberries
1 tsp organic red banana powder


Whisk milk, egg, melted coconut butter and honey to keep to one side.
In a large bowl add flour, baking powder and mashed banana.
Pour liquid into dry ingredients and mix well until a batter is formed.
Add blueberries and cranberries.

In a small frying pan add dessert spoons of mixture and wait for a few minutes to flip each one over. 
Once all the pancakes are done, make a chocolate sauce by melting 1 tbsp coconut butter with dark chocolate chips in a saucepan.
Drizzle this in between each pancake, top with blueberries, cranberries and dust over banana powder and sprinkle bee pollen.


Have a lovely Christmas.