A few of weeks ago, James and I took a visit to one of my favourite cafes in Norwich, No 33 Cafe. They serve up delicious breakfasts, brunches and basically every cake you could dream for! We both tried their amazing and very popular American style pancakes which I totally fell in love with. But of course, they were obviously very unhealthy and a real treat, so I felt inspired to create my own 'healthier' recipe. I've been experimenting and I think I've found my perfect combination so I thought I'd share it with you :-)
INGREDIENTS (SERVES 1 VERY HUNGRY PERSON!)
20g whey protein (I used The Protein Works in Vanilla Creme)
20g strong wholemeal flour
10g flaked oats
1 tsp baking powder
1 square dark chocolate (I used Lindt 90% Cacao), chopped
about 10g raisins
2 eggs (1 whole egg, 1 egg white)
TOPPINGS ARE OPTIONAL, BUT I USED
2 tbsp fat free natural yogurt
small handful blueberries
1 small banana
about 10 almonds
1. Mix all dry ingredients together (protein, flour, baking powder, oats, raisins + cacao). Crack in the eggs and stir. Add milk to desired consistency - I like mine to be quite thick so I didn't add too much. Whisk with an electric whisk until bubbles show, or hand whisk if you're feeling strong!
2. Heat a frying pan (I used a crepe pan) over a low-medium heat. Grease your pan, I used olive oil spray, and scoop out your first pancake. Use about 3 tbsp of mixture for each pancake and this should give you about 3 large pancakes.
3. When pancake starts to produce bubbles/holes then flip. The base should be nice and golden and the chocolate should have melted into the mixture (Mmm!). Repeat this step for all pancakes.
4. Then you're ready to top with goodies!
These are so easy, so delicious and taste just as good (if not better - honestly!) than the unhealthy ones! They're perfect post-workout, perfect for a cheat day treat and absolutely perfect for brunch at the weekend... My favourite way to enjoy them!
Yum yum :-)