Good morning! And happy Saturday! I’m happy because I’m having a seriously lazy and chilled weekend; the first in ages!
If, like us, your weekday breakfasts can get a little repetitive (porridge is my go to everyday) then you may wake up on a Saturday morning after a nice lie in craving something a bit more yummy.
I love pancakes. I don’t love how much butter is in them! Also, since I went dairy free I can’t realistically eat an original recipe pancake. But that doesn’t mean I don’t still want them! We’ve been experimenting with alternative ingredients and I think we’ve totally nailed it with this one. This recipe is dairy free, healthy & free of refined sugars and other nasties. And it’s so easy!
Recipe for these dairy free pancakes
Note: you will need some kind of blender to combine the mixture. We use a Nutri Bullet.
25 grams of porridge oats
1 large egg
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
~Blend until smooth. Use coconut oil to fry in small circles (these work better than crepe style pancakes)~
Serve with fresh seasonal fruits, a tablespoon of soya yoghurt & a drizzle of raw honey.
How easy is that??
Let me know if you try them or if you have any other pancake recipes you’d like to share!
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Porridge is the breakfast of champions.
We all know it, everyone says it, Jessica Ennis-Hill the Olympic athlete swears by it.. but you know what? It’s boring.
I eat porridge every single morning after I have been to the gym on an empty stomach and get back absoluteness starving. I have it with almond milk (as I’m non dairy) and a tiny bit of raw honey but recently Paul and I have been trying some more interesting combinations to spice it up a bit. Not literally. Chilli in porridge would be gross.
SO here’s some ideas (other than chilli) of how to jazz up your morning porridge.
FRUIT: Obvious one, but fruit adds yummy natural sweetness and they are so good for you too. Try and get a real mix of colours in your bowl to get a full spectrum of nutrients and good stuff. My favourites are raspberries and blueberries.
CHIA SEEDS: a supposed ‘superfood’ which has burst onto the scene recently. Personally, I like them because they add texture to the porridge and can help thicken it up but they are also a whole grain packed with Omega 3, fiber, protein and goodness.
NUTS: Not my favourite thing in the world but they are so good for you and (in moderation) can give your body important natural fats and protein. Almonds are the nicest for breakfast in my opinion.
RAISINS: I love raisins in my porridge but you have to be careful because they are sugary but as a special treat they make it so yummy 🙂
Paul has tried some even more crazy combinations for his bowl including flavoured protein powders, cocoa powder, peanut butter and coffee! The possibilities are endless.
So no more using the excuse ‘porridge is boring’!