Happy Healthy Pancake Day! (Vegan, Gluten free, refined sugar free)

Ah Pancake Day! I have always loved it, and always will! I do, however, find it hard to believe that I only ever used to eat pancakes on Pancake Day! I mean, for some irrational reason, I used to think that it was somewhat illegal to eat pancakes on any other day. When travelling to other countries I used to be horrified that people would be eating crΓͺpes willy nilly or gaufres like they are going out of fashion! Not me – na na na! I was always a goodie two shoes – but boy did I fill my boots when this day came around.

It is actually quite nonsensical when you think about it, there are so many decisions to make in just one day: Savoury or Sweet?, Thick or Thin? Should I eat dinner before eating pancakes or dive straight in? Do I want to squeeze in another one and risk being sick or do I wait a WHOLE year before eating another pancake? This simple answer to this, just don’t wait 24 years before figuring out that you CAN in face eat pancakes on any other day of the year πŸ™‚

That having been said the answers are always: Both, depends on topping, DIVE IN – PANCAKES ARE DINNER and always another, its worth the risk πŸ˜‰

Since I embarked on my fitness journey I have definitely embraced with open arms (and the knife and fork poised ready) the Protein Pancake stack. So deliciously simple. If you are after the recipe then check out my YouTube video here.

If you are looking for some flavour inspirations then check out just some of the few mouth-watering muses below.

I will pop the basic recipe down below so get ready to get creative!

But now onto a different type of pancake for today, the Sorghum, Raspberry, Date and Yogurt Pancake – say whaaaat!? :O Yup it is a bit of a mouthful – quite literally. Firstly, what is Sorghum? Sorghum flour is in fact the fifth most important crop around the world. It has a sweet and mild taste which makes it perfect for baking and it is 100% gluten free. If you want to know more, look here.

Sorghum flour has been my go to baking flour recently and I am just loving how my recipes are turning out! Coconut yogurt is full of healthy bacteria which is so important for the gut. I have been experiencing a lot of bloating recently so am trying to chuck in coconut yogurt where possible. Date paste is deliciously sweet and is so simple to make. Blend up medjool dates with water and almond butter and you are good to go! I always have a tub ready in the fridge to put on pancakes, porridge or just to smoother on some fresh toast/cake πŸ˜‰ Raspberries need no introduction. They are jam packed full of vitamins and are so sweet. Lastly, flaked almonds are perfect for additional healthy fats. 

So try a new recipe for today’s pancake day and get experimenting! Please tag @hopscoff #hopscoff if you do use this recipe and let me know how you get on! 

Happy Healthy Pancake Day Pancake! (Vegan, Gluten free, refined sugar free)

(83g carbs, 9g fat, 16g protein)

Ingredients

3/4 cup Sorghum Flour

3/4 cup ground almonds

1 banana

2 tbps flaxseeds (soaked in 4 tbsps of water)

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

dash of soya milk (or any other plant based milk)

 

Toppings 

Date Paste

Coconut Yogurt

Raspberries

Flaked Almonds

Method:
1) Blend all pancake ingredients
2) heat pan with coconut oil
3) scoop out 3 pancakes into the pan and cook on either side for 6ish minutes
4) layer with date paste, coconut yogurt, raspberries and flaked almonds
5) enjoy!

 

 


Vegan Protein Pancake Recipe

Macros: Carbs 99g | Fat 12g | Protein 31g | Cals 644

(based on the toppings below!)

Ingredients:

60g MyProtein gluten free rolled oats
25g Active Women Vegan Blend Vanilla Protein Powder
1/2 Banana
1tsp Baking powder
125ml Almond Milk

Toppings

1/2 Banana
Maple Syrup
Peanut Butter Powder (2 tbsps mixed with 2-3 tbsps water)
Cacao Nibs

Method:

1) Blend all pancake ingredients and leave to rest for 10 minutes
2) heat pan with coconut oil
3) scoop out 3 pancakes into the pan and cook on either side for 6ish minutes
4) drizzle with peanut butter, maple syrup and cacoa nibs
5) enjoy!

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