Thursday, August 11, 2011

Perfect Pancakes with Berry Banana Topping

Here's a wee breakfast treat for the weekend with not one but two benefits. Benefit number 1 its healthy but you cant tell. The oats add a load of fibre but leaving the mixture over night makes them super soft and fluffy. Benefit number 2, its so quick and easy to make. The mixture is whipped up the night before so all you have to do in the morning is cook them. Yay! I found this recipe on Snack Girl and it will definitely be my go to pancake recipe.

I wanted a yummy topping to go with my yummy breakfast but didn't want a sugar overload and so the banana berry topping was born. This relies on the natural sweetness from the banana to balance out the tartness of the berries. All that is needed for perfect pancakes is a dollop of youghurt.

3/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup rolled oats
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 cup yoghurt
3/4 cup milk
2 eggs

1. Mix everything together in a bowl until smooth.
2. Cover and leave in the fridge over night.
3. In the morning thin out the mixture with a little milk if needed.
4. Place a large spoonful into a pan and cook for about 2 minutes each side. My Dad taught me that good pancakes take patience, and you know when the first side is ready when the edges have firmed up and the bubbles are popping in the middle.
4. Keep warm.

Banana Berry Topping
This can be made while the pancakes are cooking if you are good at multi tasking.

1 cup berries
1/2 banana sliced thinly
3 Tbsp water
1 tsp honey

1. Place all of the ingredients in a bowl together.
2. Bring to the boil.
3. Reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes or until the banana has all broken up (You may need to smush it a bit to help it along).
4. Can be served hot or cold.

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