Sweet and Fruity High-Fibre Pancakes
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
I was recently craving some pancakes for breakfast, so I whipped up these high-fibre vegan ones which taste great! I found a pancake recipe in a leaflet which included bran flakes in the mixture – I thought that sounded a bit weird, but worth trying. So I converted it into a vegan version, and boy, were they good! I used rice milk for this batter, which is one of my current favourites, but I guess any plant milk would work just as well. I also used flax seeds, which are a great egg substitute, and the original recipe called for honey, so I have substituted agave nectar, our herbivore equivalent. Not only does it taste wonderful, but I believe it is better for you than honey or sugar in any case. Also the original recipe uses sultanas, and I had raisins (not too radically different). I think blueberries or any other dried fruit would also be perfect in these. The bran flakes also give it a bit of pleasant crunch, as well as some extra fibre. These pancakes also only take about 15 minutes to make, so I think I'll make them again this weekend, yum!
Ingredients (Makes around 8 small pancakes)
150g/ 50z /around ⅔ cup self-raising flour
2 tbsp agave nectar (syrup), and another 1 tbsp for drizzling
1 tsp ground flax seeds, mixed with 3-4 tsp water
150 ml/6 fl oz rice milk, or other plant milk
25 g/1 oz sultanas, raisins, blueberries, etc
50g/2 oz bran flakes
Pinch of salt
Sunflower oil (or similar) for frying
1) Mix the flax seeds with the water in a bowl and put in fridge to "set" for around 15 minutes.
2) Sieve the flour and salt into a large bowl and whisk in the flax seed + water paste.
3) Gradually add the agave nectar and then the plant milk and whisk to form a batter. Stir in the dried fruit and bran flakes.
4) Heat a small amount of oil in a non-stick frying pan and spoon 4 tablespoons of the batter onto the pan. Cook gently on a medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes, then flip and cook for another minute or two until golden.
5) Repeat to make 4 more pancakes.
6) Serve drizzled with syrup and pats of "butter" (I used Vitalite), or a scattering of fresh fruit.
I hope you liked this recipe. Your votes and comments are much appreciated.