Now that I’m back at work, we celebrate the weekend and what better way to celebrate than with a big hearty breakfast. Saturday’s are reserved for Bacon and Eggs. If you ever wanted to know what food I could not live without, it would be eggs. I could open up a café and just serve eggs, any which way. Sunday’s breakfast is either eggs again, served a different way or Pancakes. I found this recipe on the Wholesome Baby Food site. It was one of the first finger foods I made for Rafaela. It’s perfect for breakfast or as a snack. The recipe makes enough for the whole family and more, enough to freeze for later. I like this pancake recipe because it feels healthier and has a real depth of flavour… until you slather it in syrup.
I use Quinoa flour, which makes a denser pancake than you may be used to, however there is a little technique I use to make them fluffier. If you separate the egg yolks from the whites, whip up the whites until white and foamy then fold them in to the mix before you start to cook. You can do this making any pancake recipe and you will notice the difference.
There are a few substitutions below in regards to milk and flour. I also substitute one of the eggs for a banana, it adds a little something different to the taste and this would be the appropriate substitute for any egg allergies.
Sugar-Free Yoghurt Pancakes (Makes between 20+ medium size pancakes)
- 2 1/4 cups Wholemeal flour or Quinoa Flour or Rice Flour
- 1 teaspoon bi carbonate soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- dash of ginger
- 2 cups whole milk (you could sub. with rice/almond/soy milk if desired)
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup plain yogurt (I use the Jalna Bio dynamic Organic Natural Yoghurt)
Combine all of the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
Combine the wet ingredients in another bowl and whisk together until a bit frothy. (For fluffier pancakes, separate the yolks from the whites. Whisk the whites until white and frothy and fold into the mixture before you are about to cook)
Fold the liquid mixture into the dry mix and stir until just combined.
Lightly grease a non-stick frying pan with; coconut oil, butter or olive oil. Heat the pan on a high to medium heat. You need the pan relatively hot but not smoking.
Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, pour batter onto a heated frying pan
Flip pancakes when they have bubbles throughout. If you were to add fresh fruit, sprinkle them into the batter before you flip.
Some serving suggestions: organic maple syrup, agave syrup, yoghurt or fresh fruit.
These are a great snack item to have frozen. You don’t need to defrost them, just put it straight into the toaster or into a sandwich press.