Pancake Day 2018

So for those who keep up to date with our Instagram will have noticed that pancakes are definitely not a once a year treat in our household!  For a weekend breakfasts they are hard to beat, quick to make, filling and can also make extras for later in the week.

Now the debate between American style pancakes and traditional British pancakes always divides people.  We have a lot of love for both styles but for a family breakfast, American pancakes win every time.  We tend to do smaller sized ones which lets you do a few at a time in the pan.

The best pancake recipe comes from New York Cult Recipes by Marc Grossman.  Its a brilliant book and the pancake recipe has never let me down.  However I have adapted it recently just to add some extra “healthy” goodness to them and it hasn’t had any negative effects!

For those who haven’t heard of Huel, its a nutritionally balanced, powdered food.  Sounds terrible, but actually its very useful to have about the house.  Its not a protein shake, its been developed to actually completely “replace” food and allows for a well balanced meal with everything nutritionally you need. Josh has it quite regularly as its a quick, easy lunch that is actually quite filling and doesn’t leave you at the mercy of (terrible) convenience food.  Likewise, when travelling with work,  you can always have a healthy balanced breakfast, lunch or dinner in the car, just in case.

Travel Eat Surf Pancakes

  • 100g Plain Flour
  • 3 scoops Huel (vanilla)
  • 2 Tbsp Peanut Butter Powder
  • 2 Large Eggs, beaten
  • 25g Butter
  • Salt
  • 1tsp Baking Powder
  • Banana (optional)
  • 1 Cap of Vanilla Extract
  • Milk

Method

  1. Combine all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, sifting everything.
  2. In a microwaveable jug put the butter and microwave until melted
  3. To the melted butter add the vanilla extract and a splash of milk. add the eggs and beat together.
  4. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.  You want to end up with a mixture that is just starting to not hold its shape so add extra milk until this texture is achieved.
  5. Heat a frying pan on a medium high heat with a few drops of oil.  you want the whole pan to look oily but without any oil running around the base.
  6. We tend to go with a generous tablespoon of mixture per pancake and usually go with 3 pancakes per serving.
  7. Fry until the bottom half of the pancake looks cooked, then flip and leave until the bottom half looks cooked as well.
  8. Top with what ever you want!

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