Christmas Spiced Fruit Breakfast Pancakes
I wanted to come up with something different for breakfast/brunch. With a warming winter taste to them and the smell of cinnamon and ginger put the feel of Christmas in the air. As always I try to use natural sweetness and unprocessed ingredients. These pancakes take on the sweetness of the orange juice and dried fruit and the batter melts in your mouth. Delicious and full of plant goodness including omega 3, protein, fibre, vitamin A, potassium, iron and magnesium.
- 1 cup oat flour Blend 1.5 cups of oats to a flour
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 3-4 whole cloves
- pinch of nutmeg
- pinch of sea/pink salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup plant milk
- 1/2 cup soaked dried mixed fruit Soak the fruit in the orange juice over night or 4 hours.
- 1 banana
- 1 handful goldenberries/goji/cranberries
To a bowl add half a cup of dried fruit and a small handful of goldenberries. If you don't have goldenberries use goji berries or your other favourite dried fruit. Pour over half a cup of orange juice and let soak. If you're in a rush warm the orange juice in a pan with the fruit and simmer on a low heat for a few minutes.Pour a cup and a quarter (this will make 1 cup of oat flour) of oats into a blender/food processor and blend until you have flour. Now add the banana, milk, vanilla, spices, chia seeds, salt and baking powder. Drain the juice from the soaked fruit into the blender. Blend for a minute until you have a batter. The batter should be slightly runny, if it's too thick add a little more juice or milk and blend again. Add the soaked fruit and stir (do not blend) together. Use a little oil in a large frying pan and heat on a medium/high heat. Pour in half the batter and cook until the top starts to bubble slightly. Now remove from the heat and pop the pan under a grill to cook the top. Once the top is slightly brown turn out the pancake onto a chopping board. Add more oil to the pan and pour in the rest of the batter, repeat as above for the second pancake.
I had my pancakes cold but you can keep them warm under the grill (on low) while you prepare the fresh fruit.
Cut the pancake in half and half again and stack the slices on a plate (see video). It looks great when stacked like a slice of cake. Add fresh fruit and coconut yoghurt (I love Coyo) works really well. Sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy. Why not add nuts and a drizzle of maple syrup.