Happy Pancake Day!
In celebration of Pancake Day, we asked Nutritional Therapist Laura Southern for a delicious and nutritious pancake recipe that you can easily whip up at home.
Using wholemeal or spelt flour increases the fibre content of these pancakes which can support blood sugar balance – vital for anyone with hormone dysregulation. The addition of ground almonds increases the essential fat and protein content, also both necessary for hormone production and balance. Including fresh blueberries can help support the liver which is key to metabolise old circulating hormones.
Here’s the recipe:
- 1 cup wholemeal, spelt or gluten free flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder (or bicarbonate of soda)
- 1/4 cup ground almonds
- 1 egg
- 1-1.5 cups milk (or dairy free alternative)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon to taste
- Pour the flour into a bowl and mix in the ground almonds and cinnamon.
- Pour in 1 cup milk and mix carefully with a fork to ensure no lumps. Add the egg an keep mixing til you get a smooth batter. If it’s very thick add more milk until is slightly more runny (you don’t want the mixture thin like milk, but should be pourable)
- Grease a small frying pan and heat on high. When it’s very hot start pouring in the batter to make a round pancake. Wait for bubbles to appear and then flip over. Cook for a further minute until pancake is brown on both sides. Makes about 8 thick pancakes.
- Serve with peanut or almond butter and berries.