Study leave means plenty of time spent creating amusing distractions that act as rewards when you’ve memorised all the notes you can for one day. When we’re talking indulgent snacks or, indeed, meals, pancakes are usually at the top of my list. Quick, pain-free and impossible to ruin, they’re instant gratification. Attempting to combine an unhealthy foodstuff with a healthy meal is difficult, but I think I’ve done it pretty well. They tasted absolutely delicious. (P.S. Innocent smoothies are currently half price at Tesco!)
Healthy-ish Pancakes (Makes 6 small pancakes)
100ml Innocent pineapple, coconut and banana smoothie
3 heaped teaspoons gluten-free flour
About 1tbsp whisked egg
1 Oreo biscuit
1 tbsp oats
1 tsp desiccated coconut
Dash of cinnamon
1/2 tsp butter (for the pan)
— Mix the smoothie and flour until smooth. Add the egg.
— Break the oreo into small chunks and mix into the batter. Add the oats, coconut and cinnamon.
— Put the butter into the pan for melting.
— Scoop a tablespoon of batter into the pan. You should have about six drop-pancakes.
— Cook until bubbles appear on the surface, then flip. I like mine crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
— Serve with 1/2 tsp of golden syrup, a dollop of raspberry jam, a sprinkling of seeds, or anything you fancy.
I made these in an excited rush, so feel free to play with the measurements and additions.