Note: This recipe comes from Jessica Cox, and originally featured in my interview with her.
For some, pancakes are pancakes. For the amazing nutritionist Jessica Cox, pancakes are a canvas for thousands of flavour combinations and mouth watering textures. The layers of soft warm pancakes against melting nut and seed butters and fresh fruit is just too much for her to resist time and time again.
Jessica also always reminds us that pancakes can be quick. Once you have your basics in place it can take just as much time to make pancakes for one as it would to construct a bowl of muesli with its additional toppings. They do take a little longer to eat than a smoothie on the go of course, yet sitting down to a stack of pancakes and being in touch with the food you are eating is so much more beneficial for your digestive system.
You will notice there are no added sweeteners in the batter. I find the sweetness of the bananas does the trick fine. You could add a dash of sweetener of course if you felt it necessary.
Preparation time: 5 minutes, Cooking time: 5 mins
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Always use certified organic ingredients where possible
2 heaped Dsp* buckwheat flour**
1 heaped Tbsp coconut flour (or sesame/almond flour)
1 Dsp desiccated coconut
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp chia seeds (or ground linseed/psyllium husk)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 mashed ripe banana
2 heaped Dsp finely grated carrot
1/4c plant-based milk
1 tsp coconut oil
Toppings (pick 1 of each)
Dairy free yoghurt/cream OR hulled tahini (my Coconut Cashew Chia Cream is perfect for this)
Seasonal fruit (eg blueberries/sliced pear)
Coconut nectar, yacon syrup, agave nectar OR marmalade
Desiccated coconut OR pumpkin seeds
c = 250ml cup, tbsp = 15ml tablespoon, tsp = 5ml teaspoon
*Dsp (dessertspoon) = 10ml or 2 teaspoons
** To make your own buckwheat flour, simply blend buckwheat in a food processor until fine.
Jess consults in person at her clinic in Brisbane, and also offers phone and Skype consultations - perfect for us non-Brisbanites. If you're need of some top-notch nutritional advice (and a lovely lady that comes with it), I would highly recommend Jess's services - you can contact her here.
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