Who doesn’t like pancakes for breakfast?? I’m pretty sure there’s no one like that walking on this planet. :) Last night I was lying in my bed, trying to fall asleep, but there were stupid ideas and thoughts running through my head, that didn’t give me peace -.- Does this happen to you too? You know, when you are just about to go to sleep and you suddenly remember to think about everything but sleep...Well it happens to me many times and usually I’m thinking about food. What am I going to eat for breakfast, lunch and in between. I am making some tough decisions ha? :D After a while of thinking yesterday, a decision was made. I will make some delicious pancakes for breakfast. Mmmm fluffy and soft, healthy-inspired oat and coconut pancakes with thick cocoa-strawberry sauce on top. Absolutely fabulous!
Pancakes are really one of the easiest things to make. You just mix all ingredients together, pour the mixture in a pan, and you are just a couple of minutes away from this sweet treat. Just remember, if you want fluffy pancakes try to leave them alone as much as you can, once you poured the mixture in. Don’t press them down or shake them. Just leave that hot air to do it’s magic. :)
List of ingredients you need for these panckies:
*1/4 cup of oats (buckwheat flakes, quinoa flakes...)
*1/4 cup of shredded coconut
*1 egg (you can substitute it whit flax egg)
*1tsp of baking powder
*a splash of milk (ordinary or any other milk you prefer)
*optional: cocoa powder for darker pancakes, sugar, chocolate chips, chopped nuts, fruits, whatever your heart desires ;)
Throw all ingredients into a bowl or a mixer and mix well. Add more milk if the batter is too thick or add more oats/coconut if it’s too watery. If you leave the mixture alone for 15-20 min, it will become thicker because oats will absorb liquids.... I always pour it right into the pan without waiting. Usually this mixture gives you 5-6 pancakes, depends on how big you want them to be. I pour about 2-3 tablespoons for each into the pan, previously heated and thinly buttered with butter or any other fat you prefer. It is very important to cook your pancakes on a low heat and covered with a lid, so the heat traps inside, and slowly cooks the pancakes. Once you see the bubbles on top of them and there are no signs of fresh runny batter anymore, they are ready for a quick flip. Do that fast and don’t press them down, or else they will lose the fluffiness. Leave them for a couple of minutes on the other side. In the mean time, you can prepare a yummy sauce to coat the pancakes. Use a teaspoon (or more) of raw cocoa powder, a teaspoon of your favourite jam (mine is homemade strawberry one, which suits with cocoa perfectly, but that’s totally up to you) and a splash of hot water...mix all together well. There is no right or wrong consistency; if you’d like it to be more runny then simply add more water or jam.
Now put freshly baked pancakes on a plate, add the sauce, and sprinkle some coconut on top. It’s also very important how your food looks like, because we don't eat only with our mouth but with our eyes too. If you feel even more creative add some fruit, decorate with nuts or chocolate chips.
Food must always be fun and easy, so feel free to make your breakfast as interesting and innovative as possible! Believe me, you will feel happy and excited just by looking at your plate! :)