Saturday, 9 May 2015

{banana & date pikelets with hermie}

It has been a long time since I posted a blog post on here. 

There are many excuses however that main reason is because we are expecting our third little person. Now that I'm over halfway, I'm finally able to muster up some energy to put a bit of love back into my cooking. This does not mean however that I can always find the energy to go to the shops and buy all my ingredients for those 'special' recipes that I really want to try.

So, these pancakes are a favourite of mine to make and eat because they have few ingredients and are tasty and easy. When you look over at your fruit bowl and see a sad, tired looking banana you don't have to make a banana cake anymore but can have a go at these instead. They are not only a breakfast food in our house but an afternoon snack choice too for the little ones.

I hope you enjoy (and might even have them for Mother's Day breakfast tomorrow!) xx

4 Medjool dates, seeds removed
1 large ripe banana (~180-190 grams), peeled
20 grams nuttelex (or butter or coconut oil)
180 grams Self-raising flour
sprinkle of bi-carbonate soda
280 grams milk of choice (I use soy milk to make it dairy free)

1. Add dates into TM bowl and chop 10secs/speed7. Scrape down sides of bowl.
2. Add banana and nuttelex into bowl and mix 5secs/ speed4. Scrape down sides of bowl.
3. Add flour, bi-carb soda and milk into bowl and mix 10secs/speed 4.. Scrape down sides of bowl ready for pouring pikelets into fry pan.
4. Heat fry pan on a medium heat and pour pikelet size drops into pan to cook. Flip over when bubbles appear on the surface.
5. Serve with you choice of toppings. Ours are maple syrup & cream, ice-cream, jam or plain.

Makes 18-20 pikelet size morsels

TIP: I use a 30cm frypan to cook 4 at a time. I find this saves a lot of time versus a smaller pan and I can make a coffee in between batches :-)