Christmas Tree Pancakes

I know that some people will turn their back on this post the moment they read the ingredient list. Wheatgrass. There I said it. What makes the pancakes green, is wheatgrass powder!

If you’re really against using wheatgrass then you could use food colouring and add a tablespoon of plain flour but I really do think you should give it a go.  Wheatgrass powder doesn’t add much flavour in these amounts but it has many nutritional benefits.  Wheatgrass is packed full of vitamins and has detoxifying and anti-cancer properties.  These days you can buy a bag of wheatgrass powder for a couple of quid,  shove it in the cupboard and add it to baking, smoothies, soups – and pancakes!  It’s a great way to sneak some extra vitamins on to your family’s plate.

 You will need

140g self raising flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

125ml semi skimmed or almond milk

1 egg or 3 tablespoons aquafaba

Vanilla extract

1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup plus extra for drizzling

2 tablespoons wheatgrass powder

2-3 drops orange oil or flavouring

2 tablespoons of sunflower oil

Banana and a teeny star cutter

Cocktail sticks



  • In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients
  • Which the egg in a jug and then add the milk, honey, vanilla and orange oil
  • Pour the wet mixture into the dry and whisk until very smooth
  • Allow to rest for 10 minutes
  • In the meantime, slice your bananas and cut into stars.  Poke a cocktail stick into each star
  • Lightly oil your cooking surface and heat to a medium-high heat
  • Whisk the mixture again
  • You need to create at least 3 (but up to 7) different sizes of pancake
  • Spoon small amounts on to the cooking surface and working with one at a time, smooth them into a round shape with the back of a spoon
  • Cook until the pancake easily lifts and then flip to cook the other side
  • Gently press down on the pancakes while cooking the second side
  • Stack on a pretty plate, drizzle with honey or syrup and a few sprinkles
  • Finish with a banana star

Aren’t they gorgeous?!  The wheatgrass and citrus flavours are really delicious and this just looks so fun.

Will you be giving wheatgrass a go at your North Pole breakfast?

Love Rachel ❤

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