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
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
- 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 ❤