Happy Pancake Day!
Last month we had vegan pancakes for Veganuary; this month we’re trying Sugar Free February Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday. The traditional reason behind this festive treat is to use up store cupboard ingredients before lent – a day of indulging before abstaining for the next forty days. This isn’t quite the case with us, as these delicious morsels are fairly saintly as it is, containing no sugar, eggs or dairy.
- 300g plain flour
- 400ml water
- Splash of almond or soya milk
- Squeeze of lemon juice
- 1 x tbsp chia seeds
- 1 x tsp vanilla extract
- Coconut yoghurt
- Sweet Freedom Choc Shot Liquid Chocolate
Slowly add the water to the flour and whisk until light and frothy without any lumps in it. Add the chia seeds, lemon juice and enough almond milk until it reaches the desired consistency. Leave to stand for a few minutes.
Heat olive oil in a frying pan then add a ladleful of the mixture to the pan. Tip the pan to create a thin, even coat.
Cook on either side for a minute each or until cooked.
Serve with sliced banana, a good dollop of coconut yoghurt and drizzle with Sweet Freedom Choc Shot Liquid Chocolate.
The kids had no idea these were anything but saccharine-sweet traditional pancakes – they happily tucked in and went back for seconds. Free-from in many senses but not devoid of flavour. Pretty flippin’ good.