Healthy Breakfast Pancakes

Starting off the day in the right way can set you up for success. And as you know, having a good breakfast is one of the ways you can boost your morning, and ultimately, your day. I love pancakes, but the sugar and flour leaves me feeling slightly ill afterwards. When I started doing some reading to find a healthier recipe, most of the ones I found had expensive ingredients that are hard to come by. I found a few more simple recipes, adapted and combined them, and came up with this healthy, sugar free, flourless pancake recipe.

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You will need:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Method:

  • MixΒ  all the ingredients together in a blender until the mixture is fairly smooth.
  • Fry the mixture in a pan with a little bit of butter (you could use coconut oil alternatively).

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This mixture usually makes about 4 small pancakes. I usually have mine with some honey and chopped strawberries or blueberries on the top.

Enjoy!

What are your favourite healthy treat recipes?

Nabeela x

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Choc-Coffee Loaf Cake with Pistachios

Hello

Over this weekend, I was really feeling for chocolate cake. So out came the Kenwood mixer and on went the oven, but I decided that I wanted to try something different. And so, I decided to make this cake!

You will need:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of oil
  • 2/3 cup of self raising flour
  • 2/3 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1/4 cup boiling water (with a teaspoon of coffee)
  • A handful of pistachios for the top

Method

  • Pre-heat your oven to 180ΒΊ/C
  • Beat the eggs and sugar
  • In a different bowl, sift the dry ingredients
  • Mix the dry ingredients into the eggs and sugar
  • Add the oil and mix well
  • Add the coffee
  • Pour into a greased loaf tin and bake for 20-25 minutes or until baked through
  • Top with icing and pistachios

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This cake is so yummy and it’s perfect for a weekend treat as its just enough to eat before the week starts again. Lately, I’ve been so inspired, but not in a way that I just want to make stuff. I want to explore! There’s SO much creativity here in Cape Town and its so exciting to discover! The Design Indaba is coming up soon and I’m really hoping to pop in there.

Have a fab week

Miss Artsy-Crafty xxx

Mini Doughnut-Waffles

I am in the midst of exams at the moment and decided to do a little post that’s super-yum just to chill.

Here’s a really easy waffle recipe I found and absolutely love! I poured the batter into a mini doughnut machine to make mini waffle doughnuts, but you could always just go traditional and use a waffle iron.

You will need:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence (I prefer vanilla extract)
  • 1 1/2 cups of milk
  • 1/4 cup of cooking oil

Method

  • Combine all dry ingredients
  • Make a well in the centre and add the eggs, vanilla essence and milk
  • Add the oil and stir until everything is combined
  • Pour into waffle iron/ doughnut machine and bake!

These are super yummy!

I am also super-excited because I wrote a letter to Ideas magazine and they published it!

Have a fab week!

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Miss Artsy-Crafty xxx