Sunday, April 22, 2012

Tasty. Whole Wheat No Sugar Blueberry Hotcakes.

Eating healthy food can sometimes feel like you are depriving yourself, but I try to slip in a few super healthy treats like these yummy, fruity hotcakes. They are so tasty, but if you are used to high sugar foods then they might not hit the spot. I try to maintain a sugar free diet, though lately I have been failing at this. Despite my recent slackness, fruit seems very sweet to me. Since I took these photos I have completely cut dairy out so I would substitute soy yoghurt. These are so filling, I can never manage more than one!

You will need: (makes 4-5)

  • 1 cup wholewheat self raising flour 
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup soy milk/water (cows milk would be fine)
  • 1 tsp baking powder/bicarb soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence 
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
  • Oil for cooking (Coconut oil makes these so amazing and it is incredibly good for you, but rice bran oil would also be good)
  • Yoghurt for serving 
  • Optional: you can add a handful of raw oats or LSA to up the protein or psyllium husks for added fibre
To make:
  1. combine all dry ingredients in bowl and mix well
  2. mix wet ingredients (not blueberries!) in a separate bowl then combine with dry. You should have a fairly runny consistency but if you feel it is too thick add a small amount of water
  3. Optional-leave batter in fridge for a couple of hours to get the rising agent working 
  4. Heat pan with a small amount of chosen oil and pour a ladle full of mixture into hot pan
  5. Wait until bubble start to form around the edges and centre of the hotcake then add a sprinkling of blueberries. Leave for a few seconds then flip!
  6. Cook until berries have softened and all batter is cooked. These can take longer than non fruity hotcakes, but they are worth the wait!
  7. Serve with yoghurt 
xx Samantha Alice
P.s How freaky does my arm look up there? WEIRD.

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  1. YUUMMMMYYYY! Treat yo self! LOL That's what I tell people when they feel guilty about eating that cake or buying that purse. I'm a bad friend in that way. I'm such an enabler. LOL I never like to say no. Have you ever watched Parks and Recreation? Well, that's where I got "treat yo self" slogan.

  2. yummm I just saw this! And its breakfast time to boot.

    p.s diptyque candles are super expensive, but I got a friend of mine to get them for me at the sample sale. :) hooray for sample sales


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