It’s mother flippin’ pancake day and what better way to celebrate than to make an epic pancake recipe. These pancakes aren’t your standard lemon and honey crepes or American style stacked pancakes, these are antioxidant packed acai pancake pizzas.
Pancakes may be seen as guilty indulgent food but depending on what you put in/on them, they can make an ideal breakfast; eggs, nuts and seeds provide protein and healthy fats, flour, oats and fruit contain dietary fibre and fruits offer antioxidants to fight those pesky ageing free radicals.
There are multiple ways to make pancakes: thick, thin, sweet, savoury, flourless, vegan etc so why not experiment and give these pizza style ones a go. You can sub the acai powder for anything you fancy: matcha, cacao, maca, spices…let your taste buds be your guide.
1 egg (can sub for chia/flax egg)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup buckwheat flour
¼ cup almond flour
1 tbsp acai powder
½ tsp goji powder (optional)
300ml almond milk
Coconut oil for the pan
For the purple pizza:
2 tbsp yogurt & ¼ tsp butterfly pea flower*
Pip & Nut chocolate hazelnut butter
For the pink pizza:
2 tbsp yogurt & few drops beet juice
Pip & Nut almond butter
*for a cheaper option sub with blended blueberries
1.whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl.
2.Heat a non-stick pan on a medium heat with a tsp of coconut oil.
3.Ladle pancake mixture into the pan, tilt the pan to evenly spread the pancake mix.
4.Cook for around 40 seconds-1 min before flipping.
5.Repeat until batter is used up.
6.Allow to cool a little before spreading yogurt on top. For pink yogurt add a few drops of beetroot juice. For purple yogurt add either ¼ tsp butterfly pea powder or purple cabbage water or acai powder. Top with any nuts, seeds, fruit, granola, raw chocolate and nut butter.
7.Serve, top & enjoy.
If, like me, you don’t currently own a non-stick pan, grease a silicone dish and pour a thin layer of the batter in. Bake at 180°c for 10 mins or so. There is no need to flip the pancake.
Warning: as these pancakes are gluten free they are fragile and tend to crumble easily. Handle them with care and gently slide them onto your plate.