When you are craving something sweet, pancakes can really hit the spot and they don't have to be loaded with sugar to do so.
Carissa has kindly shared her go-to pancake recipe that is so quick and easy, it can be made during the working week.
The best thing about pancakes is the toppings (of course!). There are no rules with pancake toppings, so do whatever tickles your fancy! Carissa topped the pancakes pictured with creamy tahini, coconut yoghurt, a chocolate paleo mix, berries, kiwifruit and honey.
When Carissa is in a rush, she will smother her pancake in peanut butter and honey, whack a whole banana in there and wrap the pancake around the banana and eat it as she is walking out the door.
Plate Sized Pancake (GF | DF) | MOD Appliances
Carissa is and accredited and practicing clinical nutritionist with over 8+ years in private practice and 15+ years in the food and health industry. Over her years in private practice, Carissa has furthered her education and specialises in GIT disorders and diets (IBS, Chrons, IBD, FODMAPs, histamines and other food intolerances) and also the female hormone web and the genetics involved in that hormone function.
With her extensive food knowledge, Carissa loves creating tailored and individualised meal plans for her clients that help them not only achieve their goals but also really enjoy the process - not matter what food plan they might need to follow!
Carissa loves educating and public speaking and has being part of many events over the years talking about her passions in the gut health and hormone space. She is also one half of the dynamic Duo that is the JCN Clinic Podcast show
1 x egg
1 small ripe banana
4 TBSP buckwheat flour
1/4 cup almond milk
1 tsp pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil, for frying
Topping of choice (see the method for some great suggestions)
Blend all of the ingredients together in your MOD Blend Pro until smooth and a batter consistency is created.
Place a large fry pan or crepe pan on the stove over a medium heat and add a teaspoon or so of your preferred oil. Once the oil is hot, pour your pancake batter in straight from the blender jug. It should spread out a bit so that size wise, it is similar to a medium sized plate.
Let it cook on one side for a few minutes and once it looks brownish on the under side, flip it and cook the other side. When it is golden on both sides, transfer the pancake to your plate.
Top with your favourite toppings! Nut butters, maple syrup, sliced banana, berries, tahini, fruit, shaved dark chocolate...the sky's the limit!
Blending everything in the MOD Blend Pro makes the batter nice and smooth and results in a light and fluffy pancake.
This serves one but it is super easy one to multiple depending on how many you are having over for breakfast.