Wednesday, 30 January 2019

The Best Fluffy Cinnamon Banana Pancakes

These don't look the best but they are wonderfully moist and fluffy. We threw some blueberries over them and didn't even use a topping! Great way to use up those bananas turning black. Recipe is from Primal Kitchen.

Ingredients (makes 10)
  • 1/4 cup almond flour/meal
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 over ripe bananas (mashed)
  • 4 eggs, whisked
  • coconut oil for cooking
Method
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together.
  2. Mix mashed banana and whisked eggs together then add to dry ingredients
  3. Heat a non stick pancake pan over a medium heat and add few teaspoons of coconut oil
  4. Pour 1/4 cup of batter and and cook for 1-2 minutes until you see bubbles starting to form, then flip and cook for another minute.
  5. These burn easily so keep an eye on them and flip them carefully. Serve with topping of choice and enjoy!


Saturday, 19 January 2019

Easy Mushroom Burgers

I love portobello mushrooms, they have a "meaty" texture which is why my meat eating buddies love these!

Ingredients for 4 burgers
  • 4 large portobello mushrooms
  • feta cheese, broken into small chunks
  • dash of olive oil (we used vegan feta which was so yum!)
  • handful of fresh herbs, chopped eg parsley; chives
  • 4 large burger buns
  • large lettuce leaves
  • 2 large tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 large avocados, sliced
  • your choice of condiment: chutney; mayonnaise
Method
  1. Heat a grill on high - I've done these in an oven and the BBQ
  2. Trim the stem on the mushrooms and top with feta and herbs then drizzle with olive oil
  3. Grill on high until cheese is slightly brown on top
  4. If your buns aren't fresh, throw them on or under the grill for a minute or two
  5. Serve with whatever fresh produce you have on hand. We are lucky to still have lettuce in the garden which our dog has mostly eaten but apparently doesn't like lettuce! Enjoy


Zucchini and Cauliflower Fritters

I had some "oldish" courgettes and cauliflower lounging around in the fridge so threw these together for lunch. Next time I would add some feta cheese and parsley but they were pretty good like this too.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 head cauliflower approximately 1 cup, grated (or you can buy cauliflower 'pearls' so the messy work of grating is done)
  • 3 medium zucchini, grated, skin on
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
Method
  1. Squeeze moisture out of the veges
  2. Throw everything into a large bowl and mix well. At first I thought I would have to add another egg but you want a dense mixture
  3. Grab a handful and make a small-medium pattie. Give it a good squeeze so it holds together. I got 9 out of this mixture.
  4. Heat a fry pan to medium and add 1 tbsp  of coconut or olive oil
  5. Add fritters to pan and flatten slightly. Cook 3-4 minutes each side until golden.
  6. Serve with topping of your choice i.e., avocado; mayonnaise; yoghurt. Enjoy!