Sunday, 19 February 2012

Pancake Day (or Shrove Tuesday) Recipe

This year February 22nd marks Shrove Tuesday and the last day before Lent begins, so I thought I would repost my favourite pancake recipe.

Ingredients:

75g/3oz rolled oats
50g/2oz wholemeal flour
150ml semi-skimmed milk, nut milk or fruit juice
1 large egg
1/2 tsp baking powder
Sunflower oil for greasing skillet/frying pan

Makes 12 pancakes

Tip the ingredients into the blender an whizz up until slightly frothy and the oats are in sesame seed sized pieces. Allow mixture to stand for a minimum of 10 minutes (even better if you can leave it longer).

Grease a non-stick frying pan with a small amount of oil wiped around it with kitchen paper. Heat until piping hot. Spoon tablespoons of the mixture into pan. When bubbles appear on top and edges are set, flip the pancakes over, they usually take about 2 mins a side.

Serve immediately and enjoy!


Arthritis diet notes:
The combination of oats and wholemeal flour here will give you a nice boost of sustained energy to help keep you going all morning. Wholegrains, like oats and wholemeal flour, help keep levels of unhealthy cholesterol in check too. If you serve the pancakes with salmon, you will get a serving of fish oil which can help reduce joint pain. If your prefer them sweet, try yoghurt and berries for a blast of bone-boosting calcium and one of your five a day.

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