Sunday, 19 June 2011

Sunday Pancakes

Sundays need a special kind of breakfast and pancakes always hit the spot. Light, fluffy and satisfying, these are easy to whip up in about 10 minutes. They are even better if you make the batter the night before and then just give a quick stir before rustling them up for a lazy Sunday brunch. You will need a blender (hand or machine) for this recipe, if you don't have one substitue the oats for the instant cook type (like Ready Brek).

75 g rolled oats
50 g wholemeal flour
150 ml semi skimmed milk
1 large egg
1/2 tsp baking powder
Sunflower oil for greasing 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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