Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Recipe: Pistachio, Oat and Cranberry Breakfast Pancakes

Perfect for a lazy weekend or Easter holidays breakfast, these pancakes are full of protein and slow-release energy.  Get the children involved making them, or treat your sweetheart to a divine breakfast treat this weekend.


Pistachio, Oat & Cranberry Breakfast Pancakes

Ingredients

125g plain flour
1 level tsp baking powder
75g porridge oats
2-3 level tbsp caster sugar
75g shelled, unsalted pistachio nuts, roughly chopped
75g cranberries
2 medium eggs, separated
284ml carton buttermilk – see cooks tip
Rapeseed oil, for frying
Greek yogurt and summer berries, to serve

Method

Makes 12 pancakes

1. Mix the flour and baking powder in a large bowl. Stir in the oats, sugar,pistachio nuts and cranberries.

2. Make a well in the centre and beat in the egg yolks and buttermilk to make a thick batter (it should have the consistency of thick cream).

3. Whisk the egg whites until stiff but not dry and fold into the batter.

4. Heat a griddle pan or large heavy-based non-stick frying pan over a moderate heat. Add a tiny drop of oil to the hot pan. When the pan is hot, drop a heaped dessertspoon of the batter into the pan, flatten slightly with the back of the spoon, so that the pancakes are about 10cm in diameter and about 0.5cm thick.

5. Cook for about 2 minutes or until bubbles start to break on the surface and pancakes are firm enough to flip. Flip and cook for 1-2 minutes more, until they feel springy when prodded. Transfer to a warm oven while you cook the rest, adding more oil as necessary.

6. Serve with berries and Greek yogurt.

Cook’s Tip: If you have trouble finding buttermilk you can use 150mls of plain yoghurt mixed with 130mls semi skimmed milk instead.

Recipe courtesy of American Pistachio Growers


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