The Musette: Turmeric Oat Pancakes

My beloved and I generally go for longer rides at the week-end, calling for a more substantial pre-ride breakfast. I haven’t made him pancakes for a while but I recently found a recipe for Turmeric Pancakes. Yes, I know that doesn’t sound terribly inviting but they were surprisingly fluffy and delicious. They also ensured I had my daily dose of turmeric.

Ingredients (makes 4-6 pancakes)

  • 150g oat flour (just grind oats in food processor)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple puree
  • 100ml non-dairy unsweetened milk (I used almond)
  • 2 tbsp of maple syrup
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1┬átsp of ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 heaped tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

1. Preheat heavy bottomed non-stick pan or grill.

2. Combine everything in a food processor. It should take no longer than 30 secs and the texture should be similar to softly dropping cake batter.

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3. Portion batter into equally sized portions (4 or 6) using an ice cream scoop, or something similar, and plop onto cooking surface. They should take 2-3 minutes to cook on each side, just flip with a fish slice.

4. Serve with whatever takes your fancy: non-dairy yoghurt, maple syrup, fresh fruit or, in my beloved’s case, crispy smoked bacon and maple syrup!