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Easy healthy pancake

February brings Shrove Tuesday in the UK. A traditional day to make (and flip!) pancakes.

Here's an alternative to a usual recipe of white flour, milk and egg. My pancake has more protein and more fibre but you can serve it in exactly the same way! In case you want to try something really different, I've included lots of sweet and savoury suggestions.

WHAT YOU NEED (per pancake)

1 tbsp quark

1 tbsp oat bran

1 large egg

Olive oil for frying

1 tbsp ground flaxseed or hempseed

SWEET TOPPINGS: honey or maple syrup, crème fraiche, cocoa powder or cocoa nibs, chopped nuts, fresh fruit nuts & seeds - or of course lemon and a sprinkle of sugar!

SAVOURY TOPPINGS/FLAVOURINGS: herbs, salt & pepper, chilli flakes, bacon or smoked salmon, cream cheese


Mix all the main ingredients together, whipping a little air into your batter. Fry gently in a little light olive oil, until the pancake is cooked through, turn half way. Add any toppings of your choice.

This pancake is one of the ideas in my Boosting Breakfasts book (but of course you can have a pancake anytime of day!)

Here are a few more ideas:

Sliced pear, walnuts and Greek yogurt

Crispy bacon, pumpkin seeds, maple syrup and cream cheese

Do share any of your pancakes with me on social media - just tag #themindfuleatingclinic. More recipes and nutritional ideas.

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