Baobab pancakes with almond butter filling

baobab-pancakes

I don’t make pancakes very often but this week is a Pancake Day so I decided to make them. This time however, I wanted to make really special pancakes using Minvita’s baobab fruit powder. The idea for this came from this video I found on YouTube and I made a very similar thing, I just changed a few things.

Just in case you don’t know about baobab fruit powder – it’s a superfruit powder rich in vitamin C, calcium, potassium and fibre. By adding it to your food you make your meals more nutritious. You can buy it from Holland & Barrett.

In this recipe I used a wholemeal flour but you could use other types of flour if you like. I really wanted to use another type of flour, but I just  couldn’t find it in the nearest supermarket.

 When it comes to filling I decided to experiment and have put together almond butter, baobab powder and honey. I have also added some coconut milk so that I could actually spread it on pancakes. It turned out to be delicious! I think baobab fruit powder, Meridian’s almond butter and honey go really well together. It’s really good and I was very pleased with the result. If you don’t have almond butter you could just use honey and baobab powder instead.

Almond butter, honey and baobab filling before adding coconut milk
Almond butter, honey and baobab filling before adding coconut milk

 

Baobab pancakes with almond butter filling
Yields 4
Nutritious baobab pancakes high in fibre - great breakfast or a healthy dessert
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Total Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 50g wholewheat flour
  2. around 120ml coconut milk or more if needed (I use Koko)
  3. 1tbsp flax, sunflower, pumpkin & seasame, goji berries mix (Linwoods)
  4. 1tsp cold pressed rapeseed oil
  5. 1tsp baobab superfruit powder (I used Minvita's baobab powder)
  6. vanilla flavouring
  7. a pinch of salt
  8. 2 eggs (you could try and use only 1 but I prefer more eggs rather than less because of the flavour)
For filling
  1. 1tbsp Miridian's almond butter
  2. 1tsp honey (use Manuka honey if you have it to make it extra healthy)
  3. 1tsp baobab fruit powder
  4. 1tbsp coconut milk
Instructions
  1. Whisk or blend flour, coconut milk, seeds and berries mix, rapeseed oil, baobab powder, vanilla flavouring, eggs and salt.
  2. Heat up a non-stick frying pan and add a ladle of pancake mixture when it's hot enough (medium to high heat). Try to make the pancake as thin as possible. Leave to cook for about 30 seconds on each side or until slightly brown but not black.
  3. Make all the pancakes in the same way (with this mixture you should get around 4 or 5 depending on how thick you make them).
  4. Make the filling by mixing almond butter, honey and baobab powder together and then add some coconut milk to make the filling spreadable. If there is not enough filling for all the pancakes just make more by using the same proportions.
Adapted from Malcolm Riley
Adapted from Malcolm Riley
Be Healthy Now http://www.behealthynow.co.uk/
Baobab filling after adding some coconut milk to make it easier to spread

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6 Comments

    1. Thanks Angela! I think these pancakes are very healthy and rich in fibre meaning that they are quite filling. If you try this recipe, let me know how you got on! Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Thanks Helen! I am glad you are finding this recipe inspiring. My pancakes were boring too until I decided to ‘think out of the box’ :-). Let me know if you make pancakes based on this recipe..

    1. Crepes with Nutella are my favourite but I would probably only have them as a treat around Christmas time! Adding blueberries sounds like a good idea.. Thanks for stopping by Jemma!

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