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.
Baobab pancakes with almond butter filling
- 50 g wholewheat flour
- around 120ml coconut milk or more if needed (I use Koko)
- 1 tbsp flax, sunflower, pumpkin & sesame, goji berries mix (Linwoods)
- 1 tsp cold pressed rapeseed oil
- 1 tsp baobab superfruit powder (I used Minvita's baobab powder)
- vanilla flavouring
- a pinch of salt
- 2 eggs (you could try and use only 1 but I prefer more eggs rather than less because of the flavour)
- 1 tbsp Miridian's almond butter
- 1 tsp honey (use Manuka honey if you want to make it extra healthy)
- 1 tsp baobab fruit powder
- 1 tbsp coconut milk
- Whisk or blend flour, coconut milk, seeds and berries mix, rapeseed oil, baobab powder, vanilla flavouring, eggs and salt.
- 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.
- 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).
- Make the filling by mixing the 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.
Are you making pancakes this week? How do you make them healthier?