February 21, 2012

Millet and Blueberry Pancakes

 

There is only one way to celebrate Shrove Tuesday (or Pancake Day) and that is by making (and eating) pancakes! These special edition pancakes are very low in sugar, high in protein and yes, they are vegan! They are thick, fluffy and perfectly sweet without a litre of syrup drizzled over.

I used millet meal along with some wholegrain spelt flour to make the pancakes. Millet is a great alternative to quinoa, but has a much milder taste and is also high in protein. Blueberries add a lovely sweetness to the batter and only a very small amount of additional sweetener is needed. You can use any non-dairy milk, I used home-made brown rice milk flavoured with pure vanilla.

Happy Shrove Tuesday!


Millet and Blueberry Pancakes
(makes 8 pancakes)

70 g millet meal
70 g wholegrain spelt flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
tiny pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

250 ml non-dairy milk (rice, almond, quinoa, soy, hemp)
1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil (room temperature)
1 tablespoon brown rice syrup

125 g fresh blueberries

virgin coconut oil, for frying

1. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and lightly whisk to combine. Fold in the blueberries.

2. Heat a small frying pan on medium heat. Add a little bit of virgin coconut oil in the pan and cook the pancakes in small batches, a few minutes on each side. Serve warm.


17 comments:

  1. Lovely! Those must taste great.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. And I was just looking for a good pancake recipe! What serendipity! These look delicious!

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  3. they look so soft!
    This is a great blog too, I've been coming in silence for a while, guess I was bit shy, but these pancakes are just too good not to tell you anything :-)

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  4. These look delicious! I just found your blog and can't wait to try out your recipes! Millet, spelt and blueberries sound like the most fantastic combo.

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  5. Pancakes that you can feel good about eating? you've made my Fat Tuesday!

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  6. Herkullisen näköistä! Minulla on hirssiä kaapissa vielä avaamaton paketti...

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  7. These look so fluffy. Blueberries and millet... fabulous! I'll be giving these an go super soon.

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  8. These sound amazing! I'm so bookmarking to make these with berries once they're in season here!

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  9. I am drooling today at all of the pancakes people are posting!

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  10. So different to any recipe I have ever used! And they look fabulous! Have to try using different milks . . .

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  11. looks yummy i love blueberrys :)

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  12. Oh I wanted to make pancakes today so badly but my sore throat just wants cold things :) These look beautiful Maria!

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  13. I bought some almond milk last weekend to see what all the fuss was about and have to admit I'm struggling to drink it in replacement to normal milk. However I imagine the flavour doesn't come through to strongly when baked so am going to give these pancakes a go to use it up!

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  14. You use so many ingredients that I have never heard of. Like millet! What the heck is millet? Well, now I know. sort of hehe. I missed pancake day :( must make up for it soon.

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  15. Lovely pancakes Maria! These look so soft and full of juicy blueberry flavor. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Very nice quick and easy meal for breakfast!

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  17. Hi, I am new to this blog, I find it really awesome for the pics and the healthy ideas. These vegan pancakes really hooked me, so I
    posted my version of this recipe on my blog, linking you back, hope you may have a look , I would love your feedback!
    Roberta

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