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Blueberry, Banana and Cinnamon Pancakes

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Blueberry season is now upon us and using my own organically grown blueberries to make this great breakfast alternative always goes down well either hot or cold. 
As an alternative: add a little icing sugar to the batter and serve as a dessert accompanied with frozen yogurt.


Own grown blueberries tastes much more juicer and sweeter. Yes, I am biased against the shop bought ones, especially if I see they have air miles on them. My 2 small plants will not sustain me all year! So when I see these berries in Farmers Markets and Supermarkets, checking they are organic and British grown; I will buy and freeze them. We mostly use blueberries to make our smoothies.

When it comes to breakfast time we could do with a change from time to time; whilst these berries are in season why not whip up a batch of these pancakes, always a winner in our household.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Ripe Banana
  • Handful of fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 5 tbsp Self raising flour
  • 1 Large egg
  • A little semi-skimmed Milk
  • 1/4tsp ground cinnamon powder

Method:

  • Peel and mash Banana
  • Add a little milk and crack in an egg. 
  • Whisk until all combined together.
  • Sift flour and cinnamon into a bowl.
  • Add egg mixture and combine all together.
  • Add a little milk if the consistency is a little thick. You do not want batter to be too thick neither too thin. So add a little amount of milk at a time. You can make this batter a little thinner if you are not going to add blueberries.
  • Add blueberries and coat all berries with pancake batter
  • Brush a little butter in a pan which has been heating over a moderate heat.
  • Ladle batter to desired size of pancake, but remember to keep them a little thick otherwise your blueberries will burst and stick into the pan. My pancakes are around 8cm in diameter.
  • Allow to cook for around 2 minutes and you will see tiny bubbles appearing on the edges. Carefully flip over and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the pan, pile and drizzle with local Honey. If you can get hold of local honey in your area, I can assure you, it gives the best natural flavouring.
Enjoy x

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