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Apple and caramelised pear pancakes

This breakfast does not loook so pretty i'll admit... it was hard to catch its good side and in the photos it's all one colour...but it tasted good and thats the main thing!

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I fancied pancakes for breakfast but I had some pears I bought reduced and so needed using up. Then I remebered this amazing breakfast combo where i'd used mollases to coat and caramelise the pears, so I thought i'd give that same concept a go with pancakes on the side!

The pancakes were not quite as appley as I'd anticpated. I used oatmeal which was maybe a little more dominate in flavour so i think if had opted for spelt flour as per these pancakes then the apple puree and juice would have shone through a lot more. Use the flour of your choice, or maybe a combo of oats and others?

The yoghurt was a very simple but tasty creation as I had some remnants of the blended apple round the bowl and so instead of simply washing that down the sink, I added the yoghurt to it along with a little exra spice and so it became a subtly sweet creamy companion...don't skip it!

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Recipe: Apple and caramelised pear pancakes

makes approx 12 mini pancakes

ingredients:

pancakes:

  • 1/3 spelt flour of for non GF and a more breakfast theme use ground oats
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 small apple pureed
  • 1 tsp chia
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • approx 1/2 cup apple juice (or other liquid) added slowly
  • few drops stevia to taste

Pears:

  • 2 pears- sliced thinly
  • 1 heaped tsp mollasses

Yoghurt sauce:

  • 1/4 cup vegan yoghurt ( used soy) 
  • remnants of apple puree (I had approx 1 tbs) 
  • pinch of cinnamon or ginger
  • a touch of sweetener if desired

Method:

Mix all pancake ingredients together to achieve a smooth paste, add the apple juice slowly to get the right consistency (it should be like yoghurt). Use a melon baller (easiest way) to scoop small amounts of batter onto a hot oiled pan, cook for a couple of minutes on one slide and flip to cook for a further minute.*

Stack on a plate and without cleaning the pan add a tsp of mollases and the sliced pear and pan fry for a couple of minutes until softened and caramelised.

Serve over the pancakes.

I added a cinnamon apple yoghurt on the side, quickly mixed up in a matter of seconds as the pears cooked.

*Note- you can make regular sized pancakes but i found them much harder to flip! (that may just be my incompetence at pancake flipping!)

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