Award-winning blogger Nourishing Amelia has teamed up with Califia Farms to create a delicious, vegan gingerbread pancake recipe that will make a perfect sweet treat this Pancake Day.
100g buckwheat flour
1 ripe banana
2 tbsp chia seeds mixed with 4 tbsp water
1 tbsp maple syrup or honey
1 heaped tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp coconut oil (for cooking)
1. Combine the chia seeds with the water and leave to thicken up for 10 minutes.
2. Add the banana to a food processor and blend until a puree.
3. Add all the other ingredients to the food processor including the chia seed mixture and leaving out the coconut oil. Blend until a smooth, fairly thick mixture forms.
4. Add the coconut oil to a frying pan over a low-medium heat. Allow the coconut oil to melt and the pan to heat up then add 1 ladle (or 2 tbsp) of the pancake mixture to the middle of the pan.
5. Cook for 3 minutes on one side - or until little bubbles begin to form on top of the pancake. Then flip the pancake and cook for a further 2 minutes on the other side. Put to one side and repeat with the rest of the mixture.
6. Serve with any toppings you fancy - nuts and a drizzle of maple syrup are a delicious choice.