With Easter nearly upon us I was asked by the lovely people a t Natural Raw C coconut water to develop an Easter-themed recipe for their subscribers. I was going to head down the very pedestrian route of re-working hot cross buns, and spent my time mulling over the essential parts of a hot cross snack when it came to me: The world has plenty of hot cross bun recipes, what the world needs is hot cross pancakes.
So I took my usual weekend pancake routine to the next level by making these babies - filled with the quintessential hot cross-yness of plump raisins, orange zest and cinnamon and made asure to include the white cross (what's a hot cross bun without a cross? A disappointment, that's what.) and feel like I've struck gold. They're filling, wholesome and got a big thumbs up from all my recipe-testing guinea pigs. I mean family members. Enjoy!
These wonderful morsels are also featured both on the Natural Raw C instagram page and Training for Chocolate's blog post of Five Healthy Easter Treats to Make This Long Weekend alongside such greats as Lorn Jane, Sarah Wilson and Chocolate Covered Katie - talk about feeling humbled!
JL Fit Nutrition wishes everyone a safe and happy Easter break!
Hot Cross Pancakes
Makes 8 pancakes
1/4 cup raisins
1/3 cup Natural Raw C coconut water
2/3 cup milk
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup oat flour
1/2 cup buckwheat flour
1-2 tbsp Natural Raw C coconut water, extra
1 tsp baking powder pinch of salt
2 tbsp coconut sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
Zest of half an orange
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
Maple syrup, to serve
1) Combine raisins and coconut water in a small bowl. Microwave 30 seconds then set aside.
2) In another small dish combine milk and vinegar. Set aside for 5 minutes to curdle.
3) Combine oat and buckwheat flour, then transfer 2 tbsp into a small bowl. Mix the 2 tbsp of flour with enough coconut water to make a thin batter. (this is for the crosses)
4) Combine the remaining flour with baking powder, salt, sugar, cinnamon and protein powder. Mix in egg, orange zest, milk, raisins and soaking water to from pancake batter.
5) Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat then use the thin batter to draw 4 small crosses. Pour pancake batter over each cross and cook for 2-3 minutes before flipping.
6) Repeat with remaining mixtures then serve with maple syrup.
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