Man I am loving this cooler weather. I feel like I can be myself again. I cannot even think straight in the heat, let alone, think of what to cook for my family. So we tend to eat A LOT of salads.
Anyway, grateful to have a cooler change in the air, especially the mornings! I decided to celebrate by making my little one and I some pancakes.
Now I can't just make normal pancakes. I haven't made that kind of thing for years! I wanted something a bit more wholesome, filling, and down right delicious.
This pancake works cause it is so light and fluffy, all due to separating the eggs and beating the heck out of the whites. Also adding baking powder helps to create lots of air bubbles, to lighten up the batter.
You can also keep this batter and use it the next day. In saying that though you lose all the air bubbles, therefore the fluffiness of the pancakes, they still taste great though!
1 1/2 cups wholemeal flour
1 cup whole oats
1/4 cup bran
2 teaspoons baking powder
spices as much as you like, i used cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves
2 egg yolks
1 1 /2 cups milk
1 pear, like a packham, chopped roughly
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
2 egg whites
Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl, set aside for a moment.
Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks.
Stick blend the wet ingredients, then pour that into the flour bowl, mix really well. Then gently fold the egg whites through. Use immediately, so you don't loose all the air bubbles.
Heat a pan with a little butter and fry the pancakes.
I served mine with fresh figs, pears, Greek yoghurt, maple syrup, walnuts and a light dusting of cinnamon.
I don't like pancakes that are dripping in syrup, but I do like a little. If I order it in a cafe, I always ask for it to be served on the side. But thankfully, most don't do that anymore!