Happy Pancake Day!

February 9, 2016

Happy Pancake Day, aka Shrove Tuesday, to all you breakfast lovers out there! Here at MOMA we are celebrating Pancake Day the only way we know how, with piles of tasty pancakes! Below we have shared a healthy pancake recipe that you can make at home with our very own MOMA Plain (No Added Sugar) Sachets!

So what is Shrove Tuesday? If you missed the lesson at school, Shrove Tuesday is the Christian celebration that happens each year the day before Ash Wednesday. This tradition is based around using up the rich foods you have at home (such as eggs, milk and sugar) before the 40 days of fasting for Lent. Shrove Tuesday is now commonly referred to as Pancake Day and is celebrated across the UK. If you fancy getting into the Pancake Day hype but can’t bear to fore-go your morning MOMA, fear not! We’ve rustled up a lovely little oat pancake recipe using our bestselling MOMA Plain (No Added Sugar) porridge. No matter whether you love eating pancakes for breakfast, lunch or dinner, these tasty little pancakes are super easy to make and healthy too as we use banana and maple syrup for a natural sweetness.

Fruity Oat Pancakes

Serving: 6 Pancakes INGREDIENTS
  • 2 x MOMA Plain (No Added Sugar) Sachets
  • 1 apple
  • A handful of blueberries
  • 50g almonds or pecans
  • 150ml water
  • 1 banana
  • Coconut oil (for cooking)
  • A handful of blueberries
  • A dollop of almond butter
  • A handful of chopped mango
  1. Put the oats into a blender and blitz until you have a rough flour.
  2. Grate the apple. Put the nuts, milk, apple and banana into the blender and blitz until combined. Add the blueberries.
  3. Heat a non-stick pan on a medium heat and add a little coconut oil.
  4. Allow it to melt, then add ladleful of the pancake batter to make Scotch pancake rounds. Cook for 2–3 minutes, or until bubbles rise to the surface.
  5. Use a spatula to carefully flip the pancakes over and cook on the other side.
  6. The first batch are always more delicate, so don’t worry if they look a bit scruffy. Keep them warm while you cook the rest.
  7. Serve the pancakes stacked and topped with the fresh fruits and a big ol' dollop of almond butter.
If you’re a pancake lover, why not branch out and try some of the different varieties that can be found around the world. You may already be familiar with Crêpes, commonly enjoyed in European countries such as France, Belgium, Switzerland and Portugal. These thin pancakes are made with flour, milk, and eggs and can be served with either sweet or savoury fillings. If you find yourself in Japan, you should try the okonomiyaki. This regional pancake is made from flour, egg, cabbage and other tasty Japanese ingredients. If you’re travelling to the Philippines, you should try bibingka pancakes. These are from rice flour, eggs, and coconut milk, perfect for those on a gluten free diet! Let us know about your favourite pancakes and toppings on our Facebook and Twitter profiles!

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