At My Kitchen Table: Healthy Weekend Brunch Recipes
We've started something of a love affair with brunch in our house over the past few months. These recipes are two of our favourite healthy brunch options: Vanilla and Almond Pancakes and Old School Granola with summer fruit salad. The perfect start to a Saturday morning!
These pancakes are gluten and sugar free but full of sweetness and great flavour as a result of the vanilla and honey. Healthy and tasty - always a winning combo!
- 100g gluten free flour (or plain flour if you prefer)
- 100g ground almonds
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp honey
- seeds of 1 vanilla pod
- 1 cup of milk
- a pinch of salt
- Combine the flour, almonds and pinch of salt in a bowl.
- Lightly whisk the eggs and combine with the milk and honey
- Scrape the vanilla seeds into the wet egg mixture and mix together.
- Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and whisk thoroughly.
- Heat a pan with sunflower oil or coconut oil to a medium heat.
- Spoon the mixture onto the pan to form your first pancake (small to medium in size) and cook it for approx. 1-2 minutes on each side. You'll know they're ready to be flipped once you see a few bubbles forming and they're golden brown in colour.
- When each pancake is cooked I just pop them into an oven dish and place them in a heated oven to keep them warm until serving.
- We normally have these with berries, yogurt and honey but you can of course pick whatever topping takes your fancy. I actually sprinkled a little (only about half a teaspoon) vanilla sugar over these ones which was pretty delicious! But you can keep them squeaky clean in you prefer.
Granola is making a major come back to the food scene, to my mind granola is a much more interesting use of oats than gloopy porridge. This Old School Granola recipe is the kind of food nostalgia weekends were made for!
- 3 cups of oats
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 cup pumpkin & sunflower seeds
- 1 tbsp goji berries
- 1 tbsp desiccated coconut
- 2 tbsp raisins
- Melt coconut oil in a hot pan and once melted add the honey and oats - and stir well until the oats are fully coated.
- Place the oats on a tray and toast in an oven at 200°C for approx. 10-15 minutes.
- Spread the seeds on a separate tray and roast in the oven for approx. 10 mins.
- Once the oats and seeds are toasted allow them to cool for a few minutes and combine with all of the remaining ingredients.
- This granola is delicious served fresh with greek yogurt, a selection of fresh fruit and a little drizzle of honey.
I hope these recipes have given you some ideas for a healthy but seriously satisfying weekend brunch...