Buckwheat Pancakes

Good morning everyone. What is better than to start your weekend with a nice staple of amazing pancakes? Nothing, that's right. Therefore let me share with you this amazing buckwheat pancake recipe with apple gula melaka syrup. I got inspired by a very talented, plant based living couple - André and Rita from Cocoon Cooks. Check their page for further plant based recipes, they have a wide selection from breakfast, dinner, sweets and drinks.

INGREDIENTS (4 Pancakes)

  • 70g buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 apple, diced
  • 1 Tsp gula melaka
  • 1 Tsp cinnamon
  • 100ml Almond milk
  • 1 Tsp flax seeds + 3 Tsp water
  • Coconut oil

INGREDIENTS Apple sauce

  • 3/4 apple
  • 1 Tsp gula melaka
  • 1 Tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp coconut oil

INSTRUCTION

  1. Mix flax seeds with water and let soak for 5 minutes
  2. In the meantime, prepare pancake batter by mixing flour, apple, gula melaka, cinnamon and almond milk
  3. Add flax seed mixture to the batter and combine well
  4. Heat some coconut oil in a frying pan and with a spoon form little pancakes with your batter. Fry from each side for 2-3 minutes until golden brown
  5. In a sauce pan, heat all ingredients for the caramel sauce and pour over your pancakes

 

A Popping Twist to your Granola

Yesterday I wanted to see how raw popcorn kernels pop in a frying pan. Let me tell you, this is super fun to watch :) But as I am not a big popcorn eater, I had to find another way to use the freshly made popcorn. So why not create a new granola recipe? The result reminds me a bit of the sweet caramel popcorn we used to buy at our local supermarket. If you like to mix your granola up a bit, this recipe is for you. AND popcorn is a whole grain food providing lots of fiber to your diet. On top of that, it is low in fat and calories and high in protein. So let's start popping!

Popcorn Granola

Add a popping twist to your granola

INSTRUCTION

  1. Pop the corn kernels: Add some olive oil to a frying pan and add a few kernels. Once they start popping, the oil is hot enough to add the remaining ones.
  2. Mix oats, popcorn, coconut oil, coconut syrup, cinnamon, sunflower seeds and salt in a bowl and mix well
  3. Put granola on a baking sheet and bake for about 15-20min at 180C

INGREDIENTS

  • 100g rolled oats
  • 50g raw popcorn kernels
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 Tbsp coconut syrup
  • 1 Tsp cinnamon
  • Handful sunflower seeds
  • pinch of sea salt

Amaranth porridge with a natural energy booster

The last couple of weeks I tried to mix up my breakfast a little bit and include some new foods. Today I tried something similar to porridge but instead of oats I used amaranth. This grain has been used by the Aztecs and is very common in Mexico. Similar to other grains it can't be eaten raw but needs to be cooked in water or you can pop it in a frying pan (I will definitely try this one day - so stay tuned for the update on this). Amaranth has amazing nutritional values and could for sure fall under the category superfood. It is very high in protein and free of gluten. Additionally its fiber content helps your digestion and balances your blood sugar level. So perfect for the start of your day!

But not only amaranth makes this breakfast the ideal wake up meal. Refined with the energy boosting Maca powder you will feel prepared for the day ahead. 

INGREDIENTS (1 Person)

  • 100g Raw amaranth
  • 250ml Almond milk
  • 250ml Water
  • 1 Tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp maca powder
  • Handful mixed berries
  • Optional: Rice syrup 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix amaranth, almond milk and water in a pan and bring to boil
  2. Let cook for about 10 minutes or until liquid is fully absorbed (if amaranth is still to hard, add some more water)
  3. Let cool down a bit and then add cinnamon, maca powder and top with berries. If not sweet enough, add some rice syrup

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Pancakes

As you all know I love my smoothie-bowls for breakfast. However, I wanted to get some other options for my breakfast. I tried to eat something savoury but after around 12 hours without eating, my body cries for something sweet in the morning. Therefore I came up with these amazing sweet potato pancakes. They are gluten - , sugar - and diary free so suitable for almost everyone except vegans. It needs a little bit preparation the day before, but other than that, it is super simple and tastes amazing. Give it a try.

INGREDIENTS (4 thick pancakes)

  • 1 Medium sweet potato
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp Maca powder (organic burst)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • Blueberries
  • optional: coconut syrup or greek yogurt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Peel the sweet potato and cook in boiling water until soft (can be done the night before)
  2. Mash sweet potato with a fork and add eggs, cinnamon, maca powder and coconut flour. 
  3. Heat coconut oil in frying pan. With a wooden spoon form little pancakes and fry from each side for about 5 minutes.
  4. Top with berries, syrup, yogurt (if dairy is ok for you) or any other topping you like.

Dragonfruit-Strawberry Smoothie

When I was living in Zurich, the dragon fruit (especially the red one) was always nice for decorations but tasted like water. Well, here in Singapore they have a sweet flavor and are refreshing in the humid weather. So why not combining the decorative effect with the delicious sweet taste? The pink color of the smoothie is an eyecatcher and will definitely draw attention to your breakfast bowl.

INGREDIENTS (1 serving)

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 100g pink dragon fruit
  • 50g frozen strawberries
  • 150ml almond milk
  • Toppings: homemade granola, fresh figs, blueberries, cacao nibs

INSTRUCTION

  1. Blend banana, dragon fruit and strawberries with almond milk. Add some more milk if you like it more liquid
  2. Add toppings

Protein Kaiserschmarrn

As an Austrian my mother used to make Kaiserschmarrn with lots of sugar and topped with even more jam and cream. So I thought why not try to get a protein packed, sugar free version of this traditional Austrian dish. I found a great recipe on justget.fit  It's still rather high in calories, so I'd recommend to have it for breakfast instead of dessert.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 fresh banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 20g protein powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tsp coconut oil
  • blueberries and greek yogurt

INSTRUCTION

  1. Blend banana, eggs, protein powder and baking soda
  2. Heat coconut oil and pour batter into pan
  3. Let it slowly set, then make small flakes with a wooden spoon
  4. Top with blueberries and greek yogurt

If you prefer to have pancakes - just add the batter in small portions and fry until you get some small bubbles in the middle.