Vegan pancakes with caramel and apple

I won’t faff about talking or I’ll forget how I just made this so:


1 cup oat flour

1/2 cup arrow root or cornflour (just need the lighter texture to balance out the oats)

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp Apple cider vinegar

1 tblsp Monk Fruit powder (natural sweetener that I just found in Woolies yesterday – doesn’t spike an insulin response) or you can use some stevia or even sugar (if you want to risk life and limb – no judgement here)

1 tblsp grape seed oil (or whatever you’ve got)

1 cup plant milk – almond, oat, cashew etc

Mix and set aside

Date caramel:

4-5 Mejook dates

11/2 cups boiling water

Leave the dates sit in the boiling water for awhile then drain well and blitz in a food processor (or just mash it with a fork – don’t be making a big mess or you’ll just have to clean it up)

Cook pancakes as your normally would

Thinly slice apple and then turn it into ribbons by slicing sideways

Thinly slice strawberries

Spread a pancake with date caramel and top with slices of apple and strawberries.

I’ve ditched refined sugar (again). Looking at the dates and monk fruit and apples and strawberries you would be forgiven for thinking ..and yet this is very sweet.

I don’t need to give up fruit. Because of its fibre, fruit doesn’t raise insulin. The monk fruit, (even though it is intensely sweet) doesn’t affect insulin either and is calorie and carbohydrate free as well being a completely natural alternative.

Fruit is also high in antioxidants and vitamins.

I haven’t posted a recipe for awhile. I eat a lot of the same sorts of things really. A vegan cafe at the coast makes a similar dish to this and I suddenly had a craving for it, hence my version.

Once again – I’m not a natural food blogger (just a natural eater) so I apologise for the lack of brilliant set out and well lit photos.

I’m just adding a few recipes that work for a healthy active life.

Post run these pancakes really satisfy and energise without me feeling like I need to take a nap afterwards (a sure sign of your food having spiked an insulin response).

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