It’s Pancake Day! 🥞

Hi everyone, I hope you all have a great Tuesday!

I can’t lie, Pancake Day definitely crept up on me this year. I only remembered about it last night and luckily had an idea of what type of pancakes I wanted to make. Today I’ve opted for peanut butter and chocolate chip pancakes. The perfect combination in my opinion to achieve that sweet and salty flavour.

I woke up extra early this morning to make sure I would have enough time to make them and kept telling myself that ‘I’m doing it for the pancakes’, so that I would actually be quick. I’ve used coconut milk which added a nice light and refreshing flavour to the pancakes.

These pancakes are great because they are not too thin or thick and you can adjust some of the ingredients depending on what you like, for example you could use crunchy peanut butter, normal milk or not add the chocolate chips.

Ingredients (makes 5)
1/2 tsp oil, for frying
75g self raising flour
1 tbsp smooth peanut butter
1 tbsp caster sugar
1 egg
187ml coconut milk
Optional: Sprinkle of chocolate chips
Optional: Drizzle of peanut butter/chocolate sauce

Method

1. Heat 1/2 tsp of oil in a pan, once hot spread around using kitchen paper to evenly coat the pan.

2. Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and whisk until it forms a smooth and runny consistency.

3. Once the pan is hot pour in some of the mixture and cook for 2-3 minutes on one side, sprinkling some chocolate chips on and flipping over to cook for another 3 minutes.

4. Each side should be lightly golden and fully cooked, repeat until all of the mixture is used up.

5. Serve warm with a drizzle of peanut butter or chocolate sauce. Enjoy 

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Sweet Potato, Kale and Peanut Stew

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I saw Ainsley Harriot make this dish on his TV show a while back and it looked so good I made sure to save the recipe, it has been changed slightly for my preferences but still was tasty. I had so much fun making this dish, so many combinations of ingredients that I wouldn’t normally put together and I just loved the way the peanut butter melted into the hot pot. The flavours were all very refreshing and it went really well with garlic pitta bread. This is a delicious warming stew perfect for family nights in and if you don’t like sweet potatoes, you could always opt for normal potato. It doesn’t look the greatest from the images but honestly the taste was phenomenal.

Best served with grains or roti.

Recipe: Sweet potato, kale and peanut stew (serves 2)

Ingredients

1/2 tsp oil

1/4 onion, diced

1 garlic clove, crushed

1/2 tsp ginger

1/4 tsp chilli flakes

1/3 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp turmeric

150g sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes

65g chopped tomatoes

1/2 tsp tomato puree

100g black beans

30g smooth peanut butter

100ml vegetable stock

30g kale

Salt to taste

Method

  • Heat oil in a deep dutch pot and cook the onion for 6 minutes or until translucent.
  • Add the garlic, chilli, paprika and turmeric cooking for 2 minutes, with a splash of water if needed.
  • Next add the potatoes, tomatoes, puree, beans, peanut butter and vegetable stock mixing until combined.
  • Cover with a lid and leave on a gentle simmer for 20-25 minutes until everything is fully cooked, mixing every 5 minutes so it doesn’t stick at the bottom and add more water if necessary.
  • Add the kale last minute mixing it in then serve.

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*recipe mildly adapted from Ainsley Good Food Mood*

Peanut Butter Bites

Hello Everyone, I hope your day has been well.

Just a quick post here today, with a few simple ingredients. I always enjoy using peanut butter because its my favourite spread and I thought I would try out coconut flour. These peanut butter bites are super smooth and have quite a strong coconut taste but it’s not too bad once you get used to it.

Peanut butter bites (makes 6)

Ingredients

50g peanut butter

1 egg

30g brown sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

15g coconut flour

Method

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and take out a small baking tray.
  • Add everything to a bowl and mix very well.
  • Evenly spoon onto the tray.
  • Bake in the oven for 15 minutes and leave to cool down before eating.

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Peanut Butter and Raisin Flapjacks

Hello Everyone, I hope your day has been well.

I used to bake flapjacks so often when I was much younger as it’s pretty simple to make. It’s actually been a while so I thought I’d switch it up using peanut butter (PB) and raisins for that lovely balance of sweet and salty. I’ve used smooth peanut butter but I feel like crunchy PB would work just as well. This is quite a sweet treat so be sure to eat with moderation, try offering some slices to your friends, family, and work colleagues!

This recipe is full of many great ingredients such as PB, oats and raisins. A great snack idea and full of protein for that extra burst of energy. These flapjacks taste so good and you get all of the flavours with a subtle hint of PB, also try them whilst slightly warm for a comforting dessert along with a scoop of ice cream.

Recipe: Peanut butter and raisin flapjacks (makes 9)

Ingredients

100g honey

100g soft brown light sugar

75g butter

75g smooth peanut butter

150g oats

50g raisins

Method

  • Set the oven to gas mark 4, line a small oven tray with baking paper and set aside.
  • In a small pot, add the honey, sugar, butter and peanut butter and place on a gentle heat until melted.
  • Put the oats and raisins into a large bowl and pour over the melted honey mixture, combining everything together.
  • Place into the oven for 25 minutes until golden brown but still slightly soft.
  • Wait at least 10 minutes for the flapjacks to cool down, before cutting into 9 bars.

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Peanut Butter Pancakes

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I hope your day has been well, today’s recipe is peanut butter pancakes. If you didn’t know I’m actually quite a fan of peanut butter but I haven’t really experimented with it in other foods. I found this recipe from here and the book is called Peanut Butter: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Midnight by Tim Lannan and James Annabel if you are interested in peanut butter recipes.

The peanut butter taste is quite subtle and I even tried them with a drizzle of maple syrup the next day which was just as tasty. This recipe is great and the pancakes can be kept in the fridge for at least 2 days.

Recipe: Peanut Butter Pancakes (makes 12)

Ingredients

185g plain flour

1 tbsp baking powder

3 tbsp caster sugar

1/4 tsp salt

250ml milk

1 egg

60g peanut butter

100g chocolate chips (I added about 50g)

Oil for frying

Method

  • Sift the plain flour and baking powder into a bowl and add the sugar and salt.
  • Whisk in the milk and egg.
  • Stir in the peanut butter and chocolate chips
  • Heat oil in a pan, once hot put 2 tbsps of the mixture into the pan cooking until golden brown on both sides, roughly 5 minutes in total.
  • Repeat until the whole mixture is used.
  • Add a dollop of peanut butter on top and a few chocolate chips to serve.

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