Ten minute Almond Meal, Flaxseed and Cinnamon Hot Cakes
By Amy Crawford
You know, I ummed and ahhed about sharing this recipe; I've done similar versions before and questioned whether I was bringing enough variety to your weekly menu. I also questioned its simplicity. Then I reconsidered, because it's exactly what I am trying to do on this website - show you how easy it is to make real, simple, uncomplicated food; food that doesn't require bells and whistles and knife skills training; food that still looks like real food when you eat it.
In any case, SIMPLE is where it needs to be in my kitchen or it just doesn't get made.
It's a very good thing I decided to take a couple of photos of my breakfast the day these babies came into the world isn't it, because here we are.
Serves 2, makes 6-8 hot cakes.
1/2 cup almond meal
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
1/4 - 1/2 cup milk of choice (I used coconut)
1 tablespoon maple or rice malt syrup (or sweetener of choice, to taste), optional
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch sea salt
Coconut oil, for frying
Pop a frying pan on medium heat on the stove.
Whisk or beat your eggs until fluffy, then combine all other ingredients (start with 1/4 milk and add as necessary) and continue to whisk until well combined. Taste and add more sweetener if required. The mixture needs to be like pancake batter, just pourable.
Add a heaped teaspoon coconut oil to your hot pan. Pour or spoon pikelet sized hotcakes onto your pan and cook for approximately 3 minutes, until bubbles start appearing. Using an egg slice, gently flip them over and cook for a further 2-3 minutes or until golden either side.
They would be beautiful layered with banana and/or fresh berries. Here I've layered them with coconut yoghurt and paw paw. It's worth mentioning that they are best devoured quickly because as you can see, mine are about to swim away..
Very soon I am going to share my other go-to vegan hot cake recipe, for those of who who prefer an egg free option.
I'm keen to know from you though, what's your simple go to breakfast option (that isn't out of a packet)? Let's create some inspiration for all. Personally I love my smoked salmon and avocado on toast. Takes no time at all and sustains me until lunch.