Do you eat differently during the week compared to the weekends? I certainly do, and not because I’m following some weird intermittent fasting diet (eish don’t get me started). I’ve decided it’s a bit of a combination of having more time on my hands and allowing myself to let my hair down and really enjoy my food.
During the week I try to prepare my office lunches at the start of the week, breakfast is a green smoothie and dinner is usually something pretty simple that can be whacked together in-between basketball, soccer training and study. I eat well, and healthily.
The weekends are for late breakfasts, coffee with friends and slow Sunday dinners. They’re for setting off a bomb of nuts, honey and dates in the kitchen, for birthdays, dinners out, and sleep ins. If I could find a diet that included all of the above – sign me up!
This weekend I tried a new recipe from Celiac Chicks – oven baked pancakes! Also known as German pancakes. To be honest I’d never heard of cooking pancakes in the oven, so kinda just wanted to try that out. And I wanted to eat pancakes! I added the dates for a bit of sweetness to the batter, and used almond milk as a dairy substitute.
4 Tbsp butter or coconut oil (I used coconut oil)
1/3 cup all-purpose baking flour or coconut flour
1 tbsp almond meal
2 Medjool dates
1/2 cup milk or dairy-free milk such as almond, soy a nut milk
1/2 tsp salt
- Preheat oven 200 degrees
- Place butter or coconut oil in a large (10- or 12- inch) ovenproof skillet and put into the heated oven
- Blend flour, salt, milk, pitted dates and almond meal (in a blender) until thoroughly combined
- Add eggs one at a time, blending after each addition
- Remove the ovenproof skillet from oven and pour in the batter before returning to the oven.
- Bake until puffed and golden brown, 10-12 minutes. Mine didn’t puff as much as anticipated due to a faulty oven – they were delicious none the less!
1. I used 1 small sliced banana, Loving Earth activated bukini mix and a drizzle of rice malt syrup
2. Blend frozen berries and 1 Medjool date for a thick and delish syrup
3. Blend chopped apples, cinnamon and raisins