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Easy Buttermilk Pancakes with Wholemeal Flour

I love a weekend breakfast. There is just something about waking up on a Saturday morning, all happy and excited about the weekend, opening the blinds in the kitchen and preparing a lovely breakfast that you wouldn’t take the time for in the week.

 

I especially love pancakes for this. Although ironically I am definitely more into savoury food than sweets, there is something about pancakes for breakfast that just makes me happy.

 

There are lots of complicated pancake recipes, and lots of easy solutions like ready-made pancake mix. This recipe falls somewhere in between – definitely homemade, but easy enough to whip up on a whim. No complicated ingredients, and nothing that you wouldn’t usually have kicking around your kitchen cupboards (if you’re me).

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Healthy(ish) Banana Bread

It’s spring, but it feels like summer! For some reason the weather seems to have gone from freezing cold to pretty summery in a single week. It makes me want to go on holiday rather than to work, but at least the sunny weather has a nice effect on everyone’s moods and everything is all cheery.

 

May 2016

Meal prepping, Compartes Cereal Bowl chocolate, a martini made with Strathearn Heather Rose Gin with a lemon twist, and pancakes for breakfast.

 

Being cheerful puts me in a baking mood, and I had some manky bananas that were on their way out, so I decided to make banana bread – as you do. You could call this banana bread healthy, although I do sometimes think healthy baking is a bit of an oxymoron. Unless you manage to avoid butter, sugar and flour in your baking, it’s probably not a health food. But life is about balance, and this recipe contains things like wholemeal flour, nuts, and olive oil. Aside from butter, sugar and flour. So just call it what you like.

 

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