Grain-free, gluten-free, low carb, matcha pancakes

Grain-free, gluten-free, low carb, matcha pancakes

I’m on a bit of a green food roll at the moment. Only a couple of weeks ago I wrote about Green omelettes, and now here I am with green pancakes. But the green in the omelette is from chard, whereas the green in these pancakes comes from matcha powder. For those of you who don’t know, matcha is finely milled Green tea. The great thing about ,atcha is  that it has a much greater concentration of the anti-oxidant EGCG that Green Tea is so famous for. And matcha delivers a potent concentration of chlorophyll and catechins. *

I love a steaming cup of milky Matcha cappucino made with coconut milk, but I also really love these pancakes, especially as they contain no flour whatsoever. I wouldn’t have these daily, as they  do contain cream cheese and I try to avoid dairy whenever possible, but still much easier to digest and lower in carbohydrates than flour pancakes. Plus they are super quick and easy to make, and

if you don’t want the temptation of topping them with honey or syrup, make the apple cinnamon topping as below or serve your pancakes with some fresh berries.  The only warning I will give is that they can be tricky to flip over, so try to keep them small.

I have adapted the recipe from the fantastic foodie blog called ‘I breathe… I’m hungry…’

For the pancakes

  • 2 oz / 60 g cream cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp honey/sweet freedom (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Matcha powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • cocnut oil/ghee for the pan
Mix all the ingredients together in blender or with an electric mix until there are no more clumps of matcha powder visible. Pour a little bit of the batter in to the pan to make a small-sized pancake. Allow the batter to cook through before flipping over (I find it helps to stick the pan under the grill for a minute before flipping over). You should get 5 – 8 pancakes from the batter.
For the apple topping
  • 1 apple
  • handful of raisins/sultanas
  • 1 tsp coconut oil/ghee
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of freshly ground nutmeg
Cut the apple into slices (I always leave the peel on, but you can peel teh apple if your prefer) and heat the teaspoon of oil in a pan. If you have a hound of your own, save a couple of  slices for them. Banjo loves apples! Add the apple slices, cinnamon and nutmeg and cook until the apple is starting to turn soft. Add the raisins/sultanas and cook for another minute until the apple is soft and the raisins slightly plump up. Add to your pancakes, and enjoy!
Let me know if you try making these simple pancakes. I for one am hooked!
Hanri & Banjo
* Sourced from Wikipedia