Wholemeal and oat pancakes ()Wholemeal and oat pancakes () © Copyright

Protein. Complex carbs. A sweet pancake treat

Fancy a sweet treat that packs complex carbs and protein? Give these wholemeal and oat pancakes a go

– 75g quick-cooking oats
– 360ml (plus 2 tbsp) buttermilk
– 90g wholemeal flour 
– ½ tsp baking powder
– ¾ tsp bicarbonate of soda
– ½ tsp ground cinnamon
– 1/8 tsp grated nutmeg
– 1 large egg, lightly beaten
– 1 tbsp vegetable oil
– ½ tbsp brown sugar
– Blueberries and honey to serve (optional)

– In a medium bowl, combine the oats and 180ml of buttermilk 
– Set aside to soak
– Meanwhile, heat a griddle pan 
– In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg
– Stir in the egg, oil, and brown sugar, remaining buttermilk and the oat–buttermilk mixture, until combined
– Pour four tablespoons of batter per pancake onto the hot griddle and cook until bubbles appear on the surface
– Flip, cook for 30 seconds to one minute, then serve with blueberries and honey (if desired)

This recipe comes form Feed Your Fitness by Rowena Visagie, Karlien Duvenage and Shelly Meltzer. (DK, £12.99) – DK.com