Oat pancakes contra French crepes

It is about a couple of weeks since arriving in Paris. It is an amazing city to walk around especially when you are not rushing anywhere in particular. I think we average 15km a day on foot, didn’t take a metro even once yet, so doing pretty good. Exercise and pleasure, that is the way I like it. The other day we walked as far as the Eiffel tower which is about 10km one way from where we are staying. You really need a pair of comfortable shoes and a good breakfast! Talking about food, as we got there we sat on the bench looking around and off course you could see the majestic Eifel tower but also people gathering around multiple little kiosks selling the famous guilty French crepes. So I took out couple of apples out of my bag and presented them to my husband. We started to laugh, how sad and ridged we were in our eating habits- no crepes for us. I did enjoy my apple but I promised my husband that I would make him our favourite oat pancakes which we didn’t have for quite a long time because of our Indian adventure. The next morning that’s exactly what I made and it worked a treat. Super, super yummy and good for you. They are easy to make, easy to digest and dairy, gluten free so a great option for people with digestive sensitivities.

Ingredients

1 cup of gluten free oats

1 cup of filtered water or any no dairy milk

1 banana

Pinch of Himalayan pink salt

Pinch of cinnamon

1 tsp of chia seeds optional

Small amount of coconut oil

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Soak the oats and chia seeds in the water over night, it makes the oats easier to digest and pancakes fluffier. In the morning add banana, salt and cinnamon and blend it till smooth. If you feel you need more water to achieve the desired pancake consistency add a little bit in and blend it again. I personally make the batter a little bit tickers then ordinary but it is your call. Grease the pan with coconut oil and heat it well before pouring the batter in. I use the little pancake pan to make them. They are easy to flip and they look great stacked. This time I served it with some lovely rice yogurt that I got in a local organic store just around the corner from us, yuppie! And a blubbery jam sweetened with concentrated apple juice, plus some bee pollen on top. You can eat them with multiple toppings, sweet and savory whatever takes your fancy. Enjoy

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Hello, and welcome. I have decided to write this blog to share my passion for health, food and creativity. I have an MSc (Hons) in Food Science and Human Nutrition which I earned at Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences in Poland, I have trained in multiple holistic disciplines while living in Ireland for the past 12 years and I am also involved in music and the arts. My knowledge about health was acquired not only through academia but also because of a deep interest from a young age, years of treating people and personal health issues which lead me to unveiling natural ways of healing the body on the physical and subtle level. I promote a plant based lifestyle because of personal preferences rather than a dogma. I do not believe that there is a right or wrong way of doing things. Whatever works and does no harm, I go by that. I enjoy having a good time, meeting new people, going new places, and learning new things to deepen the awareness of really knowing nothing☺. I hope you will enjoy my blog and you will get to know me a bit better, so I can keep it short and sweet in here ;) I wish you a happy and healthy life.