We associate pancakes with Pancake Day, but with the right gut-friendly ingredients, they can be a year-round treat. In our latest recipe, we share a twist on the traditional pancake recipe that adds a little extra nutritional value with ingredients that our good gut bacteria love.
Our diet is important, and what we put into the gut matters! There has never been a better time to take a closer look at the foods and nutrients we eat, so why not check out our gut-friendly recipes and get inspired?
Our simple and delicious pancake recipe features Bimuno® DAILY, the award-winning prebiotic powder supplement designed to selectively nourish bifidobacteria, an important type of ‘good bacteria’ found in the gut.
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Pancakes (with a gut-friendly twist!)
- 125 ml oat milk (or alternative)
- 2 eggs (separated)
- 70 grams oat flour or plain flour
- 50 grams ground almonds
- 2 sachets Bimuno DAILY (or one sachet per person)
- 1 tbsp milled flaxseed
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 2-3 drops vanilla extract
- Oil spray
- Heat a frying pan to medium-high and add your oil spray
- While the pan heat, mix the flour, ground almonds, flaxseed, baking powder and Bimuno DAILY into a bowl
- Stir the eggs, oat milk and vanilla extract together, then add this to the dry ingredients and whisk until the pancake batter is smooth, light and airy
- Add a ladle of the batter to your hot frying pan.Flip once bubbles begin to form – not before!
- Once the pancake is golden and crisp on each side,serve up onto a plate
The ideal pancake isn’t finished without a delicious topping!
Combine roughly chopped whole almonds with pitted cherries, either fresh or frozen, and finish with a drizzle of honey. Delicious! Almonds are a great source of fibre, which is essential for giving the good gut bacteria the nourishment they need
Zesty Orange & Blueberry
A squeeze of orange juice, orange zest and blueberries provide the perfect mix of sharp and sweet. Stir together and pour over the pancakes with a spoon of live yoghurt. No need for extra sugar or honey with the sweetness of the orange juice! The blueberries and the oranges are a source of vitamin C. In addition, blueberries contain anthocyanins, an antioxidant plant chemical that gives them their beautiful blue-purple colour.
Banana & Walnut
Bananas are a classic topping, so simply add slices with crushed walnuts on to the top of your pancake and drizzle honey over the top.
Bananas are a source of prebiotic fibre which fuels bifidobacteria, and walnuts are a great source of Omega 3s, which are associated with gut and cardiovascular health.
Why is this good for the gut?
Using oat milk and oat flour introduces beta-glucans, a type of soluble dietary fibre, also known as prebiotic fibre. Discover more about prebiotic fibre here. Almonds are particularly diverse in their nutrition, containing fibre and protein, as well as Vitamin E, Manganese and Magnesium. Milled flaxseed is another great source of fibre, as well as containing vitamins such as Thiamine (also known as Vitamin B1) which is linked to metabolism, Copper, which supports normal immune system function, and Phosphorus, which is associated with tissue and bone health.
The recipe also includes Bimuno DAILY – the versatile prebiotic fibre supplement designed to make everyday gut health simple and give good bacteria in the gut microbiome a helping hand.
For more delicious dishes, meals and snacks that support a thriving gut microbiome, check out our other recipes below
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