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Healthy Mince Pie Pancakes – Use up leftover mincemeat after Christmas

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These Healthy Mince Pie Pancakes are gluten-free, refined-sugar-free, can be dairy free, and are high in protein and fibre. Containing banana, oats and Greek yoghurt, they area brilliant way to use up leftover mincemeat after Christmas!

Healthy Mince Pie Pancakes #healthy #glutenfree #refinedsugarfree #breakfast

If, like me, you really enjoy the festive season, there’s a bit of a lull just after Christmas. Those few days where you know it’s almost time to take the decorations down and get back into normal routine. Despite feeling exhausted, and relieved that you have some time to wind down and relax, there’s a bit of sadness at the realisation that Christmas is over 360 days away.

But of course, we have our presents and plenty of food to sort that out. Food like this perhaps..?

Healthy Mince Pie Pancakes #healthy #glutenfree #refinedsugarfree #breakfast

Among the various bits and bobs leftover after Christmas, there’s usually half a jar of mincemeat left in the fridge. Remember these Healthy Mince Pies? Well, I still had some of the healthy homemade mincemeat left in a jar. So, I racked my brains as to what I could do with this leftover Christmas fruit preserve.

Enter: Healthy Mince Pie Pancakes!

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Work your way through a pile of these cute little pancakes while you reminisce Christmas memories…

Healthy Mince Pie Pancakes #healthy #glutenfree #refinedsugarfree #breakfast

Made without flour, butter or refined sugar, these pancakes are packed with nutrition.

From the Greek yoghurt, we get protein and probiotics, while the oats add dietary fibre and many health benefits. The bananas contribute towards our 5-a-day (1/6th of a banana in each muffin!) and give us plenty of vitamins. Instead of refined sugar, we’re using just 1 tbsp of honey or maple syrup. These both have brilliant health benefits, and are natural & unrefined!

Healthy Mince Pie Pancakes #healthy #glutenfree #refinedsugarfree #breakfast

As for the topping, we’re using the healthy homemade mincemeat from my mince pie recipe, which is refined-sugar-free. If you don’t want to make your own mincemeat, or have some store-bought mincemeat left to use up, you can absolutely use that too!

Healthy Mince Pie Pancakes #healthy #glutenfree #refinedsugarfree #breakfast

To Make the Pancakes:

First of all, we blend a banana, an egg, 1/2 cup of oats and 1/4 cup of Greek yoghurt in a blender. Heat a pan, add a drop of oil, and pour a dollop of mixture in. I like to use a small circular pan to make perfectly round little neat pancakes! With this small size pan (about 4 inch diameter),  the recipe made 6 pancakes.

Healthy Mince Pie Pancakes #healthy #glutenfree #refinedsugarfree #breakfast

Healthy Mince Pie Pancakes #healthy #glutenfree #refinedsugarfree #breakfast

Then dollop a teaspoon of homemade healthy mincemeat (or store-bought) on top. Spread it over the pancake, before cooking the next pancake and placing it on top. Repeat until all the pancake batter is used up:

Healthy Mince Pie Pancakes #healthy #glutenfree #refinedsugarfree #breakfast

Mix some Greek yoghurt, honey and milk to make a sauce. Drizzle over the top and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Healthy Mince Pie Pancakes #healthy #glutenfree #refinedsugarfree #breakfast

Due to the nutrition and protein that is packed into these healthy mince pie pancakes, they are hearty and filling. So feel free to adjust the ingredients amounts to suit you.

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For thinner, larger pancakes, add more milk to the batter and use a bigger pan. For smaller, circular pancakes like I made, use less milk and a small pan.

Healthy Mince Pie Pancakes #healthy #glutenfree #refinedsugarfree #breakfast

Enjoy!

Healthy Mince Pie Pancakes #healthy #glutenfree #refinedsugarfree #breakfast

Healthy Mince Pie Pancakes – Use up leftover mincemeat after Christmas

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 small circular pancakes

Serving Size: 4 - 6 pancakes

These Healthy Mince Pie Pancakes are gluten-free, refined-sugar-free, can be dairy free, and are high in protein and fibre. Containing banana, oats and Greek yoghurt, they area brilliant way to use up leftover mincemeat after Christmas!

Ingredients

    For the Pancakes:
  • •1 banana
  • •1/2 cup oats*
  • •1 egg
  • •60 g (1/4 cup) Greek yoghurt (plain or vanilla)
  • •100 ml milk (or dairy-free alternative)
  • •1 tsp vanilla extract
  • For topping the pancakes:
  • •6 tbsp leftover sweet mincemeat (my recipe for [healthy homemade mincemeat|http://katrinascleancooking.com/healthy-eating/healthy-mince-pies-gluten-free-vegan-homemade-healthy-mincemeat/)
  • •3 tbsp Greek yoghurt
  • •1 tbsp milk
  • •1/2 tbsp honey (or maple syrup)
  • •1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Place the pancake ingredients in a blender and whiz until a smooth batter is formed (add up to 2 tbsp more milk if not liquid enough to blend properly).
  2. While the batter is in the blender, put a pan on the hob and turn the heat to medium-high.** Add a teaspoon of oil (I used rapeseed).
  3. Pour some of the batter into the pan (about 3 tablespoons) and spread with a spatula if necessary. Cook for 2-3 minutes on that side, then flip over for 1 minute on the other side. (I used 2 small pans, both on the heat, so that I could transfer a pancake from the first pan to the second one for cooking the other side, before beginning to cook the next pancake in the first pan.)
  4. After cooking the first pancake, place it on a plate, then spread 1 tablespoon of mincemeat over it. Repeat with each pancake, stacking on top and spreading with 1 tablespoon of mincemeat.
  5. Once all the pancake batter has been cooked, turn off the hob.
  6. In a ramekin, mix the Greek yoghurt, milk and honey (or maple syrup) to form a sauce. Drizzle this over the top of the pancakes, then sprinkle with cinnamon.
  7. Enjoy!

Notes

*Make sure they are certified gluten-free oats if you need these to be gluten-free **I used a small pan, about 5 inches diameter, for perfectly round pancakes. If you would prefer larger pancakes, use a larger pan and add more milk to the recipe if you'd like your pancakes to spread more.

http://KatrinasCleanCooking.com/healthy-eating/healthy-mince-pie-pancakes/

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