The Best Healthy Pancakes

Its Sunday! In other words..the day of rest, PJ’s and pancakes. So why not start your day with a guilt free, outrageously tasty breakfast? These pancakes are made using 4 ingredients; milk, cinnamon, baking powder & wholegrain spelt flour.

I’ve been intrigued by spelt flour recently. It is good for you? Why is it used in healthy recipes?
Well I can confirm that wholegrain spelt flour is most definitely a healthy alternative to plain white flour. It is a great source of vitamin B, easy to digest, avoids bloating and just one cup of wholegrain spelt contains 10g fibre and 16g protein!

How do I keep the stack warm whilst cooking them all?  is a very common question when it comes to a pancake stack. Well fear not, I have the answer! Keep your favourite pancake plate warm in the oven; on a low temp., and once you have cooked each pancake slide it onto the warm plate and pop it back in the oven. Pour, flip, plate, stack, oven. Simple.


I topped mine with 70% Green & Black’s dark chocolate, fresh strawberries and Greek yoghurt! Next time I’m going to try maple syrup, banana and chia seeds.


Ingredients (makes 4 small pancakes)

64g/½ cup Wholegrain Spelt flour (I use Doves Farm)
180ml/¾ cup Milk of choice (I used skimmed, but you could try Almond/soy)
½ tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder

Throw in any extras if you fancy it such as; cocao nibs, protein powder or flax seeds.

Additional Toppings:
Fruit (berries, banana, baked apple)
Chia seeds
Dark Chocolate
Greek yoghurt
Maple syrup
Chopped nuts


Turn the oven on to 50°C and put an oven proof plate onto one of the shelves in the oven.

Heat a frying pan up on a medium heat. Meanwhile mix together the dry ingredients then stir in the milk until fully combined.

Once the frying pan is hot spray with spray oil/use coconut oil to grease the pan and add a quarter of your pancake mix to it, spreading the mixture out into a circular shape using the back of a spoon.

As soon as bubbles start to appear (1-2 mins) on the top use a spatula to flip it over. Cook the other side for a further minute until both sides are browned.
Using a tea towel remove your plate from the oven, put your pancake on it* and put it back in the oven to keep warm. Repeat this until you have used up all of the mixture, stacking your pancakes as you go.

Now the fun part… go crazy with the toppings, grab a fork and eat away!

*If you are topping with dark chocolate a good tip is to sprinkle small chunks onto your pancakes before putting them back in the oven. This will give you melted chocolate layers in between the pancakes!

Nutritional Info (for 4 pancakes, no toppings)

218 Calories
1.4g Fat
0.2g Sat fats
41.3g Carbs
4.9g Fibre
6.9g Sugar
10.9g Protein







Want to know a secret? Thought so, well here it is… I’ve found the best coffee shop in Sheffield!

Located in the city centre is the most perfect cafe full of every flavour coffee, caramalised French toast, cinnamon swirls and maple bacon. I first discovered it a few weeks ago with my girlfriends and we fell in love, after spending almost 3 hours drinking tea and coffee, eating Nutella tarts and gossiping, we made a mutual pact to come back asap to test out their breakfast menu.

When the morning arrived for our Tamper feast we were all overly excited and had already studied the menu religiously. The girls opted for Eggs Benedict, but I just couldn’t resist trying the French toast. Having a sweet tooth means eating deserts any time of the day is acceptable. Let me justify eating this sugar overload at 9am by describing it to you… imagine sweet brioche french toast, topped with caramalised bananas, strawberries, coffee infused maple syrup and crispy bacon. Be honest, could you resist? I thought not! Check out my snaps below and get yourself down to Tamper:Coffee asap…

‘Malteser’ Coffee


Nutella tart. Drooooooooooooooool!


Best cinnamon swirl ever!


Look at the cute mini milk bottle


Had to take another picture… seriously look at it!


Eggs Benedict with Roasted Winter Veg


Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon


The star of the show… French Toast


Literally smelt like Christmas. I finished the whole lot and did not feel one bit guilty. Heaven.


Visit their website here
Tamper have two locations…

For breakfast/lunch/coffee/treats
Sellers Wheel
149 Arundel Street, Sheffield, S1 2NU
0114 2757970 coffee/treats/light lunch
Westfield Terrace
9 Westfield Terrace, Sheffield, S1 4GH
0114 327 1080


Healthy 3 ingredient Pancakes

Hello pancake lovers! I’ve never really understood all this clean pancake business. I see them all over the internet but I just couldn’t get my head around how a healthy pancake would hold it’s shape, let alone taste good. With this is mind I agreed to give it a go just to see if I could be proved wrong, so after deciding on ingredients that I thought could work I cooked up a batch. The outcome…… they were bloody delicious, I have been seriously mistaken! All you need is eggs, a banana and a sprinkle of baking powder. Fell free to add any extras, see the ingredients below for a few ideas. Happy Pancake Flipping.


Oooooh look at that pancake stack!


Ingredients (makes 7-8 small pancakes)
2 medium eggs
1 large ripe banana
1/8 tsp baking powder (to fluff your pancakes up)
Optional extras/toppings:
cocao nibs
goji berries
peanut/almond butter
chopped nuts
ground cinnamon to taste
agave syrup
fresh berries


1. Mash your banana in a bowl. Mix in the eggs, cinnamon and any extras until you have a thick batter (I added cinnamon, milled flax seed and goji berries to mine). If your batter is too lumpy then use a blender to make it smoother.

2. Heat up a small frying pan that has been sprayed with spray oil then add 2-3 tablespoons of batter to the pan. Cook for 3 minutes on one side, flip it over and cook for a further 1-2 minutes then transfer it to a plate.

3. Repeat this process until you have used up all of your batter, stacking your pancakes as you go. Add any toppings to your pancake stack and enjoy.