I finally have a kitchen back! Wahoo! So I thought it was high-time to do a recipe for this blog that, you know, actually involves cooking something. A few weeks ago the wonderful brand Oatly got in touch with a recipe they wanted me to try out using their product, so I did that today. Oatly is a vegan milk substitute that uses Oats; my mum used to drink it years ago when she had an illness that meant she wasn’t able to drink cows milk amongst other things, so it goes to show it’s not just vegans that will love this recipe! I tried it for the first time today and it’s really lovely and creamy, and is great for recipes such as pancakes!
I enjoyed making this so much as I’ve desperately missed cooking food rather than just sticking it in the microwave, and it tasted so, so yummy. You could add stuff like chocolate chips, blueberries or caramel sauce to make these as rich and tasty as you please.
The original recipe was double this – I halved it so it would suit just me – so if you’re making pancakes for a friend as well then just double all of the quantities below :)
Hope you enjoy!
125g of plain flour
Half a level tablespoon of baking powder
Half a level teaspoon of caster sugar
150ml of Oatly Oat Drink
One large egg or the equivalent of egg substitute
15g of margarine, melted
Maple Syrup and strawberries
Butter or oil for frying
1. In a large bowl, mix together the plain flour, baking powder and sugar, and make a well in the centre. In another bowl or jug, beat the egg and then add the cooled melted butter and the Oatly Oat Drink. Pour the Oatly mixture into the dry ingredients and whisk until you have a smooth batter.
2. Leave to stand for about 20 minutes.
3. Heat a tablespoon of butter or oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. When it starts to sizzle, drop in generous dessertspoons of batter, giving them room to spread a little. Fry for about 3 minutes; they are ready to turn over when bubbles pop on the top surface. Flip the pancakes over and cook for another minute. Lift them out and keep warm in a low oven while you use up the rest of the batter.
4. These are usually served with maple syrup, but honey, jam, butter or syrup are all good alternatives.
This recipe was made using Oatly Oat drink – a great dairy free, healthy alternative to milk. For more delicious recipes and further information about the Oatly way of life, visit www.facebook.com/oatlyab