Christmas Tree Pancakes

December, 2019

Is there a better way to start Christmas morning than with Christmas Tree Pancakes? These are so much fun to make with the family and you can decorate the trees with different seasonal fruits.

Christmas Tree Pancakes

1 large or 2 small trees

Ingredients

  • Large handful of baby spinach

  • 1 banana

  • 1/2 cup self-raising flour

  • 1 tbs maple syrup

  • Drop of vanilla extract

  • 1/3 cup milk of choice

  • 1 egg

  • 1 heaped tbs almond meal

  • 2 cups strawberries, sliced

  • Yoghurt of choice for layering (I used Greek yoghurt)

  • Shredded coconut and maple syrup to serve

Method

  1. Create a star from a slice of banana (keeping the leftover for the batter) and set aside

  2. To create pancake batter add spinach, remaining banana, flour, syrup, vanilla, milk, egg and almond meal in a mixing bowl

  3. Blend using a stick blender until smooth

  4. Heat a non-stick fry pan on medium-high heat

  5. Spoon varying amounts of batter (you need large, medium and small pancakes to make the tree) into the pan, cook on one side until bubbles start to form and then flip to cook the other side.

  6. Repeat to finish batter

  7. Create the tree by placing the largest pancake on a plate, top with 1-2 tbs yoghurt and some sliced strawberries

  8. Repeat step 6, slowly building up to the smallest pancake

  9. Top with a dollop of yoghurt to finish and place the star on top

  10. Decorate with coconut and maple syrup

Nourish With Balance.

© Talia Cecchele, 2020