Breakfast

Best gluten-free pancakes there is!

You cannot believe they are actually gluten-free!

I often stumble upon the fact that gluten-free foods doesn’t taste the same. However, these pancakes are a game changer! I know that gluten can cause inflammation and challenge your gut bacteria, but still I crave for it. Now that’s past when you can’t tell these are even made gluten-free. I couldn’t be more happy about this discovery, it will change your world like it did for me! Cheers to keeping our gut bacteria and inflammation levels in check aka good health overall.

Convinced? Yet more convinced when you try them? Let’s get to it and make these delicious pancakes then!

Ingredients

• 1 egg (I recommend organic and cage free)

• 1 banana

• 4 tbs buckwheat flour

• 2 tbs cocosa coconut flour

• 50 ml almond milk

• 1 tbs apple cider vinegar

• 1 ts baking powder

• 1 ts cinnamon & if you like 1/4 cardamom

Instructions

1. In a bowl mash the banana with a fork and whisk together with the egg. Add the rest of the ingredients and whisk/stir until no lumps.

2. In a pan on medium heat, add a teaspoon of virgin coconut oil from “cocosa” before cooking the pancakes. The batter yields for 4-5 pancakes. I ate them all without a problem.. (not sure if that should have been mentioned, although it’s not a shocker when they are ridiculously good hehe). Still I have a feeling you’ll have no problem eating everything up too:)

Here is their website in Norwegian for more information about their products http://www.midsona.no/cocosa . You can easily find them at the supermarket or wholefoods stores.

Ps: They taste amazing with maple sirup and raspberries on top!

With love & care, Melanie x

Savoury

Spinach pancake with savoury filling

A one of a kind pancake

The recipe is from “Adams matkasse”. He delivers in Norway a box at people’s door, which contains the food ingredients you’ll need for the recipe he has made for you to make. And one of his recipes are these pancakes that I want to share with you. It is delicious and easy to make. And it’s a one of a kind pancake which is way healthier and more nutritious than the dessert pancake! It’s vegetarian and I swooped the milk and flour to be plant based and gluten-free. Let’s get to it.

Ingredients

• 100 g spinach

• 5 dl oat milk

• 4 dl buckwheat flour

• 4 eggs (organic or free ranged eggs if possible)

• 1 red onion

• 1 lemon

• 1 pack of chickpeas

• 400g aroma mushrooms

• 1 garlic

• 1 pack of chèvre cheese

• 2 pieces of heart salad

• 1 pear

• 1 apple

• Some oil, salt and sugar

Instructions

1. To make the pancake batter: rinse the spinach before adding it and the plant based milk in a blender og mix the batter evenly. Stir together the eggs and the spinach mixture in a bowl. Sift into 4 dl buckwheat flour little by little, and stir to you got a smooth batter.

2. Cut the mushrooms into slices. Peel and finely chop the garlic, peel and cut the red onion in thin slices.

3. Lightly pickled red onion: have the red onion in a small bowl, and add 1 tsp of sugar, a pinch of salt and juice of the lemon. Mix everything together and let it rest until you serve it.

4. Pancakes: heat the pan to medium heat and add some oil. They are ready when you see bubbles on the surface.

5. Fry the chickpeas, mushrooms and garlic in another pan. Cook the chickpeas until they are golden, about five minutes. Then set them aside in a bowl and fry the mushrooms after with the garlic until they are sautéed and soft. Fold in the chickpeas together with the mushrooms in the end.

6. Cut the chèvre in pieces, rinse and cut the salad in pieces, as well as the apple and pear.

7. Fill the spinach pancakes with the chickpeas, mushroom, chèvre, salad, apple, pear and the pickled red onion. Voila et bon appetit!

More about Adams Matkasse, you can find on his website here:

https://www.adamsmatkasse.no

Breakfast

Guilt free Sunday pancakes

Recipe

1 sweet potato

3/4 cup plant based milk – I used soya milk

2 tea spoons of agave syrup or honey

1 teaspoon of olive oil or coconut oil

1 cup spelt flour

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions

Take off the skin and cut the sweet potato into small cubes, boil it in water until soft.

In a bowl, mash the cooked sweet potato and add the plant based milk, agave syrup and olive oil.

Combine and mix it with the flour and baking powder. Whisk until incorporated and let the batter rest for a few minutes before putting into pan.

Be aware of the consistency of the batter, if too thick, add more plant based milk.

Put some olive oil on the pan and start cooking your pancake batter! You’ll know when to flip them over to the other side when they become bubbly on the surface.

And voila, you got yourself guilt free pancakes!

Tips

Pancakes are delicious together with berries, an extra antioxidant booster.

Drizzle some more agave syrup or honey if you want your pancakes sweeter.

Also, if you want to satisfy your sweet tooth, add chocolate chips in the batter, mmmm.

Treat yourself and enjoy!

Happy Sunday everyone!

Travel

Miss Sophie ~ Oslo

I was here with my sister for the first time, I’m barely at home and didn’t know about it. I’ve lived in Barcelona where they have amazing brunch places to go during the weekend, to name a few of my favorites; Brunch & Cake and Flax & Kale. So I was so happy to hear that my sister had heard about the place and on late Sunday morning we went. Both of us were excited, we had even checked out the place on internet and their menu already beforehand haha.

Gosh so many options to choose! However, we both had it clear that we wanted an açaí bowl and of course pancakes!! The brunch place didn’t disappoint us. With beautiful and creative servings, cool vibes, fancy interior and delicious flavors, we were happy campers.

I do love it when a café/restaurant shows care passion, and love in the plate they serve. When they think about the details, like putting old jazz songs in the bathrooms, decorating with plants and being surrounded by lots of daylight through big windows. It makes you feel welcomed, and gives the place a warm and open atmosphere & space.

After a delicious brunch, it was nice to go for a walk outside in the park. The day was sunny and beautiful, and when the weather is so nice in Norway, you better make the most of it! Miss Sophie lies just in the center and next to the castle. Therefore it’s very worth it to have a stroll. It was in May, spring season, you could see the flowers in full blossom and the grass so green. The garden at the castle had lots of beautiful tulips in all colors, the perfect background for a picture;)

I highly recommend to have brunch at Miss Sophie and take a walk after you’ve been eating, it will make your day:)

Travel

Dough & Oil ~ Shrewsbury

Pure deliciousness. This restaurant amazes me in so many ways. It’s cool, fun, original and serves amazing food. The first step you enter inside, you will get what I mean. Sitting by pink neon lights, colorful interior, art works on the wall, you will immediately feel the happy vibes and you will be even more happy when you taste the first bite of your pizza/bagel.

I love that they have a red thread throughout their whole restaurant, even their menu is fun and playful with their inventive name picked dishes. On the picture is the Alaskan bagel with salmon and cream cheese, and by its side the fun guy pizza!

They truly stand by their name, they are one of the best in my opinion when it comes to the dough and oil game hehe. One pizza that really stands out is their version of the duck confit pizza. When you’re about to eat it, the oil is dripping endlessly from the pizza slice.. Although it sounds gross, it’s somehow amazingly delicious. It has so much flavor, more flavor in a pizza I have ever tried! So don’t get scared by hearing duck on pizza or that it’s a oily mess while you eat. I definitely recommend you to try it if you are in Shrewsbury. Or even just make the trip to the town to just have the pizza, it’s so worth it!

Oh and they even serve pancakes….

For more details:

https://www.doughandoil.com

Their location:

18 castle St, Shrewsbury SY1 2AZ, Britain

https://maps.google.no/maps?oe=UTF-8&hl=nb-no&client=safari&um=1&ie=UTF-8&fb=1&gl=uk&entry=s&sa=X&ftid=0x487a9e590c8c1107:0xf044ad494e0176b5&gmm=CgIgAQ%3D%3D

Travel

Sunday means pancakes

At least from my understanding and point of view;)

And there are so many delicious pancakes to order, here are some of my favorite picks…

Brunch & Cake ~ Barcelona

A super yummy matcha pancake, so good! And first time trying it. I’ve also tried matcha in other pastries, and the flavor is really good.

The gluten-free ricotta pancake with granola!!! Mmm

Flax and Kale ~ Barcelona

I love this restaurant, they have so many other delicious and healthy plates to offer. The atmosphere here is incredible, sitting on the roof top and being surrounded by flowers and plants, made me feel complete. Definitely a place to visit when in Barcelona!

Oh, and in my opinion these two restaurants serves the best and healthier pancakes in town!

What are you waiting for? Go and get your Sunday pancake, you deserve it when the week has finished:)