I’m glad this shot isn’t on video. Peanut butter dripping everywhere except where I wanted it to, bananas sliding off the hot pancakes, cacao powder going all over the place. Oh, the mess I made! And taking actions shots without a tripod, is not something I would recommend… But despite this kitchen chaos, the pancakes were delicious!
2 ripe bananas 3 dl plain flour 3 tsp baking powder 1 tsp white vinegar a pinch of salt 3 tbsp cacao 2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter 0,5 dl oil 2 dl oat milk
Mix all the ingredients in a food processor until the batter is thick and smooth. Fry on medium heat in a little oil until golden brown on both sides. Serve with banana, PB mixed with a splash of oat milk until runny, and sliced almonds and cacao powder.
It’s definitely getting too cold for smoothie bowls in the morning now. Good thing that the alternative is pretty good too. I don’t like oat meal, so I make my porridge with rye instead. Then I add a heaped spoon of crunchy peanut butter and banana slices that I’ve quickly heated up in a pan with a pinch of brown sugar until golden on both sides. To top it off I add some roasted coconut flakes and cold oat milk.
Peanut nutter is seriously addictive. The jars should come with warning labels. My 2-year-old eats it on sandwiches, except he doesn’t eat the bread. He licks the peanut butter off and asks for more. Social convention is the only thing stopping me from doing the same.
Another way of indulging is adding it to a smoothie. This is simply frozen banana, PB and oat milk blended until super creamy and smooth. Topped with home made peanut butter granola, quinoa puffs, cacao nibs and frozen blackberries, it’s the ultimate breakfast treat for PB junkies like me and my son.
I doubt that there is a better way to stuff a baguette than vegan Bahn Mì style. I just love these flavours together. It’s traditionally filled with liver paté and pork, but I’ve never had that. So to me, this is the real thing. I marinate slices of pressed tofu overnight in canola oil, sweet chili, soy sauce and sesame oil, and then oven bake it until firm. Then you just load up your baguette with all these goodies:
• a thick spread of crunchy peanut butter (and I mean THICK!) • oven baked slices of tofu • thinly sliced cucumber & red cabbage • pickled carrots • lots of vegan sriracha mayo • fresh mint and coriander
It was perfect to use these bake off mini baguettes, because it meant I could eat more than one!
We’ve been away from home that past three weeks, staying with family for our summer holiday. Some might call me crazy, but I brought my food processor along. Best decision! I’ve used it all but two or three days. For hummus, baking, nut butter and – most importantly – my smoothies.
In this one I’ve put frozen bananas, cacao powder, peanut butter and oat milk, and the toppings are banana, blueberries, cacao nibs, pumpkin seeds and a drizzle of my homemade nutella. That’s a smoothie worthy of a holiday breakfast!
This dish was – as usual – an improvised affair. It resembles Thai Massaman Curry, with some garlic, green chili paste, peanut butter, coconut milk, potatoes and carrots. Instead of adding chicken or beef as in Thailand (never pork, since Massaman means Muslim!), I served it with falafels. Plus rice, a squeeze of lime and peanuts. I was out of fresh coriander (my worst nightmare!!!), so I cheated with alfalfa sprouts, parsley and mint. But go for coriander if you have a choice. I didn’t take any measurements, but I’ll definitely make it again and jot it down for future reference.
Let’s see, what’s in my fridge? A bit of this and that, and as usual my standard answer is to make a salad. This one is with baby spinach, thinly sliced red cabbage, sliced avocado, carrots sliced with a potato peeler and pieces of sweet peaches. I sliced a ciabatta and toasted it with oil and garlic in a pan. I topped with a dressing of peanut butter, tahini, a splash of plant milk, a pinch of cane sugar and a squeeze of lime. Lots of flavours and lots of yum!
Breakfast or dessert? No need to choose! Frozen bananas, peanut butter, cacao powder, vanilla powder, a splash of oat milk and a pinch of salt. Get the blender going at high speed until smooth and creamy. Top with goodies like banana, red currants, cacao nibs and hemp seed. Have a lovely day!
GECKO’S GREEN PANCAKES What’s in a name? Sometimes it’s everything! My 3,5-year-old loves PJ Masks, and these green pancakes are named after the green character (obviously). So these pancakes give you strength, agility and makes you able to climb any obstacle. No wonder my kid wanted to eat them! Oh well, they taste pretty good too.
In a food processor, mix oat and millet to a coarse flour. Add all the other ingredients and mix to a thick batter. Let the batter rest for 10-15 minutes before frying pancakes on medium heat in a little coconut oil.
Not all attempts in my kitchen work out. I browsed through lots of recipes for müesli bars, used a bit here and there and gave it a go. These are really sweet and tasty, but I only need to look at them and they crumble to pieces. Now I’m trying to think of alternative ways of using it. A crust for a cheesecake maybe? Or just as granola on a smoothie bowl? I’ll get back to you on that one. Here’s the recipe anyway, if anyone else is up for a challenge! Maybe a bit more oil and dates will do the trick?
Roast grains and seeds (except for hemp seeds) plus the diced apple in the oven at 175 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden. Meanwhile, put dates in water to soften. Rinse after 5 minutes and finely chop. Put roasted ingredients in a big bowl and add hemp seeds. Next, add chopped dates and mix very thoroughly, so that the grains start to stick together. Slowly melt peanut butter in a saucepan, add syrup, oil and salt. Pour over the grains and mix well. Transfer the mix to a tray, 20×30 cm, lined with parchment paper. Smooth until even. Use another parchment paper and press. Put in fridge or freezer to set before cutting bars.