YMCA Healthy Living Magazine winter 2021 - Page 5

AUTHORS
MARNIE NITSCHKE Marnie is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who specialises in gastrointestinal nutrition . Find out more at forkthatnutrition . com and follow her on Instagram @ forkthatnutrition .
HORT INNOVATION , NUTS FOR LIFE Recipe from Hort Innovation via Nuts for Life . Nuts for Life inspires people to enjoy a healthy handful of nuts every day by educating them on the health benefits of regular nut consumption . Follow them on Instagram @ nuts _ for _ life or Facebook @ Nuts4Life .

WHOLEWHEAT SPICED BANANA PANCAKES

Makes 8-10 pancakes
These are delicious – fresh out of the pan with a dusting of icing sugar or drizzle of golden syrup and a dollop of yoghurt .
INGREDIENTS
Dry ingredients : } 1½ cups whole-wheat flour } 2 tsp baking powder } ½ tsp salt } ½ tsp ground cardamom } ½ tsp ground cinnamon
Wet ingredients : } 1-2 very ripe bananas
( mashed , around 1 cup ) } 1½ cups milk } ½ tsp vanilla essence } 2 eggs
For cooking and serving : } Butter or olive oil } Icing sugar or maple syrup } Yoghurt and extra banana
( if desired ) spoon , until combined ( don ’ t over-work the batter ).
METHOD
1 . Measure out dry ingredients in a large bowl and combine with a whisk . 2 . In a separate bowl , mash the banana well and then combine with milk , eggs and vanilla .
3 . Pour wet ingredients into dry , and gently work through with a whisk or
4 . Adjust consistency if needed by adding more milk .
5 . Heat a large non-stick pan on medium low , add a good knob of butter or drizzle of olive oil , pour pancakes ( around ½ cup mixture each , 4 per pan ) and cook for a few minutes each side , until golden brown .
6 . Serve with toppings of choice .

TURMERIC PEAR PORRIDGE WITH MACADAMIAS AND PISTACHIOS

Serves : Two
This golden , nutty take on porridge shows you how different nuts , seeds and spices can completely reinvent your winter breakfast experience .
INGREDIENTS
Dry ingredients : } ½ cup rolled oats } 2 cups milk } ¼ tsp ground turmeric } ¼ tsp ground cinnamon } ¼ tsp ground ginger } ½ vanilla bean ( optional ) } 1 tbsp chia seeds } ½ tbsp hemp seeds } 2 tbsp pistachios ( roughly chopped ) } 2 tbsp macadamias ( roughly chopped ) } 1 tbsp sultanas
} 2 prunes , sliced } 1 beurre bosc pear ( core removed and sliced ) } dollop of yoghurt } small handful of fresh blueberries .
METHOD
1 . Place all porridge ingredients in a medium to large saucepan .
2 . Bring to the boil , then reduce to simmer , stirring regularly until the porridge thickens . Add more milk if you prefer a thinner porridge .
3 . Remove vanilla bean prior to serving . Serve with a dollop of yoghurt , a scatter of fresh blueberries , plus some additional chopped macadamias and pistachios .
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