If you’re following me on Instagram, you’ll have noticed I’m having a bit of a pancake moment. No longer just for the weekend, I’m whipping them up on the regular. It still feels like winter here at the minute and smoothie bowls just aren’t cutting it. I want something quick and nourishing for breakfast, but it has to be warm and sweet! Enter these simple and satisfying blueberry almond pancakes.
I used to love pancakes when I was little. Sprinkled with lemon and sugar, they were such a rare treat. I’m making up for lost time by making countless variations these past few weeks, and continuing on my mission to become a Pro at breakfast. This year I’ve linked up with Provamel for their Pro campaign, which is all about encouraging people to make positive choices when it comes to food and drink. This means being Pro 100% plant-based, Pro organic and Pro ethically sourced products that respect our environment – and it couldn’t be easier with their delicious range of plant-based drinks and alternatives to yogurt!
After a few attempts with different ingredients, I’ve struck pancake gold! Sweetened with only blueberries, cinnamon and banana and fluffed up with sparkling water, these may be my favourite pancakes yet. They’re studded with blueberries – naturally, I had to add blueberries on top and layer them up with drizzles of almond butter. Blueberry, cinnamon and almond butter is one of my favourite flavour combinations ever – my mouth is watering just thinking about it.
The base mix is made with Provamel Almond Unsweetened drink, which is organic, sugars free … and absolutely delicious! The almonds are sourced from the EU – I try and avoid buying things from the other side of the planet whenever possible to reduce my carbon footprint – another plus for Provamel.
It’s great to see more ethically sourced, organic options in the supermarket now, I firmly believe that we all have the power to creative a positive change for the future if we make small changes to how we shop. Having a carton of Provamel Almond Unsweetened drink in my fridge is super handy and saves me time in the morning. Plus it contains no sugars, which means I can feel a little better about that small drizzle of maple syrup!
This recipe is pretty flexible, so if you don’t have sparkling water, just add more Provamel Almond Unsweetened. No blueberries? Just sub any other berry or leave them out. If gluten-free is your thing, I’ve included a gluten-free option below, although they won’t be quite as fluffy.
I’m in heaven eating these blueberry almond dreams for breakfast. They’re fluffy, banana infused, naturally sweet and hearty enough to keep you going until lunch. You can even make the batter ahead of time and enjoy pancakes in a jiffy throughout the week (breakfast Pro style). If you cook up too many, just reheat them in a dry pan or toaster. They only take 15 mins to prep and by the end of it you’ll have a towering mound of delicious fluffy pancakes, ready to be demolished.
If you try this recipe, I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below, rate it or take a snap and tag me on Instagram @bos.kitchen so I can drool over your towering stack of pancakes!
Happy pancaking, friends!
- 1.5 cup flour or plain g/f flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- ½ cup sparkling water
- 1 cup Provamel almond drink
- 1 large ripe banana
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup blueberries
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- ½ cup blueberries
- In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder and cinnamon.
- Mash banana with a fork in a small bowl until smooth. Add to flour mix along with sparkling water and vanilla. Stir well with a wooden spoon, then slowly add in the almond drink until quite thick but pourable. The batter should drop slowly off the spoon.
- Fold through the blueberries.
- Heat up a small non stick frying pan to a medium heat with a little coconut oil. Pour in ¼ cup batter per pancake, flipping when bubbles appear. Keep cooked pancakes warm in a low oven until ready to serve. Layer up with almond butter and top with blueberries.