Oatie Coconut Hotcakes

These hotcakes are a delicious, nutritious start to the day. They are low GI – meaning they will keep you fuller for longer and help to balance out blood sugar levels. They also taste delicious with free range bacon and sliced kiwifruit! Submitted by Sian Bennett.

Oatie Coconut Hotcakes

¾ C milk option

1 ½ C rolled oats

½ cup desiccated or thread coconut

2 tsp olive oil

1 large free range egg (or two small ones)

1 tsp maple syrup or honey (optional)

½ level tsp baking powder

Pinch of salt

2 Tbsp water (see below)

Combine milk and oats and stand for 5 minutes. Add more oats or liquid if desired. I have found it better to add a bit of water to achieve desired consistency if using soy milk. The consistency you are aiming for is moist oats, not sloppy.

Add remaining ingredients and mix well.

Cook in a heated pan with clarified butter, ghee or coconut oil for best results.

Serve with plain unsweetened yoghurt (if tolerated), apple syrup or some low GI berries (I love the St Daflour’s black cherry fruit spread).