Tuesday, 20 July 2010

First (past the) post...

How rubbish am I, using the title of my first post to make a bad pun on the British voting system...! That's what goes with being a journalist, I suppose; rubbish puns are the way to go and you can never escape politics...

I only discovered the world of other people's amazing blogs a couple of months ago when I was looking for a gluten-free recipe for something on the internet and since then have realised how many brilliant and creative bloggers there are around so I'm asking nicely, can I play?!

I don't know if anyone will ever read the random wanderings of my mind but if you do, please say hello! I've been trying out some recipes for things I like (which doesn't mean anyone else will) and will try to get some up at some point. They will all be gluten free, some dairy free and grain free too, and fairly "healthy".

To start with, I'm off work this week so have been a bit more creative when it comes to breakfast. I'd been wondering about a sweet omelette since I saw this recipe from Peanut Butter Boy but I tried it and - yuck.

I have to make clear, this was nothing to do with PBB's lovely recipe, it was all cook error but the resulting revolting mess (shouldn't have added strawberries to the pan - did NOT work!) put me off trying again.

But the cogs started whirring somewhere up there and I decided to combine the banana and egg white (I somehow think egg white goes more with sweetness than the yolk) first, with some oats to give it a bit of body and then cook it. I then topped it with a mix of coconut butter and cocoa powder.

Result - mmmmm! A crisp-edged sweetish omelette with a serving of fruit, lots of lovely protein, fibre and healthy fat - and chocolate! What's not to like?

Banana pancake/omelette joy

3 tbsp oats

1 ripe banana
1 egg white
Anything you feel like mixing in! Cinnamon, sweetener, vanilla... but I like it as it is.
Mash the banana to oblivion with a fork, then add oats and egg white and mix well.
Cook for a couple of minutes in a hot pan coated with cooking spray until browned, then flip over and repeat (This is a heavy "pancake" and so needs tactful handling, as the burn on my finger demonstrates...)

Turn out and enjoy! I had mine drizzled with chocolate coconut butter (Artisana mixed with cocoa powder) and it was delicious.

Take care,

NB - for coeliacs, oats are usually a no-go but you can get gluten-free ones - more later on this...


  1. I guess this sounds silly, but I'm not much of a cook... did you cook the oats before adding them to your mixture?

  2. Sorry, I don't get notified when people comment for some reason so I've only just seen this... it doesn't sound silly at all! My fault for not making it clearer. You just put them in raw and it's fine.
    You need to make sure the pan's not too hot though, as it burns easily. Hope you enjoy!