Sweet potato, apple and almond pancake

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A breakfast delight!

You may have noticed that l have a liking for pancakes. Since removing breakfast cereal and bread from my diet l needed to find an alternative and my current breakfast habit is to make up a batch of my pancakes which lasts for a few days, and then l make a completely different flavour. The combination of sweet potato, apple and almond is really nice and the mix of different flours, almond meal, flax and eggs helps this pancake hold together very well.

Ingredients:

1/2 a medium sized sweet potato peeled, washed and grated

1 green apple with the skin on, washed, cored and grated

2 tablespoons black chia seeds

1/2 cup flaked almonds

1 cup besan (chick pea) flour

1 cup coconut flour

1/2 cup almond meal

1/2 cup ground flax seeds

4 free range eggs beaten

Filtered water

Method:

Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly with a spoon. Add enough water that the mixture is thick but quite moist. You will need to add more water after a few minutes as the chia seeds soak up the moisture and expand.  Pre-heat your frypan and pour some extra virgin olive oil into it. Place several spoonfuls of mix into the pan and flatten with the back of a spoon and push the edges in so it is a nice shape. Use a spatula to turn and flatten again. I topped this pancake with flaked almonds and organic maple syrup and it was really delicious. The mix will keep in the fridge for a few days.

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