Looking for a warming breakfast recipe to welcome in the cooler weather? Cinnamon & Apple Sourdough Pancakes are a fan favourite in my household and are simple, nutritious, and gut-healthy – a treat for the kids…and grown-ups! 😉
2 cups sourdough discard or active sourdough starter
¼ cup melted coconut oil
2 TBSP honey
½ TSP salt
1 TSP baking soda
1 large apple, grated
2 TSP cinnamon
2 TBSP Complete Prebiotic
Coconut oil for frying
- Mix all of your ingredients together in a large bowl. Add the baking soda last, and watch the starter foam up.
- Melt a tablespoon of coconut oil in a cast iron skillet on medium heat. Once it is hot enough to produce a sizzle, pour 1/2 cup of the pancake batter right onto the hot oil. Turn the heat down to medium-low so that the pancake has a chance to cook through without the bottom burning. After the top is nice and bubbly, and no more bubbles are being produced – flip!
- Cook the second side for another 30 seconds to a minute, or until cooked through and golden brown.
What makes this recipe so gut-healthy?
- Sourdough is a great gut-healthy option as it contains beneficial bacteria, which contribute to the bacterial diversity in your microbiome. You can find out more about the benefits of sourdough here.
- Cinnamon contains antibacterial and antimicrobial properties 1https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0882401018305667. Read more about the benefits of cinnamon here.
- Apples are rich in the prebiotic fibre, inulin, which feeds our good bacteria and is fermented by beneficial bacteria to produce short-chain fatty acids, such as butyrate.
- Chuckling Goat Complete Prebiotic is a combination of 18 different types of naturally occurring fibre, and can account for 10 g out of your recommended 30 g daily intake.
For a warming lunch or suppertime dish, check out Daisy’s Aash-e Jow recipe here.
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