Amaranth Pancakes

The crunch, the nutty flavour and the wholemeal texture….I just love these pancakes. There’s something about them that’s really comforting. They make for a homely, filling meal and the knowing that I’m eating something so nutritious but delicious is really satisfying. They are perfect for Sunday mornings but since they are fast and easy to whip up, I love to make them during the week too. You can also be made in batches ahead, stored in the fridge and reheated in the frying pan in the morning. These pancakes were a hit with my boyfriend too who says they remind him of his childhood in Sri Lanka. The key is to fry them at a temperature high enough on both sides to make them crunchy and crispy on the outside. Amaranth pancakes are perfect served with almond butter which compliments the nuttiness of the pancakes. I like to add a sprinkle of cinnamon for added sweetness. To keep it simple, plain butter or a dollop of cream is also delicious.

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