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    In which I trial a healthy alternative pancake shaped thing. 


    Here’s one I didn’t make earlier.

    I realise I’m writing a Pro Pancake Day blog a few weeks after writing an Anti Valentine’s Day blog. There is no consistency to my belief system. I don’t like the forced consumerism of Valentine’s Day but I do love pancakes.

    My husband has a nickname for me. It’s ‘That’ll Do Willis’. Not in a way you’d say to a child when it’s late, they’re tired and beginning to show off, although that shoe also fits. But in a way that reminds me I like to do a botched job. Why do a job properly when you can do it quickly? That’s pretty much my motto. Gaz is more about attention to detail. Hence I’m That’ll Do Willis.

    Here’s Part One in my new series: Food Off The Web Never Looks As Good When That’ll Do Willis Has Cooked It Up. Or cocked it up.

    I was looking for a healthy pancake recipe when I found this protein heavy beauty. Here’s the ingredients:

    2 bananas

    2 eggs

    2tbsp peanut butter

    1 punnet of blueberries (whoops, ate those earlier in the week because I forgot they were destined for the pancakes)

    200g yoghurt

    1tbsp cacao nibs

    1tbsp mixed seeds

    All Ingredients

    As you can see from my picture, I also added a bottle of port, because I figured chefs drink while they’re cooking, don’t they? Can only improve the recipe. The Nutella was a strict instruction from husband, who said he’d only eat healthy pancakes if he could contaminate them with a dollop of hazelnut spread (read: sugar).

    Step One: Blend the bananas, eggs and peanut butter until it forms a smooth batter.

    That’ll Do Willis: What is the difference between blending and whisking with my super cool whizzy whisk? Hopefully nothing, because I whisked these ingredients up and got bored at about three minutes, when I decided a smooth batter was never going to arrive with crunchy peanut butter.

    Boring! Let's move on.

    Boring! Let’s move on.

    Step Two: Pour 3tbsps of batter into a moderately heated pan.

    That’ll Do Willis: I didn’t measure this, I just chucked a bit in a pan. Amazing how quickly port goes to your head.

    Fry Bananas

    Step Three: Cook for 30 seconds then turn over and cook the other side.

    That’ll Do Willis: Not sure when 30 seconds is up, but the radio was playing a cracking song. Pancake did not really want to turn over, looked a bit sorry for itself.

    Step Four: Serve hot with blueberries (unavailable at time of going to press due to aforementioned circumstances) mixed seeds and cacao nibs.

    It should look like this:

    Screen Shot 2014-03-03 at 18.24.20

    Who said anything about raspberries?

    That’ll Do Willis:

    Ta Da

    Ta Da

    They tasted like mushed up banana, but it was a pretty long winded way to arrive at eating mashed up banana. I’m no food blogger, but my suggestion is, don’t try this at home. Just mash up a banana. That’ll do.


7 Responses to Pancake Day

  • Sue Willis wrote on March 4, 2014 at 10:10 //

    Ta da!  I’m sure it tasted better than it looked!  XX

  • Anne Campbell wrote on March 4, 2014 at 11:53 //

    Totally agree with the drinking whilst cooking but think I’ll stick to sugar and lemon juice on my pancakes.  PS Don’t like bananas

  • Gorm wrote on March 4, 2014 at 6:14 //

    I never thought that I was potential chef material until I read this blog!

  • Kimberley Willis wrote on March 4, 2014 at 8:38 //

    Glad my skillz have given you confidence! x

  • Kimberley Willis wrote on March 4, 2014 at 8:39 //

    Bananas or avocados? How do you survive!?

  • Liza Kirwan wrote on March 5, 2014 at 10:47 //

    next time I see you, I’ll make you some of MY pancakes (with maple syrup) and then, when you’ve eaten more than you thought possible and are in danger of being sick, I can say, “That’ll Do, Willis” :-) x

  • Kimberley Willis wrote on March 6, 2014 at 9:53 //

    Yes please! love it xx


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