These are healthy versions of the old favourite dropped scone Be-Ro recipe. I love a treat in the afternoon, or after lunch with a cup of tea and Mum used to make us the Be-Ro version, but I can’t justify the refined sugar and flour, so I have dedicated myself to creating a healthy, wholesome version. Its taken a lot of trials (shame), but I was determined to master a quick, easy, healthy griddle cake and hey presto, I’ve found it! I’ve, as usual, flicked my scales to ounces as its easier to remember the numbers and now I can take this recipe everywhere with me in my head. Give it a go. It’s a family favourite now! I even whip them up in the caravan.
Makes 4 cakes.
3oz oat flour – (put regular porridge oats in the blender/whizzer and whizz until they resemble flour)
1oz ground almonds
1oz caster sugar (you could use 1tbsp maple syrup or honey instead)
2 tbsp lemon juice, squeezed from a lemon
1/2 tsp baking powder
Put it all into a bowl and mix together to form a runny paste
Preheat a frying pan/skillet/griddle to a low heat and lightly oil (I used a few sprays of spray olive oil)
Split the mixture into quarters and spoon 4 blobs onto the pan.
Turn over after a 2-3 mins of cooking and do the other side for another 2-3mins until browned and cooked through
Serve immediately, with butter
They are really filling and taste like a cross between a pancake and a flapjack. The lemon really makes it. I’ve also had these for breakfast/brunch.