Top With Cinnamon's Courgette Cornbread Pancakes with Yoghurt, Honey, Walnuts & Thyme
Recipe type: Breakfast & brunch
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Serves: 2 - 3
These lovely light pancakes are moist with grated courgette and ground almonds, and slightly crunchy from the cornmeal. The only changes I made to Izy's recipe were reserving some of the grated courgette til the end to add texture and omitting the sugar as I planned to drench them in honey. These pancakes would also be delicious with smoked salmon and tzatziki or whipped goat's cheese and honey for a salty-sweet twist. If you use gluten-free oats, they are naturally gluten free.
  • For the pancakes
  • 100g (about 1) grated courgette
  • 55g rolled oats
  • 65g cornmeal/polenta
  • 30g ground almonds
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 sprig thyme, leaves picked
  • 1 large egg
  • 190ml milk (almond or soy milk will also work here)
  • sunflower oil, for frying
  • To serve
  • Greek yoghurt
  • Handful walnuts, toasted
  • Runny honey
  • Thyme leaves
  1. Squeeze the grated courgette in your hands to wring out as much water as possible.
  2. Place the oats, cornmeal, almonds, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda in a blender and blitz until the oats are fine. Add the thyme leaves, two thirds of the grated courgette, the egg and milk then blitz again until well combined. Stir in the remaining grated courgette.
  3. Heat 2 tsp oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat, swirling until the pan is evenly coated. Spoon in 2 tablespoons of batter per pancake - I cooked three pancakes at a time.
  4. Once bubbles begin to form and burst on the surface of each pancake, flip and continue to cook until golden on the other side. Repeat with the remaining batter, adding more oil as necessary.
  5. Serve the pancakes topped with a dollop of Greek yoghurt, a handful of walnuts, a drizzle of honey and a few picked thyme leaves.
Recipe barely adapted from the Top with Cinnamon cookbook by Izy Hossack.
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