Great food is all about the presentation. If you have friends over and serve pancakes – that’s nice! But if you surprise them with a stacked pancake layer cake they will be impressed!
The extra effort is so small – but the result looks amazing. You don’t even have to be very talented to manage – because the uneven, childish look is what makes it special.
You can use your usual pancake recipe, google for a new one, or use this grain free version that we love:
You need a bowl and a hand held mixer.
- 2 bananas
- a good handful spinach leaves
- the zest (grated peel) of one organic orange
- the zest (grated peel) of one organic lemon
- 8 eggs
Now use the hand held mixer and mix the above. Then add:
- 2 tbsp. coconut flour
- optionally, 1 teaspoon baking powder
Mix / stir again and heat up a small frying pan.
Fry the pancakes one by one in coconut oil or butter. Don’t worry about perfect shape – uneven pancakes looks adorable when stacked.
Place the pancakes on a nice plate as you make them and spread a little jam between each. I prefer to only spread the jam in the middle, that way the sides hangs down a bit and gives a nicer shape.
You can easily make the jam yourself by mixing:
- 400 ml berries (fresh or thawed frozen)
- the juice of an orange
- 3 tbsp. chia seeds
Leave this to swell while you prepare the pancakes – stirring the jam every now and then. It takes about 10 minutes and is well worth the effort!
Keep layering, and let the last layer be a smaller pancake.
I like to top this off with a yogurt sauce:
- 100 ml natural yogurt
- ½ tbsp. honey or maple syrup
- ½ tbsp. juice from an orange
Pour sauce over the pancake stack and sprinkle a few berries, some roasted nuts, orange zest – or whatever you have at hand that looks nice.
Text and photos by Lisa Fuchs, May 2015
Lisa Fuchs is the author of “Delicious grain free baking” available on amazon. She also writes about healthy and creative baking, under the name Liesel on her blog: lieselathome.com
You will never find sugar or gluten in any of her recipes and most of them are also lactose free.