Thursday, July 2, 2015

Lemon Yogurt Pancakes with Lemon Drizzle

Can you recall all the food that you have eaten for the week?

Are they healthy, comforting, budget friendly or just routine?

I'm a strong believer of "we are what we eat" and can't start the day without any breakfast. My daily breakfast are often fast and simple being just cereal and milk but on some less hectic days, I like to pamper myself with something a little different...

I would say that these eggless lemon yogurt pancakes are the holistic kind of breakfast as they can really feed my tummy, body, mind and emotion. After I nom nom nom-ed these pancakes, my tummy was happy because four of these pancakes were the perfect amount to fill my tummy. My body was happy because I felt energetic after eating this breakfast. My mind was happy because these yogurt are made with healthy ingredients and also super tang-licious! And of course, I was feeling awesome because my tummy. body, mind were happy... LOL!

Lemon yogurt pancakes with lemon drizzle
Lemon yogurt pancakes with lemon drizzle

This is how I made 4 pancakes to feed one happy me...

Making these pancakes is easy... First, I combined these ingredients.
Notice that there is no egg in this recipe? Yogurt is the ingredient that binds everything together.
Instead of melted butter, I'm using rice bran oil.
Combine these dry ingredients.
Whisk into the yogurt mixture to make a thick batter.
Instead of using rapeseed oil, I'm using about 2 tbsp of Alfa one rice bran oil to cook these pancakes. 
While cooking the pancakes, I combined these in a small saucepan to make a lemon drizzle.
It takes just a minute or two to cook this until the sugar dissolves.
Stack the pancakes on my plate. Top with a dollop of yogurt and a sprig of mint.
Now the lemon drizzle...
Dig in!
nom nom nom...
... and I'm feeling awesome!!!

These pancakes are the best being slightly crispy on their edges and moist and soft inside when they are served immediately. However, if you can't do that, the recipe says that you can keep the cooked pancakes in 150°C oven while you are cooking the rest of them.

According to the recipe, this amount of pancakes can feed 2 persons but the energetic me need to eat at least 4 of these pancakes... Opsie!


Do you like this holistic kind of breakfast?

Do you like to eat different holistic breakfast everyday? ... every week? ... holistic food every meal?

Well, you can... Including this pancake recipe, there are a lot of these feel-good kind of recipes from the book, Eat the Week by Anna Barnett.

Anna Barnett is fashionista-turned-culinary queen and has hosted literally hundreds of dinner parties. She lives in London and writes a weekly column The Reluctant Vegetarian for The Independent alongside her own blog, GetInMyGob. Her pop up restaurant at her house attracts many celebrity guests and she has been featured extensively in the media as shown in Anna Barnett Cooks.

The book, Eat the Week by Anna Barnett

Anna shared lots of her most loved dishes in Eat the Week. To me, Anna's daily way of enjoying food is like the fashionable way of eating as her recipes are trendy, classy and can even feed me according to my mood. In fact, I agree with what Anna said "I live for food, every meal in fact, one wrong meal and a day can be ruined!" Totally true. I feel the same with my food and my clothes too. It is like when I wear something that I don't like, the whole day seems ruined...

This is the trendy Anna Barnett.

For a feel-good week, this book starts Mondays with a selection of wholesome and healthy recipes. For those who has Monday blues, Mondays has also foods with carbs for comfort... So well-thought! To Anna, Tuesdays are the more relaxed and lazy kinds of food as she increases her cooking pace on Wednesday with modern vs rustic kinds of fanciful food. As her week approaches, she starts to wind down her schedule and cooking to something homely for Thursday and likes to be barely in her kitchen on Friday. To finish off the week, her Saturdays and Sundays are the entertaining sorts with the splash-the-cash food and also many slow cooking.

From budget Mondays to slow Sundays, there are many different recipes to choose.

Just looking at the contents itself, I can see that there are many recipes to cook and all can suit different moods, schedules, budgets, needs and diets. Despite the variations, I have to say that Anna's food are all mood-orientated and fashionable... For sure, these pancakes made from Eat the Week is making me feeling awesome!

This is the pancake recipe that I have cooked from this book.

Want more holistic breakfast idea? How about these...

Beet 'N' Blueberry Suck Yourself Slim Smoothie 
Coffee and Banana Breakfast Smoothie

I hope that I have shown you the contents of Eat the Week well enough... As this post is specially written to review this book, I'm sorry that I have agreed to the publisher that I can't publish the recipes in this book in this post.

However, if you really wish to cook these pancakes, please read my post in details, you will see that you can actually cook these pancakes without a written recipe as I have fully illustrated the process of cooking very thoroughly to you. *Hint*

If you likes Anna Barnett and her feel good cooking, you can to buy her newly published book at a retail price of AUD$39.99 or win a copy of this book here.

Eat the Week by Anna Barnett Book Giveaway
Before ending this post, I like to thank Murdoch Books for giving me this opportunity to do this review. I like to make a disclaimer here that I'm not paid to do this and like to share my most honest opinions with everyone who read this review.

Happy Eating
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  1. Morning Zoe... This perky tangy pancake sounds like my kind of breaky! A couple for the road pls

  2. I like this yogurt pancakes of yours a lot. This pancake is delicious enough to eat just like this without lemon drizzle. I don't mind to have this, as it is so healthy.

  3. Hi Zoe, these pancakes would be lovely for breakfast! Pass some over please. :)

  4. I always love thick pancake :) Nice breakfast!

  5. Ooo...I do love pancakes...and your lemon drizzle is something different from the usual honey and maple syrup accompaniment :)

  6. Wow... these pancakes look amazing and the book sounds even more amazing... :)

  7. I love all things lemon and I love all pancakes, please give me some!

  8. Hi Zoe,
    omg, yr pancake looks so fluffy! yummy! :)

  9. I think this is a fatless pan cake ^_^

  10. Wah, pancakes! I love all things pancakes too!

  11. Hi Zoe,
    Yeah couldn't agree more ... my mood sometimes reflect on the food that I cooked. .. hee ... hee my big kids could tell when my mood swing. Anyway I love pancakes and lemon! Lovely pancake breakfast you've made :D

  12. Yummy pancakes! Definitely want to make some for my breakfast!

  13. Ooo..I love these pancakes...anything to do with lemon has extra omph!

  14. That is a beautiful & practical cookbook.
    Someone told me that people barely buy cookbooks anymore. I have a massive collection and I know you do, too. They are the best books to read. Always happy and productive.
    Love your pancakes. Going to try them this w/end. xo

  15. They look and sound delicious! :)

  16. Zoe, your pancakes look lovely and yummy! The recipe says it feeds two do, this is just nice for me one person hee..hee...

  17. that sounds like a perfect it

  18. SOOOO delicious! My boyfriend makes pancakes for me with buttermilk and all from scratch in order to get super fluffy pancakes! I totally would love to try these, the lemon drizzle sauce looks so damn good!

  19. yummm... thats a sunny way to start the day with a tangy syrup for pancakes!! that book looks great too.

  20. Hi Zoe,
    Your pancake looks really yummy! I would love to pamper myself with a lovely breakfast like this once in a while! Yums! That sounds like a wonderful book!

  21. These pancakes look awesome!! The husband loves lemon and a tinge of sour/tart. I will have to make these for him. :)

  22. Nice looking pancakes! I love the sounds of lemon drizzle. I must try this, this weekend.

  23. Mine was budget-friendly and routine. These pancakes look amazing, Zoe. :D

  24. these zesty pancakes sounds refreshing! thks for sharing.