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Moringa Matcha Pancakes

THE DOUBLE M: Moringa and Matcha Pacncakes (Skip to recipe)

Welcome back, pancake enthusiasts! In honour of Pancake Day, we're diving into a adventure that blends the richness of Caribbean culture with the global trendiness of matcha. Join us as we explore the significance of moringa in Caribbean cuisine and the cultural allure of matcha in this delightful Pancake Day celebration.

Moringa's Role In Caribbean Culture

Moringa, also known as the "drumstick tree," is deeply rooted in Caribbean foodie traditions. Rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, moringa is a versatile ingredient cherished for enhancing local flavours.

It's a Symbol of Wellness: In Caribbean cultures, moringa symbolises wellness and community, embodying resilience and adaptability. Its incorporation into recipes showcases a commitment to nourishing both body and spirit.

And What about Matcha? The Global Culinary Icon

Now, let's travel to Japan where matcha, the finely ground green tea powder, takes centre stage in traditional tea ceremonies. It's all about harmony, purity, and tranquillity, evolving into a global culinary icon. Matcha's vibrant green hue and unique flavour have transcended cultural boundaries, captivating food enthusiasts worldwide. Beyond its applications in the kitchen, matcha signifies mindfulness and a connection to nature.

Now, imagine indulging in a nutrient-rich experience by combining the Caribbean's love for moringa with the global allure of matcha. Our Moringa and Matcha Pancakes promise a harmonious blend of flavours, celebrating cultural diversity on your plate. As we celebrate Pancake Day, explore new flavours and traditions with our unique pancakes. This cooking adventure is a fusion of Caribbean vitality and Japanese serenity, offering a unique experience for your taste buds. Let's get cookin'!

Moringa and Matcha Pancakes

Step 1: Ingredients Psst... you can shop for the ingredients on our website!

For the Pancakes:

🌱 1 cup spelt flour

🍵 2 tablespoons moringa powder

🍵 1 tablespoon matcha powder

🍚 2 tablespoons sugar

🥄 1 teaspoon baking powder

🥄 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

🧂 1/4 teaspoon salt

🍏 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

🌾 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoons water, let sit for 5 minutes)

🥥 2 olive oil

🌿 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Step 2: Method

  1. Combine the dry ingredients - flour, moringa powder, matcha powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl.

  2. In a separate bowl, create the vegan buttermilk by mixing plant-based milk with apple cider vinegar. Add the flax egg, olive oil, and vanilla extract to the buttermilk mixture.

Step 3: Method

  1. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, gently folding until just combined. IMPORTANT: Avoid overmixing; a few lumps are okay.

  2. Adjust the batter consistency by adding more plant-based milk if needed.

Step 4: Method

  1. Heat a medium size frying pan or non-stick skillet over medium heat. Lightly grease with the olive oil.

  2. Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle for each pancake. Cook until bubbles form, then flip and cook until slightly darkened.

  3. Stack the pancakes and top with your favourite vegan toppings - banana, maple syrup, fresh berries, chopped nuts, or dairy-free yogurt.

  4. Serve the Pancakes warm and relish in the unique blend of flavours and wholesome, energy boosting goodness. Perfect for a cruelty-free and energising start to your day! 🌱🥞🍵

Step 3: Taste & Review!

Don't forget to snap some photos and share your culinary adventure with us... 💚📸 We can't wait to see your creations! And hey, feel free to spread the love by using our official hashtag #CinnamonLeafKitchen... we'd love to feature your creations on our socials!

Enjoy the journey, my friends! Bon appétit! 🌟🍽️

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