Sticky Date Pancakes
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Serves: 10 pancakes
  • ½ cup (70g) pitted dates, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon ground linseeds
  • ⅔ cup buttermilk
  • ¾ cup wholemeal flour
  • ¼ cup plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ cup whole rolled oats
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 1 medium over-ripe banana
  • 2-3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Pure maple syrup, to drizzle
  • Your favourite yoghurt* (pretend it's cream!)
  • Walnuts or medjool dates, to serve
  1. Place dates in 3 tablespoons of boiling water in a small bowl and stand for 10 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together ground linseeds and buttermilk and set aside for 5 minutes.
  3. Sift wholemeal and white flours, bicarb soda, cinnamon and ginger into a medium bowl, then stir in oats
  4. In a small bowl, whisk the egg. Add golden syrup, banana and linseed/buttermilk mixture and mix until just combined.
  5. Add this wet mix to the flour and oat bowl and mix well.
  6. Heat a medium sized frypan over medium heat and brush with a little oil.
  7. Add heaped tablespoons of mixture to the pan and cook for 2 minutes or until bubbles appear.
  8. Turn and cook the other side. Keep warm whilst cooking other pancakes.
  9. To serve, top with yoghurt and drizzle with a small amount of maple syrup.
  10. Top with walnuts or extra dates if desired.
Recipe by Healthy Home Cafe at