Mother's day breakfast

Honey and Oat Pancakes with Citrus Berry Compote

Making breakfast for mom on Mother's day was one of my first childhood memories.
We always gave her hefty helpings, because as kids we thought "the more the merrier."
But secretly we wanted her to share some with us.

This recipe is really quick and easy to make, so would be perfect to make in the morning for a surprise breakfast for mum, the kids can get involved too.
Just make sure that the pancake batter is not mixed to vigarously as they will come out less fluffy if stirred too much, also make sure to serve them piping hot as they
cool down quite quickly.

Make it for the whole family by doubling the berry ingredients and tripling the pancake recipe.
And don't forget to do the dishes!

Honey and Oat pancakes with citrus berry compote
Serves 1

Don't be tempted to cook the oats with the honey for longer. They will burn quickly and become overly chewy and ruin the taste of the pancakes.
Also don't be alarmed when they clump together, this will make for nice soft chewy clusters in the pancakes.

For the compote:
2 Tbsp sugar
100 g frozen mixed berries
Juice 1/2 small lemon

For the pancakes:
1 Tbsp honey
12 g rolled oats
1 large egg, separated
70 ml milk 
60 g cake flour
1 ml baking powder 
2 level tsp sugar
A pinch of salt

To fry:
1 tsp oil or 5 g butter

For the compote:
Remove 6 berries for presentation and cook the remainder.
Place the berries and sugar into a small pot. Squeeze in the lemon juice.
Bring to the boil and cook for 5 minutes. Leave to warm while making the pancakes.

For the pancakes:
Heat a small pot on the stove until hot.
Add the honey and then add the oats immediately.
Mix around until it begins to clump together, this will be less than 10 seconds.
Set aside.

Whisk the egg white in a separate bowl until firm peaks form.
Mix together the milk and egg yolks. Sift in the flour and baking powder, and mix together, but not with too much force.
Add the sugar and salt and gently fold the egg whites into the batter until fully combined.
Add the honeyed oats and mix a little to separate the clumps slightly.

Heat a frying pan with oil or butter.
Using a tablespoon, spoon the mixture into the warm frying pan. This will make 3 -5 pancakes, depending on how much batter you use per pancake.
When the pancakes start to turn light to dark golden brown on the bottom of the pancake (watch the rim) , a good 2 to 3 minutes, flip them over and cook the other side.

Repeat with the remaining batter.

Place the pancakes onto a plate, spoon over the warm berry compote and serve immediately.