12-14 May 2017.
Old Truman Brewery,
London.
  • Dreamy dessert

Cinnamon carrot pancakes with coconut ice cream

By Mira Manek

Mira Manek is known for her vibrant cooking style and fresh, light take on Indian classics. She is the creator of naturally delicous homecooking that is bursting with colour and flavour - these fragrant Indian pancakes are a favourite of ours! 

So I created a new recipe today, rather unplanned, and simply had to share it. It really is one of the most deliciously healthy desserts I have had… The coconut ice cream sitting on top might be a little on the decadent side, but the slight crunch of the fresh coconut in each bite is just heavenly. I do really love the healthy, clean and delicious Oppo ice cream, so if you’re in the UK, I’d definitely recommend serving this pancake with a scoop of their ice cream (either the Madagascar Vanilla or Salted Caramel flavour).

Makes 2 medium pancakes

For the pancakes

2 carrots, grated
5 tablespoons oat flour
1 tablespoon corn flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
½ teaspoon cardamom powder
4 tablespoons honey
2-3 teaspoons coconut oil

To serve

1 tablespoon flaked or chopped almonds
1 scoop oppo ice cream for each pancake (or any ice cream)
drizzle of maple syrup

Method 

1. Mix together the grated carrots, oat flour, corn flour, cinnamon and cardamom in a mixing bowl, so that it forms a slightly sticky dough.

2. Heat a teaspoon of the oil in a small pancake pan and once it melts, place half the carrot mix/batter on the pan and flatten to the sides using the back of a spoon, forming a round pancake.

3. Let this cook on medium heat for a few minutes, check to see if it is has turned little brown and once brown, turn and cook on the other side.

4. Add a few extra drops of oil if needed and when both sides are lightly brown and cooked, serve with a few flaked almonds, ice cream and maple syrup.

A divine healthy, yet indulgent dessert!


Mira is currently collaborating with restaurants and cafes to promote healthy Indian cooking, and runs supper clubs, cookery classes and wellness events. Her new cookbook, Saffron Soul, is a modern interpretation of the Indian classics, creating utterly delicious and naturally healthy dishes. Follow her on Instagram.


 
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