I've got to admit something...
I'm someone who is ridiculously uncoordinated at the best of times. But first thing in the morning, I really shouldn't be allowed to function.
You see, I'm a morning person but I guess my limbs are left in la-la land when I wake up as for the first our I'm a fumbling, bumbling idiot. Don't believe me? Last week I managed to smash four glasses at one time.
I was emptying the dishwasher, stacking the glasses on top of one another as I opened the cupboard with one glass stack in hand, only to have something come flying out at my from the cupboard, smashing the glasses in my hand which then crashed into a second stack, smashing them to pieces to. I wasn't kidding... fumbling, bumbling idiot.
So I have learnt, over the years that pancakes just aren't going to happen first thing in the morning. Not unless I'm feeling like a pancake scramble.
I could wait until my limbs decided to wake up - but I'm someone who needs to eat as soon as they wake up so usually I just go for another kind of breakfast.
Usually. But last week, I also decided that I NEEEEEEEEEEEDED pancakes for breakfast and nothing else was going to do. Not oats, not breakfast bakes, not toast - nothing but pancakes would satisfy.
So what does a girl do when she can't control her limbs but desperately wants pancakes? Why, she sticks them in the cake pop maker, of course! ;)
That, my friends, is how these incredible puffs of joy were born. You see, it isn't so bad to be a fumbling bumbling idiot when that makes you realise that pancakes made in the cake pop maker are really just healthy poffertjes or dutch pancakes that are just calling out for delicious fillings.
Poffertjes was one of my favourite childhood treats. Whenever we'd go to a food festival or market (maybe once or twice a year), we would all split a plate of poffertjes. Even though I hated pancakes at the time (weird kid, I'll tell you!), I loved these little doughy balls of heaven and they're something I always wistfully eye off when we're at the farmer's market, wishing that I wasn't a coeliac.
But now, I have my own healthy poffertjes recipe that's secretly healthy and high in protein and absoluteeeeeeeeely delicious! Best of all? It's made in minutes and you can fill your little pancake puffs with whatever your heart (or stomach) desires!
So let me share the recipe with you! >>