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Published: 23/02/2017   Last Updated: 23/02/2017  
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Love him or hate him Jamie Oliver can cook. This pancake day how about giving your batter a healthy new twist? One of the things that you may have made already is Jamie’s granola dust from Everyday Supper Food an incredible concoction of nuts, seeds, oats and fruit galore whizzed up that can be added to lots of thing from smoothies, to porridge to pancakes adding a nutty twist to the naturally sweet and fluffy batter. Or just invent some of your own to add to the following.

First peel 1 banana, and mash it in a bowl with a fork then crack in 1 large free-range egg and beat well. Next mic in one heaped tablespoon of wholemeal self-raising flour and two heaped tablespoons of granola dust (Jamie’s or your own) and mix it together until you get a smooth batter.

Then heat a large non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat, and add a little drizzle of olive oil or pure rapeseed oil if you think the olive oil is too strong a flavour. Swirl the oil around the pan, then add heaped tablespoons of the batter in to the pan, spacing them out evenly like drop scones.

Cook them for 1 to 2 minutes, or until golden underneath then flip the pancakes over, and fry for a further minute or so until cooked through. Serve with your favourite nut butter and fresh fruit. Or go classic with some sugar and lemon juice.  The fun thing about pancakes is you can experiment with making them in lots of shapes and sizes.