The Secret Ingredient In These Pancakes Is Delicious And Super Healthy

The Secret Ingredient In These Pancakes Is Delicious And Super Healthy

Do you have a weekly tradition of making pancakes or waffles for breakfast?

Our family has had a rotating Sunday breakfast of pancakes and waffles since returning from Canada, where we lived for a bit with our young family.

To shake things up, I never stick with the same recipe each week because it tickles the tastebuds for all of us and I am always looking at different ways to make them a healthier version. I also ask my kids to rate them each week, and when they said after eight years that this pancake recipe was their favourite ever, I knew immediately that it had something to do with the secret ingredient I had never used before.

Camu Camu is rich in Vitamin C and considered to be a superfood which is bought in powder form. It tastes sour, so it’s something you don’t eat on its own. Mix it in smoothies, cakes, pancakes and more. Just 1 teaspoon (5 grams) of camu camu could provide 682 mg of vitamin C, and for most kids from the age of four years the RDI is about 650 mg / day to 1,800 for a 14-18 year old.

Pancakes with Camu Camu

Prep time: 5 mins – Cook time: 5 mins – Serves 4-6


50g Butter or DF* Nuttelex, melted, with a little extra for cooking.

300ml milk or DF Nut milk

3 small eggs, whisked together

140g plain flour

60g Buckwheat flour

1 tbsp camu camu powder

1 tbsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp vanilla paste


Combine together the flours, baking powder, camu camu and salt in a large sized bowl. In a seperate bowl, whisk to combine the milk, slightly cooled melted butter, vanilla and eggs.

Fold in the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, mixing until there are no lumps.

Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat and add a little butter to lightly grease. Spoon in batter into medium size gently shaping into a circle with back of your spoon.

When bubbles begin to appear on the surface and underside is looking golden brown, flip with a spatula and cook for another minute until golden. Repeat with remaining batter.

Serve with maple syrup, berries, banana or any toppings you like.

*DF – Dairy-Free

Notes: Camu Camu is  from the Peruvian Amazon and is widely available in powder form from organic grocers.



Amorette Zielinski

Amorette is a Mum of two boys who often keep her flying by the seat of her pants and a wife to a man who is so much fun to share life with; never dull! Friends often call her a ‘connector’ because she loves putting like minded people together curating experiences for them.

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