I’ve been experimenting recently with molasses & would like to share the recipes I found most tasty. Firstly, I like to use molasses whenever possible as it’s full of nutrients which not many other sweeteners can boast (which is why my pancake is so happy!).
I especially like the Meridian brand & per 100g it contains 700% chromium which is great for blood sugar regulation, 714% iron (great for those with anaemia) 356% calcium and 380% copper. Now although the taste of molasses is quite strong & not to everyone’s taste, TIP: I find that using small amounts with other ingredients hides the flavour whilst adding sweetness & nutrition to recipes, even if you only add a tablespoon or two of it.
Spiced Molasses Pancakes
*2 eggs beaten
*a splash of milk (any kind)
* 2 teaspoons molasses
* 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 teaspoon each cinnamon (ceylon) & ginger (use others e.g. nutmeg depending on your taste)
* half cup (50g) flour (try to use wholegrain)
Whisk the eggs, milk and molasses well, in a separate bowl sieve flour and add baking soda, and spices then pour this into the wet mix, stir and fry with some coconut oil
Top with whatever additions you like, I chose Golden berries (inca berries)
Courgette banana bread
*3 large bananas
* 2 eggs
*1/4 cup oil (coconut, rapeseed- coldpressed)
* 2 tablespoons molasses or 1 of molasses & 1 of date syrup/honey
* 100g flour (i used spelt)
* 1 heaped teaspoon cinnamon
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
Preheat oven to 170C. Grate the courgette and drain off excess water with kitchen towel or else your bread will go a bit soggy. Break the bananas into pieces and add to the bowl along with the eggs & oil then mash together with a potato masher (I feel this gives a good texture)
Then in a different bowl mix the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and fold into the wet mix then place in a bread tin and cook at 170C for 50/60mins. If your oven is fan assissted then check the bread after about 45mins.
*If using virgin/extra virgin olive oil then lower the temp to 155C and give the bread longer as this oil has a lower smoke point.