oat flour pancakes with banana

by Food Like Amma, November 19, 2020

Pancakes are usually a Sunday treat, but my son has been home, sick this week and without much of an appetite. He usually loves oat porridge for breakfast, so it was not too difficult to convince him of oat  pancakes!   I began making oat flour at home about three years ago when he started eating solid foods. At the time I made oat banana muffins. This recipe is a simple adaptation including milk to make a more pourable pancake mixture. If you‘ve tried my crumpets recipe, I can safely say these oat flour pancakes have the same soft texture as regular flour ones.   

oat flour pancakes with bananas



easy broccoli salad recipe

by Food Like Amma, November 18, 2020

 This easy Broccoli salad makes for a light transition to clean eating after indulging in Diwali sweets. I assure you, even if you are less of a fan of broccoli than I am you too will love this salad. It is steamed broccoli florets doused in a coriander and mint dressing. It could be the addition of dates to the dressing that account for it‘s a tasty appeal. Not to mention the bejeweled pomegranate seeds which not only add visual appeal but also crunch to this easy salad. For a diabetic friendly or Keto version simply omit the dates.

broccoli salad

canned fish patties recipe

by Food Like Amma, November 01, 2020

This fish patty recipe, made from canned fish is versatile enough to make using any type of canned fish including salmon, tuna or pilchards. It is not just an economical meal meal but tastes delicious too. An essential ingredient for making fish cakes includes eggs and a crumb or flour binding agent. I prefer using chana flour (gram flour) which results in a chilli bites taste sensation. Similarly, cake flour or almond flour or mashed potatoes can be used. Crushed crackers or breadcrumbs work just as well. These patties can be seasoned with any fresh herb or powdered spices. In this recipe, I have opted for a pinch of Durban Masala, fresh green chillies, garlic and coriander, combined with tuna fish and chana flour. The resultant taste is reminiscent of Sri Lanka prawn Vada, a spicy fish patty that can be enjoyed with tomato chutney, tartare sauce or as a fish burger. 


canned tuna fish cakes

Diwali biscuits recipe

by Food Like Amma, October 25, 2020

Growing up in South Africa in the early 1980s, biscuits formed an essential part of Diwali parcels. Amma‘s biscuit specialties being custard biscuits, date rolls and melting moments to name a few.
Now that I am a mum, I too look forward to Diwali with the same level of enthusiasm as Amma did. Except I am unable to make the equivalent quantities she did. I usually make a few of my childhood favourites. This year I have decided to make a few treats with my personal touch. I wanted to embrace the shape, colour and textures of Diwali in a biscuit. The inspiration for these easy eggless biscuits came from teardrop earrings. It is made from a cardamom shortbread biscuit dough cut with a teardrop cutter then filled with colourful crushed lollipops. When baked, the sugar melts reconstituting into a chewy sugar centre. For a bejewelled look, add crushed sweets once biscuits are removed from the oven. I used an icing pen to decorate. This is my first attempt at making decorative Diwali biscuits and I can safely say it won't be my last.


Diwali biscuit recipes South Africa