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Pineapple pancake mess yoghurt, coconut, cashew and lime

Be inspired with Jamie Oliver’s healthy pineapple pancake mess recipe from the Lifestyle Food series Jamie’s Super Food Family Classics.


  • 40g cashew nuts

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened desiccated coconut flakes

  • 1 ripe pineapple

  • 4 cardamom pods

  • 150g plain wholemeal flour

  • 300ml semi-skimmed milk

  • 1 large free-range egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 pinch of ground cinnamon

  • olive oil

  • 4 tablespoons natural yoghurt

  • 1 lime

  • optional: manuka honey


  • 1.

    Toast the cashews in a large non-stick frying pan on a medium heat until lightly golden, add the coconut for just 30 seconds, then tip both into a pestle and mortar and lightly crush.

  • 2.

    Trim the ends off the pineapple, cut off the skin, quarter it lengthways and cut away the core. Chop the flesh into 1cm slices.

  • 3.

    Return the dry pan to a medium-high heat and cook the pineapple for 5 to 10 minutes, or until caramelized, tossing regularly, then remove to a warm plate.

  • 4.

    Meanwhile, crush the cardamom pods, putting just the inner seeds into a blender with the flour, milk, egg, vanilla extract, cinnamon and a tiny pinch of sea salt. Blitz until smooth.

  • 5.

    Drizzle a little oil into the empty pineapple pan, then carefully wipe it around and out with a ball of kitchen paper.

  • 6.

    Add just enough batter to lightly cover the base of the pan, cook until golden on both sides, then remove to a second plate.

  • 7.

    Repeat the process, stacking up the pancakes as you go and covering with a tea towel to keep warm.

  • 8.

    Either make up individual portions, or do a sharing platter for the middle of the table. Randomly tear, fold and layer up the pancakes with the caramelized pineapple, spoonfuls of yoghurt and sprinklings of crushed cashews and coconut.

  • 9.

    Repeat until you’ve used up all the ingredients, then finely grate over the lime zest. Nice served with a drizzle of honey, if you fancy.


Super Food Family Classics by Jamie Oliver is published by Penguin Random House
©Jamie Oliver Enterprises Limited (2016 Super Food Family Classics) Photographer: Jamie Oliver

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