What’s better than fresh pancakes on a Sunday morning? I’d say healthy whole grain gluten-free pancakes with freshly made berry or fruit sauce.
I’ve been making these raw buckwheat pancakes every weekend for 2 years now, because my family just loves them so much.
You can always prepare a bigger batch of these pancakes to enjoy during the week as breakfast or snacks. Also, feel free to substitute the flour, e.g. with whole grain rice flour, oat flour, whole grain spelt/rye flour (if you do not have problems with gluten). Substitute water with plant-based milk, if desired. However, I personally cannot differentiate whether the pancakes are made with water or with milk, so I prefer not to “waste” a good plant-based milk by heating it.
I always make pancake rabbit or a bear for my kid, as it’s just so much fun for him – the more skills and imagination you have, the crazier you can get with pancake art 🙂
Buckwheat Pancakes |2 servings|
120 g (7.5 heaped tbsp, about 1 cup) raw buckwheat flour
2 tbsp ground flax seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
a bit of sea salt
2 cups (480 ml) water
A bit of olive oil or coconut oil for frying.
If necessary, sweeten with 1-2 tbsp of agave syrup or maple syrup.
Preparation: In a bowl mix together all the dry ingredients. Gradually add the water to avoid lumps of flour. Add liquid sweetener. Set aside.
Heat the pan. Pour a dash of oil onto the pan and rub it with kitchen paper until all the excess oil has been absorbed into the paper. Now, use this oily paper to scrub the pan before baking a new pancake – this way you’ll use the least oil possible.
Pour one ladle of dough onto the pan and bake both sides until golden. Make sure to clean the pan with dry kitchen paper between each pancake.
Ideas for sauce/jam:
- Blend berries of your choice with half a banana per serving.
- Blend fruits of your choice.
- Add spices of your choice, e.g. cardamom, vanilla, cinnamon.
Bake the pancakes in the oven to make them totally oil-free. Pre-heat oven to 190 Celsius (375 F), cover baking sheet with parchment paper, and pour half of the dough on the baking sheet. Spread evenly. Bake for about 15 minutes until it is done. Slice into desired shape.
P.S. You’ll find pancakes in the weekly healthy eating plans as well.
Nele Liivlaid: founder of Nutriplanet.org She has been into healthy eating for many years, but developed a more profound interest in nutrition and related diseases when she started reading The China Study and other special books on nutrition. After being in real estate and hospitality business for more than 10 years she decided to totally change her path to spread the word about healthy and sustainable nutrition and lifestyle.