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Pancakes, Oat Bran-Buckwheat, Candida Fighting, vegan candida diet meal plans

Oat Bran-Buckwheat Pancakes, Candida Fighting

Learn how to make super fibrous and therefore low glycemic oat bran-buckwheat pancakes that are gluten-free, plant-based, and oil-free.

What I love about this recipe:

  • Easy blender pancake batter.
  • 10 grams of fibre per serving.
  • Perfect for batch cooking.
Pancakes, Oat Bran-Buckwheat, Candida Fighting

In case you’ve read my previous post about Oat Bran-Buckwheat Carrot Cake Porridge then you know that I’m currently on vegan Candida diet.

In a nutshell, being on the first stage of Candida Diet means that you can’t have anything sweet (syrups, honey, sugars, fruits, dried fruits), starchy (starchy veggies, legumes and peanuts) or glutinous (grains that contain gluten). Also, one needs to avoid caffeine, vinegar and any other food additives, e.g. citric acid. The only sweeteners that are allowed are stevia, erythritol, and xylitol.

Read more on Candida Diet Sweeteners for both cleanse and reintroduction phase.

How to Make Oat Bran-Buckwheat Pancakes

The Ingredients

Given that the only allowed “grains” are buckwheat, quinoa, millet, oat bran, rice, oats, and amaranth, I needed to start from there to create a Candida fighting pancake recipe for Sunday mornings.

I decided to go for oat bran and buckwheat since I loved that combination in my carrot cake porridge.

As for buckwheat, I didn’t use flour but soaked groats and blended all ingredients into homogeneous batter.

Now, picking the grains was the easy part! I usually tend to add banana for thickness, binding, and sweetness. However, as banana is not a good idea in the cleanse phase, I was left with ground flax seeds to do the binding and thickening.

For heartiness I used some good fats, such as coconut milk and sunflower seed butter.

As far as the sweetener is concerned, it’s optional. However, if you follow a low glycemic diet, opt for xylitol, erythritol, or stevia.

To be honest I can’t get used to adding xylitol to sweeten my food because it really looks like sugar and the idea of eating it is just so weird. In fact, I need to remind myself that it’s not normal sugar.

Before I started the Candida diet, I always used “real” ingredients to make my food sweeter i.e., fruits, dried fruits and oat milk that is naturally sweet.

The Directions

We start with soaking raw buckwheat groats for at least a few hours. However, 6-8 hours would be even better.

Then, rinse and drain the soaked grains and add it along with all the other ingredients into a blender. Process until you have a homogeneous batter. By the way, you can use an immersion blender as well.

Before we start frying our oat bran-buckwheat pancakes, we let the batter sit for 5-10 minutes allowing it to thicken a bit.

Then, take a non-stick pan, heat it up, turn the heat to medium and pour a ladleful of batter onto the pan. Fry both sides until golden brown.

As far as the oil for frying in concerned, if you have a very good pan, you may not need any. However, should you require some, take a piece of kitchen paper, fold it twice and add some olive oil or avocado oil or coconut oil on top spreading it out and wipe the pan in between the pancakes.

How to Store

Should you have any leftover or in case you’re making a double batch, store the pancakes in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

For longer keeping, wrap the pancakes individually by placing a layer of parchment paper between them, and keep in the freezer. Then, whenever needed, heat up in the microwave or regular oven.

How to Serve

There are several ways you can eat those oat bran-buckwheat pancakes:

  • Consume them plain with a cup of tea.
  • Spread the pancakes with a thin layer of nut or seed butter.
  • Plain plant yogurt would also taste very good on those pancakes.
  • Finally, most people tolerate wild blueberries and unsweetened applesauce also in the cleanse phase.

If you don’t need to watch out for the sweeter fruits, go ahead and add banana, date paste, and any fruit purees to the list.

The outcome was just as I hoped for – so soft and mouth-watering that my 6-year-old asked me how come I make so delicious pancakes! And they are tasty indeed!

My kid enjoyed the Candida fighting oat bran-buckwheat pancakes with homemade unsweetened applesauce and a bit of honey while I was having them plain with strong peppermint tea and soy milk.

Besides being a Candida fighting recipe, those pancakes suit perfectly for people who are gluten-free, refined sugar-free, vegan, plant-based and oil-free.

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Pancakes, Oat Bran-Buckwheat, Candida Fighting, vegan candida diet meal plans

Oat Bran-Buckwheat Pancakes


  • Author: Nele Liivlaid
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 medium pancakes 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Learn how to make super fibrous and therefore low glycemic oat bran-buckwheat pancakes that are gluten-free, plant-based, and oil-free.


Ingredients

Scale

Instructions

  1. Start with soak buckwheat groats overnight or for at least 2 hours. Then drain and rinse carefully.
  2. Next, put all the ingredients into blender and process until homogeneous batter forms. You may also use an immersion blender.
  3. Let the batter sit for 5-10 minutes allowing it to thicken a bit.
  4. Now, take a non-stick pan and heat it up.
  5. Finally, to fry the pancakes, pour a ladleful of batter onto the pan, even out with a spoon and fry both sides until golden brown.

Notes

As far as the oil for frying in concerned, if you have a very good pan, you may not need any. However, should you require some, take a piece of kitchen paper, fold it twice and add some olive oil or avocado oil or coconut oil on top spreading it out and wipe the pan in between the pancakes.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Method: Frying

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4 pancakes
  • Calories: 294 kcal
  • Sodium: 212.13mg
  • Fat: 9.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.8g
  • Fiber: 10.5g
  • Protein: 13.2g

Keywords: oat bran-buckwheat pancakes

Tips for my oat bran-buckwheat pancakes:

  • Use any sweetener you like, if you are not on Candida diet.
  • The pancakes should be sweet enough if you substitute all water and soy milk with oat or rice milks that are naturally sweet.
  • Again, if you’re not on Candida diet, have them with applesauce, fresh berries and fruits or make raw jam with fresh or frozen fruits and/or berries.
  • I can’t put too much stevia as I don’t like the after-taste. In this pancake batter I used the combination of 4 stevia drops and 3 tsps. of xylitol.

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2 Comments

  1. Is this a pancake recipe or a smoothie recipe? Way too much water, I now have a blender full of brown water

    • Hi James! First, there’s no need to be sarcastic 😊 I was intrigued, so I tried it myself… and everything worked. Let me ask you — did you measure 150 grams dry buckwheat groats or already soaked groats? It’s dry weight. Just in case, I added the specification to the recipe. Also, did you discard the soak water?

      Please see 2 videos (the consistency of the batter and the ready pancake) https://photos.app.goo.gl/hHsBFqDs6wwPP9cNA

      I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions.

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