Monday, November 21, 2011

Buckwheat Pancakes

We've been experimenting with more gluten free foods in mi casa lately. My lovely roommate is transitioning, and I am currently on a plane to home, home, and can't wait to share these with my gluten-free, vegan mother! So when I saw that this month's Recipe Redux was on trying new Whole Grains, I knew I had to share my latest favorite recipe: Whole grain, Gluten Free, Vegan Pancakes! This recipe is adapted from Feeding the Whole Family by Cynthia Lair, a great cookbook filled with delicious, whole food recipes. I haven't tried one thing i didn't like!

Buckwheat Pancakes (Gluten Free and Vegan)
Step one (the night before you want pancakes)
Soak 1 cup buckwheat groats with 3/4 c soy yogurt (unsweetened plain Whole Soy gets my vote) and 1/4 cup water in a blender for 12 hours. You can also sub 1 cup non-dairy milk (almond is my favorite) but the soy yogurt adds some protein and probiotics! 1/2 c pumpkin
Morning of:
Add 1/2 cup pumpkin puree, 1/4 c unsweetened almond milk, 1/4 t sea salt, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp vanilla and blend until pancake batter consistency.
nice n smooth
Heat a non-stick pan with coconut oil and begin to make your pancakes!
Remove when golden!
I think we got 15 small pancakes outta this batter-enough for 2 breakfasts for both of us!
I highly recommend eating them with banana, homemade syrup (thanks Mom!), peanut butter, and a latte. But that's just me...

Want to figure out what to do with other Whole Grains? Check out these RD-approved recipes!


Regan @ The Professional Palate said...

I have always preferred a "hearty" pancake over the white fluffy (read: refined) ones my husband likes. I need to give these a try.

Safe travels!

EA-The Spicy RD said...

These sound delicious! I've made pancakes with buckwheat flour before, but never tried soaking the buckwheat groats. I'll definitely have to try this out! Hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving with your family!

Danielle Omar said...

Buckwheat pancakes are my favorite! Used to eat them all the time in college at a cute little vegan cafe in Harrisonburg. Great memories!

Emma Stirling APD said...

Lookd delish...I wonder if I can convert my kids over...maybe a 1/2 and 1/2 mix to start off....will try.

Curry said...

I've been looking for a buckwheat pancake recipe! So glad you tried it out for me! (: