Healthy Buckwheat Pancakes

Written on the 15 January 2015 by Studio Pilates

Despite the indication of its name, buckwheat is actually a fruit seed, not a grain. As such, buckwheat is gluten free and a great alternative to traditional flours. Naturally riche in fibre, iron and protein, buckwheat is the perfect way to start your day!

Calories Per Serve: 106
Time To Prepare: 10 min
Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • 145 g  milk ( rice, almond, dairy, seed)  weigh the milk in a bowl.
  • 50 g buckwheat flour
  • 50 g ground almond meal (see notes)
  • 20 g ground flax seed (linseed)
  • 10 g sunflower seed
  • 10 g pumpkin seed
  • half teaspoon bicarb soda (baking soda)
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Directions:

  • Combine the rice milk, buckwheat flour, almond meal, flax seed, baking soda and vinegar to form a smooth batter.  The apple cider vinegar will activate the baking soda and help the pancake rise. You should have a lovely creamy thick batter.
  • Heat a non-stick pan with a little organic cold pressed coconut oil or grapeseed nut oil and drop in about 2 tablespoons of batter for each pancake. Sprinkle over some of the pumpkin and sunflower seed mix and cook for about 2 minutes on a low heat.  Turn the pancake over gently the cook for a further 2 minutes until the pancake is golden brown and cooked through. 
  • The pancake itself is vegan and gluten free and provides a delicious base for seasonal fresh fruit toppings and organic maple syrup or honey.  It can be served with sliced banana and a little honey for extra calories.  Makes 6 pancakes.

Notes:

  • Replace almond meal for 2 tablespoons Pea Protein Powder for nut allergies.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Top with banana, sheep's yoghurt and a little honey or maple syrup.
  • Top with banana, cashew cream and organic maple syrup.

Recipe adapted from Teresa Cutter The Healthy Chef

Nutritional Information per Pancake
Protein: 4.3g
Calories: 106
Kilojoules: 442

 


Author: Studio Pilates