Sunday, April 20, 2008

Buckwheat pancakes

These pancakes pack a punch. They are beautiful, filling and simple to make. It is a great breakfast option, with butter and pure Maple syrup and topped with strawberries. They are very filling, and so for this, I recommend eating one only. But you might not be able to stop at just one!

Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes

**These highly nutritious pancakes contain more than double the protein of a couple of traditional ones, plus they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids**

I cup buckwheat flour
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1/4 cup hemp protein
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 ts[ nutmeg
1 banana
1 1/2 cups water
1/2-3/4 cup blueberries
1/2 cup buckwheat grouts, sprouted or cooked

Instructions:

In a bowl, mix buckwheat flour, flaxseed, hemp protein, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

In a food processor (or in my case, a blender, as my Kitchen Aid does not arrive until we move into our new house!!) process banana and wanter while slowly adding dry ingredients. Process until mixture is smooth. Stir in blueberries and buckwheat grouts.

Very lightly oil a pan with coconut or grape seed or olive oil - and put on medium heat. Pour in pancake batter and cook for about 5 minutes or until bubbles begin to appear. Flip and allow to cook for another 5 minutes. Since these pancakes contain essential fatty acids that are destroyed at high heat, they are cooked at a lower temperature than traditional pancakes and therefore take a bit longer to cook.

**you can further increase nutritional value by replacing the hemp and ground flaxseed with Vega Whole food Smoothie infusion. This will give the pancakes a slight greenish colour, but is super yummy.

This recipe was found in a magazine called Clean Eating an is one of the best new magazines out there. It's statement is to "...improve your life, one meal at a time...." It has gluten free recipes, shopping tips, meal plans, and tons of interesting articles. I highly recommend this magazine!

Enjoy your Sunday, we had a freak snowstorm here in Victoria BC - a place that is world famous for its Butchart Gardens....but today is sunny and little bug and I are off for a bike ride to see big sister play a lacrosse game. All fueled by these buckwheat pancakes!


4 comments:

Sheltie Girl said...

These look yummy and packed with nutrition. Great job!

Sheltie Girl @ Gluten a Go Go

Lynn Barry said...

yummy yum! HUGS

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