Buckwheat pancakes with fresh fruit can be served at any meal. It does not need to be just for breakfast. And they are gluten free. Buckwheat is a berry and has nothing to do with the wheat family and while considered a grain by some, it is a berry from a flowering plant. When buying buckwheat flour it is still wise to make use that it is certified gluten-free because there could be items with gluten produced in the same facility.
These pancakes are made with only 8 ingredients (plus toppings) and that includes the salt and the oil used to grease the grill or pan that you will be cooking on. The fresh fruit we are using this morning is a combination of blueberries and strawberries however we sometimes use diced mango and banana. The fruit choice is whatever you have on had at the time. The syrup of choice this morning is Pure Maple syrup however you could use honey as well. Just avoid the high-fructose corn syrups. Most of them say Maple Flavored syrup so be sure to read the labels before you buy.
- ½ cup almond flour
- ½ cup buckwheat flour
- 2 Tablespoons baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 Tablespoon natural, organic stevia or preferred sweetener
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 Farm fresh eggs
- ½ cup plus 2 Tablespoons buttermilk
- butter or oil to grease a griddle or frying pan
- Heat griddle or frying pan to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Combine almond flour, buckwheat flour, baking powder, salt, and sweetener in a food processor, pulsing until mixed completely.
- Add vanilla extract, eggs, and buttermilk, blending well.
- When griddle is hot, coat with butter or oil.
- Spoon batter into small sized pancakes.
- Cook 2 or 3 minutes until the first side appears to be done and is starting to brown at the edges.
- Turn over and cook the other side to desired color and doneness.
- Serve with butter and Fresh Fruit such as blueberries and strawberries or raspberries.
When we use butter in our recipes we are using raw butter which is rich in heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A, D, & K-2, heart-disease preventing CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) and minerals.
As for the Strawberries always buy organic. The guide from the Environmental Working Group puts out a list of the dirty dozen fruits and vegetables every year and strawberries always makes the list. My best advice for strawberries is to grow your own when possible. Grow them in a container because if you plant them directly into the garden, they are like mint, they will continue to take over the area and be hard to get rid of once you have more than you need or want.
Remember, a clean eating lifestyle is a journey which only gets better as you travel it. When you see a recipe you have not tried before such as Buckwheat Pancakes and it might be something you would like, give it a try. And be sure to let us know all about your clean eating favorites in the comments area so that we can share them with others. Thanks for joining us today.
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