Berry Bliss Buckwheat Pancakes

We are always looking for a way to make healthy, tasty, satisfying improvements to the same old stuff you are used to eating.  We usually try and find ways to sweeten up dishes naturally using the existing sugars in fruit.  This way you are getting all of the beneficial nutrients and anti-oxidants in one sweet, healthy package!  And this recipe is no different.  Our go to sweetener, banana, received a little help from a few scoops of raspberries and blackberries!  This provided a fun color to the batter and the finished product had a slight flavor that was not overpowering while providing a nice berry undertone to these fluffy flap jacks!  This recipe is gluten free and oil free.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Buckwheat Flour
  • 1/2 cup Oat Flour
  • 1 Banana, mashed
  • 1 3/4 cup Almond Milk
  • 1/3 cup frozen Blackberries (1/2 cup for stronger flavor)
  • 1/3 cup frozen Raspberries (1/2 cup for stronger flavor)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

In a mixing bowl, add buckwheat and oat flour and whisk together.  Wait to add baking soda until ready to mix in wet ingredients.  Separately, in a blender, combine the almond milk, vanilla, blackberries, raspberries, and banana.  Blend until well incorporated.  Then pour the mixture into the flour mix and whisk together.  While you are mixing the ingredients together, it is a good idea to heat up the skillet on medium heat so it is evenly heated when you are ready to start cooking.  We used a 1/4 scoop to measure and pour the batter into the pan, but feel free to use whatever size you want.  If you are using a non-stick pan, then it is not necessary to use any coconut oil to grease the pan.  However, if you choose to use an iron or stainless skillet, then a small amount of coconut oil will be necessary to line the pan.

Pour the batter into the pan and within about 2 minutes the edges will begin to firm up and bubbles will appear on the top.  Go ahead and flip them over and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes and repeat!  This is great served with a side of fresh fruit and a small amount of agave syrup.  If you have blood sugar sensitivities, then we recommend substituting with yacon syrup.

Enjoy!

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