Friday, January 18, 2013

Cinnamon Buckwheat Pancakes


My kids have always been fans of waffles, but recently they started asking for pancakes. I've tried many gluten free pancake mixes and haven't been a fan of them. Buckwheat is very healthy and a good gluten free alternative to wheat flour. It makes a really fluffy pancake that was enjoyed by all. Even my husband who is not gluten free loved these.

Benefits of Buckwheat:
-Buckwheat lowers glucose levels
-Buckwheat has been found to lower blood pressure and cholesterol.
-Buckwheat contains the eight essential amino acids
-Buckwheat contains: Phosphorus, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Copper and Manganese

Ingredients
1 cup buckwheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons coconut palm sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup milk (rice, almond or dairy milk)
1 egg
1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
2 tablespoons coconut oil plus more for greasing pan

Directions
Heat a griddle on medium until hot. Add coconut oil to the griddle to grease the pan. Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl, add wet ingredients and stir to combine. Scoop by 1/4-1/2 cups onto hot griddle. Cook on one side until small bubbles appear on the top, then flip over and cook the other side until lightly browned. Serve with maple syrup or fruit or both!


  

2 comments:

  1. Trying these in the morning....oh wait...have to go get me some buckwheat...Sunday morning then!

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  2. I love buckwheat pancakes and these look delicious!

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