buckwheat pancakes

Banana Buckwheat Pancakes

This week I am making banana buckwheat pancakes. This recipe only uses buckwheat flour so it's naturally gluten-free as there are no other flours needed.   That is one of my favorite things about these pancakes.  Buckwheat flour makes a very nice, yet hearty pancake. Buckwheat is an ancient grain, and it has a lot of natural fiber and nutrients that you don't find in a regular pancake. I like to add bananas to the pancakes to make them just a teeny bit more moist, not that they're dry. You can always add any other fruit that you like, if bananas aren't your favorite, such as blueberries or strawberries.  I personally like bananas because they remind me of my great-grandmother, Mema. These pancakes remind me a lot of her. I was about 7 when I first went to visit my 75+ year old great-grandparents in Kona, Hawaii and they had to tweak their regular eating habits to better fit the pallet of a child.  Along with my food needs, Mema always wanted to make sure we ate whole grains and would only cook with less processed sugars, like honey and maple syrup.  I still have dreams about "Hawaiian honey" that we...Read More
Gluten free almond blueberry pancakes, gluten free avenger

Gluten Free Almond Blueberry Pancakes

Everyone that knows me knows that I LOVE breakfast.  I always have.  I like to start my day off right by eating something healthy and yummy.   These are my favorite gluten free pancakes.  I think it's because they have my two weaknesses....almonds and blueberries.  They're light, fluffy, and oh so full of flavor!  I hope you like them too! Gluten Free Avenger Episode 2: Gluten Free Almond Blueberry Pancakes is now live on YouTube, you can use this link (http://youtu.be/ktMWAxOrbYc) or view it below: Ingredients 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ teaspoon almond extract 2/3 cup milk or unsweetened almond milk 1/2 tablespoon sugar 2/3 cup all purpose gluten free flour 1 cup almond meal 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 4 ounces small fresh blueberries Butter or cooking spray for pan/ griddle, more for pancakes Maple syrup for pancakes Directions In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla, almond extract, almond milk, and sugar until combined. Fold in the flour, almond meal, baking powder, and salt. Mix until combined. Set a large non-stick or cast iron skillet over medium heat. If not using non-stick pan, add a small pat of butter or cooking spray to...Read More