FOUR ingredients is all you need! Yes, that simple and easy! I honestly don't even make any other pancakes ever since I started making them with buckwheat flour. Initially, I switched it up because of my love for a sweet breakfast and I wanted a healthier option, so I looked into buckwheat flour pancakes. I followed a recipe for some time until one day I was out of eggs at home and I decided to substitute with a banana because I just really wanted some buckwheat pancakes! Truth is, my modified version turned out better than any other recipe that I had tried! They turned out much tastier, fluffier and sugar-free! The sugar in the banana was just enough and the flavor of the banana paired so well with the flour. A pancake that is guilt-free; doesn't that sound good? It also tastes delicious!!! I make them about 3-4 times a week and the kids absolutely love them. A win-win for everyone. Personally, I like them with raspberry jam or fresh blueberries and a cup of milk or coffee.
FUN FACT: Did you know that buckwheat has no connection to wheat whatsoever? It is actually a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel! It is high in protein and fiber, has significant amount of iron and magnesium. Since it is gluten-free, it's really easy to digest. It is very warming, nourishing and tasty! I grew up eating buckwheat for breakfast, in lunches and dinners. Almost three decades later, I still love it and I am so happy to say that it is my kids' favorite food.
1-2 bananas (depending on the size)
1 cup of milk
1 cup buckwheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1. In a small bowl, mash the banana with a whisk.
2. Add milk and mix.
3. Add flour and baking powder and mix until incorporated well.
4. Heat a pan over medium-low heat. Coat the pan lightly with butter or oil. Pour batter to desired size of pancake. Cook until small bubbles start to form on top of the pancake. Flip the pancake to the other side and cook until done, 1-2 minutes more.
5. Serve pancakes with favorite toppings. We love ours with raspberry preseves and a cup of milk.