These beauties are unique not only in that they are high in protein (read more on protein here), they are also baked as opposed to the traditional panfried pancakes using oil. I find those ones sit heavier, whereas I can eat more of these and not feel as weighed down... and who wouldn't want more pancakes?!
The result is a more "plump" pancake that almost looks like a cookie but has the fluffiness and lightness of a pancake, although you can flatten them out more if you'd prefer a wider, thinner pancake.
Let's talk about the magic of buckwheat. Despite its name, it's not related to wheat at all and is actually a seed. That makes this recipe gluten free as well! It's nutritious and tastes quite similar to wheat meaning it can be used in many of the same ways. Plus, it comes in all shapes and forms: whole groats, noodles, and flour.
Buckwheat flour is a fantastic source of fibre at at 10g per cup (140g) as well as protein at 17g per cup (140g).
Baked Buckwheat Pancakes
▸ ▹ Vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, nut-free
Yield: 2 servings (10 small pancakes)
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Total Time: 25 min
3/4 cup (105g) buckwheat flour (GF if desired)
3 very ripe bananas
1/4 cup (60mL) soy milk, or other plant milk
1.5 Tbsp (20mL) coconut oil
1 Tbsp (15g) ground flax seeds
1/2 Tbsp (7g) baking powder
1/2 Tbsp (7g) ground cinnamon
1 tsp (5mL) pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
INGREDIENTS: Optional Toppings
Nut butter, like peanut or almond butter
Jam, like this homemade chia seed jam
Maple or agave syrup
Fresh berries or stewed frozen berries
Preheat oven to 350 F/ 175 C.
Mash bananas in a large bowl. Add all remaining ingredients and stir until well combined. Spoon onto a baking tray lined with baking paper to create 8-10 pancakes.
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
Add desired toppings (I always go for a nut butter and some stewed frozen berries). Enjoy!
Variations: Vary it up by adding new toppings each time!
Batch-make: you can make this in batch and freeze for on-the-go breakfasts. Simply pop in the toaster or back in the oven to defrost and enjoy!
Storage: best if enjoyed immediately, or freeze with payment paper in between each pancake so they don’t stick together and enjoy within a month.
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