By Fredrica Syren:
Every Sunday we eat pancakes for breakfast. These pancakes are both gluten-free and vegan and are my kid’s favorite. Buckwheat flour is a healthy gluten-free alternative that is loaded with protein and is low fat. It’s also rich in minerals such as magnesium, copper and iron. We eat our topped with maple syrup or agave nectar and fresh berries.
- ¾ cup+2 tbsp. almond milk
- 1 medium and ripe banana, mashed
- 1 medium apple, peeled and grated
- Vanilla Bean, seeds scraped out and used
- ½ cup buckwheat flour
- ¼ cup brown rice flour
- 1 tbsp. cornstarch
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- In a blender, mix almond milk, banana, vanilla and apples until pureed.
- In a large bowl, combine buckwheat flour, brown rice flour, cornstarch and baking powder and blend.
- Add almond milk mix and stir until combined and there are no lumps. Cook pancakes on a slightly large non-stick skillet over medium heat until they start to bubble slightly.
- Flip and cook for another minute.
I’m so glad you’ve shared a gluten-free recipe. I can’t eat bananas, so what would you recommend to replace them?
Also, can you tell me how you use the vanilla bean? I’ve got one in my pantry, but haven’t yet looked up how to use it.
Hi Nancee,You can add more apple sauce instead of banana and use a sharp knife to slice vanilla bean open lengthwise and use the knife again to carefully scrape out the seeds and use it.
Thank you! I bought the only gluten free box of buckwheat ~ cream of buckwheat. I think I’ll play around using your recipe and adjusting as needed to make the pancakes.
Thanks for the info on the vanilla bean. I’ll open it today!
Keep me updated how yours turns out:)
I wanted to make sure that anyone who has a gluten insensitivity, whether by allergy or by Celiac disease or diet choice, should carefully read the bag/box of buckwheat that they might find in the grocery store. I looked at the buckwheat flour yesterday at my local grocery store and found that none of the flours, and only one of the groats/cereals was gluten free. Always read the label before buying any product carefully if you are looking to buy a gluten-free product.
Nancee thank you for pointing this out. Yes it’s so important to read labels, especially when you have a food allergy.