Alright, so – I’d been meaning to try out a buckwheat recipe for a while now, and thought I’d give the pancakes a shot since, well…you can’t really mess up pancakes..TOO much. And why had I been wanting to make something out of buckwheat, you ask? I heard some great things about it, like how it’s gluten free, it’s easy on the pancreas which makes it great for diabetics, it’s high in satiating protein and fat-flushing fiber, it helps rid your body of excess retained water, and it’s not even a grain so it’s great for low-carbers. And also? It’s great for fertility and conception!! This according to a book I own titled “100 Best Foods For Pregnancy” (Parragon).
I bought a good-sized package of the Bob’s Red Mill brand buckwheat flour, and it cost a little less than four bucks, and this was at Bristol Farms. It’s probably even cheaper anywhere else. And by “good-sized package” I mean I could probably get fifteen massive pancakes out of it. Woot woot!
Unfortunately, I didn’t time myself whilst preparing and cooking, but I remember it taking me less than fifteen minutes to prepare, cook, and eat this baby. And yes, I made one giant one, you could use the same amounts mentioned below to make a few smaller ones. The pancake in the picture (the HORRIBLE picture because I suck at taking pictures of my food, especially in the morning when I’m starving and the food is staring me right in the face) had a circumference of about eight inches. It also had an earthy and wheaty taste that went very well with the cinnamony sweetness, and it was light and fluffy, not dense like how you would imagine anything made out of buckwheat to be.
1/4 cup buckwheat flour
1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 egg whites
1tsp cinnamon powder
1 packet stevia (or real sugar, I use a real sugar/stevia blend from C&H)
Mix all ingredients in bowl with fork or whisk. Turn on stove to medium heat, spray pan with PAM or put very thin layer of vegetable oil. Add batter and cook each side for about three minutes or until you see all of egg white has cooked.
130 calories, 12 grams protein, 4 grams fiber, 0 grams sugar (if using only stevia).
Enjoy!!! It was yummy!!!