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Gluten-Free Buckwheat Pancakes

Date
Aug, 24, 2014

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

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  • 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
  1. In a blender, mix almond milk, banana, vanilla and apples until pureed.
  2. In a large bowl, combine buckwheat flour, brown rice flour, cornstarch and baking powder and blend.
  3. 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.
  4. Flip and cook for another minute.

Fredrika Syren

Fredrika Syren is an environmental activist and writer. In 2016, she founded the website Green-Mom.com where she shared her family’s journey of living zero waste. She lives in San Diego, California with her husband James and their children Bella, Noah, and Liam. Fredrika and her family were recently featured in the documentary Zero Time to Waste. Fredrika is also the author of Zero Waste for Families - A Practical Guidebook (which you can buy on this site)

6 Comments

  1. Reply

    Nancee

    August 25, 2014

    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.
    Thank you

    • Reply

      Green Mom

      August 26, 2014

      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.

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        Nancee

        August 28, 2014

        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!

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          Green Mom

          August 29, 2014

          Nancee,
          Keep me updated how yours turns out:)

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    Nancee

    August 26, 2014

    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.

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      Green Mom

      August 26, 2014

      Nancee thank you for pointing this out. Yes it’s so important to read labels, especially when you have a food allergy.

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