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hi there! i'm celina.

i enjoy sharing yummy, gluten free, plant based creations.  

Buckwheat Pancakes

Buckwheat Pancakes

Breakfast in my apartment usually rotates between protein smoothies, oatmeal, and PANCAKES. Buckwheat is my favorite flour to make pancakes with because of its important minerals (magnesium i see you) and nutty flavor. Also, it's 100% gluten free in its natural form! However, lots of store bought mixes have regular flour and/or sugar included with buckwheat, so be careful when you buy. Anyways, these bebes are super healthy carbs and can be topped with sooo many yummy things. I don't add sugar to these pancakes, but instead top them with almond butter, coconut nectar, and/or FRUIT! This recipe is for a single person, but makes 3-4 large pancakes. Simply double the recipe if you are making pancakes for two. :)


INGREDIENTS
Pancakes:
• ½ cup gluten free buckwheat flour (I use this brand!)
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• ¼ cup almond milk, unsweetened (add a little more if batter seems too thick)
• 1 flax egg (or sub normal egg for non-vegan option)
• ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1 tablespoon lemon juice (this mixes with almond milk to make a buttermilk consistency)
• 3 teaspoons coconut sugar (optional - i leave this out!)

Toppings (optional):
• 1 tablespoon almond butter / peanut butter
• 3 teaspoons coconut nectar / maple syrup
• coconut flakes
• fresh berries/banana
• pinch of fresh cinnamon

DIRECTIONS
1.  In a medium bowl, add all dry ingredients and mix. Once evenly distributed, stir in wet ingredients (almond milk, egg, and lemon juice). 
 ** To make these pancakes 'green goddess' style (my favorite), blend wet ingredients in a       nutribullet with 2 large handfuls of baby spinach, then stir into dry ingredients and follow       same directions! 

2. Heat non-stick pan on medium heat and coat with coconut oil spray or 1 teaspoon melted coconut oil. Pour batter on pan in about ¼ cup portions. Let cook for 45 seconds to a minute, then flip carefully with spatula. Pancakes should fluff up at this point! Cook on the other side for about the same time or shorter. You'll know a pancake is ready if you pat it down gently with the spatula and it doesn't ooze. Repeat until no batter remains! 

3. Top with a variety of goodies (or none, if you dig plain pancakes...) and enjoy! 

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