We are on a breakfast roll! Both Leif and the 4 year old gal I care for from time to time enjoyed these pancakes. They are very filling and nutritious. Leif managed to finagle his diaper off before coming downstairs this morning so I just went with it and he ate his breakfast in the nude–best way to eat pancakes if I do say so myself.
While it’s name is misleading, buckwheat is not wheat! It is actually a seed from the rhubarb family. It contains eight essential amino acids including a high amount of tryptophan–a precursor to the neurotransmitter serotonin–which helps to enhance mood! It is also high in vitamins E and B, Calcium and manganese! Hip-hip hooray! Happy and Healthy Pancakes! Ours turned out extra thick, which I dig, but if you want a bit thinner of a pancake, just add more water or use a bit of almond milk! This is another Thrive modification!
Buckwheat Banana Pancakes
- 1 cup buckwheat flour
- 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
- 1/4 cup hemp protein powder
- 1/4 cup maca powder
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 banana
- 2-3 dates
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup barley flakes
In a bowl, mix buckwheat flour, flaxseed, hemp protein, baking powder, maca, and cinnamon
In a blender–blend water, banana, and dates until smooth
Slowly pour wet mixture into dry ingredients and mix well
Stir in barley flakes
Lightly oil skillet with coconut oil and heat over medium heat. Pour pancake batter to desired size an cook for about 5 minutes on each side.