Here is February’s delayed post and Shrove Tuesday’s delayed pancakes. Was a hard month that ran away with me but better late than never (and for me this was worth the wait!)
I have an idea for my March post bubbling away, so I’ll be on the case soon 🙂
I tried a vegan version of this I saw on Instagram. The pancake looked great but when I tried – several times! – it kept sticking to my copiously oiled pan, refused to cook through, didn’t want to stay in a circle and basically wouldn’t be friends. Another day, another vegan attempt. Until then, an added egg made this into one of the tastiest pancakes I’ve ever eaten. I used to not be a huge fan of buckwheat but I’ve now got lots of delicious combos that work. I think the mashed bananas within really makes it. And I’m so happy to have such a delicious gf/df option for breakfasts and treats. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
6 small pancakes
80g buckwheat flour
tsp gf baking powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch sea salt
2 mashed ripe bananas
250 ml coconut milk
1 tbsp maple syrup
Enough light olive oil or odourless coconut oil to create a good base in your choice of pan so the mixture doesn’t stick; approx 2 tbsp worked for the small pan I used.
Coconut yoghurt (to which I added a splash of maple syrup coz the bottle was there, lol). Berries and a sprinkling of cinnamon to top it all off.
Mash the bananas, beat the egg then add them to the coconut milk, maple syrup and vanilla essence, then mix together. Gently add the sieved buckwheat flour, sea salt and gf baking powder. Stir until well mixed.
Heat either odourless coconut oil or a light olive oil in your fave pancake pan (some pans really don’t respond well to pancakes – my oldest one loves them) and then go for it.
Pour a little mixture in the pan; when you see bubbles forming on the top of the pancake it’s ready to flip. Gently ease your ‘flipper’ beneath it as the mashed banana can sometimes stick to the base.
I make small pancakes mainly because my first one or two seldom work; I don’t want to waste too much of all that deliciousness.
Also, this way you can pile up a few, add your yoghurt and fruit topping to create a mini pancake tower.
Not just for Shrove Tuesday!