This recipe is like the Coca Cola formula. Many people have asked for it but, for some unknown reason, this is only my first time sharing it.
I grew up hearing my mother say that breakfast was the most important meal of the day. To prove her point, I was fed an enormous bowl of baby food until the age of six which was substituted for a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, half a litre of full fat milk with Nesquick and two thick-cut toasts with butter or jam afterwards. Not the healthiest by today's standards, but I never had to bring a mid-morning snack to school.
That should explain why I can't function without a big meal in the morning. Or maybe it's just because I'm human. One of my current staples are these buckwheat pancakes. Mainly because I cook them in bulk, freeze them in pairs and take them out the night before, so they save me a lot of time in the mornings. All they need are a couple of minutes in the toaster.
Also, they are incredibly versatile, like a little black dress. Pour over melted chocolate, maple syrup, nut butter and fresh fruit on an indulgent day, or just fruit or compote if you are in a rush. Easily dressed up or down. And, although I don't like labelling food because that tends to put some people off, they are actually vegan, sugar-free and gluten-free.
Ingredients for one serving (two pancakes):
1/2 cup buckwheat flour.
1/2 cup liquid (you can use any milk you want, but water also works).
1 tablespoon milled flaxseeds.
1 tablespoon chia seeds.
1 tablespoon ground or chopped almonds.
- In a bowl, mash the banana with a fork. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
- Heat up a bit of coconut oil in a pan. I use of those tiny little ones to fry eggs.
- Divide the batter in two. Cook on one side until golden. Flip. Do the same with the other side. Then repeat with the remaining batter.
- Serve with compote, fresh fruit, nut butter maple syrup, melted chocolate or any toppings you fancy. And, if you want to make them extra special, add a tablespoon of cocoa powder and some raspberries to the mix. Beforehand. I should have probably said that earlier.