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Recipe: “B” Pancakes

Mmm pancakes!

When I was a kid growing up, we always had pancakes on Sundays. We’d get home from church and mom would whip up a gigantic batch. Sometimes they were banana (a favorite) or blueberry but most often it was fluffy buttermilk wonders. (Come to think of it, I should get mom to give me that recipe too! It’s a winner).

These pancakes have become a weekly tradition with my brothers and Alex requests them constantly. They are bursting with flavor. Bananas, blueberries, and buttermilk add great dimension but they are made using buckwheat flour for a unique twist.

Mom usually makes this with oat and buckwheat to keep it gluten-free. I was out of oat flour (oh the horror!) and subbed whole wheat flour. It was glorious.

Blueberry Banana Buttermilk Buckwheat Pancakes

Dry Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup oat flour (can sub whole wheat pastry)
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 T grapeola oil (can sub another oil)
  • 1 large mashed banana
  • 1/2 pint blueberries

Combine your dry ingredients and wet ingredients in separate bowls. Make a small well in your dry ingredients and quickly stir in the wet ingredients until just blended (don’t overmix)

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Heat your griddle or skillet to medium heat and grease.

Cook pancakes until edges are dry and bubbles appear and then burst in the batter. Flip

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Pancake skillet trick: turn the heat down after the first batch to reduce the chances of batches being a bit too dark.

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Beauties on my new griddle!

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A single batch would be fine for Ben and me. I made a double batch and stored the rest in the fridge. They have been wonderful lunch additions this week! Top with your favorite stuff – like organic butter and real maple syrup. Otherwise, they’ve been great cold straight out of the fridge.

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3 Responses

  1. I haven’t had pancakes or waffles in ages! These look really tasty.

  2. I love waffles and pancakes. Even better with real maple syrup, but I usually top with blueberries.

  3. Pancakes make the world such a better place 🙂 YUM!

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