Oatmeal and Buckwheat Pancakes
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This is one of my favorite weekend breakfast options. My son is a huge fan of pancakes, and his mama is a big fan of a healthy breakfast. This is the perfect compromise!
It’s also very easy and quick to make (a plus for busy moms and dads).
Oat and Buckwheat Pancakes
- 1 Cup Organic Oats
- ¼ Buckwheat Groats (preferably soaked overnight)
- 1 egg
- 1 banana
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- 1 Tbsp of Maple Syrup or Honey
- Optional: ¼ cup raisins
- Combine all ingredients (except raisins in a blender or vitamix and blend on high until smooth.
- If adding raisins, stir into batter.
- Heat a griddle or pan on mid to high heat and cook pancakes for 1-2 mins on each side.
Angela’s Healthy Tip:
I try and limit the amount of grains we eat, but when we do indulge in carb treats, I make sure they are gluten-free and as whole and healthy as possible. The base of these cakes is oatmeal with a touch of buckwheat. Oats contain a host of antioxidants and are loaded with vitamins and minerals. They also offer high quality beta-glucan fiber that is shown to decrease bad cholesterol (the kind that creates plaque in arteries) and keeps you feeling full longer.
Buckwheat is the other “grain” in this recipe, but is actually not a grain at all. Buckwheat is a seed related to the rhubarb family that is packed with highly digestible protein and fiber. Because it is a seed, it is naturally gluten-free!
If you need an easy weekend morning brunch meal, give these yummy pancakes a try!
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