Buckwheat banana pancakes. 9 ingredients, 1 bowl. Super tasty and just as easy. Wonderfully Vegan and Gluten Free.
Buckwheat Banana Pancakes
Ahhhhhh pancakes, probably one of the most popular comfort foods created. And if you choose a complete protein grain, such as buckwheat, then the oh so yummy comfort food now turns into a nutritious food. Comfort food that’s healthy? Win win!!!
Buckwheat is one of the healthiest, nuttiest, most versatile whole grains. And despite its name, it’s really not related to wheat at all. Buckwheat is actually the seed of a flowering fruit that is related to rhubarb and sorrel. It’s completely gluten-free and unrelated to wheat and all the grasses in the wheat family. Buckwheat consumption is linked with several health benefits, including improved blood sugar control and heart health.
9 ingredients. 1 bowl.
Can’t get much easier! To keep it gluten free here’s a list of ingredients I personally use. All have links so you can see the actual product (and purchase if needed).
- King Arthur’s All Purpose Flour, Gluten Free I really like this flour. I have tried a few different brands but this has the closest consistency of wheat based flour.
- Arrowhead Mills This brand states it’s gluten free. I typically use Bob’s Red Mill Buckwheat Flour because it’s naturally gluten free ALTHOUGH they state that it’s not made in their designated gluten free facility.
- Quaker Quick Oats, Gluten Free All oats are technically gluten free but there can be cross contamination if not produced in a gluten free facility.
- Clabber Girl Baking Powder, Gluten Free “A Gluten Free Product” is stated on the side of the can.
- Organic Gluten Free Coconut Sugar. I use a local grocery store’s product but the link is to a good brand product that is organic, vegan and gluten free. You can always use light brown sugar if you do not have coconut sugar.
- Blue Diamond Unsweetened Almond Milk I love this milk. One, because it works so well in many recipes; two, because it’s purchased unrefrigerated so you can open it when you need it therefore it has a longer shelf life than purchasing already refrigerated almond milk. According to Blue Diamond’s frequently asked questions, Almond Breeze products do not contain gluten ingredients but are not tested to see if they meet the GF-20 standard. The milk does contain maltodextrin (a sometimes problematic ingredient), but in this case, the company says the maltodextrin is derived from corn, not wheat.
The rest of the ingredients should be free of gluten but always check when in doubt. Now, time to start cooking!
Buckwheat banana pancakes. 9 ingredients, 1 bowl. Super tasty and just as easy. Vegan and Gluten Free.
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour, gluten free
- 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
- 1/4 cup quick cooking oats, gluten free
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar, or light brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- Banana, slice (optional)
- Maple Syrup (optional)
- Combine first 8 ingredients and hand whisk together in a mixing bowl until blended.
- Mix in mashed banana.
- Spoon a little less than 1/4 a cup (about 2 tablespoons) of batter for each pancake onto a hot nonstick skillet or griddle.
- Turn pancakes when tops start to bubble (about 1 to 2 minutes). Flip and repeat.
- Top with more banana slices and maple syrup (optional)
- Serves 4 (serving size 3 pancakes)
- Serve warm with added banana and maple syrup for optimal taste
- List of gluten free brands I used is in text above, not on this recipe card
- Keep leftovers in refrigerator for 3 to 5 days
- Freezes well (Great for meal prepping!)
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