I am a breakfast person. And as far as I know, I do not believe there is something trendier than pancakes for breakfast. Even though some other breakfast ideas do attract the spotlights, such as chia puddings, healthy granolas or smoothies, I’ve never seen so many pancakes on my Instagram feed or on the Internet. And the reason is we, food bloggers, are creating healthy versions of them, which do attract people’s attention more and more every day. I’ve been asked multiple times to share a pancake recipe on the blog, and I guess those people’s dreams have come true! (For a non-vegan recipe, you can click here !)
There is nothing else you would want to wake up to; there is nothing else you would want to pour maple syrup on; there is nothing else you could sacrifice your sanity for. Well, let’s be honest, if you have got someone to prepare them for you, that’s even better. Waking up to those beauties is like discovering a hundred banknote in the side pocket of your favourite jeans. Not only are they fluffy as cotton clouds, but they are sweet and perfectly balanced at the same time, firm and yet very tender. What you could do if you’re running out of time in the morning is preparing them ahead (do not prepare the dough ahead, as it will become way to dense the day after) and simply grab them in the morning.
I am doing all that fuss about breakfast because it actually is the most important meal of the day. Not only is it the time where your body needs to refuel, as it’s been starving and using some energy through the night (because your brain stays active during the night, and even if you’re sleep, it is your entire body which regenerates. And to do that, it uses the rest of power and energy you’ve gather throughout the previous day). To give proper energy to your muscles, cells and entire organism, you need to have a proper breakfast. A good balance of carbohydrates, fats and proteins, to offer your body all the chances it gets to crush its day! It is in the morning that we create our energy and intention for the day. Changing habits takes time indeed, but when it comes to the body functions, it is even simpler. If you’re not hungry in the morning, start eating even if not hungry or waking up earlier (so that your digestive system wakes up too), and slowly but surely, your body will adapt to this new rhythm; you’ll just need to deeply want it. Keep that in mind folks!
Food is Energy; Your Body needs Energy; Your Body Needs Food!
Buckwheat, Oat & Banana Pancakes (GF, RSF, DF)
Portions: 2 servings.
Preparation time: 5 minutes.
Cooking time: 15 minutes.
For the pancakes:
- 100g of buckwheat flour (spelt would work too)
- 70g of oats
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- 1 tsp of baking soda
- 2 tsp of psyllium husk (optional)
- 1 banana, mashed
- 200ml of plant milk (almond, oat, spelt)
- 1 – 2 tbsp of maple syrup
- Coconut oil to fry
For the toppings:
- Frozen or fresh berries
- Banana slices
- Maple syrup, honey or date syrup
- Nut butter
- Any type of nuts
- Any type of seeds
- Dried Fruits (gogi berries, dates, figs)
1) Start by blending the oats until obtaining a very fine flour consistency. Add the buckwheat flour, cinnamon, baking soda and psyllium to the food processor or blender and blend just for a few seconds to mix.
2) In a large mixing bowl, mash the banana, and add the milk and maple syrup. Pour the dry ingredients in and mix correctly. The dough must be shiny and runny (but not too much).
3) Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to a frying pan, and turn on medium heat. Spoon out some dough (one heaped tablespoon each) and form two to three pancakes at the same time. Cook for about 2 minutes on this side, or until bubbles start appearing at the top. Flip them all and cook for one more minutes. Place them on a plate, heat some more oil and start again, until you’re out of dough.
4) Serve immediately, with the toppings of your choice. I personally love some more maple, a few frozen or fresh berries, some nut butter & a few seeds on top. Enjoy!