Buckwheat Blueberry Pancakes


Every Sunday of the fall Jen and I start the day with a trip to the farmers market before the football pregame shows start (I’ve grown partial to the two hour pregame show on ESPN, as opposed the ones on Fox and CBS, the last few years). As soon as we get back football goes on and we get started on our one “junk food” cheat day of the week.

That doesn’t mean that we start eating processed or fake foods or a ton of sugar or anything like that. But we do splurge on some healthy treats like buckwheat blueberry pancakes. These are definitely one of our favorites and are far healthier than normal pancakes.

Below is a killer recipe for the best, healthiest blueberry pancakes around, put together by my friend, Michael DeSanti, taken from our upcoming plant based recipe guide.

A stack of these with a grass fed whey or Sun Warrior protein shake or some eggs would be the perfect breakfast for any hardgainer. The rest of us should save these for a weekend cheat meal.

Give ‘em a try and let me know what you think.

Buckwheat Blueberry Pancakes

Ingredients
•    1 cup buckwheat flour
•    ¼ cup ground flaxseeds
•    2 teaspoon baking powder
•    1 teaspoon cinnamon
•    ½ teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
•    1 banana
•    2 cups water
•    ½ cup buckwheat flakes
•    ½ cup blueberries
•    Coconut oil

Directions
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, flaxseeds, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.

In blender or food processor, blend the banana and water and then slowly add the dry mixture until smooth.  Add buckwheat flakes and blueberries (leave some blueberries to top pancakes with).

Lightly oil a frying pan with some coconut oil over medium heat.  Pour batter onto frying pan to the desired size of pancakes.

Cook for about 5 minutes on each side.  Top with fresh blueberries and organic maple syrup.

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8 Responses to Buckwheat Blueberry Pancakes

  1. Dean Leach December 7, 2010 at 8:25 am #

    This sounds good, the pic looks GREAT. I’ll get my mom to make these for me. LOL

  2. Kyle R December 7, 2010 at 10:26 am #

    Couldn’t you have waited to post this one later on in the day????? Lol. I saw this as soon as I woke up. And well, I’ve had a craving ever since.

  3. Vaclav Gregor December 7, 2010 at 11:00 am #

    Look delicious, but I’ve probably shouldn’t look at that photo, glad I’ve just finished my fast and just eating, otherwise I would have to break it due to the cravings.

  4. Raymond - ZenMyFitness December 7, 2010 at 11:34 am #

    Pancakes with honey or maple syrup, dash of ice cream and its heaven.
    In Australia I don’t think we can get buckwheat (I’ve heard of it but never seen it) but I’ll go to our health food store they might import it?
    Also since is I started doing cheat meals really my body fat has started to drop a bit again.
    Raymond

  5. Joe Meglio December 7, 2010 at 11:52 am #

    Sounds awesome Jason, can’t wait to try it!!

    Where do you get your food in the winter? I’m assuming farmer’s markets don’t sell in the winter?

  6. Jason - Muscle Building and Fitness Workouts December 8, 2010 at 11:26 am #

    Looks good. I was wondering though, do they come up light and fluffy. I have found that nutritious pancakes never come out that way. They are always so dense.

    Thanks for the recipe

  7. jose January 12, 2011 at 11:29 am #

    They allways stick to the pan and burn. I tried with different pans, with medium, hot and soft heat, even with vegan butter. Any cooking tip? I’d never made pancakes before

  8. Daniel Aipa July 1, 2012 at 8:56 am #

    Blueberries and pancakes are hard to pass up. Mahalo for the recipe, definitely will be cooking this up soon.