It is berry season.
Fresh berries are yummy, tasty, and full of anti-oxidants. See if you can get them organic please, since berries are one of the fruits that are the most sprayed with pesticides and those kinds of toxins you don’t really want to eat. Wash them well if you buy them non-organic. At the farmers’ markets you might not actually find them organic, but they are often not sprayed as much as commercial berries. Ask and you will get a truthful answer (I hope). Some farmers are not organic, but also don’t spray a lot or at all. They are not able to say they are organic because they cannot afford the organic certification.
For the pancakes:
Using all buckwheat flour these pancakes are gluten-free but not vegan, since I am using an egg. Choose eggs from cage-free, free-range, anti-biotic free, GMO free, and happy healthy chicks, ok!
- 1 cup buckwheat flour
- ¾ cup water or oat milk or another nut milk of your choice.
- 1 egg
- ½ cup of whole oats (choose gluten free if you are celiac)
- ¼ cup sunflower and pumpkin seeds, walnuts or pecans are options.
- pinch of sea-salt
- 1 tbl of real maple syrup
Use a iron skillet for the pancakes if you can. Makes it a bit easier. There are a lot of great ones out there that are not expensive. You might need to season it first.
Mix the flour, egg, and water well in a mixing bowl. If you need a little more liquid (if the batter is too thick to pour) feel free to do so.
Add oats and seeds.
Keep the berries on the side and add them to each pancake as you go along. You can use other fruit. It is up to you what you prefer and can get hold of. You can also use pecans or other nuts. Or omit it all together and just make oat and seed (granola) buckwheat pancakes.
Heat the pan with small amount of oil that can go to high heat, like untoasted sesame-oil or coconut oil. Pour ½ cup of batter into the pan.
Bake for a few minutes until the edges loosen from the pan. Flip and bake the other side.
Serve with real maple syrup. Don’t get the stuff that is mixed with high fructose corn syrup.