I love pancakes, it's perfect for cold Melbourne autumn mornings. It's warming, and sustains me for the whole morning. I have a new recipe for pancakes and it incorporates my new love, coconut flour. Pancakes with coconut flour is a bit more chewy and slightly denser than my normal buckwheat recipe.
With some prep you can have pancakes on a weekday morning before school or work, don't relegate pancakes to just the weekends. I made some before work yesterday, and the whole day went so much better - I was smiling whole time on the train on my way to work. This is the power of pancakes.
If you prep the ingredients the night before not only do you save time, but you also, increase the digestibility of the buckwheat flour. Soaking the batter overnight with the yoghurt. helps break down the anti-nutrients in the buckwheat flour. Just add in the egg the following morning. Easy!
As the mornings are getting more chilly I like my pancakes topped with warm sauteed blueberries and a large dollop organic biodynamic yoghurt.
Coconut & Buckwheat Pancakes ( Serves 1 very hungry person, makes about 6 pancakes)
- 1/2 cup of milk of your preference
- 1/2 cup of yoghurt
- 1/2 cup of buckwheat flour
- 2 tbsp of coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp of baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp of coconut oil for frying
Topping: Sauteed Blueberries & Yoghurt
- 1 cup of blueberries
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/2 a cup of organic yoghurt
- Put all the ingredients, except egg and coconut oil, in a large bowl and whisk until all the ingredients are combined. Cover and soak in the fridge overnight. Whisk in the egg in the morning.
- In a small pot add in the blueberries with the water and saute for few minutes until the blueberries release their colour. Turn off the hob and leave it to rest until the pancakes are ready.
- Heat frying pan on medium heat with the coconut oil. Once it’s nice and hot drop in the batter, I do about three tablespoons for one pancake. Not too hot, though. If the oil is smoking, it’s too hot. Flip when you see bubbles on the surface. It'll take approximately a minute on each side. Plate that pancake and repeat the process till the batter is finished.
- Top the pancakes with the blueberries first, so the pancakes can absorb all the blueberry syruo. Then dollop on the yoghurt. Try to get a biodynamic & organic yoghurt , I find it tastes much better. Top with honey if you like some more sweetness. Enjoy the bliss of pancakes on a weekday morning.
With love & simplicity,