Pancakes can form part of a healthy diet but watch out for the toppings. Tempting as it is to load them with sugar or Nutella, here's your chance to make them helathy + delicious. My favourite toppings include slow baked apples or pan-roasted bananas. How about fresh blueberries or why not try a savoury version with crispy bacon!
Buckwheat flour may not be a familiar ingredient but let me introduce you. It is amazing for making pancakes.
Despite the name, buckwheat is not actually a wheat grain, but the seed of a fruit related to the rhubarb plant and therefore naturally Gluten Free. Doves Farm is a brand of Buckwheat flour you can buy from the supermarket. It contains 4 x the amount of fibre as regular flour. It is also an excellent source of magnesium, (nature's tranquiliser) + an important mineral for combatting stress and anxiety.
If you are following a vegan diet you will be interested to learn that buckwheat contains 8 of the 9 essential amino acids, making it an excellent non-animal source of protein.
Unlike plain white flour, buckwheat will not cause large spikes in your blood sugar levels. All in all a top ingredient to have in your larder for Shrove Tuesday and any weekend brunch.
Why not try them with my delicious cherry chia pots - see the recipe link below x