Light & Fluffy Gluten Free Whole Grain Pancakes

Today I am sharing a fantastic recipe for GF pancakes!  These pancakes equal their glutinous counterparts and are more nutritious.  Light, fluffy, moist and flavourful, they have an ingredient that I have fallen in love with.  Buckwheat! 

Gluten Free Whole Grain Buckwheat Pancakes

Contrary to its name, buckwheat is not related to wheat and does not contain gluten.  It is actually a fruit seed related to rhubarb and sorrel.  Buckwheat can be eaten as a kernel, either unroasted or roasted (kasha).  Very versatile, it can be served as an alternative to rice, as a cereal itself, as porridge and makes a great gluten free flour substitute. 

Buckwheat is a superfood boasting a great nutritional profile high in manganese, flavonoids, and fibre; and is a good source of tryptophan, magnesium and copper.  Studies have shown consumption of buckwheat is related to lowering cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, risk of some types of cancer, risk of diabetes; and preventing gallstones.  What’s not to love, especially when it makes such a great gluten free flour!!!  Okay, I will quite gushing and get to the recipe. 

Gluten Free Whole Grain Buckwheat Pancakes

  • 3/4 cup whole grain ground buckwheat
  • 1/2 cup oat flour (ensure it is GF, if you are celiac or intolerant)
  • 1/4 cup organic cornmeal (love the texture this imparts, but can be omitted)
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp sugar of your choice (I used coconut sugar)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup milk* (your choice, I used dairy)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp oil of your choice (coconut, olive or butter, melted)
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Combine dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.  In another bowl, beat egg and stir in milk, oil, and vanilla.  Stir wet ingredients into dry, mixing until combined.  Adjust milk/flour if you want thicker or thinner batter.

Pour batter onto heated pan, flipping once when browned. Enjoy!

* Substitute 1/2 cup of milk with soda water to make these even lighter and fluffier. 

Shared at Allergy Free WednesdaysFrugal Days, Sustainable Ways and at Easy Green Mama Gluten Free Tuesday LinkyCropped Stories Pincentive Blog Hop, Life in a Break Down

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