Thursday, August 2, 2018

Banana Buckwheat Pancakes

Low-FODMAP Banana Buckwheat Pancakes  /  Delicious as it Looks

I'm always looking for ways to incorporate different grains into my eating enjoyment, so I decided to try buckwheat. I've already made a buckwheat soba noodle recipe (see Sesame Soba Noodles with Chicken & Kale), so the next thing to try was pancakes. When I first started to create this recipe, I had the intent of using all buckwheat flour. But I quickly discovered that I didn't like buckwheat as much as I thought I would. At least not in pancake form. They were a bit heavy and gritty. So I added some rice flour and that made it so much better. Fluffier, softer, and better tasting. Buckwheat has a very strong flavor, so the addition of the rice flour mellows it out.

I should note that I took these photos mid-recipe-development, so they look a little darker in color than the final recipe turned out. I had a higher proportion of buckwheat flour, which I ended reducing for my final recipe. I was just too tired to retake the photos!
Presto Griddle with Removable Handles
If you are wondering what that texture on the pancake's surface is, it's from my amazing griddle: Presto Electric Griddle with Removable Handles. I cannot recommend this griddle enough. My husband got me this griddle for my birthday a few years ago and it has been the best griddle I've ever owned. The textured surface really makes it nonstick and more durable - I don't ever have to use cooking spray on it. It has yet to show any wear and tear. Storing the griddle is great. I just pop the handles in a drawer and stack the griddle upright in my cookie sheet cupboard. If you are in the market for a griddle, I highly recommend this one! And I highly recommend these pancakes if you are looking for something a bit different for breakfast.

Low-FODMAP Banana Buckwheat Pancakes  /  Delicious as it Looks

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Banana Buckwheat Pancakes
Low-FODMAP, Gluten-Free
serves 6 (makes 12 - 14 pancakes)


1 cup brown rice flour
3/4 cup buckwheat flour (I like Bob's Red Mill)
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large banana
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups lactose-free dairy milk, almond milk, or coconut milk
1/4 cup mini non-dairy chocolate chips (such as Enjoy Life) (optional)


    In a medium bowl, combine the brown rice flour, buckwheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Stir well.
    In a large bowl, mash the banana. Stir in the egg, melted butter, sugar, and vanilla. Whisk in the milk. Add the flour mixture and stir until well-combined and there are no lumps. Stir in the chocolate chips if using.
    Heat a griddle to 375 degrees F or large skillet over medium-low heat. Coat with nonstick cooking spray, if needed (if you have the Presto Griddle mentioned above, you probably won't need it!). For each pancake pour about 1/4 cup of batter onto griddle. Flip when they start to bubble. Cook until golden brown. Repeat with remaining batches, spraying the griddle or skillet if needed.

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    1. Where is your fork from please in the first picture?! I like the vintage look of it!!

      1. I think I got it from Pier 1 a few years ago.