Saturday, August 28, 2010

Buckwheat Banana Pancakes

No rain this morning, but when I asked my three year old what he wanted for breakfast, he said, "Banana pancakes please!" I'm surprised it was not followed up with a request for a little "Jack." Since he was just a year old, he has had this thing for Jack Johnson, affectionately known as just "Jack" around here. We put some Jack Johnson music on and he'll just start going to town with his little man dance moves.

So whenever I hear the words banana pancakes, I always start singing to myself, "...making banana pancakes, pretend like it's the weekend now... we could pretend it all the time. Can't you see that it's just raining, ain't no need to go outside..." But since today is Saturday morning, it means Bluegrass Saturday Morning tunes were streaming in from my kitchen radio. And my little man always has little man dance moves to accompany the plink plink plink of that might fine banjo.

Ain't no need to be a Jack Johnson or bluegrass fan though to enjoy these hearty pancakes. The hint of bananas is just enough sweetness that I don't even use syrup.

Buckwheat Banana Pancakes

2 eggs
1 mashed ripe banana
1/4 cup raw milk, cream, or almond milk
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup almond flour
1/4 cup buckwheat flour
2 tablespoons coconut flour
1 tablespoon xylosweet or agave
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch salt

Preheat griddle to medium- low heat. Whisk eggs in bowl and add banana, milk, water, and vanilla. Mix thoroughly. Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined (may be a little chunky). Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, add pancake mixture to hot griddle, making a small circle (if using non-stick, no oil is needed. If not non-stick, use a tablespoon of coconut oil or butter to grease the pan). Cook for approximately 3-4 minutes and when a few bubbles surface the top of the pancake, use a spatula to flip and cook an additional 2-3 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.

Makes approximately 6 pancakes.

Enjoy plain (as they are a mild sweet already) or top with extra banana slices, agave, 100% pure maple syrup, or almond butter.

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