Pancakes are often seen as a treat, especially chocolate pancakes, and can leave you with ‘food guilt’. These superfood chocolate buckwheat pancakes are packed with nutrients and at 134 Kcal per pancake will not leave you feeling guilty.
Ingredients: Makes 3, 6inch pancakes
½ cup organic buckwheat flour
½ cup & 1 x tbsp Alpro coconut milk or any other plant-based milk
1 x flax egg – 1 tbsp organic milled flax seed mixed with 2 tbsp water and refrigerated for 15 minutes
2 x tsp Naturya cacao powder
½ tsp baking powder gluten free
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ tbsp organic agave syrup
30 sprays of coconut oil
1 Mix the buckwheat flour, cacao powder and the baking powder together in a bowl, then make a well in the middle.
2 Pour in the flax egg, then the milk and whisk it all together.
3 Then add the agave syrup and vanilla. Whisk again and leave to stand for 5 minutes.
4 Heat a small frying pan on a low heat. When the pan is hot add ½-1 tsp of coconut oil, move the oil around the pan, then pour some of the mixture into the pan. Move the mixture around the pan it covers the pan to the desired size.
5 When little bubbles form, after about 1 minute, and it looks cooked enough, flip it over with a spatula. Let it cook on the other side for about a 1 minute.
6 Remove the pancake from the pan and repeat the process until you have used all the mixture.
7 Then warm half of the strawberries for 20 seconds then top the pancakes with the warmed strawberries and the remaining strawberries and the juice from the strawberries drizzled all over or choice of topping and enjoy.
Tip: Try adding blueberries while cooking in the to the uncooked side before flipping it over.
Cacao Powder is a non-chemically processed and unroasted version of cocoa powder. Cacao powder is rich in iron & potassium, extremely high in copper & magnesium – so it’s great for your heart and its loaded with zinc. It has 40 times the number of anti-oxidants than blueberries, contains large amount of calcium and serotonin – which helps alleviate depression.
Buckwheat is a grain and no relation to wheat, it’s in fact a seed from a flower herb plant and is gluten free. The seeds are high in soluble and insoluble fibre, essential amino acid, protein and several different anti-oxidant properties. It also rich in B-complex vitamins, copper and magnesium.
Milled Flax Seed is grounded golden and brown linseed also known as flaxseed are an excellent source of vitamin-E which is important for healthy skin. It also contains selenium, manganese, potassium, iron, calcium and magnesium.
Agave is related to the yucca plant. The leaf contains a sugary sap, which is a natural sweetener and has a low GI meaning when consumed, it does not have a sharp high or low in our blood sugar levels. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and immune boosting properties. It lowers cholesterol and increases the absorption of nutrients like calcium and magnesium.