Fluffy, GF & Sugar-Free Pancakes

I woke up late on New Year’s Day, and lazed around in bed wondering what I could whip up for breakfast that would make for a nice brunch for my family and I. Once pancakes popped into my head, there was no getting them out — especially as a I rarely have them. This recipe, though, is a favourite because it’s devoid of any sugar, just naturally sweetened with a banana.

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The best thing about this recipe is how simple it is. You just whisk the wet ingredients together (including the banana), then add in the dry.

Once your mix is done, you can add whatever you like, whether its chocolate chips as we went for on New Year’s Day, or my usual mix of handful of walnuts or blueberries.

Fluffy, GF & Sugar-Free Pancakes
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Gluten-free, vegan (if egg subbed out) and naturally sweetened, these are a great weekend brunch recipe that I love whipping up
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 9
  • 1 cup buckwheat flour*
  • 1 mashed banana
  • ½ cup soy milk**
  • 2 eggs (or flax egg)
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips (optional)
  1. The recipe is simple! Whisk your wet ingredients together (including the banana), then add in the dry.
  2. Once your mix is done, you can add in the chocolate chips if you're choosing to indulge, but I usually prefer to add in a handful of blueberries and walnuts.
  3. Once the mix is ready, use a cup-measurement to scoop them out if you want uniform pancakes. I use a ¼ cup and it usually makes 9 or 10.
  4. Once you see bubbles begin to form, flip your pancake over and cook the other side. Usually this takes 2-3 minutes per side on a medium heat.
* You can use plain flour if you like, spelt flour and rye flour are also good options

** You can substitute with whichever milk you prefer

Stack those babies up and enjoy! My brother chose to have his with Nutella and sliced banana, whereas I preferred to have blueberries, banana, and maple syrup drizzled over mine.

Whichever topping you chose, these fluffy, delicious pancakes will go down a treat! Ready in minutes and hugely satisfying, I find they really keep me happily full for hours. If you, like me, make them for yourself alone sometimes, the best way to heat these up is actually by popping them in a toaster for a bit, rather than a microwave. You keep the crispiness that way!

As always, bilafiya
(well wishes and wellbeing)

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