Dairy Free | Gluten Free | High Protein & Fiber
Hey there, you gorgeous diva, you.
My husband calls me a diva in the kitchen. Why?
Well, I can be somewhat high maintenance when it comes to cooking and eating. Especially eating.
The poor fella is still trying to understand why certain foods make me happy and others make my stomach hurt and bloat up.
And while I am an ingredient snob, he’s a garbage disposal.
Which takes me to another point.
I have been experimenting with this buckwheat pancake recipe for the last 4 weekends.
I needed to offer a breakfast recipe for a few clients who have kids with an allergy to eggs AND gluten.
And guess what I did with the ones that didn’t come out quite right?
He scarfed them all down.
Back to the point about being a diva.
I’m very particular with the food that I put in my body. If it’s not made from real ingredients, no thank you.
If it has a drive-thru, get me outta there!
If it comes from a lab and has 30 different un-pronounceable ingredients that I never learned in my AP chemistry class, forget it!
And more importantly, if it makes me feel tired, bloated, and a total dead weight all morning, I’m screwed.
So of course I prefer to eat breakfasts that makes me feel good.
So yes, I’m saying we should all be breakfast divas! I encourage you to upgrade the quality of your breakfast and cook with high quality ingredients more often.
Start the day off with these beautiful buckwheat pancakes…
If you’re looking for a great nutritional alternative to pancakes made with refined flour, make some buckwheat pancakes.
This recipe is also egg-free, so if you have an egg allergy, the chia seeds help replace the need for eggs.
Chia seeds are also a nutritional powerhouse, full of protein and fiber. Overall this simple pancake recipe will keep you FULL and ENERGIZED all morning, without making your stomach feel heavy and bloated.
5 Reasons Why Buckwheat Flour is Freakin’ Awesome
1. Easy to digest protein! Buckwheat is high in protein, and not just any protein. It has a high concentration of ESSENTIAL amino acids, which are the ones your body cannot make. (Unfortunately you have to obtain them from food) Buckwheat contains lysine, threonine, and tryptophan.
2. It keeps you regular, as in consistent poop sessions. Buckwheat is high in INSOLUBLE FIBER, which does not dissolve at all and helps add bulk to your stool. This helps food to move through your digestive tract quickly for healthy elimination.
3. It’s ideal for weight loss. Buckwheat flour has a lower GLYCEMIC INDEX than regular pancakes made with white flour. It won’t spike your blood sugar level and send you on a When there is a spike in your blood sugar, it can cause food to be quickly stored as fat. Add this hearty ingredient to your meal plan and you will soon see the pounds melt off. The fiber also slows down digestion, which helps you feel full longer.
4. Two words: Anti-Oxidants and Anti-cancer. Buckwheat has a rich supply of phytochemicals, which protects every organ in your body from cancer, diabetes, and other illnesses.
5. It’s easier to digest. Buckwheat contains NO GLUTEN—the source of protein in grains. No more bloating and that heavy feeling in your stomach.
Where to buy buckwheat flour?
The only downside to buckwheat flour is that its slightly more expensive than regular flour. That’s okay because it’s all about quality, and not quantity, right?
*Note that these are affiliate links, which means I get a small measly commission for referring you to the awesome product. You still pay the normal price, but you also get a great deal because this flour is more expensive in health food stores. If you purchase through Vitacost, you get a $10 off your first order of $30 or more. Thanks for your support. 😉
Buckwheat Chia Pancakes Recipe
- 1 cup buckwheat flour
- 1 1/3 cup almond milk
- 1 large banana
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 4 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbs melted coconut oil
Blend ingredients in a blender. Cook on medium (300 degree) heat for a few minutes on each side.
Top with berries, sliced bananas, pure maple syrup, or almonds.
**Note this pancake batter prefers to be THIN for better texture.