Our 6-Week Vegan Challenge
Make Healthy, Non-Dairy, Buckwheat Pancakes. They're easy.
Or better yet. Make Healthy, Non-Dairy, Buckwheat Banana Pancakes. Just as easy.
Vegans replace eggs with a mixture of ground flaxseed meal and water. 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal + 3 tablespoons water = 1 egg. Mix this together first when you start a recipe and set aside. It needs 10 minutes or so to sit and thicken so the consistency is more egg-like.
Vegan Buckwheat Pancakes
Compliments of JennaDish
MAKES ABOUT TEN 4" PANCAKES – SERVES 2
1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed meal + 3 Tablespoons water (mix and set aside)
1/2 cup white whole wheat flour (can also use spelt, whole wheat or white all-purpose)
1/2 cup buckwheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon sugar (can use white, raw cane, brown – whatever you prefer)
1 cup soy milk (or any non-dairy like almond milk or rice milk)
1 teaspoon canola oil (or olive oil)
Additional water, about 1/4 – 1/3 cup
Canola oil for the pan
Banana, Blueberries, other fruit, optional
Mix the flaxseed meal and water and set aside. Heat a cast iron skillet with Tablespoon of oil in it or heavily sprayed with cooking spray, on low, while preparing the recipe.
In a medium bowl, mix the 5 dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients – milk, oil, water – starting with the smallest amount of water and adding to desired consistency. Should not be runny, but should also not be so thick it won't pour out of a measuring cup into the pan.
Turn the heat up to medium low or medium, depending on your stove. To test if the pan and oil are the right temperature, flick some water from your hand into the pan. If it barely sears, it may not be hot enough, if it practically explodes and pops – too hot. You want it to sizzle moderately.
Take 1/4 cup measuring cup of batter and pour it slowly into a pile, trying to keep a round shape. Let cook until bubbles form around the edge and maybe a little longer (lift and peek to see if brown enough for you). Flip over and finish cooking on other side.
For Banana Pancakes, once you pour the batter in the pan, quickly add banana slices on top of the batter. Flip when ready, making sure you let the banana caramelize and brown enough so that it releases from the pan easier.
Serve with your favorite syrup or topping.