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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes

Lately Anna has been doing almost nothing but eating and sleeping.  Every couple of hours she is ravenous, she's tired by 8pm every night, and my normal 5:30am early-riser been sleeping in until 7am.  Uh-oh, here comes a growth spurt!  Yesterday I made these blueberry pancakes and she took down four of them.  Both the girls practically inhaled them with exclamations of "yu-u-um!" and "these are awesome!" and "can I have another?".  They might really be that awesome, or their need for caloric intake might lend them to thinking everything is extraordinarily delicious...except for maybe beets.  I still can't get them to eat beets.  I've always wanted to make beet cake....hmmm...

Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes

1 cup buckwheat flour
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
1/4 tsp. salt

1 cup apple juice
1/4 cup applesauce
2 tbsp. grapeseed oil or melted coconut oil
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 cup - 1 cup fresh blueberries, rinsed

In a large bowl, sift together the buckwheat flour through the salt, set aside.  In a medium bowl, whisk together the apple juice through the vanilla extract.  Add all at once to the dry ingredients, stirring till just moistened.  Fold in the blueberries.  Pour by 1/3 cupfuls onto a hot greased griddle (I use cast iron).  Cook until the edges are dry and golden and the tops have little popped bubbles in them.  Flip and cook a couple of minutes more.  Serve hot with maple syrup or your favorite topping.  Makes about 8 pancakes.


Diane said...

Pretty sure these are just yummy! :-)

There are actually recipes for beet cakes LOL

Now you have me wondering if I could pull off such a feat as sneaking beets in and the family loving it! :-)

Erin said...

I have a recipe for beet cake! It's like carrot cake except with shredded beets instead of carrots. But I wonder how else to sneak beets? :)