I had a request for a whole grain blender pancake that is gluten free. As always, I am happy to help, as I have many friend who deal with the whole "gluten free" issue. So, I thought I'd share that buckwheat is in fact 100% gluten free! It's awesome for pancakes and a powerhouse of nutrition. It's well worth using for pancakes. So far, I love the soak overnight method best, even though it does actually work to just put the buckwheat in the blender unsoaked. I prefer to soak, as I know that this will aid the body in digestion of the grain.
Here's my recipe:
1 cup buckwheat (soaked overnight in 3 cups water and drained)
1/2 cup Teff (if you don't know about this whole Super-grain...it's amazing!)
1/2 cup egg whites (this makes a fluffy amazing pancake)
20 drops stevia (see below)
1 tsp lemon or orange zest
1/4 tsp salt
In a blender, all the ingredients.
I LOVE the stevia we carry in the store. It's got a really clean flavor. The advantage of using this, opposed to using sugar is that it won't stick to your griddle...and it won't make you fat. Okay...it's a 100% natural sweetener that doesn't cook out on the griddle so it makes a supremely lightly sweet breakfast pancakes.
Blend on high for 3 full minutes, adding more water as needed to make a smooth batter. I didn't have to use any.
Cook on a lightly oiled hot griddle 2 minutes on each side until cooked through.
Yeah! You'll need some