banana buckwheat pancakes

pancakes have never been my strong suit. i’d rather make waffles any day. but today my pitifully sick daughter requested pancakes so i figured i’d try some gluten free ones. i just kind of made up my own recipe. that’s how i roll. they turned out so good that both kids were clamoring for more hardly as i’d gotten two more cooked up! so, consider these kid-friendly!


2 cups organic buckwheat flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
4 tablespoons organic sugar
1/2 teaspon cinnamon
2 cups so delicious coconut milk or milk of your choice, water works too
1/4 cup olive oil
1 egg
1 banana, mashed


in a medium large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. add the remaining ingredients, in no particular order. mix well. i know a lot of recipes want you to leave a few lumps but i find that in heavier flour recipes it doesn’t work as well. you could easily add more than one banana as well, if you like. cook in a cast iron skillet on medium heat, flipping as soon as there are bubbles at the edges, and before the edges get a dry appearance.
we like to use pure maple syrup and butter usually on our pancakes, but feel free to experiment! i’ve been known to make a delicious fruit sauce when i’m feeling extra fancy, maybe i’ll post that next time i make it.

i used some cooking spray just to be sure they didn’t stick. whoever invented this new type of aerosol can sprayer is a genius. those other kind were harder to spray, and would break off. i’m easily impressed, maybe. 😉

in other news, today was a super warm day! the kidlets and i spent over two hours outside and i got lots of hooping practice. i’m gettin’ mad skills, yo.


About Mostly Hippie Mama

I'm a believer in attachment parenting, eating real food, unschooling, being honest, homebirth, natural medicine, hard work, doing it yourself, being frugal and that being in the wilderness is the best way to find yourself. I love my family and living life.
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