Recipe

Buckwheat Pancakes with Mulberry Spread

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Buckwheat… I’m sorry what did you just call me? Buckwheat is one of those products that somehow managed to sneak up on me and caught me off guard. The last product to do this was quinoa, perhaps I live in a cave or perhaps I just don’t pay enough attention to the food around me.  It seems both of these products have had more of an ‘underground’ following and then, BAM! all of a sudden we start seeing them used in mainstream recipes everywhere.  After a long chat with one of my work colleagues about his breakfast which consisted of buckwheat pancakes, blueberries, natural yogurt and a sprinkle of chocolate (don’t judge, it was a sunday… so he tells me), I was feeling somewhat inspired to learn more about this buckwheat and eat pancakes (I mean really, pancakes… yum!).

So after spending a bit of time sipping coffee and pretending to work, I felt slightly more informed about what buckwheat is all about. For those reading at home who like myself live in a cave, buckwheat is a fruit seed and is related to the rhubarb family. Buckwheat has many health benefits, for one it’s gluten-free  which is a big bonus these days. It’s also known to improve blood flow, reduce cholesterol and it has a high magnesium content. The best thing about buckwheat is there’s no terrible aftertaste or anything, it’s actually pretty tasty and good for you (this means it’s the perfect excuse to have pancakes!). Obviously people with gluten, lactose or any other intolerance should watch what they put in their pancakes but this recipe is a good place to start.

Buckwheat Pancakes with Mulberry Spread

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What you’ll need:
  • 375g buckwheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 240ml soda water
  • 90ml milk
  • 3 eggs
  • Butter (for cooking)
  • 1 big handful mulberries
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • maple syrup to serve
Now what?
  1. Combine the buckwheat flour, baking powder, soda water, milk and eggs into a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Let the mixture sit covered while you get on with the mulberry spread. Add the mulberries and 2 tablespoons of water to a small frying pan and fry over a medium low heat until it thickens and the mulberries soften (I kept some mulberries aside and put them in last minute so there were some whole ones in the mix). Once the mulberries have softened set aside ready to serve.
  3. Place a frying pan over medium high heat, add a small amount of butter (enough to cover the base of the frying pan) and add a ladle of the pancake mixture.
  4. Cook for 2-3 minutes until bubbles start forming on the top, then flip and cook for a further 1-2 minutes. keep warm in an oven set to 100’c.
  5. Repeat until all the batter is cooked.
  6. Top with mulberry spread and maple syrup.
  7. Enjoy with a nice cup of tea or coffee 🙂

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17 Comments

  • Reply
    buckwheathealth
    October 31, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Reblogged this on Buckwheat for your health and commented:
    Here’s another buckwheat pancake recipe to try!

    • Reply
      Matt
      November 2, 2013 at 11:29 am

      Thank you for re-blogging 🙂

  • Reply
    neetukushi
    October 31, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Mmm, looks delish!

    • Reply
      Matt
      November 2, 2013 at 11:28 am

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Reply
    Heidie Makes
    November 1, 2013 at 3:43 am

    so yummy

    • Reply
      Matt
      November 2, 2013 at 11:29 am

      Thanks 🙂

  • Reply
    laurasmess
    November 2, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Haha… other than buckwheat noodles, I haven’t really ventured into the world of buckwheat either. This recipe is enough to convince me though… after eating a bowl of Cheerios this morning, I feel like I’ve sorely missed out! Love the photos. Drool-worthy.

    • Reply
      Matt
      November 2, 2013 at 11:28 am

      You have totally missed out! But don’t panic, pancakes always taste better on a Sunday! 🙂 Get over to the shops and you’ll be just fine.:)

  • Reply
    Sarah | The Sugar Hit
    December 6, 2013 at 7:45 am

    I LOVE buckwheat, and mulberries! These look right up my alley. Yum.

    • Reply
      Matt
      December 14, 2013 at 3:25 pm

      Thank you Sarah. I’m loving your blog! 🙂

  • Reply
    Sofia
    December 16, 2013 at 2:45 am

    Haha I think I live in a cave too because buckwheat is also something thats snuck up behind me, I’ve never used before and everyone seems to love it. What a gorgeous photo, I’ve never managed to make good pancake photos (don’t ever bother looking for my old pancake photos please 😉 ).

    • Reply
      Matt
      December 16, 2013 at 12:47 pm

      Another cave buddy woohoo! 🙂 You know blogging is a legal form of stalking right? I’m totally going hunting for those photos 😉 Thank you for the kind words 🙂

  • Reply
    kmoala
    February 14, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Yumm…..I’m sitting here at work wishing I was eating these pancakes! They look fabulous and i will have to give the recipe a go. 🙂
    p.s. I love your writting style. It’s very easy to read, flows nicely and the mouthwatering recipes make it next to impossible not to follow. Keep up the great work!

    • Reply
      Matt
      February 14, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      Thanks Kristy! Glad I could entertain you for the last part of the working week! 🙂 Would love to hear how you go when you make the pancakes (Sunday is the perfect pancake day… just saying 🙂 )

      • Reply
        kmoala
        February 14, 2014 at 1:49 pm

        Haha!! Yes, Sunday is definitely the prefect day for pancakes. I’ll let you know how I go. Not long now till my working day finishes so my productivity is increasingly declining. Bring on 4:30! 🙂

        • Reply
          Matt
          February 14, 2014 at 2:12 pm

          I’ve still got 3 and a 1/2 hours to get through, then another 8 tomorrow. Maybe I should make pancakes on Sunday to make me feel better.

          • kmoala
            February 14, 2014 at 2:32 pm

            Oooh that’s horrible! Pancakes really would make it all better. 🙂

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