Saturday, January 8, 2011

Vegan Buckwheat Pancakes + Blueberry Sauce

On the weekend, pancakes are unavoidable. There's something about a leisurely Saturday or Sunday morning that just calls for a pancake breakfast that you sit down to eat as a counterpoint to the usual weekday breakfast bars, gulped bowl of cereal, or sad-and-rushed nothing at all.

This recipe is more akin to a quick bread than a pancake. I adapted it from the back of the Bob's Red Mill whole grain buckwheat flour package by adding a few frills like orange zest and vanilla for flavor and using rapid rise yeast so these didn't have to sit overnight. They're vegan, they're pretty healthy, they're hearty, and best of all, they taste exactly like fresh wheat bread with warm jam.

Vegan Buckwheat Pancakes

(Makes five huge pancakes)

1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup buckwheat flour
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. Rapid Rise yeast
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tbsp. cane sugar
2 tbsp. soy margarine (melted)
1 tsp. vanilla
orange zest
1 1/2 cups warm water
maple syrup
powdered sugar

Mix dry ingredients, margarine, zest, and vanilla. Add the water and stir to incorporate. On a buttered griddle over medium-low heat, cook each pancake until golden; this should take about 2-3 minutes per side. Plate them and add maple syrup, powdered sugar, and the following simple blueberry sauce.

Blueberry Sauce

1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
juice of one lemon
2 tbsp. cane sugar

Put blueberries in a saucepan with juice and sugar and cook on medium heat. Stir occasionally and cook down for 10-15 minutes.

(Here's another easy buckwheat recipe we've liked in the past.)


Catherine said...

I agree! I am going to get pancakes this morning!

Kristi said...

I love blueberry compote. I've not yet tried making buckwheat pancakes, these look yummy.


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Shopgirl said...

This is making me so hungry. Don't know how you come up with all these delicious creations!

Unknown said...

I've adapted a few recipes from the back of Bob's package. They can be pretty good. These pancakes look marvelous.

Alisa Fleming said...

That looks wonderful ... I love the buckwheat addition. Since it is more like a quick bread, I wonder how it would do as an oven pancake?

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