These pancakes are my go-to. We make them all the time – mostly on weekends or if we have a special house guest. But we’ve also made a big batch for the workweek – nothing makes Mondays more tolerable like Saturday pancakes, amiright? Plus they’re super hearty and wholesome so eating them any day of the week is totally cool. Buckwheat baby, I love this stuff. The name is kinda misleading as it’s not actually a wheat but rather a seed. It’s loaded with protein and iron and all those amino acids essential to the veg-heads. If you’re new to buckwheat then these pancakes are for you – just half a cup mixed in with the favorite flour of your choice and you’ll be buzzing like a bee, ready to tackle the day. Speaking of buzzing, these peaches! It’s peach season city down here in the south right now so in addition to eating them straight-up like all day everyday I decided to get boozy with a couple here. Of course plain ones are just as good too.
Ingredients for the Buckwheat Pancakes
1/2 cup buckwheat flour
1/2 cup flour of your choice: oat flour, whole wheat flour, gluten free flour blend, etc.
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1¼ cups kefir
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Butter or coconut oil, for the skillet
roasted, salted pecans and greek yogurt for serving
+ whiskey, maple, peach juice from the below soaked peaches for drizzling
Ingredients for the Maple Whiskey Peaches
3 peaches, sliced in circles as shown
2 tablespoons good quality maple syrup
1 tablespoon whiskey
Slice the peaches into circles as shown and soak them in the maple syrup and whiskey mixture. For the pancakes: in a large bowl mix together the dry ingredients first, then whisk in the eggs and finally the kefir and vanilla, careful not to over mix. Heat a skillet with a bit of butter or coconut oil on medium high, place a peach slice in the center and pour a ladle full of batter over the peach. Flip when you see little bubbles popping up through the batter. Serve with roasted salted pecans, greek yogurt and whiskey, maple, peach sauce.
Pancake recipe adapted from here.