National Pancake Day — Best Buckwheat Pancakes
Happy National Pancake Day!
It’s not just Fat Tuesday; it’s the day to celebrate pancakes, too!
When the original Angel Boy was young, my pancakes were a source of extreme disappointment. They looked inviting on the outside, but the interior was often mushy and undercooked.
Finally, my son had such a fear of my pancakes that he refused to eat them. It was quite traumatic for him, and I can understand that. Poor guy.
Things have changed with the Angels.
I worked hard to perfect my pancake game and I can now proudly claim to make the BEST Buckwheat Pancakes in my little part of the world.
There’s something incredibly delicious about the addition of buckwheat flour that elevates these pancakes.
They are in such high demand that I often need to whip up two batches. I can’t flip them fast enough to toss them on the plates of those feral little creatures.
Past traumas have been healed; my grown up angel boy can put away a giant stack without being frightened that he’s going to bite into uncooked pancake batter.
I had to get a big griddle to handle the demand and it’s like a Grandma Diner.
“More pancakes, please!”
Two versions of my famous pancakes; it’s easy to make *vegan.
Best Buckwheat Pancakes
Whisk together in bowl:
1 cup milk/plant based etc.
2 TBS veg oil
1 TBS brown sugar or agave
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup white or whole wheat flour
1/2 cup buckwheat flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
Mix just until moistened, batter should be lumpy. Don’t overmix. Let batter sit for a few minutes. Cook on hot oiled griddle until brown on both sides (and cooked all the way through haha.)
Options: add cinnamon, chopped apples, sliced bananas, berries.
*To make it vegan, use only plant based milk, delete the egg, and add two teaspoons white or apple cider vinegar as the final ingredient.