Sunday 20 March 2016

Vegan Banana Buckwheat Pancakes with Peanuts

These delicious pancakes are the perfect start in the morning. They are gluten-free, vegan and just great: Fluffy, banana-ish with a strong taste of peanuts and cinnamon and – the best part for me here in a flat without kitchen-equipment – you don't need any machines, just a bowl and a spoon. 
Invite your friends or bring these to the next brunch – everyone will love them, no matter if vegan or not!
Since I'm in Prague my peanut butter affection just increased. I know I should stop but I won't until another glass is empty – and then hopefully I won't buy the next until the following week, haha. But I can't help, it's just too good. When buying your peanut butter read the ingredients carefully: You should be able to finish within a second as the only two ingredients allowed are peanuts(!!) and salt (if not possible in another way). 

Added sugars, palm oil or even artificial additives don't belong in your nut butter just as they don't belong in your body. 
What you need: 

 For the pancakes:

* 3/4 cup buckwheat flour
* 1/2 cup oats
* 1 cup coconut milk mixed with water (or any other plant-based milk)
* 1 1/2 bananas (the riper the sweeter)
* 1 tsp baking powder 
* 2 tbsp ground flax seeds + 6 tbsp water
* 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
* Pinch of salt 
* Optional: 1 tbsp sweetener of choice 
* Oil for the pan

For the peanut syrup:

* 1 tbsp peanut butter (100% peanuts)
* 2 tbsp hot water
* 1 tbsp maple syrup

As decoration:

* Peanuts
* 1/2 banana
* Cinnamon

How to make it:

1. Start with soaking 2 tbsp flax seeds into 6 tbsp water. Set aside for at least half an hour – the longer the better. 
2. Put the oats into your milk and let it soak for a few minutes. Mash the bananas with a fork.
3. Put the dry ingredients (buckwheat flour, cinnamon, salt and baking powder) in a bowl. Now add all the other ingredients for the pancakes: soaked oats + all of the milk, mashed bananas, flax-egg and sweetener, if desired. The batter should be viscous as the pancakes break otherwise. If it's too liquid add some buckwheat flour.
4. Heat oil in a pan and bake your pancakes over medium heat until golden-brown. 
5. In the meantime mix peanut butter, hot water and maple syrup together in a small bowl and set aside.
6. Put your pancakes on a plate, pour the syrup over it and decorate with peanuts, banana slices and cinnamon. Enjoooooooooy! *_*
Idea, Words, Photographs: Diana Ranegger

1 comment:

  1. Am Morgen wären die nichts für mich (schlechte Frühstückerin...), aber als Dessert... toll! ^^