I am doing a Vegan Month this month and I am now trying to find alternatives to my otherwise standing egg lunches. I love salads, but eating just salads makes me super cold, and after reading a lot about my dosha type (ayurveda) I also realize that cold salads probably isn’t the best diet for me. I am totally aware that buckwheat is also considered a cooling food in Ayurveda, and maybe not recommended for a vata-body type. But I also know that buckwheat can be grounding for a hyper vata-mind.
Anyhow, I love buckwheat and feel good when I’m eating it in moderation – so I will keep doing that. I also happened to have a new bag of raw groats in my cabinet and decided to make some blueberry pancakes for lunch.
I kinda just grab whatever I found at home but since they turned out amazing, I at least wanted to share the approximate recipe.
1/2 cup buckwheat groats (or flour)
1/4 cup coconut flour
1 flax egg*
1 tsp baking powder
2 TBS maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup almond milk
1. Grind buckwheat groats in blender (I usually use our coffee grinder) or use buckwheat flour. Combine it with coconut flour and baking powder in a big bowl.
2. Add rest of ingredients and whisk the batter until smooth.
3. Mix in fresh blueberries. Note: If you use frozen blueberries I think it might be better to add batter to skillet first and then top with the berries to prevent bleeding.
4. Cook in coconut oil. This mix made 6 pancakes for me.
* Flax Egg – Grind 1 TBS flax seeds into flour (again, I use the coffee grinder) and add 3 TBS water. Let stand for a couple of minutes. Note: Do not buy pre-grounded flax seeds. Flax seed oils are extremely unstable and will loose their health beneficial effects almost immediately after grinding.