Gluten free buckwheat pancakes. Also known as the mancake. Beat it, mix it, heat it, flip it, layer it, ravage. No ribbons and bows on this stack of flapjacks; this stack is man tested, man approved. Also joyously devoured by moi, this stack has yum all layered up in it for a sweet and savory morning experience to be enjoyed by all.
Week 2 of The Pancake Project is on and this week is all about buckwheat. Do you know about buckwheat? Cause I didn’t until I did a little research on the intraverse. Buckwheat is tremendously great for you – here’s what I found out. Buckwheat comes from a fruit seed and is a relative of rhubarb. What does this mean? Nooooo gluten! Those who include buckwheat in their diet have decreased risk of high cholesterol or high blood pressure and may have increased blood sugar regularity as the body’s insulin response to buckwheat is much lower than its response to refined wheat. Buckwheat has also been linked to curbing Type 2 Diabetes and possibly prevents gallstones! Plus it’s high in fiber. The list goes on and on and on…please read more about buckwheat! Oh stop it, buckwheat, strutting your stuff with your pretty pants on, you’re making me blush!
Exciting news, folks: Bob’s Red Mill has graciously teamed up with me for The Pancake Project! So along with a new pancake recipe every Friday, there will be a Bob’s Red Mill giveaway of the flour I use…starting TODAY! All you need to do is leave a comment letting me know your thoughts/deepest, darkest secrets (jk smiley face) and you’ll be in the running. This way you can pancake right along with me and you’ll already have recipes at your disposal.
Bob’s Red Mill produces a huge variety of flours, nut meals and grains which creates waves for cooking and baking nutritious foods. Any special dietary need can be catered to using Bob’s products; their stuff is the celiac’s dream come true if you want me to give it to your straight. Plus, the folks at BRM also happen to be the nicest people in the world!
Layering is smart in the winter and the same can be said about a stack of mancakes. Here’s the order of operations: Buckwheat pancake layer followed by fried egg and bacon layer, repeat. How high can you stack em? It’s like Jenga for really delicious pancakes. Mosey up to your stack of mancake and give him a gander before going to town. Mmmmmhmmmm!
The Pancake Project:
Week 2: Buckwheat Manstacks
For the Manstacks:
- Agave or pure maple syrup
Combine the egg, milk and oil in a bowl and whisk to combine.
Add the buckwheat flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder and mix just until incorporated and batter is smooth.
Allow batter to sit at least 10 minutes (you can make the batter ahead and allow it to sit in the refrigerator overnight).
Heat a large skillet to just above medium heat.
Add about a teaspoon of olive oil and tablespoon of butter and spread around the skillet.
Measure out ¼ cup worth of batter and pour in the skillet.
Cook until a great deal of bubbles rise to the top of the pancake and the edges firm up.
Flip and cook another 30 seconds.
Remove from heat and place in a warm oven until you finish cooking the remainder of the batter.
While cooking pancakes, cook bacon to desired level of crisp. Use the bacon fat for frying the eggs.
Layer em and stack em high, son!
Drizzle with agave or maple syrup for a sweet and savory meal!
Recipe Notes1.) Recipe adapted from Wrightfood: http://mattikaarts.com/blog/baking-recipes/gluten-free-buckwheat-pancakes/ 2.) The Original recipe calls for 1-1/4 cups of milk. I refrigerated my batter overnight and added an additional ¼ cup of milk (for a total of 1-1/2 cups) before cooking. 3.) Original recipe says to whip the egg white and fold it into the batter in order to make the pancake fluffy. I skipped this step and was happy with the texture of my pancakes but I’m sure the egg white fluffing is delicious too.
For a chance to win a bag of Bob’s Red Mill Buckwheat flour, simply leave a comment below. A winner will be announced Wednesday, January 23.
Bob’s Red Mill has provided me with the flour and nut meals I use in The Pancake Project. Other than that, they do not compensate me in any way and all opinions expressed in these posts are my own.