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Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes — Try These!

fat burning recipe guideAhhh, we’re back in NJ hanging with my family for Christmas.  Ella is loving being with her Nonni and Grandpa.  We’re loving a little help with her and great cooking.  And it’s good to get a little R & R.

This week is crazy with the holidays — but I had to take a second to share this splurge meal (and recipe) we ate because I know you’ll love it — went to the track to do some sprints this morning (little cold, but it felt great to get out!), then had one of our favorite splurge meals.  Blueberry pancakes!  Awww, man did these taste good!

Now I’m not talking about adding some water to a box of Bisquick, smothering them with artificial syrup crap and calling it a day. 

This recipe is killer.  A friend of mine sent me an advanced copy of his brand new Plant Based Recipe Guide — 134 mouth watering recipes — that were created to get lean, build muscle, and just improve overall health. 

The one for Blueberry Pancakes on page 22 caught my eye immediately (it’s one of the 36 recipes JUST for breakfast alone!) — my entire family, including our 18 month old Ella, LOVED them!  

 

 

Buckwheat Blueberry Pancakes
Ingredients


  • 1 cup buckwheat flour

  •  ¼ cup ground flaxseeds

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
   
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg

  • 1 banana

  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup buckwheat flakes
 (or 1/2 cup whole oats, which we used because we had them)
  • ½ cup blueberries

  • Coconut oil

Directions


In a large bowl, mix together the flour, flaxseeds, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.
In blender or food processor, blend the banana and water and then slowly add the dry mixture until smooth.  Add buckwheat flakes (or oats) and blueberries (leave some blueberries to top pancakes with).

Lightly oil a frying pan with some coconut oil over medium heat. 
Pour batter onto frying pan to the desired size of pancakes.
Cook for about 5 minutes on each side. 
Top with fresh blueberries and organic maple syrup.

Great stuff!  Definitely try these and let me know what you think. 

Check out a few other recipes they included — really anxious to try these:

Page 39 <<<–Basil Walnut Pesto (super easy, tons of flavor, and loads of nutrients)
Page 55 <<<–White Bean Spread (PERFECT Christmas appetizer)
Page 82  <<<–Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Page 104 <<<–Black Bean Soft Tacos (great quick lunch!)
Page 110 <<<–Chocolate Pudding (who doesn’t love dessert)
Page 112 <<<– Sweet Potato Pudding (can’t wait to try this one)

FYI — in the spirit of the holidays, the recipe guide with 134 savory recipes is on sale for just 3 days — just $19.95 (and since it’s a digital product, it’s great to just print out what you want and keep it by you while prepping the food).

PS: I’m going to try another recipe and will share it with you Friday … stay tuned! 

2 Responses to Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes — Try These!

  1. Tracy December 23, 2010 at 8:03 am #

    Good morning Chris and Kara,

    This recipe sounds really good. I might try them when my Husband gets home from being on the road. I do want to share with you what I did last night. Usually I snack on celery and green beans from my garden. I started to have a craving for something sweet. Jelly beans. I love them and I used to eat them more than I should have. Well, I had a handful, and another, and another, they tasted sooooo good. My sweet tooth is satisfied now and boy do I ever feel icky. Your probably laughing at me at this point knowing that I’m going to tell you that I did not sleep last night. I watched tv all night and felt like I was on a sugar high. Every time I layed down to try to sleep again, my heart was beating faster than my resting rate and I was buzzed. I hated it. I hated me for eating that much sugar. I hadn’t had Jelly beans for probably over a year and I plan to make it at least another year and then I’ll buy a super small bag instead of the super sized bag. I can drink my coffee or decaf sweet tea with equal with no problems, but real sugar, geez, I’m done with it. I feel like I have a hangover this morning without the fun of the party. Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Years.

  2. Jim from Functional Fitness Facts December 24, 2010 at 10:38 am #

    I’m getting hungry just looking at the picture of the blueberry buckwheat pancakes.

    Chris, I ran sprints myself on Wednesday evening. I’ve been running sprints on a regular basis for the last several years. Sprint workouts are a great way to burn body fat and increase cardiovascular fitness.

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