I have a massive dislike of pancake mixes because pancake batter is so easy to make! All you need are 3 ingredients if using self-raising flour or 5 if using plain flour. Plus...you know exactly what is in your pancakes when you make them from scratch! I'm sure there are added sugars, flavours, preservatives and other gross stuff in ready made pancake mixes that you don't want or need in your food.
This is a really simple pancake recipe using buckwheat flour which means it's also gluten free. Whilst we're not entirely a gluten free family, I like to mix up the grains we eat so that we're getting a range of nutrients and fibres from our food. I love buckwheat because it's easy to find and to use. You can use it really easily in place of wheat flour. Buckwheat flour doesn't have added raising agents so it's not self-raising, it's plain. That means there are 5 ingredients in this recipe. Easy!
- 1 cup buckwheat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk of choice
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- Mix the buckwheat flour and baking powder in a 1 litre measuring jug or small bowl that you can our from
- Add in the egg and milk and mix with a fork or whisk
- Mix through the apple cider vinegar last. This reacts with the baking powder to help make the pancakes fluffier
- Heat a pan on the stove over a medium heat and melt in a little butter or olive oil so that the pancake batter doesn't stick then pour in small amounts of the batter into your pan
- Once bubbles form all over the tops of the pancakes flip them to cook on the other side for around 1 minute
- Transfer to a plate then repeat until the mix is all cooked
- We love ours with yoghurt and fresh berries.