Even though its name may be misleading, buckwheat is not actually a grain, it is a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb. Buckwheat makes a great grain substitute for people sensitive to wheat and gluten. Buckwheat is full of fibre and is a good source of magnesium which is beneficial for helping lower stress levels and blood pressure. Magnesium will also help keep blood sugar levels more stable. Buckwheat also provides flavanoids, including rutin, which have powerful antioxidant action and cardiovascular protective properties.
Coconut & buckwheat pancakes
1 cup of organic coconut milk
1 organic egg
1 cup buckwheat flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tablespoon raw honey
Place wet ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until well combined.
In a larger bowl place dry ingredients and combine. Make a well and then slowly add wet ingredients, mixing gently. Don’t over mix.
Place a little coconut oil in a fry pan and cook until bubbles occur and then flip and cook other side.
Delicious served with date spread, coconut yoghurt, banana, berries, or some raw honey and a squeeze of lemon.