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Strawberry-Rhubarb Buckwheat Pancakes

Strawberry-Rhubarb Buckwheat Pancakes

Prep Time:

Cook Time:

10 to 15 minutes

Servings:

Makes 8 to 10 medium pancakes and 3 to 4 cups sauce

Difficulty:

Easy

Strawberry-Rhubarb Buckwheat Pancakes  Recipe
Chef Sara

For me, it isn’t truly spring until I’ve made something delicious with strawberries and rhubarb. How about a sweet and tangy sauce to top homemade buckwheat pancakes? These Strawberry-Rhubarb Buckwheat Pancakes are exactly what I crave this time of year!

Buckwheat is a pseudo-grain (more of a seed than a grain) that has a rich, nutty flavor and a greyish color when ground. You may already be familiar with buckwheat in the form of soba noodles, or in the classic Jewish dish, kasha varnishkes. (Try this great vegan recipe from Vegan Street!)  Buckwheat is high in fiber and naturally gluten-free, making it a great choice for those sensitive to wheat. Look for buckwheat flour at your local health food store or in the baking aisle of well-stocked supermarkets. I think you’ll love its earthy, intriguing flavor.

If you’re planning on making these pancakes for an early breakfast, the sauce can easily be made in advance and reheated when needed. The sauce also tastes wonderful spooned over freshly-baked scones or biscuits, or even as a topping for oatmeal.

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    For the Sauce:

    4 large stalks rhubarb, ends trimmed, chopped, and all traces of leaves discarded

    2 cups strawberries, hulled and quartered

    1 vanilla bean, split (or substitute 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)

    1/2 cup sugar

    1/2 cup water

    For the Pancakes:

    1 tablespoon ground flaxseed plus 3 tablespoons warm water

    1 cup buckwheat flour

    1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder

    2 tablespoons sugar

    ½ teaspoon salt

    1 ¼ cups non-dairy milk

    2 tablespoons grapeseed or canola oil

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    1

    First, make the sauce. In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients for the sauce and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover the pot, reduce the heat to low, and allow to simmer for 10 to 12 minutes, until the rhubarb is broken down and the berries are softened. Remove the vanilla bean and use a potato masher to mash the strawberries: the sauce will be textured. If a smoother texture is desired, transfer to a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Set aside until needed, or refrigerate if using another day.

    2

    To a make the pancakes, whisk together the ground flaxseed and warm water in a small bowl and set aside for 5 to 10 minutes to gel. This flax “egg” will help the pancakes hold together.

    3

    In a medium bowl, whisk together the buckwheat flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the non-dairy milk, oil, and flax “egg”. Add the wet ingredients to the bowl of dry ingredients and mix until well-incorporated.

    4

    Heat a nonstick skillet or griddle over medium-high heat until hot. To test the heat, flick a drop of water onto the surface of the skillet: when it’s hot enough, the water will evaporate almost immediately. Brush or spray the skillet lightly with oil, then measure out ¼ cup batter. (I like to use a dry ¼-cup measuring cup for this.) Use the bottom of the measuring cup to gently spread the batter out until the pancake is roughly 3 to 4 inches across. Repeat until you run out of skillet space.

    5

    Cook the pancakes for 1½ to 2 minutes, until the edges look dry and you can see bubbles surfacing. Carefully flip the pancakes and allow to cook for an additional minute or so, until they’re puffy and feel firm when pressed. Transfer the finished pancakes to a plate and repeat until the batter is gone. Serve the pancakes with strawberry-rhubarb sauce, or with vegan butter and maple syrup.

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  • Alluraderm says:

    Hi there I am so happy I found your webpage, I really found you by error, while I was searching on Bing for something else, Anyhow I am here now
    and would just like to say thanks a lot for a incredible post and a all round entertaining blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time
    to look over it all at the minute but I have book-marked it and
    also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a great deal more, Please do keep up the
    great job.

    • Linda Soper-Kolton says:

      Hi – we are so happy you found us! We publish new recipes every other week along with blog posts about nutrition, product reviews, cookbook reviews, and other helpful information. Come back and visit us!

  • 2 Responses to Strawberry-Rhubarb Buckwheat Pancakes

    1. Alluraderm says:

      Hi there I am so happy I found your webpage, I really found you by error, while I was searching on Bing for something else, Anyhow I am here now
      and would just like to say thanks a lot for a incredible post and a all round entertaining blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time
      to look over it all at the minute but I have book-marked it and
      also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a great deal more, Please do keep up the
      great job.

      • Linda Soper-Kolton says:

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