Raspberry & Lime Buckwheat Pancakes

Raspberry & Lime Buckwheat Pancakes

Apple & Raspberry Buckwheat Pancakes

 

The inspiration for these Raspberry & Lime Buckwheat Pancakes came from a recipe I posted couple of weeks ago for these Apple & Cinnamon Donut Pancakes, which was the first fully vegan pancake recipe I’ve posted on Swoon Food.

I called them donut pancakes becasue they were so thick and fluffy, with an amazing melt-in-your-mouth cake-like texture, they reminded me of cake donuts!

They turned out so well that it got me really excited for all the new flavours of vegan pancakes I could now create.

So for these next vegan pancakes I wanted to create a recipe that didn’t require any egg substitutes such as flax eggs or apple sauce, but with an equally soft and fluffy texture as the apple & cinnamon donut pancakes. Possible? 

 

 

Apple & Raspberry Buckwheat Pancakes

 

I also happened to have to a jar of Raglan Coconut Yoghurt’s raspberry & lime coconut yoghurt in my fridge and with a lime tree laden with new season limes which were just begging to be made into pancakes together!

If you haven’t tried the raspberry and lime combo yet, it’s a must! The zestiness of lime combines with the tanginess of fresh raspberries so well, it’s almost as if they were always meant to be eaten together.

I also added some frozen raspberries to the pancake mix to ensure both flavours really came through. Frozen raspberries do make these pancakes a little trickier to flip, but if you break up the raspberries before mixing them in, they’re less likely to cause the pancakes to stick to the pan.

 

 

Apple & Raspberry Buckwheat Pancakes

 

Serve these raspberry & lime buckwheat pancakes hot with a drizzle of maple syrup, a dollop of your favourite coconut yoghurt and a sprinkling of freeze dried raspberries if you’re feeling fancy.

Most of the time these pancakes barely make it to the plate long enough to add toppings…they’re just too good straight from the pan!

If you do happen to be left with leftovers, these pancakes keep well in the fridge for a couple of days so that’s breakfast and snacks sorted. And if you make a double batch a great tip is to put half in the freezer and your future self will thank you later!

When you make these Raspberry & Lime Buckwheat Pancakes, let me know!

Leave a comment below and tell me what you think, and be sure to tag your pictures #swoonfood on Instagram or facebook.

Enjoy!

 

RASPBERRY & LIME BUCKWHEAT PANCAKES

Makes: 18-20 small pancakes
Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes

Dry Ingredients
150g buckwheat flour
50g coconut sugar
10g coconut flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch salt

Wet Ingredients
120g Raglan raspberry & lime coconut yoghurt (or any fruit flavoured youghurt of your choice)
80g almond butter (or nut/seed butter of your choice)
2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
150g plant milk
zest & juice of 1 lime
1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries

*extra coconut oil for cooking

Topping Suggestions:
pure maple syrup
Raglan raspberry & lime coconut yoghurt
fresh and/or freeze dried raspberries

To make the pancakes:

Combine all the dry ingredients in a medium bowl and stir well to combine.
Combine all the wet ingredients (except the raspberries) in a second bowl and use a hand whisk to combine.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
The mix should be quick thick which creates a nice thick pancake. If it’s too thick that it won’t come off a spoon, add a little more milk, or if you prefer flatter pancakes add extra milk accordingly.
Add the raspberries, if using frozen break them up into smaller pieces so they don’t stick to the pan.

To cook the pancakes:

Heat a spoonful of coconut oil in a heavy based fry pan over medium low heat.
When the pan in hot add spoonfuls of pancake mix and shape into round circles.
When you see bubbles appearing all over, flip the pancakes to cook the other side adding more coconut oil as you need it.
Keep an eye on your pan heat, if it gets too hot the pancakes will burn quickly becasue of the berries.

To serve the pancakes:

Pile the warm pancakes up on a plate, drizzle with pure maple syrup and top with coconut yoghurt, fresh and/or freeze dried raspberries.

 

Apple & Raspberry Buckwheat Pancakes

 

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Apple & Cinnamon Donut Pancakes

 

I was looking over my pancake recipes the other day and realised I still hadn’t posted a fully vegan and gluten free pancake recipe!

My two favourite pancake recipes to date have been these Cinnamon Bun Pancakes, which are super fluffy, donut-like pancakes with swirls of cinnamon and a sticky bun glaze. And these Spiced Carrot Cake Pancakes which are similar, but lower in sugar as they’re sweetened with carrots.

To create a fully vegan gluten free pancake recipe I used these two recipes as a base. I swapped the eggs for a combination of stewed apples (or applesauce) and nut butter, made a few little tweaks here and there, and the result is these Apple & Cinnamon Donut Pancakes!

 

Apple & Cinnamon Donut Pancakes

 

Why donut pancakes?

Because the texture reminds me of those amazing cake donuts that have a beautifully thick, fluffy texture with hints of nutmeg and cinnamon. The bonus about these pancakes of course, is that they’re much lower in sugar than your average donut as they’re sweetened with apple sauce, yoghurt and a little coconut sugar.

Buckwheat flour gives them lightness, while coconut flour helps them hold their shape. Using these two flours also means as well as being gluten free, these apple and cinnamon donut pancakes are also grain free.

Serve these pancakes hot straight from the pan with a drizzle of maple syrup and dusting of cinnamon, or for a low sugar option a dollop of your favourite coconut yoghurt.

These pancakes keep well in the fridge for a couple of days so that’s breakfast and snacks sorted, and if you make a double batch stick half in the freezer and your future self will be thanking you later!

 

Apple & Cinnamon Donut Pancakes

 

If you make these Apple & Cinnamon Donut Pancakes, let me know!

Leave a comment below and tell me what you think, and be sure to tag your pictures #swoonfood on Instagram or facebook.

Enjoy!

 

Apple & Cinnamon Donut Pancakes

Makes: 18-20 small pancakes
Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes

Dry Ingredients
150g buckwheat flour
50g coconut sugar
10g coconut flour
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch salt

Wet Ingredients
100g stewed apple (or apple sauce)
75g coconut yoghurt
50g almond butter (or nut/seed butter of your choice)
2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
2 Tbsp rice syrup or pure maple syrup
150g nut milk or drinking coconut milk

*extra coconut oil for cooking

Topping Suggestions:
pure maple syrup
cinnamon
coconut yoghurt
fresh berries or pomegranate seeds

To make the pancakes:

Combine all the dry ingredients in a medium bowl and stir well to combine.
Combine all the wet ingredients in a second bowl and use a hand whisk to combine.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
The mix should be quick thick which creates a nice thick pancake. If it’s so thick it won’t come off a spoon, add a little more milk, or if you prefer flatter pancakes add extra milk accordingly.

To cook the pancakes:

Heat a spoonful of coconut oil in a heavy based fry pan over medium low heat.
When the pan in hot add spoonfuls of pancake mix and shape into round circles.
When you see bubbles appearing all over, flip the pancakes to cook the other side adding more coconut oil as you need it.
Keep an eye on your pan heat, if it gets too hot the pancakes will burn quickly.

To serve the pancakes:

Pile the warm pancakes up on a plate, drizzle with pure maple syrup and top with berries, pomegranate seeds and cinnamon.

 

Apple & Cinnamon Donut Pancakes Apple & Cinnamon Donut Pancakes

Apple & Cinnamon Donut Pancakes

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