Buckwheat is the star of this breakfast recipe. Why Buckwheat? Buckwheat is not a grain, it is a seed! Surprise!!!! Because it is a seed, it is, like Quinoa, higher in fat and protein than cereal grains. It is actually in the same family as Rhubarb, and is gluten free, making it a good choice for those who have Celiacs, or even those on a Paleo diet, because it is a more wild plant seed.
Buckwheat can also be used as a grain substitute for those who have insulin resistance. Several studies have shown that adding Buckwheat to breads lower the glycemic index of the food. It also shows the ability to regulate blood sugar levels in those with diabetes, and can be used in those with Type 1.
Unlike most grains, buckwheat DOES NOT need to be soaked/sprouted/or fermented before consuming. So, it is a good choice for day of pancakes!
Banana Buckwheat Pancakes
Top with good quality maple syrup, and more grass fed butter, or jam.
Makes 4 servings