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Apple Pie Buckwheat Pancakes (vegan & gluten-free)

Apple Pie Buckwheat Pancakes (vegan & gluten-free)

This, my friends, is the very glorious holy grail of all the pancakes.

So since it has been overwhelmingly and very much, unbearably hot and humid for the past however many months here in North Carolina, I honestly did not have a single morning when I thought “wow, I should REALLY make some pancakes for breakfast!”

Yea, nah. I was sweating non-stop for two months straight, thank you very much. No pancakes for me.

Yet these past two weeks, it has been absolutely beautiful out. All of the lush greenery is finally turning a beautiful golden red, yellow, and brown and the days are filled with sunshine and cool, brisk, Autumn wind. Needless to say, I am totally digging it.

So, one morning before classes last week I woke up to frost. I was absolutely freezing all morning, and needed something warm and comforting to make for breakfast real quick. Oatmeal was not on my mind that morning - and that’s when the idea hit: it was time for pancakes to make their grand return into my life.

BUT JUST YOU WAIT - THESE ARE NOT SOME ORDINARY RUN-OF-THE MILL FLAPJACKS MY FELLOW PANCAKE LOVER. These are special.

Buckwheat pancakes are the best. I simply have no other words. That morning, I got out the buckwheat flour, oats, and the remaining ingredients, and within 15 minutes I had a plate the size of my face fillllllled with fluffy buckwheat flapjacks. And it was glorious.

They’re fluffy. Sweet. Nutty. And just freaking delicious, if you ask me.

Did I also mention that I made spiced, and added cinnamon-y and caramel-y apples on top? Yea, now you’re drooling.

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Apple Pie Buckwheat Pancakes

PANCAKE INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup buckwheat flour

1/2 oats

1/2 ripe banana

1 cup water

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 Tbsp baking powder

1 Tbsp flaxseed

APPLE TOPPING:

1 apple, chopped

1 Tbsp maple syrup

1/4 cup water

INSTRUCTIONS:

For the pancakes, combine all of the ingredients in a. food processor and blend until smooth - let the pancake batter sit for about 10 minutes. Then, preheat your pan at medium heat for about 1-2 minutes, adding a teaspoon of coconut oil to the pan if needed. Then, just cook the pancakes as you would normally! As for the apple topping, just add the ingredients to a small saucepan and bring it all to a simmer - let the apple mix cook for about 3 minutes, until the apples are soft and sticky.

The apple mix should look like this once cooked! Super soft, saucy apples.

The apple mix should look like this once cooked! Super soft, saucy apples.

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