I have never heard about buckwheat till years ago, an ex colleague of mine developed an illness. She has very swollen feet and needed buckwheat flour to form a paste and placed it on her feet. This apparently helps to draw out the water retention.
Thus when Tina's Kitchen mentioned in FB that she is making pancake out of it, I was really curious.
Buckwheat flour is not commonly available in our supermarket. You either have to go to a specialty store or an organic shop. I was lucky enough to find it in one of our leading supermarket. Though I am not into organic and wanted to find a cheaper alternative, I guess I have no choice.
Now I needed to find bananas for it. During my grocery hubby with hubby, we found a different variety of banana that we usually buy. This one looks similar from those that we ate in Chiang Mai.
If you had eaten banana in Chiang Mai, you will be blown away by the sweet, the chewiness of the banana in a good manner I have to say. We just loved it and had since been searching for this variety in Singapore.
Thus, we were delighted that when we saw something that looks like. Brought a bunch home and after trying it, we realised it is not the same. Waited for it to ripe further but still it didn't have that sweetness and chew to it.
My search will continue till I find THE banana that we loved so much and my pancake for breakfast goes on.
The texture of this pancake is a little different. I can’t pinpoint whether I love it or not but I am sure this is definitely a healthy choice. I have modified the recipe as I wanted the banana to be more intense and hubby wanted it to be a little salty.
Nevertheless, I am sure this is definitely a healthy choice of breakfast.
Thanks Tina for sharing. For the original recipe, head over to her blog.
My son who is a huge fan of cheeses, had been reminding me that there is a tray of portobello mushroom in the fridge. So to encourage him to be more hands on in the kitchen, I got him to cook this instead. Slowly I hope to influence him to be more pro active and not be hand waited by the helper to feed his tummy.
I really enjoyed seeing my kids getting so focus in the kitchen. See how neat those mushrooms look! and it is tasty as well. I wished I had gotten more trays instead.
Buckwheat Banana Pancake
What you need:
200g buckwheat flour
3 banana mashed
1/4 tsp salt
Mash the banana in a bowl.
Add the buckwheat flour, milk and egg and sugar. Stir until well mixed and mixture is soft like cake batter.
Heat a little oil in a fry pan and when hot, drop big spoonfuls of the batter into the pan.
When bubbles appear on the surface, turn over and cook for about a minute, then dish out.