Banana Buckwheat Pancakes
Yep, pancakes made using a banana and buckwheat flour. Buckwheat flour adds in some additional nutrients you won’t find in white flour, making it’s a really nice healthy alternative. Banana Buckwheat Pancakes are really simple and quick to make and can be made in bulk and reheated too.
Buckwheat flour is a perfect nutrient packed alternative!
Nutritionally, buckwheat is a really good source of fibre, magnesium, iron and zinc as well as containing lots of other vitamins and minerals. It’s also gluten-free and this recipe is dairy-free too. I used Oat Milk for this recipe, but you can use whatever milk you to have to hand.
Magnesium – Approximately 1% of our body weight is from magnesium stores and buckwheat is a particularly good source. Magnesium is used for over 300 different enzyme reactions in the body and is really important for heart, muscle and nervous system health.
Fibre – Fibre is found in all wholegrains in varying quantities (as well as fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts & seeds) and is essential for regulating bowel movements, it helps you feel fuller for longer which is great for weight management and helps to lower cholesterol.
Iron – Plant-based sources of iron are particularly important if you follow a vegetarian/vegan diet and buckwheat is another good source. Important for the transport of oxygen and production of energy, it is worth knowing that tea/coffee can reduce the absorption of iron, so if you suffer from low iron levels, I recommend avoiding tea/coffee within an hour of meals.
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