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Busy Morning Buckwheat Pancakes

I am sure most households with kids can relate to the mayhem that is a weekday morning! Everyone seems to be on their own schedule, with high demands flying. This is a quick recap of what happens in my house on a typical weekday.

My husband is up at 5:20 to make it to his 5:45am work out class  My little guy is up and ready to party at 5:30 (the latest), followed by my daughter at 6am. Did you notice I didn’t mention when I get up?  That’s because it all revolves around my “roommates.”

By 6:15am, the coffee and our green  spirulina smoothie (recipe by Melissa Wood Health) is ready and at 6:30am my little guy is screaming for breakfast.  At 6:45am my husband is back from his class, and a minute later, at 6:46am I am off to make my own class at 7am. So what does this have to do with pancakes?

I try to do as much as possible to make my mornings run as smoothly and stress-free as possible. Except for the coffee, everything gets prepped in advance. My daughter’s lunch is typically leftovers from the day before, so that gets packed while I clean dinner.  My husband eats the same peanut butter and jelly sandwich every day for lunch and that gets made the night before, too. I try to prepare the ingredients for the smoothie in the Vitamix so all I have to do is add water in the morning. But breakfast is a tough one, as my kids’ growing taste buds are out to get me and always asking for more and more complicated productions. There is only one exception: my tried and true buckwheat pancakes. They always want those!

On Sundays I make a big batch and freeze them for the week. Easy breezy. Pancakes freeze really well and they defrost right in the toaster. I can have my son with a fork in his high chair in less than 5 minutes.

Here is my recipe:

2/3 cup buckwheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup almond milk
1 tbsp coconut oil

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together
  2. Heat a large skillet
  3. Add a little coconut oil
  4. Use an ice cream scooper to portion out the pancake mixture on the skillet
  5. Flip when you see bubbles forming

For toppings: We love any and all berries. Instead of maple syrup, we use buckwheat honey!


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