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:
- Mix all of the ingredients together
- Heat a large skillet
- Add a little coconut oil
- Use an ice cream scooper to portion out the pancake mixture on the skillet
- Flip when you see bubbles forming
For toppings: We love any and all berries. Instead of maple syrup, we use buckwheat honey!