April 14, 2010

Elvis-Style Buckwheat Pancake Sandwich

This morning as hubs and I sat eating our breakfast, we flipped on The Early Show just in time to see three fun, quick and EASY healthy breakfast ideas! And, the last of the three ideas was an innovative way to have a breakfast sandwich without the wheat or flour.

My ears perked up because a good friend told me just the other day that she has been diagnosed with a wheat/gluten allergy. If you've ever tried to go gluten free, you know (while much more doable these days) is not an easy task. Plus, these cakes are a GREAT option for my new "grains-as-a-condiment" practice. Double win.

Whether you need to eat gluten free or not, this looks like a fabulous recipe...make up a bunch of these cakes on the weekend, pop a couple in the toaster during the week and you have one quickie healthy breakfast to kick start your morning!

2 c buckwheat (this is a plant, NOT a grain)
2 T sugar
2 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
2 1/2 c low fat milk
1 egg PLUS 1 egg white
1 T flaxseed

  1. Mix all dry ingredients together.
  2. Whisk milk with eggs and stir into dry mixture until just combined.
  3. Pour 1/3 cup batter onto a preheated griddle and cook about 2-3 minutes on each side.
  4. Spread almond butter onto a pancake.
  5. Top with sliced banana and another pancake. (I would add a bit of cinnamon too!)
  6. And, eat a healthy breakfast, even on the go.
Bon appetit!


Recipe adapted from The Early Show.


  1. You could easily make this better by swapping the sugar with stevia, and the low-fat milk with almond milk, bu this looks like a good idea - I like the sandwich aspect :)

  2. @psychiclunch Those are really GREAT suggestions. I'm always looking for ways to reduce sugar and both of your suggestions accomplish that. Thanks!