Blueberry Chia Pancakes

IMG_6500This recipe is quite similar to our older Blueberry Pancake recipe but we absolutely loved the new additions so thought we would still share it with you all. I cannot emphasize enough how much I recommend Botanical Cuisine cashew yoghurts. They are incredible! These pancakes are topped with their acai and blueberry cashew yoghurt, combined with our homemade blueberry coulis and fresh blueberries… We hope you like blueberries or this one may not be for you!!

We were particularly excited about these pancakes, because they were made using blueberries that we have grown in our garden! It took a very long time for them to bloom, and we must admit… we didn’t have quite enough just to use the blueberries from our garden but it was exciting nonetheless!

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Ingredients

Serves 2

1/4 cup buckwheat flour
1/4 cup green banana flour (or almond meal)
1 ripe banana (mashed until smooth)
1/2 cup fresh blueberries (smashed)*
1/2 tsp baking powder
Pinch vanilla bean powder
1/2 cup filtered water (or your choice dairy-free milk)
2 organic free range eggs (separated)
1  tsp lucuma powder
1 tsp soaked chia seeds
1 tsp coconut oil (to cook)

*We use a fork to smash the blueberries

Blueberry coulis 

Juice of 1/2 orange (we use blood orange)
1 tbsp organic raw honey
1 cup frozen blueberries
Pinch vanilla bean powder

Method

  1. Combine buckwheat flour, banana flour, lucuma, baking powder and vanilla bean powder in a mixing bowl
  2. Add in egg yolks, mashed banana, mashed blueberries, non-dairy milk (or water) and mix until all ingredients are combined
  3. Whisk egg whites until firm peaks form and set aside
  4. Now prepare your blueberry coulis…
  5. Combine all coulis ingredients in a saucepan and place on low heat for approx. 5 minutes, stirring occasionally
  6. Strain to remove pulp and set the blueberry coulis ‘juice’ aside to use as topping
  7. Then, add blueberry pulp to the pancake mixture, stirring to create a ‘swirl’ effect
  8. Gently fold the whisked egg whites into the pancake mixture
  9. Now time to cook the pancakes!
  10. Place 1 tsp coconut oil in a non-stick pan and allow to melt on medium heat
  11. Once the pan has heated, add in a small amount of the pancake mix and leave to cook for 1-2 minutes (or until bubbles start to form around the outside) then flip and allow the other side to cook for a minute or so
  12. Repeat this process for the rest of the mixture
  13. Top with  blueberry coulis ‘juice’ and fresh blueberries