Buckwheat Cereal & German Pancakes

So what is Buckwheat?

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  • It is also often called Kasha – which is actually buckwheat that has been roasted. I never knew this before!
  • Buckwheat would be an excellent addition to your baby’s diet, as it contains iron, niacin, folate, vitamin K, and is high in fibre.
  • It is also gluten-free, so it is ideal if your baby suffers from Coeliac disease (gluten intolerance) or is allergic to wheat protein.
  • With the agreement of your baby’s medical adviser, buckwheat or kasha may be introduced to baby from 8 months of age.

Buckwheat Cereal

  • 1/4 cup ground buckwheat. I buy my buckwheat in it’s whole berry form. I use my magic bullet’s flat blade to grind the buckwheat.IMG_5228
  • 1 cup of water, maybe a little more.
  • Put ground buckwheat and water in a pot and bring to a boil.
  • Whisk continuously to avoid lumps.
  • Reduce heat to low and continue to whisk until cereal is thoroughly cooked. About 3 – 5 minutes.
  • IMG_5229Add maple syrup/honey and spices to taste. One trick I find is adding some homemade apple sauce to everything. Adds sweetener and cools the hot food down. Tristan LOVES apple sauce.

German Pancakes

This is my great great grandmother’s recipe. She used to make it for my mom when she was a little girl.This was a favorite in my house growing up. We got german pancakes on our birthdays and Christmas morning. 🙂

This is a really easy breakfast to make, it’s just a little time consuming if you make the full recipe. I typically make 1/4 of the recipe for myself and Tristan.

  • 12 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups of milk, or more
  • 1 cup flour, or more. This is the fun part, you can be creative with the kind of flour you use. I’ve tried almond flour, coconut flour, brown rice flour and buckwheat flour.
  • Cinnamon or other spices, optional.
  • Maple Syrup, butter, peanut butter, cream cheese and jam to spread. Be creative. 🙂
So yummy!

So yummy!

  1. Put some butter on a non-stick frying pan. Turn on low-medium.
  2. Pour batter to cover bottom of frying pan. The trick is making them REALLY thin.
  3. Cook like pancakes, and flip once. Cook about 30 seconds per side.

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It’s an art learning how to make german pancakes. I’m sure you will mess up the first couple but it is so worth it!

1/4 the recipe, serves 3 people.

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup flour

Same instructions as above.

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