These are seriously so easy! I can throw the ingredients in a blender and have them into the pan in less than 1 minute, so they’re perfect for our real life mornings post workouts, pre work day, baby in one arm, coffee brewing… You know how it is.
Most of the time I actually make these thicker than crepes, and smaller (see adjustments and the pic below) but for pancake day, I want crepes. That’s what we did growing up so it’s what I think of when I plan for pancake day. Then we can fill them with homemade chocolate spread and bananas, nut butter and blueberries, or just drizzle them with maple syrup and lemon juice.
to change them you just need to change the amount of liquid to make a very thin crepe style pancake, the real pancake day kind. Or do I just think that’s ‘real’ cos it’s what we grew up with?!
For 8 pancakes, 2 people
1/4 cup buckwheat (you can alternatively use all oats)
1/4 cup oats
1 ripe banana
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
A splash (about 2-4 tablespoons) of almond milk/water
A few drops vanilla extract
*OPTIONS: You can leave out the water/almond milk for smaller thicker ‘scotch’ pancakes, or add it in for crepe style. You can also do 100% buckwheat or 100% oats, I like the mix but any combination works.
Thicker ‘scotch’ style pancakes
In a blender add the buckwheat and oats and process to a flour. Add in the banana, eggs, baking powder, cinnamon, vanilla, and almond milk (if using) and then just blend it up.
Heat a skillet or griddle (THIS one is the one we use) to a medium heat. Brush it with coconut oil, and pour in a loaded tablespoon of the batter. Use the back of a spoon to carefully spread it out to get it thin and wide. They really only need about 30 seconds on each side if you opt for the crepe style (slightly more if you make thicker ones). When you see bubbles start to appear on the pancake you’r ready to flip them over, but with the crepe style, really as soon as they’re spread out you’re ready to flip. I find the turn over best with a thin metal fish slice style spatula. (Note: A thick one or a plastic/silicon one is possible but it won’t make your life easy.)
Then turn it out on to a plate, brush the pan again with oil and repeat till they’re all done!