ingredients

  • Serves 4–6
  • 175g (6oz) fresh berries, such as raspberries, cranberries and blueberries
  • 225g (8oz) organic buckwheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt
  • 275ml (91⁄2fl oz) rice milk (or cow’s milk if dairy is not an issue)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1–2 tbsp coconut butter
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup

method

  1. Place the fresh berries in a food processor or blender, and blitz until smooth (avoid puréeing blueberries, if using, as their flavour is lost when blended with other berries). If you want the sauce to be free from pips, strain it through a fine sieve. Set the sauce aside while you make the pancakes.
  2. Mix together the buckwheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a mixing bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the rice milk and egg. Gradually pour the egg mixture into the dry ingredients, whisking constantly as you do so, to form a smooth batter.
  3. Heat a frying pan, brush the base and sides with a knob of coconut butter, then ladle a little of the pancake mixture into the pan to make a thin pancake. Fry for 2–3 minutes, then toss or turn the pancake and cook it on the other side. Keep the cooked pancakes hot by stacking them on a plate set over a bowl of very hot water while you repeat with the rest of the batter.
  4. Stir the blueberries, if using, into the berry sauce. Drizzle the pancakes with maple syrup and serve with the berry sauce.

From Neal’s Yard Healing Foods