Healthy Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Pancakes – Vegan Friendly

Ever since I ran into the Buckwheat Pancake and Waffle mix at Whole Foods, I’ve been obsessed!

I don’t like the feeling regular pancakes give you and make you feel heavy and lethargic. These ones taste just as good (in my opinion…even better!), and give you the right type of energy food should give you! The best part about these is how fast and easy it is! Seriously… I’m dreaming of the next moment I can have these again, they’re so good 🙂

My little niece was up for the taste test and agrees these are delicious and ate so many of these….she’s only 2!!

This recipe is so simple that there is no excuse to not enjoy a healthy, yummy meal with your family on the weekends 🙂

Anyways, I am sure most of us are more health conscious now that summer is right around the corner, and I wanted to give you a healthier option to possibly one of your favorite foods. Healthy eating isn’t about eliminating the “bad” food, it’s about finding better options that will give you better energy. You can still enjoy what you love, but without the guilt and damage to your beautiful body!


Benefits of Buckwheat:

Contrary to its name, buckwheat is a gluten free food and makes it on the super food list. It didn’t make it on my top 10 because I am still playing around with recipes with this super food, but it’s definitely a great option. This powerhouse is grain free and great for anyone looking for gluten free options to their favorite foods. Buckwheat is high in iron, carbohydrates (the good kind), antioxidants, many minerals such as zinc, copper, niacin. Other benefits include:

  • Great for digestion
  • Non-allergenic
  • High-level of rutin, which is used to treat high blood pressures
  • Great source of high quality and digestible protein
  • Grown chemical free due to its fast growth rate

Okay, I’m sure this is the part you’re most interested in, so let’s get to the recipe 🙂

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I initially bought this Buckwheat flour from Whole Foods, then found it on Amazon for a little less. The back of the package has the recipe, but I like to alternate mine to make it vegan and it works really well.

This recipe calls for one egg, but I use an egg substitute instead. It’s super simple and makes it taste just as great.

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Flax Meal

To make a flax egg, I mix one tbsp of flax meal with 3 tbsp of water. Mix it and leave it to settle and thicken for about 5-10 minutes.

How to make Flax Egg
Flax Egg

This is what it looks like in the end. If you can tell, it’s a thicker consistency.

I also used vegan chocolate chips, but feel free to use what you like.

I love using this coconut spray from Trader Joe’s instead of oil. It’s so easy and a much healthier option. I do want to find a bottle that I can just put the melted oil in myself and save the Earth a can, but until then this is what I am using.

Coconut Oil Spray
Coconut Oil Spray

I used honey for my sweetener, but I usually use coconut nectar. They both work great! And yes, I like supporting Turkish products when I can 🙂

How to make healty pancakes
Turkish Honey

Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Pancakes

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp flax meal
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup buckwheat flour mix
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tsp sweetener of your choice (i.e. honey, maple syrup or coconut nectar)
  • Chocolate chips
  1. First prepare the flax meal egg and let it sit for 5-10 minutes
  2. Mix all the ingredients, except the chocolate chips, until all of the clumps are gone
  3. Mix in chocolate chips
  4. Cook on preheated (375 – 400 degrees F) lightly oiled griddle or pan. Turn over when bubbles form. *For thinner pancakes use more liquid.

That’s it! Enjoy with whatever toppings you’d like 🙂

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That’s the finished look! I used some maple syrup, coconut flakes and peaches for toppings 🙂 This is the finished look. Since there is a good amount of protein in the buckwheat flour, you feel so full after — but the good kind of full 🙂 For the month of June, I want to share my healthy versions of “cheat” meals so that you never feel deprived in anyway!

xx, Ozzy

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Chia Seed Pudding 3 Ways

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Guys, we’re talking all about ch-ch-ch-chia seeds today! I’ve explained all the health benefits of chia seeds in my previous blog post, which you can check out here if you haven’t read it yet. These amazing super foods are so easy to incorporate into your daily routine in so many unique and different ways. I think one of the best ways to enjoy them is making them into a pudding form. It’s especially great, since here in Boston the weather is getting nicer and it’s nice to enjoy a nice cold healthy treat like this. It is easy to make and very delicious. Best part? They are healthy and provide many nutrients for your beautiful body 🙂 You can have them for breakfast, dessert or as a snack!

If you didn’t know this already, chia seeds form a paste once mixed in with liquid. The best way to ensure it’s the right consistency is to leave it in the fridge overnight. The traditional chia pudding would usually be milk of your choice, chia seeds and some type of sweetener, but I’ve made these a little more interesting for you, and you can pick the one that you crave the most 🙂

Kiwi and Coconut Chia Pudding:

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Kiwi and Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup of chia seeds
  • 1 cup of coconut or almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Fresh rasperries
  • 2 Kiwi
  • Coconut shreds

In a jar or bowl, mix in milk, chia seeds, vanilla extract and sweetener of choice. Refrigerate overnight. Next, in a blender, blend two kiwis until its a thick consistency. Start layering! Kiwi and coconut will be in the middle. Top with fresh raspberries and coconut!

Okay, guys I think I just cured your chocolate addiction with a healthier, good-for-your-body option. If you give any of these a try, make it be this one! It tastes like chocolate ice cream and Reese’s cups combined. Probably sounds weird, but it tastes amazing!! Great as a dessert option. I made this one with 2 tbsp of sweetener instead of 1/4 cup (which is a little less), and still can’t believe how great it tasted!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding:

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Chocolate Banana Chia Pudding

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp honey or sweetener of choice
  • 2 tbsp Peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder
  • Banana Pieces
  • Sliced almonds

In a jar or bowl, mix in milk, chia seeds, vanilla extract and sweetener of choice, cacao powder and peanut butter. Refrigerate overnight. Top with bananas and sliced almonds!

Acai Chia Pudding:

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Acai Chia Pudding

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • ¼ cup or less of maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp acai powder
  • 1 frozen banana
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Toppings: blueberries and walnuts

In a jar or bowl, mix in milk, chia seeds, vanilla extract and sweetener of choice. Refrigerate overnight. Next, in a blender, blend frozen banana, blueberries, acai powder and a little milk for consistency. Start layering! Acai will be in the middle. Top with fresh blueberries and walnuts!

I honestly don’t think you could go wrong with any of these options – just depends on what you’re in the mood for! I’ve made it easy for you guys, so if needed you can print out the recipes. Let me know if you try any of these options on twitter or Instagram!

Thank you for reading and I hope I’ve made your day even sweeter 🙂

xoxo, Ozzy

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